Top 10 electronic signature apps to keep your business running smoothly

Your new sales contract needs to be signed today. You could ask the signer to print it, sign it, scan it, and send it back. Or you could simply request an e-signature.

When you need a signature for an important document, using an electronic signature app is often the most convenient option. An e-signature is often as legally binding as a traditional signature but doesn’t include the hassle of printing or scanning.

Today there are dozens of electronic signature apps available. With so many options, you may be wondering which app is right for you. In this article, we’ll break down six of the top apps based on popularity and user satisfaction.

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1. DocuSign

Pricing: Personal plans start at $10 per month.

User satisfaction: 4.5 out of 5

As the market leader in electronic signatures, DocuSign has become a household name. DocuSign’s intuitive platform guides users through the entire e-signature process. The platform has over 350 built-in integrations, including Salesforce, Box, and Google Suite.

DocuSign
DocuSign

For complete, end-to-end management of the agreement process, DocuSign offers the Agreement Cloud. This suite of applications is designed to handle all your document needs. DocuSign also has a range of APIs, making it a strong option for those looking to integrate with other programs.

DocuSign in a nutshell

  • High price
  • First-class security
  • Good for large enterprises

2. Adobe Sign

Pricing: Individual plans start at $9.99 per month.

User satisfaction: 4.3 out of 5

Adobe is another industry leader in PDFs and electronic signatures. They focus on ease of use and streamlining digital workflows. This allows users to accomplish tasks faster and more efficiently. Adobe Sign integrates with a variety of third-party apps, like Salesforce, Microsoft, and Dropbox.

Adobe Sign

Adobe Sign meets all legal requirements for e-signatures. Also, any finalized documents you create are stored automatically. Like DocuSign, Adobe offers an end-to-end document management solution called Adobe Document Cloud. Adobe Document Cloud enables you to create, edit, sign, and review documents on any device.

Adobe Sign in a nutshell

  • Trusted name in software
  • Experienced and secure
  • Good for large organizations
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3. OneSpan Sign

Pricing: Professional plans start at $20 per month.

User satisfaction: 4.7 out of 5

Formerly known as eSignLive, OneSpan Sign places a heavy emphasis on security. For this reason, major financial institutions, such as Wells Fargo, US Bank, and Royal Bank of Canada, use it. OneSpan Sign provides audit trails and advanced security technology. These features can prevent fraud, compliance issues, and legal disputes.

OneSpan Sign
OneSpan Sign

While the price point is higher, so is the user satisfaction rating. Given this high rating, OneSpan Sign is a strong option for security-focused organizations.

OneSpan Sign in a nutshell

  • Trusted name in software
  • Experienced and secure
  • Good for large organizations

4. PDFfiller

Pricing: Basic plans start at $8 per month.

User satisfaction: 4.6 out of 5

PDFfiller is a feature-rich PDF editor and e-signature management tool. Its capabilities include adding text, drawing shapes, highlighting/blacking out text, adding logos, and searching for text within a PDF. When collecting e-signatures, you can send multiple documents, specify a signing order, and create custom editing permissions.

PDFfiller

PDFfiller is compatible with both Android and iOS. It also integrates with many popular apps including Salesforce, Google Docs, Dropbox, MS Office, and Slack. Intended for smaller teams, the premium version supports up to five users.

5. PandaDoc

Pricing: Individual plans start at $9 per month.

User satisfaction: 4.4 out of 5

PandaDoc is a popular document management software that focuses on sales documents. The platform is suitable for collecting any type of e-signature. However, PandaDoc’s value proposition is largely centered on empowering sales teams. Their library of templates includes high-quality sales proposals, quotes, and contracts. These can help facilitate a more successful sales cycle.

PandaDoc

PandaDoc’s platform is designed to be an all-in-one document solution. It can create, edit, track, and e-sign digital documents. Other features include premium templates, workflow automation, and content management.

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For a more detailed comparison among two major signature products, check out PandaDoc-DocuSign comparison article.

6. SignNow

Pricing: Business plans start at $8 per month.

User satisfaction: 4.5 out of 5

While other vendors are positioned as full document management suites, SignNow is primarily focused on the e-signature aspect of the document process. They strive to be the easiest and most intuitive e-signature app on the market. SignNow has won numerous awards.

SignNow

If you’re looking for a simple tool to get e-signatures done quickly and efficiently, SignNow is a safe bet. In addition to e-signatures, SignNow offers templates, PDF editing, and third-party integrations, such as Salesforce, Oracle, Dropbox, and Box.

7. SignEasy

Pricing: Business plan with unlimited users costs $30 per user per month.

