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How to sign a document online

No printer? No problem. With HelloSign, it’s easy to sign a document online. eSignatures let you skip the printing and scanning for hassle-free signing.

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Prep
Set up electronic signatures in just a few clicks

Just choose a document and add signature fields—now you’re ready to sign using your desktop, tablet, or smartphone.

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Sign
Sign a PDF document online

It’s easy to sign Google Docs, Microsoft Word docs, and more online. Just type your name or take a photo of your signature—either way, your signature is legally binding. Send the doc back, and you’re all set.

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Save
Signed, safe, and secure—all in one place

Automatically save signed documents back into pre-designated folders so they stay safe—and so you can find them when you need them most.

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Frequently asked questions

The HelloSign free plan includes three free signature requests per month. Plus, anyone who has a Dropbox account also has access to three free signature requests per month. To learn more about unlimited eSignature requests, visit our HelloSign plan page.

Yes, electronic signatures from HelloSign are legally binding. And all HelloSign signature requests have a time-stamped, non-editable audit trail for tracking.

It’s easy—after you add your drag-and-drop fields, just follow the prompt, Choose folder for signed copy, and the signed document will be automatically saved in Dropbox.

Yes, we have several pre-built, free electronic signature templates to choose from, including photo release waivers and social media policies. Or, you can also turn your frequently used contracts into templates to speed up your eSignature workflow.