eFax is leading online fax software for small businesses and offices. The service doesn't offer as much bang for your buck as comparable services but its versatile functionality and user-friendliness make it a strong competitor in this saturated market.
This internet fax software provides two plans to choose from: eFax Plus and eFax Pro. The Plus plan provides 150 incoming faxes and 150 outgoing faxes per month while the Pro plan gives you 200 of each. The service charges 10 cents per page sent or received over your faxing limit, which is more than some of the other fax software services on our lineup. You have the option to sign up for either plan on a monthly or annual basis; you'll receive a discount if you sign up for the annual membership. The service provides both local and toll-free numbers and international faxing in more than 40 countries. For large corporations or users with heavy faxing needs, eFax provides a large-scale enterprise version.
Using eFax, you can send faxes by email, the internet or your mobile phone. When you use the email option, the service integrates into your mail client (such as Microsoft Outlook) and sends and receives faxes as email attachments. You can send faxes from up to five email addresses using a single account. To use the online version, you upload the files you want to send and then fax them from the online portal. The mobile version utilizes the cameras on the iPad, iPhone and Android mobile devices to send faxes. With the mobile apps, you simply take a picture of the fax document and fax it as an image file. Alternatively, you can attach a file to a mobile fax and send it that way. The mobile apps are free to account holders and conveniently allow you to manage faxes on the go.
eFax includes a few standout features such as digital signatures, large file sharing, unlimited storage and a secure fax option. The digital signature tool allows you to create a digital signature that you simply drag and drop into documents. This means that you can reduce your paper waste by never having to print documents to sign them. You can also share large files up to 1GB with this service. To share large files, you simply upload them to your account and provide a link to the shared folder. Recipients are allowed to download the files up to five times within 30 days. If you utilize the eFax Secure option, it encrypts the fax using 128-bit encryption and requires a login to access. This is safer than using the email send option.
eFax isn't the most cost-effective internet fax service we reviewed, charging more per month for a smaller faxing limit than many competitors. If you send a high volume of faxes each month, you may want to consider the company's enterprise version or another internet fax service with more favorable pricing. That said, eFax delivers a number of features that make it an appealing option, including mobile apps and flexible access options.
eFax supports iPhone and Android mobile faxing and provides the technology to send files that are too large to send by email. You can use this service to send faxes from up to five email addresses.
The monthly and overage fees are a bit higher than most internet fax services, and the page allotment for sent and received faxes is lower than those our higher-ranked products offer.
Although eFax costs a bit more than other internet faxing services, it offers essential features that make faxing convenient, simple and efficient.