FaxCenter
FaxCenter
1.5

4.4

FaxCenter free download for Mac

FaxCenter1.5

01 June 2006

Send and receive faxes (was Cocoa eFax).

Overview

FaxCenter is a small ANSI C/POSIX program that sends and receives faxes using almost any fax modem (internal or external).

Cocoa eFax started as a simple front end, but has really progressed into much more. You can send and receive faxes in multiple formats. You can scan and send, you can send quicknotes, attach coversheets, and much more.

What's new in FaxCenter

Version 1.5:
  • Fixed the issue where faxes were sent out inverted on Mac OS X 10.3 and earlier

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28 Reviews of FaxCenter

4
Anonymous
13 March 2002
Version: 0.9.5

Most helpful

Integration with Apple address book would be very nice indeed.
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5
Lindam
25 January 2009
Version: 1.5 build 14
I've had this since it was efax and after a few minutes of set up and one failure,I retried it and it works flawlessly with the exception of getting email notifications. To the poster that wrote about the complexities of fax software,in my most blond moments I've figured this stuff out going back to the first version of Windows for Workgroups. Perhaps you are just not that technically inclined. I have friends like that. :-) Linda
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3
Orion-Mk-V
31 May 2006
Version: 1.5
Somewhat slow, and not altogether streamlined or intuitive, but it works reliably and is very affordable.
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Anonymous
04 March 2005
Version: 1.4.1 build 2
Works very well. Only thing which did not work, was the notification by email option (and sending the fax to an email address). Hopefully this feature works in the next version...
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Anonymous
22 July 2004
Version: 1.4.1
I've always had good luck with this app myself, and registered it a few months ago. To the person(s) who are having problems, is there any chance that Fax Center is conflicting with the built-in Panther fax options is System Preferences? I have mine turned off.
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5
Anonymous
12 July 2004
Version: 1.4
This App. has worked for me since OS 9 and I use Panther's Fax but I don't get a copy of the sent faxes like I do with FaxCenter. Also when I email for tech support I get a response in a day or so thats a whole lot more than I can say for most developers or major companies. I say give this app. a chance and see what your doing wrong and not blame the app. for all your problems. Michael
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Anonymous
09 July 2004
Version: 1.3.2
Version 1.4 comments: Small Fax app with potential, as we all hold our breath and wait for an OSX version of GlobalFax, and NO, FaxSTF is NOT the answer... BTW, when you send a "QuickNote", where is it saved? Whooosh, its gone. I do have FaxCenter setup correctly, so this baffles me. The phone number database is changed between version 1.3.2 and 1.4? Is there any advantage to this for me, and is there any repercussions? I'll stick to 1.3.2 for now, until further reviews and clarifications come forward...
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4.75
Anonymous
16 March 2004
Version: 1.3.2
Bla, Bla & Bla ....... This is a GREAT software!
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3.75
Anonymous
15 January 2004
Version: 1.3.2
Sorry, but I can't agree with these glowing reviews. I'm an experienced user on a good, clean installation of 10.3.2 on a G4 1.25, and I could not get this sucker to receive a fax in a half hour. I observed at least four distinct eye-roller, what-the-hell-now behaviours along the way. I suspect that I could probably get it working if I spent a couple hours at it. But the software has already FAILED by then, you know? Some functionality has to be immediate to be worthwhile. If it doesn't work right away, it basically doesn't work. What is it about fax software, anyway? There must be complexities I know nothing about. Apparently it's a very difficult thing to do, because in ten years of trying I have yet to use fax software that I could trust. I expect Ben Mackin is a fine developer (he's certainly put together a nice interface), yet he is not, apparently, able to make fax software that just... works. I'm beginning to think that no one can. My solution: I'm going to give up faxing. It gets less useful every year anyway.
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5
Anonymous
19 December 2003
Version: 1.3.2
Excellent application! easy to use. A great deal
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4.75
Anonymous
24 September 2003
Version: 1.3.1
The best Fax App. Available better than any I've had great support also. Fast answers via email. Will probably stick with this app. Even after installing 10.3!
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3.75
Lofty
05 July 2003
Version: 1.2.1
Much easier to use than FAXstf, however OS10.2.6 seems to exclude the ability to create a fax directly form the "Print" window. I have found that I have to save the document as a .pdf file and then fax it. Simple to do though!
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4.25
Anonymous
26 June 2003
Version: 1.2.1
Makes FAXstf look silly. Does what it says on the tin and cheap to boot. Easy for anyone to use without the curious, nay deranged procedures that FAXstf puts you thru. Okok.. so versions 1.0 and 1.1 were pretty dodgy.... but I expect great things from 1.2 Keep it up Ben... you're doing great.
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5
Schmelding
25 June 2003
Version: 1.2.1
Fax Center, will you marry me?
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Anonymous
05 June 2003
Version: 1.2
MacWorld Review about this product should be updated : although I haven't tried sending a fax in landscape mode yet, I never had any problems using CocoaFax (something I do since before MacWorld review was written). Less expensive to buy than Faxst, CocoaFax works really great for me !
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4.75
Anonymous
05 June 2003
Version: 1.2
Should be called "the fax program Apple should've included free of charge from the beginning." I wish more software was like this: simple, clean, and unbloated. I am glad to find a fac program that just plain faxes. This little guy's been growing for over a year, and the developer has been doing a great job of steadily impoving it.
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4.25
Anonymous
04 June 2003
Version: 1.2
