The 8 Best HelloSign Alternatives for E-Signatures

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Vivian Tejeda

It’s amazing how we can now electronically sign official documents directly from our couch. Electronic signature software like HelloSign makes the process of capturing legally binding e-signatures a breeze by enabling you to date, sign, and deliver a copy of all documents to both parties.

As great as it is, HelloSign may not be a perfect fit for everyone. HelloSign is a good option for people that don’t mind simplicity, are already using Dropbox (it integrates well with it), or for those running a small business on a tight budget.

If HelloSign isn't working for you, these eight alternatives may better fit your workflow.

1. Paperform for forms, payments, and signatures in one place

Apart from being an excellent form builder that integrates with many of the apps you’re already using, Paperform can capture e-signatures and secure payments within its no-code editor.

Not only that, with Paperform you get access to over 650 expert-designed templates to help create everything from contracts and waivers to intake forms and potluck RSVPs.

Think of Paperform as your digital Swiss Army Knife built to reimagine what a form builder can do. With its built-in conditional logic features, you can easily automate workflows like sending an email after a form is submitted, or directing respondents to unique success pages based on their answers.

Best features

  • Automatically save e-signature records to a secure folder in Dropbox
  • Automate data entry into HubSpot CRM
  • Brand your forms to professionally represent your business by adding your colours, fonts, or logos
  • Create custom PDFs within Paperform with PDF designer
  • Easily integrate with all your favourite payment pathways to gather money without any fees

Pricing

Paperform offers a no-obligation 14-day free trial on the Essentials plan with no credit card details required. To access its e-signature features you’ll want to go with the Pro plan at $40 a month. It also comes with unlimited forms, payment capture features, and 0ver 3,000 direct and Zapier integrations.

2. DocuSign for businesses that need e-signatures at scale

Some e-signature applications are simple but have a hard time scaling with the needs of your business. In instances where scale is important, there’s DocuSign to consider.

DocuSign ensures you eliminate the manual tasks that are often associated with capturing e-signatures like sending physical documents to all relevant stakeholders or filing contracts in the right place. Instead, DocuSign enables users to send and sign documents securely to just about any device.

Best features

  • Create, add, and save custom fields to all your documents
  • Standardize processes by creating and storing reusable agreement templates
  • Runs on strong data encryption technology to secure sensitive documents and uphold security through the e-signature collection process
  • Offers more than 30 integrations as well as leading APIs

Pricing

At its most affordable, you can start using DocuSign for $14 per month. If you’re looking for more advanced e-signature solutions, you’ll have to schedule a call for pricing.

3. PDF Expert for signing documents on Mac

If you combine simple and fast you get PDF expert. Once you’re on its intuitive interface, PDF Expert enables you to edit PDF text, images, and sign documents. Users can also convert static PDFs to Word documents, PowerPoints, or JPEGs.

Not only that, with PDF Expert, users can easily fill out form fields, which can come in handy when filling out tax or insurance documents. If you need a quick way to sign documents on your Mac computer without any of the more advanced extra features, then PDF Expert can easily be your go-to tool.

Best features

  • Annotate, edit, convert, converge, sign, and merge documents with ease
  • Search for and find any words in your document within its dashboard quickly
  • Enriches PDFs by enabling you to add links to other websites or internal pages
  • Add entire paragraphs within the editor

Pricing

Interested in getting started with PDF Expert? You can download it for free or buy its more advanced version starting at $6.67 a month.

4. Adobe Acrobat Pro DC for signing documents on Windows

Besides creating stellar design platforms, Adobe also offers an e-signature option with its Adobe Acrobat Pro DC. If you’re a Windows user, this is one of the best ways to unlock e-signature capabilities that work swimmingly with the tools you already use.

The great thing about Adobe Acrobat Pro DC is that your recipients don’t have to spend time downloading the application to sign your documents. With the Adobe Scan mobile app, users can easily convert physical documents into PDFs by snapping an image and using instant text recognition features.

