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Digital Signature Software Reviews – RightSignature in the News

By: Steve Stormoen / Friday, March 29, 2013

The cloud software revolution has arrived. Businesses around the world are increasingly turning to RightSignature digital signature software as a faster, more efficient way to obtain signatures on important documents. A search for the best digital signature software turns up a variety of options, some that are proven and trustworthy and others that are not. Review the media for digital signature software reviews, however, and RightSignature emerges as a consensus favorite.

Whether it’s praise for RightSignature’s unbeatable design and ease of use, unmatched legal defensibility, or innovative mobile apps, RightSignature shines in review after review. Check out this series of digital signature software reviews from articles across the internet, then sign up for a free trial of RightSignature.

Praise for RightSignature Digital Signature Software

RightSignature is a powerful web and mobile app that makes it simple, seamless, and secure to execute legal documents online."
Fox Business
"Spending Less Cash on Going Green"
Having worked in user experience for many years, RightSignature ranks above the competition in terms of user-interface. The dashboard is clean and intuitive and document build is a well-thought-out drag’n’drop affair. Once the document is ready, clients are emailed the document you need signed and presented with a clever mouse pen tool. Once they sign it on the screen and hit the ok button, the document is locked and archived. It’s a neat, practical process that functions exactly as you expect it would."
Outright
"RightSignature: An Outrighteous Product Review"
With RightSignature you can upload contracts and have them signed in a faster, cheaper, and more secure way than paper documents."
American Bar Association GPSolo
"Widgets and Apps"
Squarely ahead of competitors in terms of functionality and ease of use. Embed forms on the Web complete with digital signature functionality. The creation of online forms is simple and straightforward. Users upload a document, place text fields as desired, and save it. RightSignature works its magic behind the scenes to generate code that can be embedded on the user’s website or a link that can be emailed to signers."
PandoDaily
"RightSignature Might Let Me Finally Toss Out My Scanner"
The RightSignature user interface is elegant. It has a flow that makes it simple to complete the signing of documents through the automation of tasks such as adding initials to each page, a requirement of most contracts. A flag follows the user, similar to a tab on a printed contract that shows you where to sign. The flag follows the user as he completes signing the document. Photo authentication is included so the person signing the document may be identified." 
ReadWriteWeb
"RightSignature: Sign Away...With Your Mouse"
RightSignature ... has authentication and security technology that make the digital signatures binding and legally enforceable.
Virtual Law Practice
"Online Document Signing for Your Virtual Law Practice"
One thing that put me off with getting contracts signed for smaller projects is the time required to send the contract to the client, wait for them to sign it before finally receiving it back. That was until I discovered RightSignature, which takes out all the hassle. You simply upload your contract to RightSignature, send an e-mail to the client with a link to the document, and they then digitally sign the contract. The final document contains signatures from all parties with a unique reference number and is legally binding. RightSignature have a 30 day trial so give them a go!"
The Web Design Blog
"Essential Tips to Ensure You Get Paid For Your Work"
RightSignature allows you to authorize multi-million dollar transactions from your computer.
Business Insider
"How to Buy and Sell Shares of Private Companies"
Many business documents have gone digital, but signatures on contracts are still a sticking point. Digital signatures are perfectly acceptable – it's just a matter of making it work. Take that step with RightSignature and Google Docs. No pesky printouts required."
AOL Small Business
"4 Google Apps That Can Make Your Smartphone Smarter"
I think the size of the iPad is no accident and its parallels to a standard piece of paper make it a compelling device for document management. I’d expect people to consider using RightSignature on the iPad even more than on the iPhone because of this." 
Tablet Legal
"Lawyers: Use an iPad to Close the Deal"
RightSignature provides a way to obtain a legally enforceable digital signature on a document without your client having to own a scanner or having to go to the trouble of printing it, signing it and emailing or uploading it back to you. You can try RightSignature for free to see how it might work in your practice. The process is simple for your clients to execute and may actually be faster than requiring them to upload a traditional, scanned-in signature on a document." 
North Carolina Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
"Website of Interest: RightSignature"
RightSignature allows your clients to sign your estimates and invoices in seconds - removing the pain and hassle of waiting for a client to physically sign and mail back. What’s especially nice about RightSignature is they allow your clients to sign in a human recognizable form: the handwritten signature. By simply waving their mouse or putting their finger on their iPhone, they can sign their name the old-fashioned way. Slick."
TechVibes
"FreshBooks gets signature approval"


References:
Fox Business, Spending Less Cash on Going Green
Outright, RightSignature: An Outrighteous Product Review by Steven Fisher
American Bar Association GP Solo, Widgets and Apps by Anita Fuoss, Jason Beahm, and Aaron J. Rittmaster
Pando Daily, RightSignature Might Let Me Finally Toss Out My Scanner by Michael Carney
ReadWriteWeb, RightSignature: Sign Away... With Your Mouse by Alex Williams
Virtual Law Practice, Online Document Signing for Your Virtual Law Practice
The Web Design Blog, Essential Tips to Ensure You Get Paid for Your Work by Phil Matthews
Business Insider, How to Buy Facebook Stock Before the IPO by Nick Saint
AOL Small Business, 4 Google Apps that Can Make Your Smartphone Smarter by Amanda Kooser
TabletLegal, Lawyers: Use an iPad to Close the Deal by Josh Barrett
North Carolina Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Website of Interest: RightSignature
TechVibes, FreshBooks gets Signature Approval by Rob Lewis

Photo Release Form Template

By: Steve Stormoen / Monday, March 25, 2013


A photo release form, also known as a model release or photography waiver, is a document signed by the subject of a photograph. The signed form grants permission for a photo to be published for certain uses, such as promotion or advertising.

