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Hancock: the free quick contract agreement app

This Android app in private beta simplifies agreements, particularly for small teams and/or in situations where terms are simple. Hancock is free and just launched, but the tech world was already impressed with their pitch at SXSWi.

Quick contract agreement app

When you need a simple agreement that is not quite a detailed PDF form from the State and not quite a pinkie promise, Hancock is a mobile app designed to record a simple agreement with another person in minutes.

The app will first launch on Android and is currently in private beta with the clever tagline, “Finally. Everyone can agree.”

Hancock time stamps all steps of the agreement and notes where the agreement took place, then emails a copy of the agreement to each signer. The company says through their app, agreements are legally binding documents and the app is simple and free. The goal appears to be minimizing misunderstandings and having the ability to settle on deals, as seen in the video demo below:

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Simple, streamlined

The app is simple and doesn’t claim to be a full suite of esignature technology, rather is an on-the-fly agreement app, particularly useful when no legal document is available.

Hancock will most likely be useful for startups and small businesses that aren’t legacy brands with mega money invested in electronic signature technologies, and rarely need to make arrangements that require signatures.

The company did well on the StartupBus.com competition at the South by Southwest Interactive Conference in Austin, with Twitter users reacting positively to their pitch. The team made it to the semi-finals but were ultimately beat out by Cerealize.com, a custom cereal website.

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