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Send Faxes From Your iPhone with Genius Fax
Genius Fax is a faxing app that lets you send or receive a fax from anywhere. Whether you're at home or at a concert, you…
Nowadays, fax and scan machines seem almost as obsolete as cassette tapes (RIP). Even with the rise of email, scanning apps, and messaging technology, there are still some folks out there who prefer to do things the old fashioned way. Have no fear, we’re here to introduce you to 21st century “faxing” with our App of the Week, Genius Fax.
We’ve told you about Genius Scan, the free document scanning app by The Grizzly Labs. After seeing much success from the hit document scanning app, they decided to create an app that made sending faxes from your phone just as easy. From this idea, Genius Fax was born.
Genius Fax lets you send and receive a fax from anywhere, whether you’re at home or at the airport, from your mobile device or your laptop. To send a fax is fairly simple. Choose a file from a cloud service (Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, etc.) or another iOS app (Genius Scan, Safari, Mail, etc.) and upload it. Then enter the recipient’s fax number and the document’s details like title, description, and sender info. This information will be featured on the cover page (which is free) and then once you have sufficient credits, you’re ready to send. To receive a fax, you first have to subscribe to a number and give that number to whoever needs to send you a fax. Once you have sufficient credits, you can receive faxes as a PDF that will appear in your received list.
Genius Fax is free to download but does require a little spare change to use (but way better than having to purchase a bulky fax machine or run to your local Staples, right?!). To receive a fax, you’ll need to subscribe to a number, which you can subscribe to for 1 ($3.99), 3 ($10.99), or 6 ($20.99) months; there’s no commitment, so you can pay as you need. To send and receive faxes, it costs one credit per page. Credits vary in pricing depending on how many you purchase at a time; one credit costs $0.99, but buying 200 credits is $49.99 ($0.25/page).
With a 4.8/5 star rating in the App Store, Genius Fax is the go-to faxing app for all types of users. Genius Fax has been featured by Gecko & Fly as one of the 11 best mobile fax apps for smartphones. Macworld has also featured Genius Fax, telling readers to throw away their fax machines.
Avoid the hassle of having to find a fax machine and download Genius Fax.
But enough about other people's apps.