Use electronic signatures to streamline workflows—all in one place

Create and eSign documents within Dropbox to keep your files more organized and secure

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Streamline your work and facilitate greater collaboration

Use Dropbox and HelloSign to take a contract from first draft to final PDF to signature quickly, easily, and securely. Share files and request signatures directly from your Dropbox account and automatically save these updates back to your shared folders. You can also add multiple signers to the same document stored in Dropbox, making it easy to keep your whole team in sync. You don’t have to buy the software or download anything. And even better: by using Dropbox as your file viewer, you can preview a wide variety of video files, audio files and text files from any device.

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Easily add electronic signatures to Word docs, PDFs, and more

Dropbox integrates with HelloSign, a Dropbox company, so you can seamlessly send important documents online for electronic signature. When you’re ready to add signatures to your files, just select a PDF or Word doc, and you’ll see an Open menu containing different apps you can use to eSign your document. Simply click HelloSign and your files will open within the application, allowing you to share your documents for signature. Rest assured: HelloSign services are designed with a secure, distributed infrastructure with multiple layers of protection.

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Keep all your electronically signed documents organized—and secure

Know that your legally binding signatures* are kept safe by securing those signed documents in Dropbox with our advanced architecture, designed with multi-layered protection and strict encryption. Dropbox is a one-stop shop: Use it for generating and collaborating on documents for signature, use trusted integrations to eSign, then save your signed docs back in Dropbox—keeping everything conveniently in one location.

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An electronic signature is eco-and cost-friendly

Not only do electronic signatures contribute to smoother workflows, they lessen your carbon footprint. Getting an electronic signature helps reduce needless paper waste and greenhouse gasses from transporting documents between destinations. And, of course, when you dial back the need to supply paper and postal costs, you save time and money, too. Learn more about the cost savings and efficiency benefits for eSignature.

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Frequently asked questions

There are many benefits to signing documents online using Dropbox. And while you can use Dropbox and eSign tools individually, using them together streamlines your workflow even more. Because you already store your important documents in Dropbox, you can send them to eSign right from your Dropbox account, save signed copies, and manage all your folders and files in one place. You can also control who has access to specific files, organize documents, track to-dos, and keep your whole team in sync.

On your desktop, open your Dropbox account, then click on a document you’d like to send for eSignature. Click on the “Open with” drop down menu, and select the eSignature tool you’d like to use.

On your iPhone or iPad, just open your Dropbox mobile app. Navigate to a PDF file and tap to open the preview, then tap the edit icon. Finally, tap Add Text or Signature.

Essentially, there is no legal difference*. An electronic signature is just as legally binding as a handwritten signature. The Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN) was passed into law by Congress in 2000 to ensure the validity and legal effect of contracts that are entered into electronically.

*eSignature laws vary by jurisdiction and may not be valid everywhere.

It’s easy to enable HelloSign in Dropbox and yes, it is included in all Dropbox plans. Enable the HelloSign integration by following 3 easy steps to take advantage of your 3 free eSignature requests each month. Now, When you send or receive documents for eSignature, they will sync back with your Dropbox account.

While you can use Dropbox and eSignature tools individually, using them together streamlines your workflow. Because you already store your important documents in Dropbox, you can send them for eSignature right from your Dropbox account, save signed copies, and manage all your folders and files in one place. You can also control who has access to specific files, organize documents, track to-dos, and keep your whole team in sync.

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