How to scan and fax documents using your smart phone

    Riza Celep  26 August 2013 04:00:29

    Have you ever thought that your smart phone can be used as your fax machine? Have you ever had the need to fax a document but didn't have a fax machine nearby?

    With the staggering rate of smart phone adoption worldwide and the increasing quality of the phone camera, scanning a document and faxing it via your mobile device can be as easy as sending an email.

    Requirements:

    1.        iPhone with a document scan app.

    2.        ExtraFax server in your environment.

    Setup:

    Install a document scanner program. In the example below, we have used "Genius Scan - PDF Scanner" iPhone application. This application can be downloaded from below link.

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/genius-scan-pdf-scanner/id377672876?mt=8

    Scan to Fax:

    1.  Start the scanner program.

    2.  Capture the document.

    Image:How to scan and fax documents using your smart phone

    3. Click "Use". The document will be trimmed and turned into black and white (see below).

    Image:How to scan and fax documents using your smart phone

    4. Next, click the "forward" button on the bottom right hand corner.

    Image:How to scan and fax documents using your smart phone

    5. Click "Email" as your method of delivery.

    Image:How to scan and fax documents using your smart phone

    6. Select Actual size for best quality.

    Image:How to scan and fax documents using your smart phone

    7. Email it to ExtraFax to complete the faxing job.

    The email to fax addressing format is:
    fax_no@fax_domain

    In our example, "12345678" is the fax number and "extrafax.extracomm.com" is the Internet email domain configured.

    8. Done. Your document will be faxed via ExtraFax and you will receive a confirmation report via email.