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What is an electronic signature? The key to seamless document workflows
signNow, as part of the airSlate Business Cloud, offers an advanced eSignature solution that boosts your workflows and takes contract management to a new level. Get access to useful tools that help you close deals in hours instead of days. Sign PDFs, invoices, contracts, and much more with legally-binding electronic signatures right from your desktop or mobile devices. In addition, configure a role-based signing order and send a fillable PDF to as many recipients as you need for collecting their electronic signatures. Turn your documents into reusable templates, and save time preparing documents for signers.
eSign documents online and explore more signNow benefits:
- 02. Cloud storage
- 03.Top-notch security
- 04. Cross-platform compatibility
- 05.iOS & Android apps
- 06.Personalized branding
- 07.Cost optimization
- 08.Powerful API
Improve your contract negotiation with signNow and build smooth and efficient workflows. Get the most out of electronic signatures.
Introducing the most efficient way to generate and sign PDF documents
signNow as a part of the airSlate Business Cloud allows you to create a legally-binding electronic signature and add it to forms and contracts. Give your team more opportunities to work more efficiently, and enhance your team's capabilities with the industry’s leading electronic signature solution and powerful no-code document generation. Automate your document workflows with easy-to-apply eSignatures, comprehensive signing orders, and instant notifications that keep you, your team, partners and clients up to date.
- Convert documents right from your account, e.g., Word to PDF.
- Track changes made to documents from generating the PDF to signing the PDF.
- Pull and push data between documents and multiple systems of record.
- Add powerful automation without writing a single line of code.
- eSign documents on desktop or mobile, regardless of the operating system.
It’s taken you more time to read this text than it would to create and eSign documents online with signNow. Get started and see for yourself!
Seamlessly handle deals online with an enhanced eSignature solution
signNow, as part of the airSlate Business Cloud, is a complete solution for the contract management process. The embedded payment system allows recipients to eSign documents and pay you at the same time, from the same document. Connect your merchant account and effortlessly do business around the world. Set the currency and amount needed for each document and send them to recipients in just a few simple clicks.
Get the most out of singNow and the airSlate Business Cloud:
- 01.Unlimited signing and payment requests. Send as many documents as you need without extra fees.
- 02.Web-based platform. Sign PDFs and send them for signing without having to install new software.
- 03.Trustworthy solution. signNow complies with eIDAS, UETA, ESIGN, GDPR, and features HIPAA compliance.
- 04.Cross-platform service. The solution works great for both Windows and macOS users.
- 05.Cloud storage. Upload and download PDFs from the cloud and back.
- 06.Legally-binding electronic signature. Your eSigned documents have the same legal force as wet signatures do.
Build a smooth workflow for managing deals, receiving payments, and eSigning documents online with signNow.
Use signNow’s workflow automation capabilities to simplify document signing for your customers
Save time by eliminating manual processes with signNow, a robust, multi-featured electronic signature solution. signNow as a part of the airSlate Business Cloud empowers users to eSign documents online and gives them powerful tools for generating forms and automating workflows. signNow’s ability to automate workflows makes it a win-win solution for everyone on both sides of the document signing process: partners, customers, employees. Businesses of all sizes are using signNow to simplify electronic signature workflows, setting up seamless processes, eliminating the need to hop from one software to the next, tracking everything in a single workspace, and using the Audit Trail. Meanwhile, customers get a straightforward solution for eSigning documents in a fast, easy, and comfortable way.
Get more benefits with signNow and the airSlate Business Cloud:
- 01.No-code configuration of Bots
- 02.Quick Bots set-up
- 03.Increased efficiency
- 04.Enhanced customer/client engagement
- 05.Saved time and resources
- 06.Seamless document collaboration
- 07.Advanced document security
While your competitors are still asking themselves, "how to eSign a PDF," you can already be building efficient electronic signature workflows. signNow has successfully helped thousands of companies, including AMGEN, Tutor Perini, and First Data streamline business processes and optimize how teams get signatures and payments from customers and clients. Don’t wait, get started now!
