PageSender Fax Center
PageSender Fax Center
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PageSender Fax Center4.6

22 April 2010

Print-to-email (PDF) and print-to-fax.

Overview

PageSender Fax Center has been discontinued and is no longer for sale.

PageSender Fax Center presents a fully-functional email or fax envelope when you print - just fill in the envelope, click "Print", and your document is on its way. Send and receive documents using your fax modem or send via any of the popular fax-by-email services.

Developed by Smile Software, Page Sender takes the hassle out of sending documents. Page Sender emails printouts as Portable Document Files (PDF), viewable with Adobe Acrobat Reader on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. Email your documents in a format anyone can read using your favorite email client.

What's new in PageSender Fax Center

Version 4.6:
  • Added eight additional fax-via-email services:
    • Concord Fax
    • Rogers Business Internet Fax (Canada)
    • SRFax (Canada)
    • Soho66 (UK)
    • Faxmate (Australia)
    • Singtel (Singapore)
    • eCall.ch (Switzerland)
    • Axiatel (Worldwide)
  • Switched in-product purchasing to FastSpring
  • Fixed possible hang when viewing incomplete received faxes
  • Other minor fixes and improvements

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46 Reviews of PageSender Fax Center

nowheredense
23 November 2007
Version: 4.1.1

Most helpful

I have been a registered user from January 2003. One of the things that has always stood out with the company is their superb customer support before, during, and after a purchase or an upgrade. I use Page Sender in my distance education courses in order to receive proctored exams back for grading. The software has been an indispensable tool in this respect. Just a few minutes ago, I upgraded to v4.x. And, once again the customer support has been second to none. When you must use fax software for work and truly appreciate timely response for help requests from the developer, I wholeheartedly recommend Page Sender.
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Jimw
09 August 2017
Version: 4.6
For those Mac users running current MacOS that do not want to downgrade their OS or have to reboot from another OS version, I have found that by running Windows in emulation mode with VMWare's Fusion, including Windows 10, I can attach my fax modem to the emulator and directly fax documents from using Windows without any charges per page, that is typical with current Mac solutions. Something not often considered when using remote fax technology is that your document is generally being sent unencrypted over the internet to a server, which could be a real security issue as it can expose your document to hackers. This defeats the intent of many institutions using fax for security reasons, as it is a technology that currently prevents such attacks by its hardware based transmission technology.
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bowlerboy-jmb
11 August 2014
Version: 4.6
Psychiatry is only partially correct when he states that "it is sad that [PageSender] is no longer being updated or sold." While developer Smile abandoned further development and support of PageSender at Snow Leopard, you can fortunately still buy PageSender 4.6 and run a licensed copy under Snow Leopard. Through intense (and fortuitous) Google searching, I managed to come across a site that still sells PageSender 4.6. Here are the links that took me to the page where I could buy PageSender: http://sandbox.smileonmymac.net/PageSender/index.html Clicking on the “Buy Now $39.95” PageSender button takes you to: http://sites.fastspring.com/smile/product/pagesender?_ga=1.145680308.1802394830.1394719529 After completing the order, I got an email directly from Smile Support (support@smilesoftware.com) which included a serial number, along with a link to download the software. The download link turned out to be invalid, so I contacted Smile Support by email to ask them to either update the link in their confirmatory email, or to send me a direct link to download the program itself. Fortunately, MacUpdate still maintains a valid link with which to down PageSender, so I am covered in regards to obtaining a disk image of the application with which to install it. But it might be helpful to MacUpdate members if MacUpdate administrators also include the links where the program can still be purchased, instead of mentioning only that the program has been discontinued, with the implication that it can no be bought. My buying experience proves that one can still buy PageSender, although neither the developer nor MacUpdate (yet) makes it easy to do so. Let's hope that both websites do so from this point on. I told Smile that there is still a market for this software, since nothing better has come along to replace it, nor is anything likely ever to be develop to replace it, now that faxing has been so deprecated as a viable communications medium on Mac computers. Yet, there is a need for faxing, and that need is not likely to disappear in the immediate future, so there will always be a need to use fax in certain situations, provided one is willing to use legacy software, legacy hardware, and legacy techniques to get the job done. I could always put my Global Village Teleport Gold and Teleport Gold II modems into service with my Mac II si or my PowerTowerPro clones, but I'd prefer to let those pre-Mac OS X collectibles rest in the attic, while I employ some variant of the Mac OS X to do my faxing. Thanks to PageSender, which I have yet to test out but have purchased based on universally positive recommendations here and elsewhere, I hope to be able to implement broadcast faxing merely by booting up into a previous Mac OS X version, namely Snow Leopard. Sounds good to me!
