Fax machines are going the way of the dodo, yet sometimes there’s no easy way to transfer forms back and forth, especially ones that need to be filled out and sent back. FillAnyPDF steps in to fill the gap.
FillAnyPDF is a free web-based service where you can upload any file in PDF, PNG, JPG or GIF format. You don’t need to do anything to your form before or after it’s uploaded; the service will do all the heavy lifting for you.
You can email a link to anyone and they can open the form and fill it in right on the site, no download necessary. Of course if they want to print out a copy for themselves, that’s an option, too. FillAnyPDF lets users type right into a document, add images or HTML markup, redact, highlight or white text.
The service allows accepts standard handwriting input from a mouse or writing pad so the document has a realistic signature on it. Digital signatures — a simple typed name — are acceptable as legally binding as well, thanks to the app’s native IP logging and tracing features.
One obvious use for a service like FillAnyPDF is to make it easier for freelancers and clients to manage contracts, tax forms and other paperwork. That’s a lot of private information flying around the internet, but the company says your data is safe:
- Your account and documents are password protected, so no one will be able to access your data unless you grant them permission.
- All forms and sensitive information on the site are encrypted with full 128-bit SSL security.
- Our servers are housed in state-of-the-art secured facilities with security and backup power. The servers have redundant hard drives (RAID) and daily backup to a separate device.
Even if you’re not comfortable sending personal information via a service like FillAnyPDF, it’s still a great tool for managing more generic paperwork that doesn’t involve private information. If you give it a go, let’s hear what you think in the comments.