Deploy robotic process automation to make your business processes work for you, not the other way around
Use the power of the airSlate Business Cloud to deploy RPA into signNow’s electronic signature workflows. With the help of no-code configurable Bots, users can easily automate business processes and integrate with other systems and records. When Bots are configured correctly, there’s no need to manually check if a customer has signed a PDF or spend time sending customers reminders to execute document signing on time. Instead, the reminder and notification Bots will do it for you. You’ll receive a notification every time a customer eSigns documents online, keeping you informed of everything that’s going on and where everything is at in the process. Use RPA to configure document routing so that eSigned documents automatically get to the right people and the right places.
Enjoy the benefits of signNow as part of the airSlate Business Cloud:
- 01.Reduce operating costs
- 02.Save time
- 03.Improve productivity
- 04.Automate document workflows without coding
- 05.Ensure data security and compliance with global security standards
Set up whatever automation Bots you need in 10 minutes or less, and save hours of your and your customers’/clients’ time in the future. Thousands of companies, including Xerox, AMGEN, and TechData, succeeded in propelling their businesses forward with signNow. Try it out within the airSlate Business Cloud and sign PDFs, generate forms, automate workflows, and deploy powerful RPA!
Create web forms and eSign documents online using a web-based solution
The opportunity to use pulled data from the web forms you deployed to create and eSign documents online streamlines your business and simplifies electronic signature workflows. Extend web forms that are natively integrated with document generation, PDFs, contracts, or payments using the airSlate business automation platform. No need to invest in multiple vendors or expensive integrations. airSlate Works right out of the box and eliminates the necessity to combine several paid tools – everything is available in one comprehensive solution.
You can go beyond signNow functionality and create web forms to:
- Collect data from any system of record without coding scripts.
- Collect electronic signatures and payments at the same time with pre-generated forms and contracts.
- Extract filled-in data from web forms to update CRM records.
- eSign documents online with tools designed to make document management simple.
- Connect multiple systems of record in a single workspace with Integration Bots.
Sign PDFs and build comprehensive web forms with signNow. Get legally-binding electronic signatures, set role-based signing orders, and send documents for signing to multiple recipients at once. Implement signNow in your workflows and do more in less time. In addition, combining the industry-leading electronic signature solution with automation tools boosts your ROI and enhances customer/client engagement. Sign and collect eSignatures, manage documents online, and integrate with your favorite apps using signNow. Don’t wait, just get started!
signNow’s eSignature is making contract management more straightforward than it’s ever been
signNow, as part of the airSlate Business Cloud, provides secure and easy-to-use contract management tools that help you take control of your online document signing processes. Keep your forms and contracts in one place, instantly access them from anywhere, get automatic notifications about recipients signing their documents, and check out edits and changes with the elaborate Audit Trail.
Manage your deals from start to finish:
- 01.Create professional agreements.
- 02.Collect electronic signatures remotely.
- 03.Track and monitor progress with the detailed Audit Trail.
- 04.Get automated notifications.
signNow empowers your employees, partners, and customers to operate faster and more efficiently via shareable workflows, connecting everyone at all times. Store and organize forms and contracts in a single digital workplace, eSign documents online, increase oversight and reduce time wasted searching for agreements.
Simplified document generation allows your team members to create contracts in minutes, not hours. Streamline your contract lifecycle with signNow’s electronic signature and the airSlate automation. Create organized, automated document workflows.
Contract negotiation without all the back-and-forth paperwork
signNow, as part of the airSlate Business Cloud, provides powerful tools for signing documents online and a complete contract negotiation system for administering and negotiating agreements with customers, clients, and vendors. It allows you to combine contract negotiation with an advanced eSignature solution in an all-in-one, multi-cloud, no-code platform. You can integrate with the multiple record systems you already use and automatically pre-fill contracts with data from SQL databases, CRMs, or spreadsheets. No API required.