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5
Psychiatry
08 June 2013
Version: 4.6
I am still using PageSender Fax Center 4.6 EVERY DAY on Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.4. I LOVE IT. It is still the best software for RECEIVING AND ORGANIZING a large number of faxes. I get sometimes hundreds of faxes a day. It works well, reliably and stably with USRobotics USR5637 USB FaxModem. I love the way it automatically saves the faxes as PDFs in a selected folder and how it can automatically forward the faxes via eMail to multiple email addresses. It can notify you by email if there is a problem. It notifies you of a new fax using Growl. And it can show the fax automatically as they come in in Preview. It can also optionally print the faxes automatically. This is a better feature set than any other fax software including that built into Mac OS X which is very rudimentary. The print to fax and print to email modules no longer work. But I still use them to as virtual printers - such as printing from Windows on Parallels when connecting to some systems which don't print well to local printers. The print jobs I can then transfer to an actual printer for output. This is very handy since Adobe Acrobat's Print-to-PDF modules no longer work. For Print-to-Fax or simply faxing printed documents, I recommend buying an Epson WorkForce All-in-One Fax-Copy-Printer such as the WF-3540. These least expensive of these is only $89. Mac OS X has built in drivers to print to fax to these fax machines. For receiving and organizing and displaying faxes, there is simply NOTHING better than PageSender Fax Center. It is sad that it is no longer being updated or sold. But for me, it is still going strong on Mac OS X 10.8.4 on the latest Macs. I would have to jury-rig macros to get the built-in fax software to work someone like PageSender. I am happy that it is still working stably, reliably, and efficiently in the latest version of Mac OS X. Hopefully it will still work with Mac OS X 10.9 this summer. But I am hopeful it will work since it has been a well-written and well-behaved app so far with Mac OS X. Note: you can download PageSender 4.6 from other sites after googling.
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Macmedix
13 September 2012
Version: 4.6
Page Sender 4.6 works fine from Tiger to Snow Leopard. Not supported for Lion & beyond. Discontinued, last version is 4.6 released in 2010. No longer available on developer's website. Zoom 3095 external USB modem works well (don't need to install any drivers).
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0.5
Noivad
26 April 2012
Version: 4.6
Crashes on launch under 10.7.3. Deleting the preferences files does not solve the problem. Console log is as follows: PageSender Fax Center[9329]: *** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSInvalidArgumentException', reason: '-[__NSCFDictionary setObject:forKey:]: attempt to insert nil value (key: TB Item Identifiers)'
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0.5
Noivad
26 April 2012
Version: 4.6
Incompatible with 10.7.3: crashes on launch and cannot be reopened even after deleting the plist. Here is the error: PageSender Fax Center[9329]: *** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSInvalidArgumentException', reason: '-[__NSCFDictionary setObject:forKey:]: attempt to insert nil value (key: TB Item Identifiers)'
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0.5
cini007
10 March 2011
Version: 4.6
'Used to be great but since it is lagging in updates with each OS X release the app ran into problems that needed to be " corrected" with reinstalls. Now, it does no longer sends faxes on a brand new iMac Intel i5 running 10.6.6 and brand new Zoom USB fax modem (both a week old). The support team hang in there for a while but I have not heard from them in a several days so I began to use the barebones OS X built in fax support. Since some components of the software were not rewritten from Power PC code when Lion comes without Rosetta that will be the end for PageSender.
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An-onymous
25 August 2010
Version: 4.6
This app is not for those who use a DSL line, even when it is coupled with a phone line, unless they want to go back to the 80s' and its helpless modem configuration
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obergsson
