PageSender Fax Center
PageSender Fax Center
4.6

2.6

PageSender Fax Center free download for Mac

PageSender Fax Center

4.6
22 April 2010

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

Overview

PageSender Fax Center has been discontinued and is no longer for sale. The developer is still offering support via email.

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

46 PageSender Fax Center Reviews

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nowheredense
23 November 2007

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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Version 4.1.1
Jimw
09 August 2017
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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Version 4.6
bowlerboy-jmb
11 August 2014
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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Version 4.6
Psychiatry
08 June 2013
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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Version 4.6
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Psychiatry
Psychiatry
08 June 2013
Note that eFax solutions do not work for me. 1. When receiving hundreds of faxes a day or month, eFax solutions simply are too expensive. With PageSender, receiving faxes is FREE. 2. eFax solutions are NOT private or secure. They are stored in a 3rd company's servers before they get to you. Emailing scans of documents also has problems. 1. The problem of privacy and security is present if the sender or receiver is on an unsecure email account. You would have to use an encrypted email service like hushmail.com to insure your communication is private and secure - and force your clients to use that service too. 2. Emailed scans don't have the date and sender stamp as faxes do. This is important for legal purposes. A signed phone-faxed document is generally as legal as the original. For emails, this isn't as true. And you have to save and archive your email to a site where the email information cannot be modified in order to verify when and from whom it was received.
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michelevairastudiolegalevairait7076
02 August 2013
How have You installed Pagesender on 10.8.4 ? It does not function on my Macbook and my iMac.
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Psychiatry
Psychiatry
11 August 2013
I haven't installed PageSender on 10.8.4. Instead, I started by installing it on 10.6 then upgraded Mac OS X around it. So currently, I am successfully running it on my MacBook Pro and Mac Mini running Mac OS X 10.8.4. It works great. I suggest installing it on an earlier operating system such as 10.6 then upgrading the OS as I did over time, or the transferring the app and its supporting files to your current MacBook with OS X 10.8.4.
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Psychiatry
Psychiatry
31 January 2016
PageSender is still working for me with OS X 10.10.x for receiving faxes and automatically archiving them and sending them by email. These are the most important functions for me.

Send Fax doesn't work. But I can live with that since I have always sent faxes by a real fax machine.

Receiving faxes - especially when you receive hundreds a day - is where PageSender is most valuable - and is much less costly than eFaxing.

I'm going to upgrade some of my Macs to OS X 10.11. We'll see if PageSender 4.6 keeps working.
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Macmedix
13 September 2012
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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Version 4.6
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Psychiatry
Psychiatry
11 August 2013
Yes, unfortunately it is not supported. But it still works great for me (other than the printer drivers) for OS X 10.8.4
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Noivad
26 April 2012
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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Version 4.6
Noivad
26 April 2012
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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Version 4.6
cini007
10 March 2011
'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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Version 4.6
An-onymous
25 August 2010
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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Version 4.6
3 answer(s)
Surfspirit
Surfspirit
17 September 2011
If you knew what a FAX is you wouldn't say that nonsense!! FAX is protocol used on normal old phone lines, it's uses the BAUD tones to make connections!! DSL is completely different technology!!!
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An-onymous
An-onymous
21 September 2011
Thank you Surfspirit to CONFIRM WHAT I WAS WARNING users about : one cannot use this app with a DSL connection. Maybe the technological gap explains why Surfspirit needed more than a year to comment my 25 August 2010 WARNING to modern computer users.
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Surfspirit
Surfspirit
21 September 2011
Give me a break, this app is for FAX!!!, It's not to browse the internet, I think everyone knows that email is faster but try to send an email to a fax machine!! Gosh, don't you have a life? If you don't use FAX good for you, but there's lot's of people that still using FAX!! Your comment "unless they want to go back to the 80s' and its helpless modem configuration" is completely useless for a fax software!
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obergsson
14 August 2009
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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Version 4.5.1
obergsson
13 June 2009
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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Version 4.5
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obergsson
obergsson
13 June 2009
I also forgot to mention ... it will send you an email that the fax has been received in addition to the dialogue box that shows it has been sent.
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Version 4.5
$39.96

2.6

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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