Key benefits of signNow and the airSlate Business Cloud:
- 01.Simplified in-team collaboration
- 02.Legally-binding eSignatures
- 03.Professional agreements
- 04.Real-time Audit Trail
Send contracts for review, sign PDFs, track changes across multiple versions, and maintain a single collaborative workspace. signNow and the airSlate Business Cloud allow you to do business faster, more efficiently, and keep everyone involved and up to date. Automate, generate, redline, approve, and sign documents online. Enable smarter contract negotiation with signNow’s electronic signature and airSlate automation.
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How to Sign a PDF
How to Sign a PDF Online
signNow is a powerful solution that allows you to create an electronic signature from anywhere. It only takes a few clicks and doesn’t require the use of any additional software to sign documents online. signNow is sufficiently straightforward and reliable, so you don’t have to worry about your level of experience or the security of your documents or intellectual property when you upload to the service.
eSign a PDF in seconds with signNow:
- 01.Upload a document from your device and click on it to begin online document signing.
- 02.Select the My Signature tool.
- 03.Choose a method for creating your unique electronic signature: typing, drawing, or uploading.
- 04.Check the placement of your eSignature, then click Ok and Done.
Once you've eSigned your document, use the More button to download or send it via email. For more complex tasks, signNow offers an array of useful tools. Check its other features to enhance your document management for personal or business use: Invite to Sign, Create Signing Link, Make Template, Merge Documents, Add Fields, and many others. Moreover, when using this service for signing contracts, install the mobile application to never miss a notification.
How to Sign a PDF Using Google Chrome
Google Chrome’s speed and ability to add useful extensions has made it the go-to solution for millions of users around the world. You can find thousands of add-ons in the Web Store that are designed to improve your efficiency and transform your average internet browser into a multifunctional program with loads of additional tools.
With the signNow extension, you can create an electronic signature without leaving your browser’s page. Here’s the easiest way to eSign documents from your browser:
- 01.Go to the Chrome Web Store and type 'signNow' in the search field.
- 02.Click the Add to Chrome button.
- 03. eSign documents in your signNow account.
- 04. Once you see a link to the file you need to eSign, right click it and choose the 'Open in signNow' option.
- 05. Use the My Signature tool to create an electronic signature.
- 06. Place your electronic signature and click Done.
- 07. When finished, simply choose how you want to export your signed document.
Once installed, it will never ask you to download it again. With this eSignature app functionality and these instructions, you’ll always know how to electronically sign documents online. Sign and send any document in PDF or .docx format with absolute ease in a few clicks. You can also try other useful features that may help you to improve document management: adding multiple signers, generating templates, merging PDFs, and more.
How to Sign a PDF in Gmail
Millions of people around the world use Gmail. It’s one of the most popular and reliable email platforms. Billions of emails are sent every day and anyone can use Gmail for sending and receiving documents in PDF or DOCX formats. You can also easily create an eSignature on any received file directly from your inbox.
Sign a PDF electronically directly from your account in a few easy steps:
Install the signNow extension from the Chrome Web Store and electronically sign documents online:
- 01. Open an email that contains documents in attachments from your inbox.
- 02. From the signNow sidebar, click Sign.
- 03. Create an electronic signature in the window that opens.
- 04. Hit Done to finish preparing the sample. signNow will create a draft email where you can find the attached file inside.
eSigning documents online using this method is convenient for anyone using Gmail and the Google Workspace suite of tools for personal or business needs. Certify forms, agreements, statements — whatever you need without leaving your inbox. Without the signNow extension, you would have to download the file and edit it using additional software or different online solutions. Now, everything is done electronically.
If you sign and send many emails on a daily or weekly basis, consider using the more advanced features available in the main service window. They’ve been designed to improve your efficiency and make document management faster and easier.
