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FaxDocument lets you fax documents from your Mac instantly. Simply drag and drop documents into FaxDocument and provide the fax number -- it's that simple! Download the app for Free and begin faxing today.
  • A Free cover page is included with every fax.
  • View detailed fax logs of all your faxes sent.
  • Use our included free fax cover page or include your own fax cover page.
  • Receive email confirmations of your faxes.
Note: FaxDocument is free to download, but requires in-app payments to fax documents.
What's New
Version 3.0:
  • PDF Forms instructions added
  • Some bug fixes.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later



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Psychiatry commented on 24 Dec 2013
It is easy to fax from the Mac.

1. Get an All-in-One Printer/Copier/Scanner/Fax such as the Epson WorkForce WF-2540 Wireless for $89 or the Brother MFC7360N with built-in networking.
2. In the Printers & Scanners, add the printer as a Fax.
3. Scan your document
4. Print to the Fax printer driver - selecting the phone number of your choice from your address book.

If you are lucky, to send and receive faxes:

1. Install Parallels Desktop
2. Install Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Server ($69) in Parallels
3. Install PageSender Fax Center in Snow Leopard Server. Share the Fax Printer
4. Attach a FaxModem such as the USRobotics USR5637 56K modem to the Mac.
5. Print to the Page Sender Fax Printer driver.

Note that if you have updated all along from 10.6 to 10.9, PageSender still works excellently for receiving Faxes in Mac OS X 10.9 via a FaxModem.

I simply send faxes via the All-In-One Printer's Fax function - which is cheap these days. And Epson and Brother make smart ones which can store jobs in memory as a job is being sent.

Or if I want the fax sent unattended, I simply print it from the Mac to the Fax Driver of the All-In-One Printer.
[Version 3.0]

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Prince_Isaac replied on 24 Dec 2013
@ Psychiatry: thanks for the extremely informative comment. I have a Brother 7460MFC but it doesn't show up in the window when I try to add it as a fax. In fact, nothing shows up. I click the + in Printers & Scanners, then click the Fax option at the top, but nothing shows up, all fields are grayed out. I can't manually type in a name and the "Use:" dropdown doesn't contain any choices. I'm on a late 2012 Mac Mini running 10.9.1.

Any tips?
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Psychiatry replied on 03 Jan 2014
@ Prince_Isaac:
Install the printer driver as you would a regular printer. The fax functionality is built into the printer-driver itself.

All you have to do is to Print the document after setting the Print-Dialog box option to fax:

1. When ready to fax, simply print.
2. When the print-dialog box comes up, go to the layout pop-up menu (this is often renamed as your app's name)
3. Select the "Send Fax" menu item.
4. The Fax options will then show up. Set the destination.
5. Then press the "Print" button.

There you go!
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Prince_Isaac replied on 03 Jan 2014
@ Psychiatry... Splendid! Just tried it out and it worked as advertised.

You gotta love this forum for all the things you learn here. Your assistance is really appreciated.
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MacHow2.Com reviewed on 30 Apr 2013
The problem with this app and many others like it is that your Mac requires a modem which most Macs post 2005 don't have unless you've bought an external one. You can find out a good overview of how to fax from mac using online services as well as how to fax for free here:
http://www.machow2.com/fax-from-mac
[Version 2.9]


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Thomas_u commented on 20 Apr 2013
looking at the comments in the (german) Mac App Store: This app seems to be junk!
[Version 2.9]


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ZenMaster_Flash commented on 15 Sep 2012
I found a (truly) FREE Fax service that works perfectly !

See: https://www.hellofax.com
[Version 2.4]

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Misha replied on 15 Sep 2012
http://www.hellofax.com/content/pricing sorta.
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ZenMaster_Flash replied on 15 Sep 2012
The First 5 are totally FREE
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Wannes reviewed on 15 Sep 2012
Bummer, can only add ONE ! attachment to my fax
[Version 2.4]


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Jimw commented on 15 Sep 2012
My solution for faxing on the rare occasions I need it is to have bought a USB fax modem for around $20 and use the software built in OSX to do the job with my home phone line. To receive a fax just ask the sender to call me back and activate receive in OSX. Simple, clean and does not involve any other software, commercial or otherwise. My only gripe is that some time ago Apple chose to disable its own fax modem that had been working fine for years, but is now a paperweight. I am currently using a US Robotics modem with no issues when plugged into a USB expander port.
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Misha replied on 15 Sep 2012
Is your home phone line copper or VoIP? I've heard fax machines don't really work with VoIP.
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Jimw replied on 15 Sep 2012
My phone line is copper. I do not believe in VOIP for home use. It is based on Internet servers which from my understanding have a much higher risk of failure in an emergency or disaster situation than copper. Providers try to sell VOIP based on pricing, bells, and whistles because VOIP is much cheaper to maintain and distribute once the basic infrastructure is in place- i.e. profits.

If I am caught in an emergency or disaster situation II what the best chance of reaching assistance if I need it. That technology is still the proven technology of copper.
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Pirx replied on 20 Apr 2013
i prefer "e-mail to fax" gateways. No ned for hardware, but costs a monthly fee.
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Jimw replied on 20 Apr 2013
I simply do not do enough faxing to justify a monthly fee as I send out land receive less then 6 a year.
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Psychiatry replied on 08 Jun 2013
Apple did not disable its own fax modem. Apple's fax modem was so primitive it had to be supported heavily by custom-designed system fax software that emulated a fax modem.

Essentially this "fax modem" actually is only a connector to the phone line and cannot function on its own in any operating system, Windows or otherwise.

Apple chose to no longer write custom fax modem emulation software for it since the existing printer drivers already support REAL fax modems and all-in-one fax-copy-printer machines.
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Jimw replied on 08 Jun 2013
What Psychiatry said may be true but the point is that Apple purposely disabled a piece of hardware in the process that people paid for and did not give them any compensation for it. That is not a way to keep happy customers!
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JCH2 commented on 30 Jan 2012
A typical, overdone, cheap ploy calling this free since it costs and arm and a leg for the service side. And shame on MacUpdate for playing along with this tired old game.
[Version 2.3]


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MARKSMART reviewed on 30 Jan 2012
i ask for like fax apps, is it must to get first a real fax or only send from mail without a real fax i need answer for, thanks
[Version 2.3]


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Muhindin reviewed on 31 Jul 2011
You get 0 Star for a "non free APP" and 1 Star for the concept.
[Version 1.0d]


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Tice commented on 16 Jun 2011
Man, I wish FAX would finally die! It´s like you have all that mobile phones n stuff, but there are still some people who force you to go to that stand-up phone, pull the crank handle and wait for somebody to connect you. FAX is so damn annoying. Just try to boykott that.

Anyway, the app seems to be a solution for all others. ; )
[Version 1.0c]


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Date:23 Dec 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
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FaxDocument lets you fax documents from your Mac instantly. Simply drag and drop documents into FaxDocument and provide the fax number -- it's that simple! Download the app for Free and begin faxing today.
  • A Free cover page is included with every fax.
  • View detailed fax logs of all your faxes sent.
  • Use our included free fax cover page or include your own fax cover page.
  • Receive email confirmations of your faxes.
Note: FaxDocument is free to download, but requires in-app payments to fax documents.


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