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Add a valid electronic signature
Create electronic signatures with the same legal force as wet-ink signatures in just a few clicks on any computer or mobile device.
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Adjust existing templates for each customer without needing to recreate additional documents or simply create a fillable template and let a client fill out the information on their own.
Share documents the way you want
Choose if you want to send a prepared file to share an electronic signature with a specific recipient or allow anyone with the link to fill out and sign a document.
Export document groups
Set up conditions and role-based orders for each document to automatically send multiple files for signing.
Enable electronic signature integration
Implement eSigning capabilities into your application, CRM system, or website to collect electronic signatures significantly faster.
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How to create an electronic signature

Watch this video to figure out how to add an electronic signature to a PDF using our professional solution.

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Keep your electronic signatures secure

Feel confident about the safety of your documents and the electronic signatures you insert into them. With industry-leading encryption features, all your data is securely stored on protected servers.

Transform files into fillable forms

Insert fillable fields with different validation types to ensure that your recipient fills in the needed information in the required format. Add conditional fields to request different information from various people.

Stay mobile

Sign on the go using convenient electronic signature apps for iOS and Android. Their user-friendly interface will help you to deal with even the most complex tasks in just a few minutes.

Receive instant payments and attachments

Never wait hours for receiving payments or attachments. Add the appropriate request right to your forms and receive all the needed documents simultaneously.

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Use signNow API to give your customers the ability to create electronic signatures without leaving your website or app, and to allow your employees to sign documents without leaving the CRM system.
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Your complete guide on how to create an electronic signature

An electronic signature provides you with convenience and flexibility: you can eSign a document from anywhere around the globe without needing to print and manually sign it. Electronic signatures simplify and accelerate everyday workflows, giving you the ability to finish your work faster and greatly expand your efficiency when it comes to handling paperwork.

How to create an electronic signature online:

  • 1. Log in to signNow or create an account if you don’t have one yet.
  • 2. Upload a document to the system by clicking Upload or Create.
  • 3. Select the My Signature tool.
  • 4. Click where you want to sign.
  • 5. Create an electronic signature by drawing, typing, or uploading one.
  • 6. Adjust its size and position. Click OK.
  • 7. Select Save and Close to apply changes.
  • 8. Click More ➟ Download to save the document as a PDF.

signNow enables you to create electronic signatures quickly on any internet-connected device without installing additional software.

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Excellent workflow and electronic signing
5.0
Mark L

What do you like best?

The ability to route documents for signature and add fields to documents that you can then route. You can add date, time, calculated fields and even request files to be attached. This can all then be routed for signatures.

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What do you like best?

It is user-friendly, offers easy access, and clients can use it fast and do use it. Clients can use the system through their phones. It’s easy to understand how the app works. Also, the price is pretty reasonable for the type of work I use it for. The solution guides the clients through signatures and what they need to sign next on the app. The simpler the better, the more easy access the better.

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Great Experience!
5.0
Judy H

What do you like best?

I’ve been using SignNow for over a year and have had no issues. It’s easy to set up and use, my clients are quick to return agreements and I’ve had no complaints, even from the non-techie ones.

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Helps our business do business
5.0
David J

What do you like best?

It allows us to get documents signed. We can upload a pdf of a document and it will allow our customers to digitally sign the needed fields.

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How to create an electronic signature

Creating an electronic signature doesn’t have to be complicated. When you have the right solution on hand, you have to take just a few simple steps to complete your document.

signNow provides you with all the necessary tools to create an electronic signature and more, so create your account on the signNow’s registration page and follow the guide below:

Step 1. Upload a document.

Click Upload or Create and choose the file on your device to import it into the system.

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Step 2. Enhance your file.

Use the options from the upper part of the left toolbar to add fillable fields, dropdowns, and checkboxes, or insert new text and checkmarks from the options at the bottom of the toolbar.

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Step 3. Create an electronic signature.

Select the My Signature tool. Click on the document where you want to insert the eSignature. Then draw, type, or upload your unique signature, adjust its place and size, and click OK.

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Step 4. Export a document with an electronic signature.

Click Save and Close to return to the Documents tab and apply file changes. Click More ➟ Download to store it on your device. You can also select Invite to Sign to add an email and request an electronic signature from an individual.

Export a document with an electronic signature

There is no simpler way to create an electronic signature than using signNow and its robust editor.

