I could sign it ‘Bugs Bunny‘ with a cursive flair and no one would know. I’d still have to pay the bill, though. Have you ever wondered how you can send your signature in an official document right from your Mac? There’s an app for that.
Signature? Or, Autograph? Yes!
Even deep into the digital age there are still plenty of documents that have to be signed with a pen. Short of scanning, how does a signature get sent electronically?
The Autograph app is one of those relatively inexpensive apps that does just one thing. It records your autograph; your signature, and makes it available to be dropped into apps and documents on your Mac.
Autograph? Yeah, I’m not sure why they didn’t give it the title Signature, but may that one was already taken.
Regardless, here’s what Autograph does. It captures your signature and makes it available in those apps that usually need a signature. Microsoft Word, Pages, Mail, and others.
How Autograph works is really easy. The pop up window gives you a place to write your signature using the Mac’s trackpad (either MacBook, or Magic Trackpad).
Then, just drop the signature into which ever app or document needs it and you’re good to go.
Click on the image above for a larger, pop up view with more detail.
Clever, no? And there’s no scanner to hookup and wait around while it gets warm.
I don’t know about the legalistics of using a digital signature in documents, but this one looks official to me, and it doesn’t get much easier to use.
Well, almost. Using the Mac’s trackpad works easily enough, but I found I needed to practice a few times to get my digital signature to look somewhat like my real signature.
When is Apple going to sell an Apple-branded stylus? They’re all the range among Samsung Phablet users.
Autograph gives you options for hotkey activation. And the typical 3-finger swipe lets you undo and redo. If there’s an easier way to get your signature into your MacBook (or Mac with a magic trackpad), I don’t know what it is.