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Announcing E-Signatures for Forms

Today, we are releasing a new Electronic Signature field for online forms. You can now add an e-signature question to your form and get your users to sign the forms they complete.


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No more faxing!

It is 2013 and we are still printing dead trees, signing them with pen and faxing them over. If your form requires signature to be finalized you do not need to waste any more time with the fax step. There is no difference between a JotForm form that has been submitted with an e-signature and a form that has been signed on paper and faxed to you.


Works on Mobile Browsers

JotForm e-signature is tested on ipads, iphones and android phones. It just works! The large size of the signing area allows your users to easily enter their signatures.


What Kinds of Forms may need E-signatures?

E-signature forms can be used on contract forms, application forms, registration forms, online petitions, forms that require terms of service agreements, non-disclosure agreements, incident reporting and human resources forms.


Legally Binding

E-signatures are legally binding on almost all countries and states, but we still recommend consulting with your lawyer.

JotForm records the IP address and time of the signature made so that also provides additional confirmation about the signer of the document. 


Try it now! 

You can create your first e-signature form right away! Simply add an E-Signature field to your form under Power Tools on the Form Builder.  

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UPDATE: E-signature field has been moved the JotForm Form Widgets gallery. So, to add it you should use the widgets button on the left side instead.

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Aytekin Tank is founder of JotForm. He currently leads the JotForm development team. He loves to hear from JotForm users. Feel free to shoot him an email at aytekin at jotform.com.

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30 Comments...

  • monique magoon

    is this legating binding based on UETA and Esign Act?

    where can i find a version of the contract that confirms signature of both parties?

  • Profab

    What happened to e-signature -- where is it?

  • Purchasing Department

    Is there anyway to prevent people from leaving partial signatures. We have some people that think they are so smart to avoid signing a required field that they place a few dots in the signature section. Anything such as it tracking the amount of space the mouse moves. Its a great form guys!

  • certipma

    Dear Support,
    I did like it very very much.
    Do you think it would be possible to add a localization field for the word "Clear" at the right bottom corner?

    Best regards

  • Vincent

    Does the e-signature not work on a Winbook tablet? Can sign perfectly on a mac or iphone, but can't get the signature to work on our Winbook TW700 tablet.

    Our form is below:
    http://form.jotformpro.com/form/50206121134941?

  • irepairsp

    i do not see a powertools on the side of my toolbar

  • nisciencepark

    Hi, Is it free to get the E-Signature widget?

  • designmywebpage

    I uploaded my contract (jpeg) and then added the e-sign option at the bottom and submitted the form. When I look at the submission I only see the signature and the contract itself if not there. Any idea why?

  • markashton

    Hey, around 880 hours since you posted this blog ... and this feature still doesn't deliver the signature in emails ... shame on you man ... who doesn't put a new feature working properly at the top of their priority list? This sucks ... massive red herring for me I'm afraid ... I'd have rather spent zero hours on this and known about it when it worked properly ... and been delighted :-( really disappointed

  • LeoC2

    Add another user who does not receive the signature in the email report. I even created a new response on a form but no luck. It does appear in the reports but not the emaiols.

  • markashton

    Any chance we can get ...

    1) Signature in email
    2) Signature in reports

    Would like to deploy this but currently hopeless

    Thanks

  • coversine

    u guys rock!

  • ecimino

    When I receive the notification, I cant see the signature on the form.

  • bgrecwell

    This is amazing news! Does the signature count toward our file upload space? I know the image file size is very very tiny, I'm just wondering.

  • fincapaloma

    How do you get the hyperlink to work on Terms & Conditions ? tick option

  • homeqare

    Amazing!

  • TrampCap

    The truth to be said, just adding this feature increases the value of jotform substantially. On the other hand, most would hesitate to sign on the web because it is simply difficult (using the mouse cannot produce a nice signature, and most would ask for an alternative). If the ipad/iphone option really exists, a note should inform the reader on this option, but this automatically add a step that some might not want to take. However, this is still a great addition and I salute you for this.

  • eliteembassy

    I already love Jotforms and I love it even more now. I was just about to find a service to do this form me and now, I have it thanks to JotForm.

  • Sam

    I can also confirm that this is not working when embedded on a website. Very cool feature though! Just signed up today and I definitely needed this. I'm sure you'll work out the glitch soon.

  • zest

    you guys are just awesome!
    this is what we have been looking for...

    now, if only this can all be integrated with Salesforce.com

    this will be the next goal for you guys! ;o)

  • dymesquadmag

    When I recieve the notification, i cant see the signature

  • rpv

    This is amazing - I'm so impressed!

  • wrecklessnation

    Great but when i tried it via http://www.advocatesustainability.com/cpr/register/

    The field for signature doesn't appear.

  • atran

    Awesome! Thank you! Very helpful!

  • markashton

    Hi,
    Testing the e-signature a lot you'll notice ;-)
    It needs either the option to add a hint or a sub-label. Personally I think the sub-label is in the wrong place to provide instruction .. but a hint I feel is perfect. Why? You could add your own phrased instruction e.g. use your finger to draw your signature. If you're not happy press clear at bottom of box.
    When I've tested it with people a couple have said "how do I add the signature then?"
    Thanks, leave it with you
    Regards mark

  • essentialnetworks

    Is signing with a mouse a legal signature ?

  • markashton

    Hi,
    Have started testing the e-signature function.
    The signature function/pad does not work when embedding the source code into one's own page.
    The pad itself is quite simply absent.
    Please give it a whirl ... have tested it in all major browsers on desktop and on Iphone.
    Thanks, Come back for more info if needs be.
    Regards Mark
    Thanks, mark

  • markashton

    Fantastic. I'm delighted. Not available yet though?

  • Kelly Weaver

    Hi! I don't see the field in the power tools section. I've pulled up an existing form.

    and how does someone "sign" the form?

  • zaibunissa

    Great Stuff! Professional.