As much as we like to promote being paperless around here, there are some things that you just need paper for, and a signature is one of them. Or do you?
RightSignature is a startup that is trying to tackle that space.
Let’s say you have a document that needs to be signed. Here’s how it works:
- You upload the document to RightSignature and enter the recipient’s email address
- The recipient gets an email. They click the link
- They go into RightSignature’s interface and use their mouse or other input device to put their signature into the online signature pad
- You then have a legally binding agreement (according to them they comply with US and EU directives)
It’s a pretty cool service for small businesses that don’t want the expense of couriering documents all over the place or (ugh) dealing with a fax machine.
There is also an iPhone app that lets you sign the document using the iPhone’s touchpad.
Another cool feature is that RightSignature interfaces with FreshBooks, so you can create estimates or invoices in FreshBooks and send them to clients for them to sign in RightSignature all with a few clicks.
RightSignature has a range of plans from free for 5 documents per month and 1 user, up to $249/month for Unlimited documents and 50 users.
Would you use an online signing service, or do you still need that pen-to-paper?