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What is an electronic signature? Explore signNow and find out

According to the ESIGN Act, an electronic signature is «an electronic sound, symbol, or process attached to or logically associated with a contract or other record and executed or adopted by a person with the intent to sign the record.» While this seems simple and straightforward, some platforms may try to convince you that eSignature isn’t guaranteed to be valid (unlike a digital signature) because it’s just an image of a real signature. This isn’t true.

If you randomly select a solution to create an eSignature, you run the risk of submitting a signature that is not legally binding. If you want to accelerate your work with documents and eSign records securely, it’s best to choose the platform carefully. Use the list below to see what makes an electronic signature legally binding:

  • Consent to do business electronically. Your solution should ask signers to agree to recognize electronic signatures made with this service as equally valid as handwritten wet-ink signatures.
  • Intent to sign. A signer’s intent must be clearly shown. Signers must draw an eSignature or type a name and confirm signing.
  • Providing signed copies. All signers must receive completed copies of signed documents. In most cases, the solution will automatically send signed records (especially if it’s a professional solution).
  • Authenticated signers. All parties should be able to check if a real person is behind each signature.

Pay attention to these aspects and be confident that you are signing your documents securely and avoiding any possible issues.

Are you wondering where you can find a simple solution with all these options available? Check out signNow. This professional service allows you to collect and create eSignatures accepted by official institutions and courts. If required, you can add additional security levels and be confident about the safety of your electronic signature.

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Here is 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.

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How to create an electronic signature online

After choosing eSignature when debating between digital signature vs. electronic signature, the next step is to choose the proper solution for eSigning. You can find plenty of advantages and disadvantages to using installable and non-installable (online) signature solutions. Let’s look at how to deal with eSignatures using an online signature solution and then compare it to installable programs.

Learn how to create an electronic signature with signNow:

  • 01.Create an account on the signNow website.
  • 02.Select Upload or Create to transfer a needed file to the tool.
  • 03.Add more text or insert fillable fields to your document.
  • 04.Use the My Signature tool to eSign your record.
  • 05.Click Save and Close.
  • 06.Select Invite to Sign to request signatures from other people.
  • 07.Click More ➟ Download to save the file to your device.

Now, you have your document eSigned. You also can email a copy to another person or set up automatic export to your preferred cloud storage service.

If you decide to use a specialized installable program, you’ll take the same steps to create an eSignature. On one hand, you don’t need to connect to the internet (and that’s important), but, on the other hand, you can’t take advantage of multiple online features like the ability to set up automatic document export to the cloud, email it right from the service, or request payments and attachments. Furthermore, you’ll have to regularly update your software, keep in mind hardware requirements, and erase data from your storage more often because installed programs take up a significant amount of space.

If you want to stay mobile and create electronic signatures in PDFs from any device worldwide, register for your signNow account now!

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How to create an electronic signature in Gmail

Gmail is one of the most important and widely used tools for doing business. It provides you with the ability to securely communicate and share documents with customers. However, there are no specialized tools for document management with Gmail, and you have to download files to be able to edit and sign them. It seems to be a quick and straightforward procedure, but if you do it day after day, it can be quite time-consuming and inefficient. signNow can help.

One simple add-on for Google Chrome can help you to transfer received PDF, JPEG, and Word documents to the professional electronic signature solution. Follow the guidelines below to learn how to create an electronic signature in Gmail:

  • 01.Click the + icon on the right sidebar of your inbox.
  • 02.Find signNow and install it.
  • 03.Click the signNow icon on the sidebar and log in to your account.
  • 04.Open an email with the attachments that require your eSignature.
  • 05.Select the file in the signNow toolbar.
  • 06.Click Upload.
  • 07.eSign the record.
  • 08.Apply changes by clicking Save and Close.
  • 09. Export your document.

This simple optimization can save you hours per month. By adding an online signature without the need to download and upload files, you can easily increase your productivity. Try it out now!

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How to create an electronic signature in Google Chrome

Google Chrome is one of the fastest and the most convenient web browsers out there. However, its speed and interface aren’t the only advantages of this program. Google Chrome supports installing useful extensions for improving your work. These can look like tab counters, task management integrations, or electronic signature solutions.

