Gone are the days when you had to rely upon paper copies of documents to put your signatures on them. Now, there are many legally acceptable ways of signing documents digitally, like Adobe Echo Sign for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. There is even a fair amount of choice available in this field, with the likes of EasySign for iOS users. The app has been around for quite a while in the App Store, but with its latest update, you can even link your Facebook account with the app, letting you sign and share your documents with complete ease.
If you don’t know how to use EasySign, there are two ways of learning all about it; you can go for the video tutorial available in the app, or there is the live demo which showcases each step of app usage pretty comprehensively. You get to define your signature during the tutorial too, although it is possible to do so later if you skip the demoes. The creation of signatures is highly customizable, with the option to choose its size, color and orientation. If you want, you can also choose an existing image as your signature from Camera Roll. The homepage lists options to sign in to the app, or if you don’t have an EasySign account, you can easily create a new one using your email ID, or simply by linking your Facebook account to the service. Signing up with Facebook will import your personal information to EasySign, which means you can use your credentials more efficiently on documents.
On the homepage of the app you get to see the number of credits you have got left. You need credits to sign documents, and credits can be bought via in-app purchases, while another way to earn them is by suggesting EasySign to your friends. To put your signature on a document, you have to import it to EasySign first. Doing so is easy, and a number of sources are listed from which the document can be imported. The sources include email, Dropbox, Box.net or you can add a document which is already in your device.
To add your signature to the imported doc, tap the pen icon in the top right corner, which will bring up a number of options. Using those options you can add, not only signatures, but a date, your name, initials and just about anything you might want to put on a doc. The formats of all those entities can be customized by going to the Settings menu. In that menu you can add your Personal Details as well, given that you did not sign up via Facebook.
Once you are done making changes to a document, and hit Finish, EasySign will email a copy to you, and you can also share it on a number of platforms, like Dropbox and Box.net. The app is free, and would have been even better had it not been for the credit system it uses.Nevertheless, a decent app overall, which can be downloaded at the link at the bottom.
Update: EasySign gives out 3 credits to its newer users, and you can learn more about EasySign from the video demo given below.
Update: The app has been renamed to SignEasy, and you can learn more about the service by heading to their official website.