Do you need to send a fax from your Mac? If you do, you will need the best fax app for Mac. With these apps, you no longer have to depend on phone lines, modems, or fax machines to send your fax. Using online resources like Google fax free will make the process very easy.
We will look at some of the apps you may want to consider installing in your Mac for your faxing purposes.
Nextiva has email marketing software CRM and Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) phone. The app will allow you to receive and send faxes using email or your mobile device.
With an easy to use interface, the app is very user-friendly. To use the app, you have two basic options; you can use the portal to receive and send faxes, or you can set up an email account for use via Fax settings. If you prefer, connect your printer or external fax machine, so that software becomes your Mac hub.
If you opt to use the portal, simply put in the fax number and the details of the recipient. If you want to use email, prefix the number you are sending the fax to by adding the ‘1’ and @nextivafax.com. For instance, if you are sending the fax to the number to 2222, the correct format to send it will be firstname.lastname@example.org.
What you may not like about this app
• It has a very small file limit for uploads. You cannot exceed 5 MB and ten attachments at a go.
• Payments are on an annual basis which can prove costly for some people. However, if you’re not happy with the service, you can cancel your subscription and get a full refund.
• The App does not have a provision for toll-free fax numbers.
The most basic package comes in at $12.95 per month. You can try Nextiva for free for 30 days, and there is no fee for setting it up.
If you’re not a heavy user of faxing services, then you will benefit from installing the FaxFresh app without signing up or subscribing for it.
It is a very basic easy to use the app, but, you cannot send documents that are not in PDF format. Also, note that this is a pay-as-you-use app and payments are via PayPal. If for some reason the fax does not go through, you will not pay anything. Once it goes through, you get a confirmation email, and you are assured of document privacy because FaxFresh will not store your documents after sending.
What you may not like about this app
- You can only send but not receive faxes,
- You cannot preview your fax.
- It can only send PDF documents, and you have to merge all your pages into one PDF Document.
- You will need to generate your cover page
The price is $1.99 for eight pages, for every additional page you will have to part with $0.25.
Snackfax has an app for your Mac desktop. Like FaxFresh, this is a pay-as-you-use service and gives you access to up to 69 countries. You can drag-and-drop your PDF documents and the app will tell you how long it will take for your fax to go through.
It gives you push notifications, and you also have support from Fujitsu ScanSnap. If you are using your smart device, take a picture of the document and then use your SnapFax mobile app to send it.
While it is free to download on the Mac store, to use it, you have to buy credits from a range of $1.99 to $49.99 for 4 to 200 faxes.
You now know what we consider goods apps we feel are worth having on your Mac device. If you do not use the fax a lot, then you may want to consider you the provision of only paying for what you use. Be careful about what you choose because some may want you to pay extra if you are faxing internationally, while others may include some hidden costs. Read the fine print carefully and check that you understand the costing before deciding on your final option.