How to Sign a PDF on a Mobile Device
Sometimes, the only option for electronically signing a document online is by using an online solution. But what if you’re away from your PC and all you have is your phone? You don’t have any pre-installed programs or other specialized eSignature app software. This doesn’t mean that you can’t create an eSignature, so forget about searching for the nearest computer.
If you need to eSign a PDF with your phone, you can do so with signNow.
Follow these simple guidelines to create a high-quality eSignature and online document signing experience:
- 01. Open the signNow website in your browser and log in. You can sign up or use your Google or Facebook accounts to register.
- 02. Upload your document. You can take a photo of it or browse for it on your device.
- 03. Click on the name of the document to open it. Choose the page you intend to eSign from the thumbnails on the right.
- 04. Select the My Signature element and tap where you need to sign.
- 05. Create your eSignature and tap Add. Adjust the element’s position if needed, then select OK.
- 06. When everything is complete, click Done.
Find the eSigned document on your accounts Homepage, or in the folder you uploaded it to.
Tap More and choose how you want to export the file: download or send it via email.
This is an easy way to sign a PDF using your phone. Use the signNow website to create your eSignature while on the go. The only thing you need is a stable internet connection. signNow functionality is optimized for mobile and desktop devices. Be sure to explore our range of additional features that you can use to save time and money on your daily working routines.
How to Sign a PDF on iPhone
eSigning documents online on iOS devices is now a simple task. Install the signNow application from the App Store and sign any PDF on the iPhone while on the go.
Follow these simple steps to equip your gadget with electronic signature app functionality:
- 01. Go to the App Store, find signNow and install it.
- 02. Open the application and sign up. You can create a new account or use your Facebook/Google profiles to log in.
- 03. Upload a document using the Plus icon. You can browse for one in your files, gallery, use a cloud service, or take a picture of one with your phone’s camera.
- 04. Click the area where you want to place an eSignature and choose your document signing method: Insert Signature or Insert Initials.
- 05. Tap the Plus icon again in the window that pops up and start. Place your eSignature and use the Save button. Rename the document, if required.
When your PDF is ready, click on the file and choose how you want to export it.
The signNow eSignature app allows you to sign a PDF on iPhone with ease. Moreover, it will enable access to all the features available in the full web version. Use templates, find old documents in your archive, and work in teams. Powerful uploading capabilities help you create professional-looking files effortlessly and quickly.
Try using it for business and it may become one of the most important electronic signature apps on your iPhone or iPad. All you need is an internet connection to eSign and send documents to any recipient around the globe.
How to Sign a PDF on Android
Android users looking to manage documents from their phones have many options. Installing additional software is not a problem. Every user has a Google account that allows them to add an electronic signature app in seconds. When it comes to signing documents, now you can simply open the Play Market, type 'signNow' in the search field and install it.
After a few seconds, you’ll be able to instantly eSign a PDF on Android:
- 01. Open the app, create a new account or log in using your Facebook and Google profiles.
- 02. Click on the Plus icon to add a document. You can upload it from your camera, SD card, device, or cloud storage.
- 03. When your file has opened, tap where you need to place your eSignature. You can use either a unique electronic signature or your initials. Select one of these methods and then draw it in the special menu.
- 04. Once you’ve confirmed the placement of your eSignature, tap on the Tick icon in the top-right corner and select Save.
- 05. Now you can download the PDF or send a copy via email.
You only need to complete five simple steps to sign a PDF on Android. Consider using signNow to manage your entire document workflow. You can save templates with various fillable fields and use them at any time. Moreover, if your colleagues or partners utilize this useful eSignature app, they’ll also be able to send documents for signing in a few clicks.
Electronic Signature FAQs
Here’s a list of the most common customer questions. If you can’t find an answer to your question, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
What is an electronic signature?An eSignature is someone’s digital autograph made with the help of eSignature app software. Most allow you to perform online document signing on desktops, tablets, and smartphones. They’re used to confirm the integrity and authenticity of a signed document in its electronic form. eSignatures are advantageous features for certifying documents online with a single click. And they help companies to conclude transactions, manage relevant records quickly and significantly save time and reduce expenses. Check it out, and keep up the great work!
