February 26, 2010

DocQ – Ditch the Fax Machine

DocQ is a webapp that aims to make fax machines obsolete by allowing users to edit, annotate, digitally sign, and distribute PDF documents with anyone in the world. From filling out forms to time stamping and signing documents in a legally-enforceable way, DocQ allows you to conduct all of your business right from your desktop, without having to send signed documents via overnight mail, messenger, or fax ever again.

After choosing an account type that fits you needs, get started with DocQ by editing and annotating any PDF. You can type notes alongside a PDF file, and then securely share it with others through the DocQ system. When doing so, you’ll receive an instant notice when the document has been received—as well as the chance to retract your message should you change your mind about sending the document in the first place. By created forms with DocQ’s Form Designer feature, you can distribute surveys to clients, get them filled out online, and then receive the results back in a matter of minutes—all without clients needing to print or mail anything to get the job done.

For users who frequently sign important documents, DocQ’s digital signature feature lets you e-sign PDFcontracts in a legally enforceable way. Not only does DocQ speed up the process of getting back signed paperwork from clients and vendors, but the digital format makes it easier to store that paperwork for years to come. Whether you’re a sole proprietor or a manager at a large company, DocQ’s PDF technology can help any business cut mailing costs and run more efficiently.

Practical Uses:

  • Digitally sign a contract and send it in immediately
  • Receive a notification when the document you sent has been received
  • Fill out forms on any PDF
  • Store PDFs online and access the documents from anywhere

Insider Tips:

  • Receive notification if anyone modifies one of your documents
  • Receive PDF form data as a PDF or CSV file
  • Search through your DocQ documents by keyword or phrase
  • View PDF files from a web-enabled mobile phone

What we liked:

  • Digital signature feature can speed up business transactions and allow more work to be done online
  • Form designer makes it easy to collect data from clients
  • Markup tools are useful for making notes and edits on coworkers’ documents
  • Ability to easily convert documents to PDF

What we didn’t like:

  • DocQ’s free plan puts watermarks on your documents


Company Info:

  • Launched: 2009 (Beta)
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Plano, Texas
  • Founded by: Docudesk
  • Web site:


  • Free plan
  • Personal plan is $6.99/month
  • Business plan is $12.99/month

Submit a Comment