14 August 2009
Version: 4.5.1
Hi .. me again .. I have an update on my comment about dialing .. sorry if I led any astray .. I live in Canada. For local faxes I have set Smart Dialing on ... have entered my area code .. and checked "dial area code for local calls" .... Then when I want to send a local fax ... I enter my area code and the 7 digit number. This works for me .. I hope it works for others as well ..... my apologies for the previous misinfo .
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5
obergsson
13 June 2009
Version: 4.5
I have owned this program for a number of years. It just keeps getting better and better. Works great on my Leopard Macbook. Beautiful interface with lots of info on your faxes. One tip ... some of the dialing prefs are a little confusting ... Here is what works for me flawlessly. I live in Canada. Say I want to fax a local number. I set Smart Dialing on in the prefs .. and enter my area code. Then when I want to fax a local number i make sure I dial 1-local area code-then my 7 digit local number. Works like a charm!!! Thank you Page sender for this wonderful program ....
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nowheredense
23 November 2007
Version: 4.1.1
I have been a registered user from January 2003. One of the things that has always stood out with the company is their superb customer support before, during, and after a purchase or an upgrade. I use Page Sender in my distance education courses in order to receive proctored exams back for grading. The software has been an indispensable tool in this respect. Just a few minutes ago, I upgraded to v4.x. And, once again the customer support has been second to none. When you must use fax software for work and truly appreciate timely response for help requests from the developer, I wholeheartedly recommend Page Sender.
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Macmedix
06 November 2007
Version: 4.1.1
Great for sending occasional faxes! Keeps a log, and uses Mac Address book. We send about 10 faxes a day via another Mac running PageSender with Printer Sharing on (and a fax phone line) to make a network fax server. It works, but gets jammed up several times a week. Sometimes requires a delete & remaking of the printer spooler (both ends), or Mac OS restart... Not consistent in that regard. Not great as a fax server. Works great for individual, occasional use, even works great for occasional network use.
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Amcan12
21 August 2007
Version: 4.0.3
No go for me. PageSender has a lot of features I would like to use but limited setup options are completely unacceptable. I use eFax Plus for ougoing faxes and I have Gmail address registered with eFax - PageSender allows me to select eFax as fax service for outgoing faxes, but doesn't have Gmail among email clients. If I select Mail as as my email client (which BTW has my Gmail address among many others) PageSender automatically uses the first (alphabetically) email address of mine from Mail to send fax to eFax service. Of course this address is not registered with eFax and I don't want it to be registered there. There is no way to tell PageSender to use the Gmail address and/or to use Gmail as email client. Bummer...
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3.75
Tig4
18 October 2005
Version: 3.5.3
Works fine....Sure wish it had fax/call sensing like the old Global Village App. THEN it would be perfect
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4.75
The-Fat-Controller
29 September 2005
Version: 3.5.2
Outstanding support from the programmers! They are fast, friendly and effective in their answers - even though I had not (yet) even paid the shareware fee! I had really big trouble setting the software up for a Hermstedt Webshuttle II ISDN modem. Somehow they figured out from the logfiles I sent them that the "T^" dialing prefix in pagesender was the problem. Removed it and pagesender works like a charm.
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Anonymous
27 September 2005
Version: 3.5.2
If you simply have to upgrade, the installer wants to send you to esellerate (or paypal, don't remember) for a registration. Why?
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3.5
Anonymous
22 July 2005
Version: 3.5
chraches often while typing adresses in the print dialog.
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5
Anonymous
01 February 2005
Version: 3.3.1
Since my hay-day with FaxSTF I've used PageSender without looking back. I've found the program to use the least amount of effort (from me) than any other utility. I have never had problems with set-up or functionality beyond a day or two, and that time was a few years ago when they started out. Aside from all this I have read the various posts and can say that I've never had any similar problems. I have my G4 come on in the morning, start up PageSender, monitor my phone line all day, and when I come home I go into the Prefs and either select manual answer on turn off the program so I can use my home phone. Either way there has never been an instance with the modem or any other issue. Great Job PageSender crew!
