eFax, a provider of cloud-based fax services, has released an update of the eFax app for Android with digitized signature support designed to improve productivity of the mobile worker.
According to Google (News - Alert), one million Android devices are activated every day, and the platform has crossed 400 million activations earlier this year. Tablets contribute a greater share for this growth.
The new eFax app for Android (News - Alert) is designed to take advantage of the larger screen size and enhanced resolution support of the tablets.
The app enables professionals to approve, sign or initial important business documents such as contracts or invoices directly from their Android smartphones and tablets. Business professionals can now manage, update and move important documents anytime, anywhere to keep productivity on the fast track.
With the new eFax app, professionals can electronically sign faxes, and fax e-mail attachments from files kept locally or from documents stored in the cloud.
eFax has also integrated the Android app with its Web service by merging contact lists and archived files.
Users can also create and send faxes. They can take photos of documents, and the app will enhance the image, attach multiple pages and fax them. Users can amend contracts, approve documents and sign paperwork electronically from any Android device.
Additionally users can view the received faxes. The app converts the faxes into searchable documents, using optical character recognition technology, allowing them to be acted upon anywhere, anytime.
eFax app also allows users to include cover sheets and use the device contact list or eFax contact list online to easily populate them. They can add search tags to individual faxes and archive them for convenient access later.
Last but not the least, the new eFax app allows users to forward fax messages as e-mails or faxes.
"Today's business is mobile. Our customers need to be able to close a deal, process an order, or approve an expense in the office, at home, or on the road" said Mike Pugh, vice president, marketing of j2 Global (News - Alert).
"The new eFax Android app gives busy professionals all the power of a fax machine, a document management system, and digitized signatures in the palm of their hand. Paper has met the cloud," Pugh added.
Earlier in August, eFax announced support for Microsoft (News - Alert) Word 2013. The app will let users send faxes from Microsoft Word without having to print the document out and find a fax machine.
Edited by Braden Becker