Faxes are still used around the world, but remote workers rarely find them to be essential pieces of kit. However, you may still have to send the odd fax, so what should you do? Buying a fax machine hardly seems worth it.
Fortunately, faxes have evolved. Now there is no need to have an actual fax machine in your remote office because you can use a computer to send and receive them.
So if any of your customers want you to fax over an invoice or other document, here are a few of the best options for online fax services that you can use.
MyFax is one of the most popular online fax services, and it has many useful features. It is a good option for heavier fax users because it comes with a monthly fee, and it allows you to send and receive faxes by email to international destinations.
Faxes are converted to PDFs and stored on the system where you can then access them, or you can have them sent directly to your email instead. Sending is immediate, and it also comes with mobile options so you can even send faxes from your iPhone or Android device.
eFax is another good option, and it provides many of the same features as MyFax. It is simple to set up, and you receive a free number for incoming faxes. Quick sending and email confirmation are included, and it also supports digital signatures, which can be useful for signing contracts. It also comes with digital encryption options available, and again you can use it via mobile devices.
FaxZero allows users to send free faxes to the USA and Canada, but you will have to pay to send faxes to other countries. It is very simple to use but comes with no special features. For free faxes, you can only send five a day, each up to three pages in length, but this may be fine if you don’t have to send many.
This is only suitable for those living in the USA, Canada and Hawaii. It is very easy to use, and all you have to do is enter your basic information and upload your file, and you can then send up to two free faxes a day.
Choose a Fax Service for Your Mobile Office
These are just a few of the online fax services available, but there are plenty more to choose from. Just take a look in the search engines and you’ll find one in no time at all. Faxes are certainly not dead quite yet, and even if you only need to send one fax every few months, it’s good to have an account with one of these services so that you know exactly where to go when you have to send one.