When you’re talking about useful office devices, the fax machine will still often make it on to the list. However, not everyone feels the need to own a fax machine in their home, even if they’re freelancing or running a small business from home. But sometimes, you still need that ability to send faxes – and what better way than with the new freelancer home office must-have device – the smartphone.
It’s possible to send free faxes to anywhere worldwide from your Android phone using an application called Files Anywhere. The application is also a handy way to share your files with other devices, but even if you consider its use simply as a fax application it’s well worth installing.
Get Files Anywhere
Files Anywhere is a free Android application intended to view, share and manage files remotely between your devices. When you install the application on your phone you are entitled to a free account with 1000MB space. You can sign up for this account from the application itself.
Files Anywhere Remote Storage
Primarily, Files Anywhere can be used to backup and move your files between devices in a similar way to Dropbox or Box.net. File management is straightforward, allowing you to easily add, move and delete files within your free storage, share with devices and email the files to your friends. There are also group management tools available to enable you to share files with specific people.
In fact, Files Anywhere have some amazing cloud storage features such as web drive mapping; direct file editing; photo slideshows; version history; and the ability to create sub-accounts.
Faxing With Files Anywhere
With Files Anywhere, it’s possible to send a free fax to anywhere in the world as easily as you would email a file to a friend. Just select the file, click on “Fax” and follow the prompts. Sender details can be adjusted so that you can supply your name and a return-to fax number or email address.
Files Anywhere allows you to add a cover page and save copies of the faxes you’ve sent for your records. You can search these records easily and if necessary you can quickly re-send or forward them as you wish.
When the fax is sent you’ll be notified of its success.
The Android interface features much the same tools and functionality as the web interface. Simply find the file on your phone, upload it to Files Anywhere and then choose to fax it from the remote files.
To do this, select the file with the blue dot on the left hand side, then click on “more” in the bottom-right corner and choose “Fax“. Follow the prompts from there and wait for your confirmation to come through.
More Neat Ways To Manage Faxes Online
If you don’t own a fax machine, these tools might also be of use to you:
- 5 Free Online Services to Send an Email to a Fax Machine
- How To Scan and Fax Documents Online for Free
- Sipgate – 3 Reasons To Move Your Phone Service To The Cloud
Will Files Anywhere add the final touch to your smartphone mobile office?