FaxDesk gives internet users a convenient way to send and receive faxes to 30 countries. The website offers a fax to email system that takes a fax sent to the user and converts it into a document that can be viewed on an iPhone or as a standard email attachment. The user does not have to own or have access to an actual fax machine to use FaxDesk. The system works through the application’s server, which automatically translates the data into the format needed. Users are given a FaxDesk fax number. This is the number given to a sender when receiving a fax. Senders can also send a document through FaxDesk using email. FaxDesk email attachments current support TIFF, JPEG and PDF file types.
FaxDesk was created to give users an easy, cost effective way to send and receive faxes without purchasing an actual fax machine. The application provides users with a fax number so they can receive faxes from others without any confusion. The current version offers service to more than 30 countries across the globe. Many professionals use FaxDesk to save on the cost of equipment purchases for their home or office.
The concept behind FaxDesk is not a terribly new one. Many websites offer users ways to send a fax. The main difference is that FaxDesk supplies the user with a fax number and works both ways (sending and receiving). The application is easy to use and economical for professionals who send faxes relatively regularly. The current version supports three very common file types as well, so the user can open fax attachments without any extra downloads.
FaxDesk entices users with a pleasant, calm green and orange color scheme and neat menus. A new user can easily learn how to navigate the application and begin sending or receiving faxes. The pricing system is also economical for anyone who sends faxes often. Along with the price of a one-time fax at a print or office shop, the user is also saving money on fuel to get there since FaxDesk works from any computer with internet access.
A new user can get started by clicking the white “Free Sign Up” link in the upper, right hand corner of the FaxDesk homepage. The next page asks the user to click the blue button that corresponds with the subscription plan they are interested in. After doing so, the user is taken to the registration form. The form requires a name, email address (which will be the account username), password and how the user heard about FaxDesk. After submitting the form, the user is advised that they must check their email inbox for a verification message before proceeding. Users can also sign up by clicking either the Google or Yahoo buttons to the right of the form.
FaxDesk gives users the chance to try its service as a trial for free. The trial includes a dedicated fax number that is valid for up to 24 hours and unlimited inbound faxing with a limit of two outbound faxes per day. The Preferred plan costs $14.99 per month and includes a dedicated fax number and up to 50 monthly outbound faxes. The Exclusive plan costs $19.99 per month and includes up to 200 outbound faxes per month.
FaxDesk is ideal for anyone who sends or receives faxes relatively regularly. Anyone sending a one-time fax may not want to pay for a subscription (although the free account may be attractive). The application is easy to use and includes multiple options so the user only pays for as many faxes as they really need on a monthly basis. Professional freelancers and small businesses can use FaxDesk to save money on a fax machine purchase.