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Generate professional-looking electronic signatures for your business and personal transactions with our built-in eSignature maker

Select from a variety of options to create eSignatures
Choose from a range of convenient ways to create your signature: upload an image of it, draw one or type it in.
Make the most of the signNow functionality in your CRM
Create eSignatures without leaving your internal system of record using our API solution. Collect signatures and data from others, get updates on the document execution flow, and move data back and forth from within your CRM.
Take the guesswork out of your paperwork with our Audit Trail
Use our electronic signature creator and have confidence in your eSignature’s validity and security. Access detailed records of any signer or collaborator’s activity in the document via the Audit Trail.
Benefit from robust data and signature collection tools
Access all of the tools you need to make data collection more streamlined. Request information, signatures, payments, and attachments from a single document.
Save your frequently used documents as templates
Enjoy the convenience of creating templates from the documents you use repeatedly. Use various tools to ensure you are gathering the right information from the right people every time.
Seamlessly collaborate with your team
Create different teams to execute large-scale document-based tasks more efficiently. Set up and configure your Dashboard, keep track of documents, add new members, and transfer document ownership from a single place.

How electronically sign a document with signNow

Watch a short video walking you through how to eSign a document in signNow. Learn how to quickly create a legally-binding signature and add it to a document using our industry-compliant and secure solution.

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More than just an eSignature maker

Setup and configure eSignature workflows

Create eSignatures and generate fillable forms to collect data and signatures from others. Streamline your document-based operations by building eSignature workflows from scratch.

Collaborate on documents with your team

Maintain the steady productivity flow of your team by creating intuitive workspaces. Use collaboration and tracking tools to stay on the same page with your colleagues.

Manage and store files within a secure cloud-based storage

Securely sign, edit and share documents with our eSignature maker online from anywhere. Store your files in the cloud and access them at any time.

Create eSignatures using any device

Don’t be limited to eSigning documents on your computer only. Take advantage of our handwritten signature generator on your phone, tablet, and laptop.

Add a handwritten signature to various document types

Make data routing more secure and less stressful. Create eSignatures directly in the apps you and your team already work with.
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  • Enterprise-grade security. signNow enables you to eSign PDFs in compliance with global security standards.
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A walkthrough on how to create a handwritten signature

How much of your time do you spend signing a simple digital document in a traditional way? You may have to open it, change it to an edit- or print-friendly format, print it, certify it, scan it, and send it back to the recipient. It gets even more time-consuming if you don’t have a printer or scanner at hand.

signNow will let you create eSignatures within minutes without getting caught in the endless loop of printing and scanning. Here’s how you can quickly generate a handwritten signature and sign documents online:

  • 1. Go to signnow.com and log in to your account.
  • 2. Click the Upload or Create button on the left.
  • 3. Once uploaded, click on the file to start the editing process.
  • 4. Select My Signature (✑ ) from the Fill Out Myself section of the toolbar on the left.
  • 5. Choose to create a handwritten signature and upload an image of it.
  • 6. Check out other options for generating eSignatures, in case you prefer them.
  • 7. Select ✓ or ◯ , ╱, 🕔, and other fields to annotate and date your document.
  • 8. Click Save and Close or send it to others to edit or sign.

signNow is way more than just an eSignature solution. It offers a wide range of other features that allow smooth data and signature collection, document editing, and eSignature workflow setup.

Don’t let routine and mundane tasks like document signing overshadow more important work. Use signNow!

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Instructions on how to create a handwritten signature online

How do you turn a handwritten signature into a digital one? One way is through back-and-forth printing and scanning. Another is by using a free online signature maker, a less time-consuming option. But will this option allow you to add your digital signature quickly? Yes. Will it guarantee your signature is legally binding? Not necessarily—because not all online signature tools are built the same.

If you want to create a handwritten signature and be confident that it is professional-looking, legally binding, and as close to your original signature as possible, use signNow. Let’s look at how you can create your electronic autograph in minutes with signNow.

