Using Online Digital Signatures to Sign Documents

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What is an online digital signatures?

A digital signature refers to a set of algorithms and encryption protections used to determine the authenticity of a document or software. An electronic signature is an online sign or symbol that indicates a singer’s intent to sign a document. HelloSign provides legally-binding, online electronic signatures for individuals and teams.

How can I use online signatures to sign documents?

It’s easy to start signing documents using electronic signatures. By creating a HelloSign account, you’ll have access to tools that allow you to format your document, sign documents in your gmail account, and create reusable templates. Take a look at our pricing page to see the plan-by-plan breakdown of features offered.

What are some of the benefits of using online signatures?

Besides making it simple to sign a document online, there are quite a few benefits to incorporating HelloSign into your workflow. Here are just a few:

  • Efficiency. Once you take your paperwork online, you’ll never waste time organizing paper documents or chasing down paper contracts in the office. Users can sign documents entirely online with a few quick clicks.
  • Mobility. The HelloSign signer experience was designed to make it easy to sign contracts from anywhere, at anytime. Signers can easily access documents for signature using their tablet or mobile phone.
  • Security. HelloSign’s online signatures are protected by bank-level security measures. Features like audit trails and two-factor authentication ensure you always know what’s happening with your documents.

How is HelloSign different from other free eSignature apps?

Since day one, we’ve been focused on creating the very best signer experience in the eSignature industry. Every feature we’ve build and every update we’ve release has been guided by this dedication. We offer a clean and user-friendly design while providing top-notch security and support to our users.

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Did you know you can electronically sign documents online, even when they're in an un-editable format like a PDF? Signing PDF documents online makes in incredibly simple to get your most important paperwork filled out and signed quickly, even when you don't have access to a printer, scanner, or fax machine. HelloSign – an eSignature solution – gives you all the tools you need to sign PDF documents online.

HelloSign provides legally binding electronic signatures, each protected by an army of security regulations and compliances. Using HelloSign, you can format your PDFs with special formatting fields (like text fields, check boxes, date fields, signature fields, and more) so you can fill out PDF documents and insert your legally binding signature. You can also send the completed document via email to recipients of your choosing.

It’s simple to get started!

Step 1
Create your HelloSign account.
Use the Google authenticator or enter in your email and a password.
Step 2
Upload your PDF document.
Pull the PDF document into your account from your desktop or upload from one of the many apps we integrate with, like Box, Evernote, Google Docs, and more.
Step 3
Format the PDF using special formatting fields.
Just drag and drop each field onto the relevant part of the document.
Step 4
Fill out and sign the PDF.
Enter your information into each field, and insert your electronic signature to make the PDF legally binding.
Step 5
Send and store.
You have the option to send the completed document to a recipient or recipients via email. A copy of the completed document will also be saved to your HelloSign account.
All done
That’s it!
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It's easier than ever to sign all your most important documents without the hassle of a printer, scanner, or fax machine. Legally binding electronic signatures empower you to sign documents online using a desktop, tablet, or mobile phone.

HelloSign is an eSignature provider dedicated to making the process of signing paperwork less painful and cumbersome. Using our free eSignature tool, you can create an electronic signature, format documents, store signed documents – all online!

In addition to providing easy to use electronic signatures, we also offer other services that make paperwork a breeze. Here are just a few features you'll enjoy with a paid HelloSign account:

Templates.
Prepare a document once, save it as a template, and then use it again and again.
Data validation.
You'll never have to worry about accidentally filling in an email address in the wrong field.
Email alerts.
Enjoy automatic email reminders and alerts for any action taken with your document. For example, you'll see when a document has been opened, viewed, and signed.
Secure storage.
All documents are kept safely and securely in your HelloSign account.
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Please note these features may only be available on certain HelloSign plans. Please contact a Sales representative if you are interested in learning which plan would be best for you.

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