The convenience of being able to send a fax from your android device while you are away from the office without the need for conventional fax machines is unquestionable. Whilst the use of faxes in the modern office environment is in decline, it is still advantageous from time to time to have a portable fax machine in your pocket in the form of your android phone.
With the help of the apps below and your android phone you can send a photo, pdf file, spreadsheet or screenshot from your next business trip or client visit.
Android fax apps
The iFax app gives the user a fax number for receiving faxes. The app allows you to fax documents direct from your dropbox account. The user receives real-time confirmations of faxes sent. iFax gives you the ability to attach images either directly from your photo library or camera. You can then adjust brightness, sharpness or crop the image to optimize it for faxing. Using the cover page template, you can insert your company logo, note and signature to the cover page of the fax. The technology used is secure and HIPAA-compliant, enterprise-grade fax technology. You can fax documents with attached emails, images, PDF documents etc. You can opt to receive with your own unique fax number in the Australia, Germany, Italy, Spain, Israel, Turkey,United States (Local or Toll-Free), Canada and UK (Local or Toll-Free).
Freefax from Pc-fax
FreeFax allows you to send a document to 55 countries worldwide for free and without registration but limits you to one page per day. After that you have to purchase credit within the app. The app covers a wide range of countries from USA/Canada, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Russia, Japan and most European countries. You can send documents, images and spreadsheets. The app also allows you to get a recieving fax number in any one of 3500 destinations. Their monthly packages start at $5.
eFax app can send files from email, device storage, cloud storage or take photos of a document and fax them. eFax provides you a free dedicated Fax Number from which you can receive or send faxes. The app allows you to forward documents as faxes or emails from anywhere, to anyone. The app can print faxes from your android phone or tablet using Google Cloud Print. The faxes are also exportable as PDF files to save on your cloud storage service. The signature feature allows you to sign your faxes using either and electronic signature or by signing on the screen of your device using your finger. As with most of it’s competition, they provide you with cover sheets to help personalise your fax.
FaxFile sends fax files or documents, including PDF files, stored on your Android phone or tablet to any fax number in the USA and many international countries. FaxFile uses your device’s internet connection to transfer the file to their fax servers where it will automatically be converted in to a faxable format. They then call the number and send your fax. If your fax doesn’t send on the first try, the server will automatically retry in a few minutes. The app has a status screen to check the current state of any your faxes. You can send a fax from your phone by simply selecting a file and entering a fax number. FaxFile supports both Microsoft word docs, PDF, as well as images in PNG and JPG formats. Giving you great flexibility to fax images saved by your tablet or phone’s camera.
NOTE:- Most of the above Android apps are free to download but you might have to pay service fees depending on your usage.