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Anonymous
30 November 2004
Version: 3.3
I've been using this app for a year now and, while promising, it definitely has some issues. My main problem with this is that if my fax modem doesn't connect to the send to fax machine, the program will not release the modem unless I restart my machine. I have contacted the developer numerous times, and while he is quick to repsond, has not come up with a solution. He always seems to think the blame lies somewhere else other than his app. Restarting my computer (iBook G4) several times a day is a pain. The email portion of the appdoes work well, though.
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Olga Sevilla
06 November 2004
Version: 3.3
I downloaded Page Sender to my new iMac G5 yesterday. Everything went fine until the last item. It said to press "Add Printer" in the Printer Setup Utility panel and then choose pagesender from the menu. Well, I clicked and clicked but nothing happened. After uninstalling and reinstalling with the panel already opened I couldn't even find pagesender as one of the choices. I tried several times, nothing worked. So, I gave up. Any suggestions?
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4.25
Marioz
05 November 2004
Version: 3.3
I use PageSender at least a couple of times weekly on my PB w/h 10.3.5 installed w/out any problem. I suggest to reinstall Page Sender after any sys upgrade as I seen that some permission matters don't let the app opens or works after updates. If u don't like to reinstall (why?) u can avoid it repairing the permissions w/h Printer Setup Repair (Disk Ut does not do it).
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Anonymous
02 November 2004
Version: 3.3
The features this adds to Panther's fax feature are questionable, at best. Hard to see where this is worth $30.
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4.5
Anonymous
29 September 2004
Version: 3.2
From previous comments on this app it's clear that faxing software is a challenging and mysterious business. FaxSTF Pro totally refuses to connect to some numbers on my 10.3.3 system. Page Sender is better but it's not perfect. With the ability to send multiple pages it's certainly a better choice at the price. I have not had to dump STF; I use both.
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Anonymous
22 September 2004
Version: 3.2
I have used Page Sender for 2 years. Unfortunately I now have to give it up after the recent upgrades. Page Sender freezes on the print command. I have had no response from the company re: my problem. Panther fax works but it's like faxing blindfolded. I hope there is a Page Sender fix on the way ...
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Philip Morehead
22 September 2004
Version: 3.2
After excellent results with Page Sender with my previous Mac systems, after "upgrading" to Panther 10.3.5 I have been unable to print to Page Sender fax; the print center tries to print and then stops printing. I have the latest version of Page Sender (3.2). If anyone has found a solution, please let me know, because Panther fax is not acceptable.
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Dennis Stanley
19 August 2004
Version: 3.2
Hello, I am using Panther 10.3.5 and when I tried to install Page Sender it sent my system into kernel panic and I had to do a force reboot of the system. Is the software yet updated to support my current (mentioned above) software and if not, when might it be?
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5
Anonymous
10 August 2004
Version: 3.2
I have now used Page Sender from v 2 through 3.2 with OSX 10.1 through the newest 10.3.5 I have never had a problem, never had a crash. This program has connected with every machine I fax, and I fax a LOT, including overseas. Other programs like FaxSTF failed to connect 20% of the time. So far, this one is 100% Just make sure you follow the installation instructions, and start by purging every other fax program before you install. This one's well worth you time to do so.
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Steve4656
23 June 2004
Version: 3.2
I was hoping to improve on Panther faxing, but just cannot get Page Sender to work. Faxes stay "on hold" and never get sent no matter how I check and re-check the settings. Uninstalling leaves files behind that seem to intefere with other fax programmes, so do a manual search if you ever decide to ditch it. Not a happy experience, at least Panther faxing worked albeit crudely.
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5
Anonymous
26 May 2004
Version: 3.2
Excellent software and support, never crashed my Mac like other fax applications. Easy to use and the developer answers within a few minutes !
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23 May 2004
Version: 3.2
During the up-date settings from the former version were not tranfered. The registration code I had but not the details on how to modify the settings for the ISDN modem
