Ever need to print a PDF file, sign it, scan it, and then email it? I’ve lost count of the number of contracts and other documents I’ve had to do this for. Doc Sign is an iOS app that saves you a few steps, by letting you use your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to sign a PDF using your touchscreen display. No printer or scanner required.
You can use the app to open PDF attachments from the iOS Mail app, from Drop.io, or from a computer. When you’re done, you can either export the document or email it.
Doc Sign isn’t just for signatures though. You can also use it to fill out forms in PDF files. One thing that sets this app apart from other PDF signing apps is the fact that it doesn’t require an internet connection, because everything runs natively on your mobile device. That means your files will never be uploaded to the developers’ servers.
The app supports older iPhone and iPod touch models, but some features are reserved for iOS 4 and iTunes 9.2, including the ability to transfer documents from your desktop using iTunes file transfer and the ability to open Mail attachments directly into Doc Sign.
Doc Sign is available from the App Store for $3.99.