Cloud file sharing services make it easy to store and share documents from any location, with the assurance that they’re backed up securely. Many online fax companies are starting to integrate their services with cloud file sharing services, either through smartphone apps, plugins, or directly from a web interface, making it even easier to send and receive documents. Here, we take a look at some of the online fax services that offer a way to fax documents from cloud file sharing services.
MetroFax – You can’t use MetroFax’s web interface to send documents from cloud file sharing services, but you can fax documents from services like DropBox by using MetroFax’s smartphone app in conjunction with those services’ apps. MetroFax offers three packages: Essential, Value, and Professional, and all three include iOS and Android apps. MetroFax’s smartphone apps also allow you to take a picture of your document and send the image as a fax.
MetroFax’s plans all offer great value. Its Essential plan includes 500 total pages for $7.95 per month, its Value plan includes 1,000 total pages for $12.95 per month, and the Professional Plan includes 2,500 total pages at $35.95 per month. Its Professional plan in particular is a very good value for high volume users.
RingCentral – RingCentral allows you to fax directly from Google Drive, Box, and Dropbox. RingCentral also offers a great value and is feature-rich. All of its plans include electronic signatures (eSigning), Microsoft Office integration, and mobile apps fro iOS, Android and Blackberry.
RingCentral’s Fax 700 includes 700 total pages for $8.89 per month, its Fax 1000 includes 1,000 total pages for $17.99 per month, and its Fax 2500 plan includes 2,500 total pages for $59.99 per month.
MaxEmail – MaxEmail is an online fax and voicemail service. While it doesn’t allow you to fax from cloud file sharing services through its web interface, MaxEmail does have an iPhone app that includes direct integration with DropBox, Google Drive, iDisk and all WebDav services. The iPhone app also allows you to take photos of documents and attach them to faxes as PDF files.
MaxEmail offers three plans, all on a month-to-month basis with no contract. Its Plus plan include 250 inbound pages and 100 outbound pages for $9.95 per month, the Corporate Lite plan includes 600 inbound pages and no outbound pages for $39.95 per month, and the Corporate plan includes 2,000 inbound pages and no outbound pages for $104.50 per month. While MaxEmail includes some great features, like the app’s integration with cloud-based document programs, its plans offer less flexibility.
HelloFax – HelloFax is not a feature-rich service, but it does offer a plugin that allows you to fax Google Docs directly from an online Google Drive interface. It also lets you sync and manage your faxes from Dropbox, Box, OneDrive and Evernote.
HelloFax also offers international faxing, unlimited storage of sent and received faxes, and is HIPAA compliant. It doesn’t offer any mobile apps, phone support, or toll free numbers, however, and doesn’t provide the ability to store your contacts online or integrate with Microsoft Office.
HelloFax offers three plans: its Home Office plan includes 300 total pages for $9.99 per month, its Professional plan offers 500 total pages for $19.99 per month, and the Small Business Plan offers 1,000 total pages for $39.99 per month.