Is a digital signature the same as an electronic signature?In general, a digital signature is a reliable way to implement an electronic signature when the signatory is verified by obtaining a certificate of authentication based on Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) protocol from a government-authorized Certifying Authority (CA). In the case of eSignatures, the authenticity of the signer is not required to be certified.
Are signNow's electronic signatures legally binding?signNow electronic signatures can be used as evidence during disputes in court. Online document signing was first recognized as legal in the U.S. via the eSignature Act of 2000 (U.S. Federal Act) and the Uniform Electronic Transaction Act (UETA). Additionally, corresponding laws in many other countries have followed this example. signNow works according to these laws and is considered to be a certified and trusted software provider for eSigning documents.
Are signNow's electronic signatures secure?Our electronic signature service is secure for any kind of business, so you may rest assured that your information will be stored safely. All electronic signatures are legally binding and comply with ESIGN authentication and protection requirements. We operate according to SOC 2 Type II certification. This means we guarantee compliance with industry standards for protection, continuity, availability, and system confidentiality. Feel free to review the details of our top-grade IT security resources.
How is signNow different from other eSignature vendors?We’ve enhanced our document signing benefits for any kind of device so that everyone can add eSign PDF files anytime and anywhere. This can be done using a web browser or even while offline. Three main advantages drive us — customization, durable integration, and compatibility. signNow is a powerful and flexible workspace for automating collaboration processes according to a user’s needs. Our uniform solution works with any device and operating system and can be easily integrated with a wide range of business apps — Google Drive, Oracle, Salesforce, Office 365, Egnyte, NetSuite, etc. Remember: effective digitalization of paperwork optimizes the workflow!
How do electronic signatures work with signNow?It’s easier than you may expect. Open a document for eSigning and place the Signature Field. Then, simply draw, type, or upload an image of your customized electronic signature within seconds. Moreover, you can outline it directly onto a touchscreen if you are on a tablet or mobile device with the eSignature app. You can do much more:
- Make your own templates of eSignature contracts and agreements or use ready-made forms from signnow’s extensive library.
- Place signature fields wherever you want on the page.
- Send a record to sign to either single or multiple recipients at once.
- Establish a specific signing order for forms.
- Create and send a Signing Link or Customized invitation.
- Set the second layer of authentication or request additional files, etc.
How do recipients sign documents with signNow?Our streamlined eSignature app software makes it extremely simple and convenient for any customer, partner, or employee to sign and return documents in a few quick clicks. No registration is required. After someone receives a signing link or email invitation, they can eSign the template in the quickest way possible: by typing, drawing, or uploading the electronic signature.
Can signNow's electronic signatures be used on mobile devices?Sign documents electronically but also collect eSignatures from your mobile device. Moreover, you can work without being connected to the Internet. With our web-browser solution, you can work with documents from any device. And when you’re offline, you can continue the process due to a specially designed mobile eSignature app for both iOS and Android. Feel free to use it even during air travel!
What document formats does signNow support for electronic signatures?Our platform works with the most widespread and frequently used formats like PDF(.pdf) and Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx). PDF is known as the most reliable format for transmitting and storing information. The application allows users to make PDF files editable, easily sign PDFs, and safely store them for future use.
Can I only use signNow to send invites or can I self-sign documents as well?You can sign a document or template yourself. In the editor, go to the Edit & Sign section, choose My Signature, and click on the page where you’d like to place it. Type your name to create an electronic signature, draw it, or upload it from your device. You can also add text, date, and checkmarks as a sender using the same section.
Will my signers need to purchase a signNow account to eSign documents?No, they won’t. Anyone who receives an electronic signature request in signNow can complete a signing session regardless of whether they have a paid account or not.
