The iPad has drastically reduced the amount of files and papers we have to carry and manage on a regular basis. And thanks to the help of digital signature apps for iPad, you can complete entire contracts without ever touching a scanner or printer. However, as with most apps, not all document signing apps are created equal. So if you're only interested in the best iPad apps when it comes to capturing signatures on the go, these App Store apps should be at the top of your list!
SignNow lets you import PDF, Word, and rich text documents from your email, Dropbox, and other services instantly. You can also turn photos into PDFs via your Camera Roll or cloud storage service. SignNow then has many powerful tools to help you mark exactly what needs to be signed. If the need arises, you can also capture a photo of an ID card in case you ever need proof someone signed. One of my favorite features of SignNow is Kiosk Mode which lets you create detailed instructions for clients so you can be completely hands off. SignNow is free for up to 5 documents per month. After that you can opt for a subscription plan either monthly or yearly that fits your exact needs.
If you collect high volumes of signatures on the same documents, Kiosk Mode makes SignNow a perfect option for office environments.
- Free with subscription - Download Now
SignEasy supports a plethora of different document types including PDF, Word, Pages, rich text, images, and more. Any of which you can import from Dropbox, Box, Google, and more. You can then choose from many different signature types and colors, drag and drop signatures, and more. SignEasy also contains a feature that lets you export a signature of your own for signing emails that require authorization.
If ease of use and flexibility when it comes to payment and subscription options are important to you, look no further than SignEasy.
- Free with subscription - Download Now
PDF Expert 5
PDF Expert 5 isn't technically a document signature app but it doubles as one. Not only that, it's one of the [best PDF management apps]( available. Not only can you capture signatures, you can mark up, annotate, flatten, share, organize, and manage all your PDFs in one place. You can open all kinds of files including PDFs, Word documents, Pages files, PowerPoint presentations, and much more. There's also no subscription necessary, which may be a huge plus for many folks.
If you want a powerful way to manage all your documents with the added bonus of being able to capture signatures, PDF Expert is what you want.
- $9.99 - Download Now
DocuSign is one of the most widely supported signature capture services. If you only need local documents digitally signed, DocuSign will cost you nothing. However, if you frequently have to send documents out to be signed, DocuSign offers many flexible plans depending on what your needs are. All signatures obtained through DocuSign abide by the eSign act which makes them 100% legally binding. This also comes with completely secure end-to-end encryption, which is important for many different professions.
If you don't mind paying for security and the extra assurance of knowing your documents are 100% eSign compliant, get DocuSign.
- Free with optional subscriptions - Download Now
PandaDoc is a document signing app that lets you add signatures, checkboxes, notes, and other kinds of options that a person can then sign and authorize digitally. You can currently integrate with Dropbox, OneDrive, Box, and more when it comes to saving and importing documents. The real time commenting and collaboration feature of PandaDoc makes it a great way to share and leave feedback on documents across teams. Instead of subscriptions, Pandadoc lets you pay per use, which may appeal to those that don't want to pay just for the privilege of having premium features they may or may not use.
If you'd prefer a pay per use document signing app or need great collaboration tools, give PandaDoc a try.
- Free with IAP - Download Now
Your vote for best signature capture apps for iPad?
If you have to obtain signatures on documents regularly, what iPad apps do you use regularly and why did you choose them over all the others? Let me know in the comments!