When you install the signNow add-on, importing files found on the web takes just a few seconds. Follow the instructions below to create an electronic signature in Google Chrome:

  • 01. Find our electronic signature for Chrome add-on in the Chrome Web Store.
  • 02. Click Install.
  • 03. Find the link to the file you need.
  • 04. Right click on it.
  • 05. Select Open in signNow.
  • 06. Check the document and modify its content if required.
  • 07. Place today’s date and eSign the record.
  • 08.Click Save and Close.
  • 09.Select More ➟ Download.

This add-on does more than just import your files from the web to our electronic signature service. How often do you analyze your downloaded files for viruses? Virtually everyone neglects this step and endangers their device and sensitive information. signNow checks all files imported to the system. If a document contains viruses or other malware, the uploading will be aborted, and you’ll get instantly notified about it.

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How to create an electronic signature on mobile

Despite the fact that smartphones have capacities similar to computers, their browsers still can’t handle all processes. As a result, most products have to develop specialized mobile applications to enable their users to utilize their platform on mobile. Few companies give their customers the option of using their services on both a browser and mobile app. signNow, with its robust electronic signature tools, is one of them.

With signNow, you can always access your documents or forms and eSign them with no effort, even while on the go. Follow the guidelines below to add an electronic signature to a PDF using a mobile browser:

  • 01. Open the signNow website in a web browser and log in.
  • 02. Transfer a file to the system by clicking Upload or Create.
  • 03. Choose the page and click the Sheets icon to close the Thumbnails tab.
  • 04. Select the My Signature tool and click on the document.
  • 05. eSign the records in your preferred way.
  • 06. Close the editor.
  • 07. Tap More ➟ Download to save the signed form on your device.

This is a fast and straightforward solution for eSigning in the moment. If you prefer to use an app, and to make eSigning your document even more convenient, you can also install signNow’s specialized mobile applications to create electronic signatures for iOS and Android. They don’t require much space on your device but will significantly increase the speed of processing documents. So prepare yourself for adding online signatures — register an account now!

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How to create an electronic signature on iPhone

Virtually any reputable service needs to have an application for one of the world’s most popular mobile operating systems: iOS. signNow, with its electronic signature app, is no exception. In addition to being able to eSign documents right in Safari or any other installed browser, you can download the specialized app to enjoy an enhanced and convenient user experience.

Follow the guidelines below to eSign documents on an iOS device:

  • 01. Install our electronic signature app from the App Store.
  • 02. Create an account or log in to an existing one.
  • 03. Select the Create option (the plus icon).
  • 04. Choose the location of your document (your device, cloud, or camera).
  • 05. Find a needed file and confirm importing by tapping Select 1 Document.
  • 06.Select who needs to sign the document.
  • 07.Modify the form according to your needs.
  • 08.Select Signature, tap on the required place to insert it.
  • 09.Click on your electronic signature and select Adjust Size to make it bigger or smaller.
  • 10.Tap Done ➟ Save to finish the signing process and specify the name of your file.
  • 11.Select the three dots icon (···) near your file’s title, select Share, and choose your preferred exporting method.

The steps of eSigning are a little different from eSigning in the web browser. The process demands a few more steps, but it’s just as quick and easy.

Don’t miss out on the ability to add electronic signatures to PDFs on an iPhone. Install our application now!

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How to create an electronic signature on Android

Android devices can be useful not only for communication and entertainment but also for document management. If you need to generate a document from scratch, the convenience of this process depends on the size of your screen and what additional gadgets you have. Still, you can transform a file into a fillable form, insert new text, and add an electronic signature to a PDF file in just a couple of clicks with the help of our robust solution, signNow.

Follow the instructions below to eSign documents on an Android device with our electronic signature app:

  • 01. Download the eSignature application from Google Play.
  • 02. Create an account.
  • 03. Click the + (plus) icon and upload a file from a gallery, cloud, or camera.
  • 04. Select Signature in an opened record and tap where you want to place it.
  • 05. Close the editor by clicking the icon in the top-right corner, select Save, and specify the name of your new file.
  • 06. Tap ⋮ ➟ More ➟ Download to save the file to your device.
  • 07. Select Share to send your document.

signNow is the best way to create an electronic signature on an Android device without any hassle. Even if you decide not to install our electronic signature app, you still have the ability to eSign PDFs in your mobile browser. However, the application makes it easier and more efficient to get what you need done. Install it and handle your document signing tasks effortlessly!

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