Generally, it is the task of the photographer to get model release forms signed for their photos. However, lugging around a stack of paper contracts can be onerous during a photography shoot. If a shoot requires heavy equipment, easy mobility, or exposure to the elements, paper photo release forms are a burdensome distraction. To address this problem, new technology such as RightSignature online signature software makes getting your model release forms signed easier than ever.

Read on for a sample model release template, as well as some tips to write your own and get it signed online or on a mobile device, quickly and easily.

4 Keys to Crafting the Perfect Model Release Form

Contrary to a popular misconception, photography release waivers are not required when a photograph is taken, but when it is published. In addition, these waivers are only required if the published photograph is used in an advertisement or endorsement for another product or idea. However, the photographer's access and proximity to the subject most often make it their task to collect these documents. For professional photographers, a model release form template is a must, as these forms greatly expand the range of markets in which a photo can be sold.

Also consider that your photo release form template will change slightly based on your use. If your photos include subjects under 18 years old, the photo will have to be signed by their parent or legal guardian. If the photo contains multiple subjects, you must get signatures from each person—either on separate photo release forms or all together on the same document.

When creating a model release form template, be sure to include the following necessary clauses:
  • Release of likeness. This is a sentence in which the subject consents to have his/her likeness published.
  • Discussion or waiver of compensation. Photographers may choose to allow for compensation for their subjects in the event that the photo is sold or published. Otherwise, this clause can be used to acknowledge a waiver to any claims for compensation.
  • Acknowledgement of age of consent. This clause certifies that the model is above 18 years old, and legally able to sign the document independently.
  • Permitted uses. Since photographers often don’t know in advance to where their photos will be sold, this clause usually provides a range of permitted uses. Additionally, some model release forms specify whether cropping, retouching, or other editing of the photo may be allowed.

View a Sample Photo Release Form Template

Professional photographers have a constant need to get photo release forms signed—sometimes dozens in a single day. For these active professionals, paper documents can become uncomfortable to carry, expensive to print, and easy to mix up. Electronic signature software can help solve these problems, as well as cut down on duplicated work: with an electronic signature service such as RightSignature, you can set up your model release form template once, then use it as many times as you need.


This sample photo release form template, hosted with RightSignature, turns your release form into an online, fillable, and signable pdf file.

To use our photo release form template, you can click the link above and select the “PDF Download” button, or sign up for a free trial of RightSignature. Then you’ll be able to:
A concise, legally-defensible photo release form is an important part of a successful photography business. By including the most critical clauses, and using clear language to avoid confusing the subjects of your photos, you can preserve the right to sell your photography to new potential markets. Online signatures provide a vital next step, allowing you to efficiently build a photo release form template and get it signed—quickly and easily—with a legally binding signature.

Disclaimer: This was not written by an attorney and does not constitute legal advice. If you have any questions about the legality of your photo release form, please consult your attorney.

Nimble + RightSignature: Simple, Social CRM with Digital Signatures

By: Steve Stormoen / Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Nimble is the simple, clean CRM for your connected team. Social from the ground up, Nimble augments the basic CRM experience of managing sales contacts with innovative features such as a unified inbox and native connection to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Using Nimble, you can easily develop greater connections with your customers and take your sales productivity to the next level.

Thanks to the new integration between RightSignature and Nimble, this efficiency now extends to contract signing as well. Using these two popular apps together, you can seamlessly send a document to your Nimble contacts in RightSignature, then view its signing status from within Nimble. Now, you can take any potential sale from the initial contact to closing the deal with a legally binding e-signature, entirely from your web browser or mobile device.

Here’s how it works:
  1. In RightSignature, go to the Send a Document screen and select the document you wish to send your Nimble contact.
  2. When specifying your document recipients, begin typing the name of one of your Nimble contacts. RightSignature will automatically recognize and suggest your Nimble contacts in a drop-down menu below.
  3. Select your intended Nimble contact. Your Nimble contact’s name and email address will be automatically filled into the relevant fields. Click Send for Signature, and they will receive a link in their email with instructions to sign your document online using RightSignature digital signature software.
  4. Finally, log in to Nimble. Access any contact’s Profile, and you can view your RightSignature dashboard inside Nimble to see all the documents you’ve sent for signature to that particular contact. This brings real-time document statuses, as well as a full history of your signed documents, precisely where you need it the most.


Jon Ferrara, Nimble CEO, says:
Nimble simplifies sales and customer service with a powerful, flexible approach to social relationship management. RightSignature shares these values as the fastest, easiest way to get documents signed online. At Nimble, we use RightSignature internally and we love it. Nimble and RightSignature each succeed in helping businesses operate more quickly, more efficiency, and with better customer satisfaction – and we’re pleased to announce integration between our services."
One-Time Setup:
  1. To sync your Nimble contacts inside RightSignature: Login to your RightSignature account and activate the Nimble integration. 
  2. To view your RightSignature dashboard inside Nimble, login to your Nimble account, navigate to Settings, then click Integrations, then enable External Web Pages, and add a new webpage named “RightSignature” using this special URL:
    https://rightsignature.com/dashboard#/dashboard/?object_type=documents&query={email}&state=completed%2Cpending&time=alltime&document_view=document&nimble_user_id={nimble_user_id}

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