Paperwork Tip No1: Fax Without Fax Machine

paper-guy-200Do you know what I consider the greatest waste of my time? Sending a fax! Because I don’t know any other task that is so pointless and unnecessary as sending a fax.

First of all whatever you send is still not the original. So there is no reason why sending an email with a scan attached to it is not the same. Scans even come in color and without blurry lines.

Secondly, sending a fax with a fax machine takes forever. Even before I even fax anything, I usually run into an issue: The paper is either gone or jammed, the toner empty, or the machine busy. And even if I manage to have the machine not shred my draft then there are usually some issues on the other line.

I came to send a fax and in nine of ten cases I end up troubleshooting the fax machine. It seems, I am obviously not the only one who genuinely dislikes Fax machines.

Well, I am sorry for the rant. Fortunately these are – painful though – but memories of the past. Discovering HelloFax made my day.

With HelloFax you no longer need a fax machine. All you need is a computer, an email address and a working internet connection. It is pretty self-explanatory and you can upload files directly from your computer or the cloud; Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, Evernote, and SkyDrive are fully supported.

You can even receive a fax and digitally sign your documents. I tested it and it works like a charm. the process is as easy and quick as sending an email (see below). Although I still fail to fully grasp why some organization still insist on receiving and sending fax, I am not bothered by it anymore. We are probably talking times savings of entire days per year and a much healthier blood pressure!



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