Step 1. Add your document for signing

Log in to your signNow account or create one for free. As soon as you’ve signed into your account, you’ll be redirected to your Dashboard. Open an existing document or add a new one by clicking the Upload or Create button in the top-left corner. You can upload files in PDF, DOCX, PPTX, JPG, and PNG formats.

Add your document for signing

Step 2. Create a handwritten signature in a digital format

Open your downloaded document. Locate the toolbar on the left and scroll down to the Fill Out Myself section. Click on My signature. Place the cursor over the document area that needs signing. Select Add a New Signature and then choose Upload My Signature from the eSignature maker settings to add a picture of your handwritten signature. Customize it by using the additional settings, if needed.

Create a handwritten signature in a digital format

Step 3. Try out alternative options for adding a signature

With signNow, you’re not limited to adding a picture of your handwritten signature. You can create your eSignature by drawing or typing it. If you choose to type it, you can customize and personalize your signature by choosing from a variety of font styles. The best part is that you can create multiple signatures and reuse them later for other documents. Begin by selecting your signing method of choice from our eSignature maker settings and enjoy your options from there.

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Step 4. Turn documents into web forms to collect eSignatures

To turn your static document into a fillable form, you need to use the Add Fillable Fields for Recipients section of the toolbar. Select Signature Field and place the cursor over the area where you’d like other parties to add their signatures. Assign the field to one or multiple recipients and/or make the field required and conditional. Select to add and configure other fields as well by following the same instructions. Please note, if your document has pre-existing fields, our system will auto-detect them and suggest you make them fillable.

Turn documents into web forms to collect eSignatures

Step 5. Finalize the signing process

To finish signing, click the Save and Close button in the top left corner. If you want to collect signatures and/or other sets of data, select Invite to Sign. Choose recipients, customize the invite message and configure other settings. Once all signers complete the document, they will each receive a copy of the executed document in their emails.

Finalize the signing process

It’s beyond easy to create a handwritten signature online with signNow.

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  • Intuitive UI and API. Sign and send documents from your apps in minutes.

Create eSignatures with signNow to stay compliant

We all likely have entertained multiple Signature ideas, but should remember that when it comes to signatures, there are important factors to consider beyond aesthetics. To ensure you don’t come up against issues down the road, the legal aspects of signatures and the signing process should always be at the forefront of your mind.

For a signature to be legally binding, it’s crucial to use a full-featured solution that complies with eSignature laws and various eCommerce and government-specific standards. With that in mind, we recommend you use signNow. Apart from eSignature capabilities, here’s what our solution can bring to the table:

  • Enhanced security: We ensure that your documents are protected at different levels. This includes compliance with data protection laws and certifications, an Audit Trail, two-factor authentication, etc.
  • Straightforward document management: Our solution offers myriad features that allow for frictionless document management and collaboration on documents (i.e. a Workspace Dashboard, configurable eSignature workflows, data collection tools).
  • Integrations and APIs: signNow lets you integrate with apps and CRMs you already use.
  • Cost-efficiency: We offer flexible plans that grow with your signing needs at a competitive price.
  • Intuitive interface: Our solution makes the signing experience stress-free and enjoyable for all parties of the signing process.

With businesses moving many processes online, having a reliable eSignature solution at the ready is important. Try signNow today and turn the routine hassle of manually signing documents on paper into a more streamlined and eco-friendly experience!

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How to create eSignatures without legal pitfalls or the hassle of paper, from anywhere

Make the most of our built-in eSignature maker. Sign documents electronically from any device and stay compliant.

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How to create eSignatures online

signNow is a top-notch solution that provides everyone with a smooth, paperless signing experience. You will get access to all the features you need to eSign agreements and other types of documents from wherever you are.

Here’s how to sign a document online:

  • 01.Go to signnow.com and create your account.
  • 02.Upload a document by clicking the Upload or Create button.
  • 03.Click My Signature (✑ ) to add an image of a handwritten signature, type one in or draw one.
  • 04.Select 🕔 to insert today’s date or pick another date from the calendar.
  • 05.Click Save and Close to finish editing the document.

