DocuSign, with $230 million in funding, why are you copying us?


DocuSign just launched “The New Experience” and it copies the HelloSign user experience.DocuSign Copies HelloSign User Interface

We (HelloSign) implemented the page above (left) on April 14, 2013. DocuSign implemented the above page (right) in November, 2014 (over 1 year later).

When we started years ago, we invested in creating the absolute best user experience.  DocuSign has 1,000 employees, $230 million in funding to date and a $1.6 billion valuation. That means that a company with 30x our team size and 65x our funding chose to imitate our interface instead of creating their own.


HelloSign’s Chrome App For Small Business

Starting a business isn’t easy. You have to be scrappy and determined, yet visionary at the same time. Not to mention your time is finite. And your budget? Limited. But that doesn’t mean your resources have to be. Whether your small business is brand new, growing, or established, Chrome for Business is an excellent resource for apps that streamline your work flow, and maximize efficiency.

In honor of National Small Business Week, Google is featuring tools that entrepreneurs can use to run and grow their businesses. Chrome named seventeen “simple and useful apps for work” that help small businesses connect with people, create content, get things done, or manage finance.

We’re excited to be named as a Chrome app that helps small businesses create content, along side fantastic tools like Evernote, Google Drive, Lucidchart, and Weebly. We built HelloSign as a tool to help every business, so we’re pumped to be highlighted in the Chrome App Store for National Small Business Week, helping Chrome help entrepreneurs like you.

Find HelloSign in the Chrome Web Store here

HelloSign Chrome App

Introducing Business Plans and Unified Teams

Hi all,

Since launching HelloSign, we’ve been blown away by your feedback and support.

We talked to hundreds of people about what they wanted from a premium product and worked hard to incorporate their feedback into this release.

Today, we’re excited to announce the next stage of HelloSign’s product growth: Business plans and Unified Teams.

With Unified Teams, we’re now the only company to create plans that enable free and premium users to collaborate as a team. Instead of introducing eSignatures to just part of your organization, you can introduce them to everyone and only pay for power users.

We’re also announcing Business plans, which include branding, unlimited signature requests, unlimited templates, and advanced admin features. Learn more about Business Plans and Unified Teams.

Thanks for all the support over the years. The vision is still the same. We’re working on replacing paper in the office.

Feel free to write and keep sending your feature requests. We love hearing from you.


New-look HelloSign App makes mobile signing even easier

We’re excited to announce that a new update is available for the HelloSign iPhone/iPad app. We’ve updated the interface to be more visually appealing and have also improved instructions should you have any trouble importing or signing a document

There’s also some changes that might not be as readily apparent. We’re now able to support even those trickier PDFs that may have caused you trouble in the past. We’ve also improved the resolution on the scanner to make your documents look great.

If you’re a Google Drive user, you’ll also be pleased to know that the app is now integrated with Google Drive, enabling you to pull any PDF file from your drive account.

We’re still working on making this app better every day, so send us feedback if there’s anything you’d like to see:

Introducing the HelloSign API: The hassle-free way to integrate eSignatures

If you’ve looked into eSignature APIs before you know that current solutions make it much harder than it needs to be. They push things on on you, like….

  • An expensive developer account.
  • An unnecessary “technology certification.”
  • A mandatory two-hour “integration call.”

Then after all that the damn thing doesn’t work as it’s supposed to.

We’ll let you in on a little secret. The people who created these eSignature APIs were MBAs who did it for check a box. They don’t care about a developer community, the proof is in the pudding and the product they deliver.

HelloSign is building the best eSignature API and we’re interested in doing it with you help. Our API is REST-based and lightweight. Our documentation is all online and available. So check it out, dig around a start building something today. What you’ll be working with is Rev. 1 of the API. We’re invested in making it the best eSignature API and will be adding in fax capabilities as well.

Check it out here:

We look forward to your feedback and API calls.