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How to sign PDFs on Android

An iPad app has finally made its way to Android, allowing you to sign PDFs.

Nicole Cozma
Nicole Cozma has an affinity for Android apps and devices, but loves technology in general. Based out of the Tampa Bay Area, she enjoys being a spectator to both sunsets and lightning storms.
Nicole Cozma

Normally when you want to sign a PDF you have to download it, print it, sign it, scan it, and then e-mail it back.

This can get pretty annoying if you're doing all these steps often. That's why having an app that can let you sign PDFs right from your Android device is very convenient. Sure it'll set you back $3.99, but it's worth losing the frustration for a mere four bucks, right?

Step 1: Install SignMyPad on your Android device.

Step 2: Open a PDF from your e-mail or downloaded files.

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When opening PDFs from Gmail, just click Download and then use SignMyPad to open the PDF.

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Step 3: Click the Add button in the top right-hand corner and select signature from the pop-up list.

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Step 4: Sign your name in the box that pops up and click Done. Then drag your signature to the appropriate area of the PDF (scaling is done with the sliding bar). 

Step 5: Click the green check mark to complete the signature process, and then click the Menu button.

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Step 6: Save the PDF. You can keep the same name, or add "signed" to the title to save confusion.

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Step 7: In the next pop-up menu, you can choose between e-mail or Dropbox for sharing. 

Now you can return PDFs with a signature, from your Android device.