User satisfaction: 4.7 out of 5

SignEasy’s focus has been on mobility and simplicity, with an increasing emphasis on the needs of Team users. Founded in 2010, SignEasy features secure sockets layer (SSL) technology to encrypt all data transferred between the application on your device and their servers.

signeasy

Reviews are very positive; however, some reviewers have previously noted slight interface glitches, lengthy loading times, and the lack of company branding options, of which is now supported on team and premium accounts.

SignEasy uses secure servers at Amazon Web Services to store your files, and only you can access the files with your user credentials. The software enables inclusion of multiple documents and/or users simultaneously. 

SignEasy works with a variety of apps, including Gmail, Google Drive and Docs, Zapier, Box, Dropbox, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Outlook, Freshworks and Evernote. Users can also sign, or request signatures, without leaving the applications they’re working in.

The price is on par with other solutions at $10 per month for individual users with limited needs. To access additional features, other individual plans are priced at $15–$20 per month. Finally, the rate for teams is $60 per month for up to three users and $20 per month for each additional user. All plans include unlimited sign/send capabilities. SignEasy offers all individual and team users a 14-day free trial.

SignEasy in a nutshell

  • Mobile and simple
  • Fast to set up and easy to use
  • Good for businesses of all sizes

8. KeepSolid Sign

Pricing: Depends on the size of the team, $34.99 per user per month for a team with 5 members.

User satisfaction: 4.1 out of 5

As the name implies, KeepSolid Sign is a sturdy mid-level solution for everyday mobile and multidevice needs. It’s a native app for iOS, macOS, Android, and Windows.

keepsolid sign

Established in 2013, this newer player on the market does not yet support digital certificates and digital signatures from a Certificate Authority. However, it’s not a lightweight on security. KeepSolid Sign comes with military grade AES-256 encryption.

In reviews, users have noted the handy templates that can reduce the time needed to prepare documents. Some reviewers have observed that the interface might not be suited for larger, more complex tasks.

In terms of cost, KeepSolid is relatively inexpensive. It comes with a 14-day trial, and the single-user rate is $9.99 per month. Teams with up to five members pay $34.99 per month, and larger teams of 10 or less pay $64.99 per month.

KeepSolid Sign in a nutshell

  • Modestly priced
  • Simple to use
  • Offers useful templates

9. Secured Signing

Pricing: Depends on the size of the team and the number of documents to be signed.

User satisfaction: 4.6 out of 5

Founded in 2008, this New Zealand-based company offers some impressive features.

Secured Signing includes a cloud-based digital signing service, including a signing workflow with invitations, automated reminders, and signing progress in real time. The X.509 digital signature technology that underpins Secured Signing ensures the authenticity of signees and documents.

securedsigning

While customer reviews stress that the program is fast, some have complained about a confusing interface, lack of features, and no mobile app.

The basic plan is free if you need to send three documents or fewer a month. For up to 10 documents a month, there’s a pay-as-you-go rate starting at $9.95 per month. For companies with higher volume, the team edition starts at $24.95 per month. The price varies based on the number of users and the number of documents sent.

Secured Signing in a nutshell

  • A cheap solution for low-volume needs
  • Fast (according to reviews)
  • Versatile for individuals or business

10. RightSignature

Pricing: Standard plan starts at $12 per month.

User satisfaction: 4.5 out of 5

Fast, easy, and not too expensive, RightSignature is a good solution for mid-level users. 

Founded in 2009 and acquired by Citrix in 2014, RightSignature is used by more than 1 million business professionals. The program includes bank-level security with “256-bit SSL encryption when in transit and with AWS cloud infrastructure.”

RightSignature

At $12 a month for individuals, it’s in the mid-range in terms of cost. For businesses with three users, the cost is $60 per month. While the single-user price is cheaper, reviewers noted a lack of options and templates in the lower cost product.

RightSignature in a nutshell

  • Moderately priced
  • Mobile friendly
  • Easy to use

Choosing an e-signature app

E-signature applications have completely transformed the document signing process. The signer no longer needs access to a printer and scanner. You can use the above apps to quickly and conveniently collect e-signatures for almost any purpose.

Ultimately, deciding which app to use will depend on your specific needs. If you just need a basic e-signature tool and would like to save money, PDFfiller or SignNow could be great options. Larger organizations that need comprehensive document management may be interested in the cloud suites offered by Adobe and DocuSign. 

Pro Tip

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Regardless of which application you choose, one thing is clear: All six of the apps on this list will provide significant benefits over traditional signatures. Signing documents will be faster, more efficient, and more organized.

This article is originally published on Jul 09, 2019, and updated on Aug 04, 2022.

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