Since signNow is a cloud-based solution, your signed documents will be kept in cloud storage for as long as you need. You can also create folders and keep your documents more organized and easy to find. Sign, fill out, and store paperwork with signNow!

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How to add a handwritten signature to a document in Google Chrome

Google Chrome, especially when enhanced with useful extensions, can be endlessly useful in today’s business world. Tackle eSigning documents right in your browser by adding the signNow extension.

Here’s how to do it:

  • 01.Go to the Chrome Web Store, and find and add the signNow extension.
  • 02.Open a document for signing and enable the signNow extension.
  • 03.Click Open in signNow at the top of the document viewer.
  • 04.Use the eSignature maker from the Fill Out Myself toolbar and upload an image of your handwritten signature.
  • 05.Click Save and Close once finished.

Signing a document with signNow is a breeze no matter what device you’re using. You no longer need to use unreliable eSignature makers for signing documents online. Use signNow for Google Chrome and eliminate extra hassle from your routine tasks.

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How to create eSignatures in Gmail

Despite being a well-rounded and multi-functional service, Gmail doesn’t come with an officially supported eSignature solution. You can solve for this with the signNow extension, which allows you to sign emailed documents without leaving your inbox.

Follow these simple steps to proceed:

  • 01. Get the signNow add-on from the Google Workspace Marketplace.
  • 02. Open a document emailed to you.
  • 03. Open an email with an attachment and hit Upload.
  • 04. Drag the My Signature (✑ ) field from the left and drop it onto the document.
  • 05. Save the completed document or continue to make other edits.

Adding a signature to a document in Gmail can seem like a daunting task because it requires a lot of extra steps. signNow offers a more straightforward way to handle it. Try signNow today!

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How to create eSignatures in a mobile browser

If you’re constantly on a hectic schedule, then having a flexible solution for signing documents on the go can make a difference. signNow is an industry-compliant tool that allows you to sign in using any mobile browser from anywhere, without downloading an app.

Follow these steps to quickly add a signature to your document:

  • 01. Open the signNow website and log in.
  • 02. Add a document for signing.
  • 03. Tap My Signature (✑ ) → Add a New Signature.
  • 04. Select how you would like to generate your signature.
  • 05. Tap to place it anywhere on the document and save the changes.

Get a versatile eSignature solution and sign documents from the convenience of your mobile browser.

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How to add an image of a handwritten signature on an Android

If you want to sign a document on your Android, you can either do so on a web browser or by downloading an app. signNow is the best way to go in either case. It’s easy, quick, and most importantly, safe.

Here’s what you need to do to eSign on your phone using our app:

  • 01. Get the signNow app and create an account.
  • 02. Tap the ➕ sign at the bottom of the screen to add a document.
  • 03. Tap Signature in the bottom toolbar to draw your signature.
  • 04. Drag it over the document and place it where it needs to be.
  • 05. Tap ✓ to finish the signing process and save the changes.

Send the executed document to others or download it as a PDF. You can also save it as a template and reuse it in the future. Give signNow a try and make document signing less stressful.

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How to create a handwritten signature on iPhone

iOS users don’t normally have a hard time signing documents on their phone. Thanks to the built-in Markup feature, they can quickly add a signature without a third-party app. However, for those looking for more customization options, signNow is a better fit.

Follow these steps to create an eSignature with the signNow app:

  • 01. Download the signNow app from the App Store.
  • 02. Upload your document by tapping ➕.
  • 03. Select the Myself option → Signature.
  • 04. Start drawing and customizing your handwritten eSignature.
  • 05. Click Done to finish signing.

As you work with the document, you can also select to edit and annotate it by using customization options and adding additional fields. On top of that, our app lets you turn your file into a fillable form to collect data and signatures from other parties and to track the document’s completion status.

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