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HelloFax rebrands, adds ability to request digital signatures online

Hello, HelloFax!

SAN FRANCISCO – When Y-Combinator backed, San Francisco based HelloFax.com launched at the beginning of this year, we were enthusiastic that a low cost, totally digital option could go mainstream for going paperless. While there are much more complex digital signature companies available that offer more sophisticated options for business, HelloFax has relaunched with their newest suite of features which include requesting signatures from other parties.

“With signature requests, you can have people fill out and sign the document in the browser. They never have to touch a fax machine, printer or scanner. With this feature, a deal that might normally take days to get signed can get signed in minutes,” the new company says. “Sign, edit and fax documents online,” is their tagline and it couldn’t be simpler.

With the brand recognition of the fledgling startup and the rapid adoption of the extremely simple, clean design and self-explanatory company, and their frequent offers of free pages, HelloFax could make a huge dent in papers across America. Pro accounts are assigned a local fax number, so for one of the lowest price points on the market, you can literally throw away your fax machine (although we recommend recycling, don’t just throw it from the top floor of your office or beat it with bats, Office Space style).

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Marti Trewe reports on business and technology news, chasing his passion for helping entrepreneurs and small businesses to stay well informed in the fast paced 140-character world. Marti rarely sleeps and thrives on reader news tips, especially about startups and big moves in leadership.

8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Joseph

    October 13, 2011 at 1:26 am

    Marti,

    I appreciate the article!

    We've been working all summer on this new release. We're focusing on all the workflows that require paper and then making them paperless. Really enjoying building this.

    Regardless, thanks for keeping us on your radar.

    Best,

    Joseph
    cofounder – HelloFax

  2. Jon Sigler

    October 13, 2011 at 8:25 am

    This looks like a great service. I work in the mortgage business and my company provides us a "click sign" solution. For Realtors who are often on their own for technology support this is great and looking at the pricing, that looks very attractive. And the cofounder of HelloFax is out there and commenting on this story, impressive.

  3. John Sandler

    January 2, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    I'm sorry, but all the hype surrounding HelloFax is a bit much to take. What they are doing is really nothing new–a long list of companies like eFax, MyFax, MetroFax, FaxLogic, RingCentral, and others have been providing similar functionality for years. If it wasn't for the Y-Combinator tie-in, HelloFax wouldn't be on anyone's radar.

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