Sign Docs Electronically
It’s easy to get started signing electronically! Create a free HelloSign account to send and sign your first document.
How do I create a signature to sign documents electronically?
There are a few ways you or your signers can create a signature.
- Use your finger to draw a signature. You can sign documents on any touchscreen device by using your finger or a stylus. This is a nice option since it most closely mimics the style of signing with pen and paper without the need for printing.
- Upload an image of your signature. Upload or scan a picture of your signature and we’ll turn it into a .png image. It overlays neatly on top of the signature line on your document.
- Draw your signature using a mouse. Use your mouse to draw a signature using your cursor.
- Type in your signature. Choose one of our fonts that most closely matches your signature.
Is it safe to sign documents electronically?
Yep! It’s safe to sign documents electronically. eSignatures have been federally protected since 2000 giving them legs in court. As for security, HelloSign offers bank level protection to ensure that your information is kept safe and secure. You can learn more about the legality of eSignatures here and more about the security provided by HelloSign here.
What kinds of documents can I sign electronically?
You can sign all sorts of documents electronically , from offer letters to sales contracts. Here are a few examples of documents you can sign using HelloSign:
- Real estate contracts
- Rental agreements
- Onboarding paperwork
- Vendor contracts
- And more!
What does it look like to sign a document electronically?
Signing a document electronically looks a lot like it does when you sign a document using pen and paper.
If you’re just signing a document electronically, you simply click “Insert Signature” and use any of the 5 ways to create your signature for the document.
If you’re formatting a document to send out for signature, you’ll need to upload your document and prep it for signature using text or signature fields.
You can insert your signature into the appropropriate field if you need to sign the document as well.
What else can I do using HelloSign?
You can use HelloSign to format paperwork online, create templates for frequently used documents, and keep track of your documents using automatic email reminders.
A few team features that are particularly useful are data validation to protect against signer error and user permissions to keep highly sensitive documents secure.