Can I add custom branding to my signNow account?Yes, you can. Click on your profile icon and select Custom Logo from the dropdown menu. In the pop-up window, click Upload Logo and browse for an image on your computer. Next, click Preview to see how it’ll appear on your page, then choose to Accept or Discard it.
Is signNow legally binding in my country/for my company?signNow is legally binding in any country that’s passed legislation for electronic signatures. However, the scope of its use and types of documents you can eSign depend on the specific regulation inside your country.
Can I request a demo prior to purchasing signNow?If you are interested in signNow as part of the airSlate Business Cloud, you can fill out a request form on the Contact page or on the Pricing page by clicking Contact Sales. If you want to try signNow as a stand-alone solution, simply sign up for a free trial and test the Business Premium plan’s features for 7 days and sign PDF files and other file types electronically.
What is signNow’s refund policy?If you are a new customer or subscriber who is dissatisfied with signNow services, or if your invoice was completed incorrectly, you can contact signNow support and ask for a refund within 30 days of receiving your invoice. Support will consider your request and make a refund within a period of two weeks to one month depending on your subscription type. We don’t give refunds if your case falls under non-refundable cases. For more details, check our Terms of Service, clause 18, or contact support.
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How do I sign a document without registering with signNow?You can sign a document in signNow without having a signNow account only as a recipient. That is, if someone sends you an electronic signature request via email, posts a document link on a public platform, or asks you for an in-person signature using their mobile device. In these situations, you can access the document, complete it, and sign it. However, you cannot initiate a signing process without registering a signNow account.
How do I edit a document after signing it?As a sender, you can add eSignatures, text, checkmarks, and dates to already signed documents. However, you cannot edit any content added by your signers or your own content once you’ve saved your changes and closed the document.
How do I send an eSignature signing invite?To send out a signing invite, add fillable fields to your document and click Invite to Sign in the editor or on the respective document in your account. Next, add recipient email(s), customize the subject and message, and click Send Invite. Once sent, the document will have a pending status.
How do I invite signers on the mobile eSignature app?In the mobile app, tap on the document you need to sign and choose Invite to Sign from the menu. Next, add recipient email(s), customize the subject and message, and tap Send. Once sent, the document will have a pending status.
How do I create a document group template?On the left-hand panel of your signNow account, go to Document Groups >> Document Group Templates. Click Create Document Group Template and pick the templates you want to include in the group.
How do I add fields and send a document out?Click on the document to open it in the editor. Use the left-hand panel with separate tools to place different types of fields. Drop them on the page and drag them where you want. Adjust their size, apply validation, and customize advanced settings using the right-hand panel. Once finished, click Invite to Sign. Next, add recipient email(s), customize the subject and message, and click Send Invite. Once sent, the document will have a pending status.
How do I delete an old template so that it doesn't route signers to it?To delete a template, click More and choose Delete Document. However, if you have already initiated a signing session from this template, signNow has already created copies that your recipients will be able to sign even if the template itself is deleted. Thus, you’ll also have to cancel invites and delete all copies in the Documents folder.
How do I fill forms with signNow?If you have received a form to complete via email or link, click Sign Document or click on the link, and the form will immediately open in the editor. Follow the hints to complete the fillable fields by adding text, checkmarks, dates, and electronic signatures. Once ready, click Done. If you want to complete and sign the form yourself to submit it somewhere else, open the document you need and use the Edit & Sign section. Add text, dates, checkmarks, and sign the form. Then, click Save and Close. Next, click More >> Email a Copy and enter the email address you want to send your completed form to.
How do I sign and send a document via iOS?To electronically sign a document on iOS, tap on the document you need to sign and select Open in Editor. Then, tap on the page, and in the pop-up choose Insert Signature. Draw your signature on the touchpad and click Done. Drag your signature across the pages, adjust its size, or remove it. To send the document out, tap on it and choose Invite to Sign. Next, add recipient email(s), customize the message and subject, and click Send. Once it’s sent, the document will have a pending status.