Yup. The FaxSTF sucked all the time back to System7, which was my first MacOS. I dropped using all the MacOSes after 7.6, when it bacame apparent that Apple was going nowhere. It took some years for me to get back to MacOS and I did it only when the MacOS X started to be enough mature to be put into daily use. After all those years I found the crappy-sucky FaxSTF being bundled again with my new Mac... After seeking around I find the Cocoa eFax to be the only way of faxing things aout of my TiBook. eFax is a well established Linux/Unix piece of code, which does its job well enough for the linux afficionados. No Mac user on the other hand would like to fiddle around with terminal and shell scripts to send faxes! That's where Cocoa eFax comes in handy. It does all the dirty work for you and then passes the things to a customised eFax engine (that's how I see it). It has most of the features you would expect from the faxing program. It integrates well with the OS (menubar, PDF services etc.). Yes. There are things to be improved and some crash-prone areas it is getting better with every release. I find it actually the only reasonable way of enabling fax communications to MacOS X. BTW. This is still a pity that things like fax (and a usable BACKUP) are not delivered with the system itself.
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4.5
Tig4
15 March 2003
Version: 1.1.1
So far so good......WAY better than FaxSTF.....I am going to pay the shareware fee. The ONLY thing that i would LOVE to see is fax/call sensing like Global Village did.
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4
Jimw
05 March 2003
Version: 1.1.1
I tried to use this product about 6 months ago with my Zoom External Modem. Unfortunately I could not get it to work as this looked like a pretty good product and was the only thing available other than FaxSTF which only worked with the Apple Internal Modem. My contacts with the developer were pleasant enough but I found myself becoming a volunteer member of his developement and testing team, something I had no interest in or time for. So when PageSender became available for external modems I tried it. After a few minor glitches and an efax update provided by the developer, it works fine and have been using it since then with no problem. Unfortunately the developer of Cocoa eFax has never gotten back to me so I have no idea if he resolved the problems. In any case I have paid my Shareware fee to PageSender and currently have no further need for this product. PageSend is a bit more expensive however. The bottom line: Both Cocoa eFax and PageSender seem like good solutions for sending and receiving faxes in OS X. They fill a niche that Apple should have. If Cocoa eFax doesn't work for your configuration, give PageSender a try. Or better yet, try them both and pay the fee for the one that works best for you, as they both use the same core Unix engine - eFax. In any case, either choice is far better than supporting FaxSTF. FaxSTF has always treated Mac users as an afterthought with an arrogant attitude, poor functionality and support. So now that we have alternatives, I suggest we support them. FaxSTF needs to be sent a clear message and wakeup call that Mac users don't need to be treated this way and we no longer need FaxSTF. I am rating this product only because I did try a use it at one time had have examined its feature set specifications. PageSender would get a a rating of 3, 4 4, 5 from me.
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3.75
rey Moskito
27 February 2003
Version: 1.1
Jer: I do agree with your comments, but When are we gonna end with that "offset idiocy"? All that offset thing to compensate some others rating is suspiciously next to fascism. Whoever and whatever reasons he might have for that opinion, he has the same right to post his comment and ratings than you have. It's like now I rated the product 0 to offset your lack of democracy and then someone rated it 5 to offset my overweight and then... Useless and endless game. Nothing to do with the product.
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4.75
Chas-m
26 February 2003
Version: 1.1
Ben has created a great fax program. It's not for "professional" faxcasters and/or spammers (thank goodness!) but for "the rest of us" it meets our needs perfectly and doesn't require a manual. This is the future of shareware -- building a little onto the back of open-source software and charging a little (very reasonable) for the extra convenience. Way to go Ben! One little thing I would like to see added is Address Book integration.
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4.75
gcgjr
26 February 2003
Version: 1.1
SUPERB IN ALL RESPECTS!
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5
Anonymous
23 February 2003
Version: 1.0.3
Danny is an idiot and is obviously on crack. He wrote: Looks extremely fishy: a "...installs over 100 Mb of stuff, who knows where... and it requires Ghostscript which comes in at another 120 Mb or so -- and... Fetch opens by itself . ------------- This is complete bullshit. The program is extremely compact and installs no other elements other than the program folder itself. I am giving this top ratings in all categories to offset Danny's idiocy.
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2.5
Anonymous
05 February 2003
Version: 1.0.3
I was so happy to see a fax program for Jaguar users after all fax stf is without doubt the worst software program available it defies belief that Aplle still bundle this trash with all there computers.So i bought efax for 10 dollers and all it does is crash my g4 and i cannot receive a fax.I emailed the owner who sent me a string of things to do.Jesus i am not a computer technician which to follow his instructions you would need to be,so 10 dollers down the tube still could be worse i could have bought stf!!.It is remarkable that in the 21st century you cannot purchase a easy to use fax program for apples mac os 10 above.How they will laugh at us in the future
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4.75
Anonymous
16 January 2003
Version: 1.0.3
Great product and ben is always available to help or solve any problem.
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5
Square Pixel
05 November 2002
Version: 0.9.7B20
This is a great product -no hassel, simple, no clutter, no unnecessary useless accessaries -just fax it baby!!!!
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4
Phripley
08 July 2002
Version: 0.9.6b28
I have used the unregistered version to send two faxes and it worked great. I don't need to be able to receive faxes tho. You can't beat the price (especially as compared to FaxSTF -- which crashes all the time). You can tell it is still in development but I registered to encourage the author... Go Ben go. As for Danny's comment about 'fishiness', I'll just say that the space required for installation is not the same as the amount of space consumed by the installed application. Yeah, it's not as small as the tiny download would indicacate but there is nothing fishy about it.
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1
Anonymous
06 June 2002
Version: 0.9.6
Looks extremely fishy: a supposedly small fax program installs over 100 Mb of stuff, who knows where on your computer, and it requires Ghostscript which comes in at another 120 Mb or so -- and next thing you notice is that miraculously Fetch opens by itself .... Beware!!
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4
Anonymous
13 March 2002
Version: 0.9.5
Integration with Apple address book would be very nice indeed.
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4.4

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  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later
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