Adobe Brings EchoSign App to Androidby Brandon Chester on September 16, 2014 9:00 AM EST
EchoSign is a system for managing electronic signatures on agreements, contracts, and other documents that can be transmitted electronically. The product was acquired by Adobe in 2011 to supplement their existing document services. The service allows consumers and businesses to obtain legally binding e-signatures in situations where distance or timing makes signing an agreement on an actual piece of paper impractical. With the rise of mobile devices in the workplace, including tablets, it would make sense for Adobe to offer an EchoSign app for mobile operating systems in addition to their web interface. Until now, Adobe has only offered an iOS application for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Today Adobe announced the launch of their EchoSign application for Android.
The layout of the app is essentially the same as its iOS counterpart, but with a design that goes along with Android design conventions rather than iOS ones. You can see above how documents can be sent to be signed by a single person or multiple users. The signing can be done right on a device's touchscreen.
The application also integrates with Google Drive, Box, Sharepoint, Saleforce, Evernote, and of course, Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat. This covers most of the cloud storage services for documents in use today, although it's notable that Dropbox is missing from the list. While this app isn't going to do much for ordinary consumers, for small businesses and large corporations alike it may make the lives of Android users in the corporate world easier. If you are someone who has to use EchoSign for your job or your business, you can download the Android version from Google Play here.