In this digital era where almost anything can be done online, signing a (legal) document online is still something that has not really taken off. Most digital documents don’t allow you to easily sign on the spot. Most of the time you have to use some sort of editing tool to insert your signature into the documents, or just print it out, sign it and rescan it into digital format.
Both of those methods are manual and troublesome. HelloSign allows you to easily create and sign documents online effortlessly and in a couple of minutes.
HelloSign is an online eSignature platform you can use to sign documents or create documents for people to sign. It is a powerful tool and is so far the easiest way to sign secure and legal binding documents online.
Setting up a HelloSign account is free, and it allows you to create and send three documents (to be signed) for free. If you need more documents signed, a premium plan (starting at $13/month) is also available and allows you to send unlimited documents.
To get started, sign up for a HelloSign account here.
Once you have created your account and logged in to the system, you will be prompted to create your own signature profile. This is mainly an update of your personal details.
Next, choose who will need to sign the document. There are three options: Just Me, Me and Others, Just Others. Pick the option that is appropriate for you.
In the next section upload your document to HelloSign. If you store your documents in cloud services like Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, Evernote, etc., you can also easily import them in to be signed.
If you do not have any document in place yet, you can make use of its template to create a legal binding document. (The template feature requires a premium plan, though.)
With the document uploaded, click the “Prepare Docs for Signing” button. This will load your document in Edit mode, and you can add the signature field into the document. You can also insert Textbox, Checkbox, Initials and Date fields to the document.
When you are done, click “Continue.” After it has been saved and returns to the previous screen, just click “Request Signature” to email the recipient and request to have the document signed.
The good thing about HelloSign is that you can easily integrate it with some of the most popular apps around, like Gmail, Google Docs, Google Drive, Salesforce, Zapier, Dropbox, etc. There is also a Chrome extension that you can install to easily sign documents in Gmail.
Other than eSignatures, HelloSign also provides an API service to integrate HelloSign into your sites or applications. This is very useful if you want people to add their signature on your site (for instance, on a insurance site) instead of directing them to the HelloSign site.
Signing an online document can be a chore, or it can be a simple task if you use HelloSign. Its eSignature platform really makes signing a document a breeze. Check it out now.
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