While many people use Google to look up their favorite recipes, find flight deals and check email, few know that you can also send faxes for free through the service. Afax is a revolutionary app that eliminates the need for an additional fax line, toner cartridges or that annoying dialing sound.

How Does Google Fax Free Work?

The process is quite simple. Instead of sending your documents through the fax machine, you will attach them to an email and send them through the Google mail system. You list your fax recipient's name in the “to” field and attach your document. They will receive the e-fax right through their fax machine.

You can send important Dropbox files, a multi-page document and even image files with the revolutionary new app that is changing the way we send and receive faxes. No longer do you have to worry about making space on your desk for huge, bulky machines or getting a busy signal when you want to send a fax. You can even send faxes to your recipient while their line is busy.

Paperless Saves Time and Money

Sending faxes the old-fashioned way is time-consuming and expensive. If you only have one phone line, you have to disconnect it and re-connect it to use your fax machine. You also have to buy paper and ink for your fax. With Afax.com, you simply send faxes the same way you send emails—with a few clicks of the mouse.

If you have ever had an advertisement make its way through your fax machine, you know how frustrating and annoying it can be to be hit with junk faxes. Not only do you have to use your own paper and ink to receive their unsolicited advertisement, their incoming fax will tie up your fax line, making it difficult for you to receive legitimate, important messages. With the Afax software, you can filter out junk faxes at no additional cost. As a matter of fact, you can treat them just as you do junk email. Simply click “delete” and keep working.

Traditional fax machines are also susceptible to a “black fax” attack. This is an attack on your machine that forces it to print pages of faxes that are nothing more than a wall of black ink on a page. While you can simply unplug your machine to stop this attack, it can happen while you are away from your desk. These faxes will continue to print until your ink cartridge is completely depleted.

With Google fax free faxing, those malicious attack faxes find their way into your spam or junk folder, costing you nothing.

Who Uses E-Faxing

Many people think that only large companies that send multiple faxes a day need to use an e-fax service. While electronic faxing is certainly helpful to large corporations, smaller businesses see a large benefit from using the service as well. Because they are cost savers, they often have more of an impact on businesses with small budgets. They are also time savers for companies that don't have administrative staff who can run the fax machines all day.

Fax from The Palm of Your Hand

One of the biggest conveniences that electronic faxing brings is the ability to send and receive faxes, even when you are not near your office. If you are a road warrior, or simply in a place where there is no fax machine nearby, you can send and receive your important documents through your Android, Windows or Apple phone. You can download handy apps that let you send and receive documents with ease. Simply attach them to an email, hit send and you're all set. You can even fax multi-page documents from anywhere in the world.

With the Afax app, you can send faxes internationally at no additional cost. This comes in handy if you travel a lot and find yourself needing to send or receive an important document. As long as you have an Internet connection, you never have to be disconnected from your office.

Remote Workers Love E-Faxing

Professionals who work remotely love the convenience of being able to send faxes on behalf of their clients without ever having to set foot in the office. Whether you need to get a contract signed in Singapore or send an invoice to a client in Santa Fe, you can send your documents quickly and securely.

E-faxing is the future of business communication. No longer do you worry about paper jams, busy signals and errors on the other end. Now you can send faxes right from your email with ease.

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Matt Gerchow is an author, marketer, inventor, husband, father and yoga enthusiast. He enjoys travel to distant lands , fine wine, time with his family and dinner with friends.