Mobile-first e-signature service DottedSign makes paperwork a breeze


With a focus on mobility and ease of use, this eSign platform verges on being a team task manager.
The DottedSign e-sign service boasts a friendly UI for people who rely on smart devices and travel a lot.
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Keeping everyone in a team on the same page is complicated on paper and in the cloud. For startups, small- to medium-size businesses and even individual freelancers, staying on top of contracts while on the move can prove overwhelming.

That’s why a good electronic signature service can be a powerful ally for any digital pro. A new e-sign service, DottedSign, just launched for iOS, Android and web. It’s a complete system of e-signature solutions that expedite your business flow with a legal and secure signing process.

Workflow efficiency

DottedSign lets you create signing tasks for multiple people at once, with simple taps to assign fields to signers. That means no need to tell recipients where to sign on the document. And no need to stay in constant communication with them about the task process.

One way you can do this is by assigning various fields to signers in a specific order, including signatures, text and date. Easily send documents to multiple signees at a time, and show them where to fill in the document at a glance.

Easy workflow management

DottedSign’s friendly and easy-to-understand user interface saves time in managing the progress of signature tasks. It can be hard to find the signed contracts in piles of emails. Instead of spending time (and therefore money) tracking the progress of documents that have been signed or still need to be signed, you can manage them as tasks from a central hub.

The visual progress bar makes it easy to monitor and track signing tasks by checking signers’ statuses. It shows clearly who is supposed to be signing the document and when. That way, you can iron out delays before they become bottlenecks.

Many other e-sign services (including DocuSign, Hellosign and Adobe Sign) track document progress through cryptic text displays, making it that much harder to stay on top of workflows.

But DottedSign’s timeline display shows how the personal signing tasks line up, and quickly shows the progress. Meanwhile, a search tool makes it easy to find specific documents in the pile.


Sign documents anywhere

DottedSign also focuses on managing the life cycles of documents from anywhere, on desktop or mobile devices. DottedSign lets you sign anywhere, anytime. It includes a range of tools that make mobile signing and management a cinch. That way, the sales team can close deals quickly, no matter where you, your people or your signers might be.

It also lets you add signatures, initials, dates and other text to documents. With the pressure-sensitive drawing board, you can create easily deployable custom signatures. You can even create stamps with your camera or using your photos. By creating a profile, you can click or drag-and-drop to get the prefilled personal information to a document.

Another important factor, or course, is security. DottedSign servers send a full audit trail for every signer to download once the document concludes its lifespan. All data moves under high-level encryption, so contracts, W-9s and other sensitive documents remain safe from snoops. It’s also possible to lock the app behind a password, Touch ID or Face ID.

None of this is a gimmick, either — signed documents in DottedSign are legally enforceable.

Sign on for free

A missed signature or lost document can gum up the works for any outfit, from massive companies to scrappy solo freelancers. DottedSign offers a complete e-sign solution for business flow, no matter the size of that business.

With that in mind, it’s a good time to try DottedSign Pro for free for 30 days. The Pro version comes with some extra capabilities, like creating signature tasks and assigning fields to an unlimited number of signers. There are also enhanced signature fields, like checkboxes, radio buttons and more, vastly expanding the collaborative possibilities.


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