Best features

  • Get real-time visibility into the state of your documents whenever you send them out
  • Get automated notifications when signatures have been captured
  • Create and manage templates for documents you use often
  • Add custom branding to e-signature request emails and confirmation pages

Pricing

To get started with Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, its Acrobat Standard plan starts at $12.99 a month.

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5. eSignatures.io for pay-as-you-go, mobile-friendly contracts

If mobile-friendly is what you’re looking for, look no further than eSignatures.io. As an on-the-go signature app, eSignature ensures contracts are built for a mobile audience by enabling them to easily read through documents and add the appropriate signatures from any device.

A perk of using eSignatures.io is that you pay for exactly what you use with its pay-as-you-go usage model. Its API and Zapier integrations make it easy to fold into your existing workflow without having to worry about clunky incompatibility between apps.

Best features

  • Send contracts through SMS messages
  • Enables users to bulk send contracts
  • Users can embed signature pages into their websites
  • Manage user access with assigned permissions

Pricing

One of the standout features of eSignatures.io is its pay-as-you-go rate: only $0.49 per sent contract.

6. SignWell for free e-signatures

Who doesn’t love free applications? SignWell is a great option for those on a budget. SignWell has all the features you’d expect from an e-signature app—we’re talking permanent storage of signed documents, legally binding signatures, and instant open notifications.

Don’t let the fact that it’s a free application fool you. SignWell is built to record legally binding signatures and takes note of what’s been done by who with its audit trail features. Plus, it lets you know when a document has been opened as soon as it happens, keeping you in the know at every turn.

Best features

  • Easy to create drag-and-drop signature fields
  • Recipients don’t need to download any software when completing a signature
  • Makes it easy for multiple people to sign documents
  • Tracks and records audit trail of all key signatures and document activity

Pricing

You can start using SignWell for free.

7. Signeasy for multi-document signing workflows

Signeasy is built for teams that care about streamlining processes and optimizing for efficiency. In one word: speed.

With Signeasy, users can easily create workflows to send, sign, and manage documents on one platform. Need to collect signatures in bulk? Signeasy enables users to create public signing links for easier recipient access.

Best features

  • Allows you to set up templates for future use
  • Contains usage reports for visibility and tracking
  • Integrates with the likes of Google Docs, Gmail, Zapier, and Salesforce
  • SOC type 2 compliant for high-security features
  • Advanced signer authentication features

Pricing

You can get started with Signeasy’s Business tier at $30 per user per month billed annually. However, if you only need access to its more basic features, a $10 per user per month plan is available.

8. Signrequest for smaller companies

While it won’t necessarily come with all the extra bells and whistles an enterprise team might need, Signrequest offers the essentials. It’s the perfect e-signature application for smaller teams.

With Signrequest, users can sign documents through just about any device. As the creator of the legally binding document, you’re able to choose which order you’d like recipients to sign documents. Not only that, senders and receivers can attach documents to a signature request. Once done, Signrequest streamlines the data storage process by organizing all documents in one centralized place.

Best features

  • Comes with plenty of custom integrations to apps like Dropbox and Zapier
  • Offers a public signing link to make it easy for multiple recipients to sign a document
  • Built-in bulk send features for easy document management

Pricing

Start using Signrequest for $9 a month per user.

Capture e-signatures and more with Paperform

There’s no shortage of e-signature apps out there that can pretty much get the job done. Where they differ is how easy they are to integrate into your workflow, how expensive they are, and what their level of customisation is.

If you want to get the best of all worlds—form building, payment capture, automation, integrations, and e-signature features—Paperform takes the cake. It’s the reason we like to call it the Swiss Army Knife for teams wanting to optimize for speed, ease of use, and accessibility.

Ready to capture more digital signatures with ease? Get started with Paperform today.


About the author
Vivian Tejeda
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Vivian Tejeda is a B2B SaaS and marketing writer.

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