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4.75
Anonymous
06 April 2004
Version: 3.2
Excellent sw. Better than faxstf. Why not add voice capability for answering machine function. Keep it up!
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3.25
Florian
15 March 2004
Version: 3.2
Sorry, it doesn't work. The page sender protocol says "ok" while the receiving fax machine reports a "connection lost" error (and the pages are received only half. There is no trouble with my fax machine as it receives any other faxes all right (including those sent using the standard OS X built-in fax feature). This is not acceptable. Sorry, no !
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5
Anonymous
26 February 2004
Version: 3.2
...Page Sender!
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4.75
18 February 2004
Version: 3.2
It just works
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5
J.Nelles
20 January 2004
Version: 3.1.2
Very easy, handy, fancy. I will buy it.
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5
Anonymous
15 November 2003
Version: 3.1.1
No equal.
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5
Anonymous
07 October 2003
Version: 3.1.1
Still the best fax program going for the MAC.
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4
Tig4
21 May 2003
Version: 3.0.1
Works GREAT! WAY better than FaxSTF Still looking for fax/call sensing.....
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5
Anonymous
04 May 2003
Version: 3.0.1
This is the best fax software I have used. It is very easy to set up and to use, and it just works. I love it!
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4.5
Dale-Garrison
12 April 2003
Version: 3.0.1
Page Sender works. They respond to e-mail in person, promptly. The other doesn't & don't. Nuff said.
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4.75
Anonymous
10 February 2003
Version: 2.3.1
I initially had difficulty with Page Sender and then founf their Tech Support to be very helpful. It turns out that you have to remove all traces of previous FAX software (e.g.FAXstf X) or their will be conflicts with use of the modem. I then had trouble with receiving FAXes from Brother machines which was cleared up after several emails from Tech Support. The software is very easy to use both for receiving and sending and being able to automatically email received FAXes is great. This is very good software but it needs updating for the problems found and installation warnings for modem interference problems.
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1.5
Anonymous
19 January 2003
Version: 2.3.1
This doesn't get a good write up from me. Very basic, seemingly simple to us. But one catch. It doesn't work. No faxes were delivered successfully and after several attempts to send one to my Mac, one eventually got through. Sorry, can't recommend this one. Jez
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2.5
Elizabeth
19 January 2003
Version: 2.3.1
PageSender? Hmmm. I don't think so. After trying several times to send a fax, PageSender connects to the recipient...and then cuts out. After uninstalling PageSender twice and re-installing, I thought that would solve the problem. Several attempts have proved unsuccessful, each time the error message comes up. Yes, it is simple to use...but it doesn't work, even, as it claims, with OS X (Jaguar) If anyone has any comments, please do let me know, my email address is newsdesk@graffiti.net. Thanks Liz
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1.75
Sue
19 January 2003
Version: 2.3.1
After installing PageSender 2.2, I upgraded to 2.3.1 when the 2.2 refused to send any faxes after the first one, though receiving them didn't seem to be a problem. However, I have never been able to send more than one fax in either the original 2.2 or 2.3.1 FaxStf might have been rather cumbersome to use at times, but at least it worked. This one, I am afraid, gets the thumbs down. There are few features, though it is simple to use. Shame, as I had bought the full and not Demo version also to eradicate the Demo Version Logo from the faxes, thinking it might solve the problem as they claim upgrading to 2.3.1 would. But no, it still does not send any faxes and did not delete the Demo Logo from the one fax I did manage to send one, before the software refused to send any more. Not a good choice I am afraid. Suggestions kindly received= SuzieHoyle@yahoo.co.uk SuzieHoyle
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Joe Debono
11 November 2002
Version: 2.2
This is a refreshing alternative to FAXstf which has become bloated and awkward to use, still insisting on that blasted cover page option ON by default. PageSender gets my money soon!
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Anonymous
29 October 2002
Version: 2.2
This is shareware at its best. I love this clean, useful program! Sending my money was a pleasure.
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$39.96

2.6

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.0 or later
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