For just $99, SignMyiPad will let you sign PDFs, and remember where you were at the time
How much would you pay for an iPad app that let you edit and add your signature to a PDF? $4? That sounds pretty reasonable. How much would you pay for the exact same feature set, only with the addition of GPS tagging, so you could keep track of where you signed that document? $100? If you were drinking a coffee whilst reading this post, I’ll give you a moment now to wipe down the mouthful you just sprayed across your screen.
The apps in question are SignMyiPad and SignMyiPad Pro. You can guess which is which. Both allow you to add check boxes and radio buttons to PDFs, along with the signature feature, which appears to add in a blocky, childish version of the signature you try to write on-screen.
Sadly, according to reviewers on the App Store, even the cheap version isn’t up to much. “Using the app is more time consuming than printing, signing scanning, and emailing,” writes buyer Caliguian, adding that it crashes, renders PDFs poorly and places your signature in unexpected positions.
Still, the app will probably improve in v1.1, right? Don’t hold your breath. The $4 SignMyiPad is currently on already on version 3.5.1. Although as the update does little but annoy users and try to harvest their e-mail address, despite Apple’s protections, these updates could well come thick and fast. Here’s the full What’s New text:
Since Apple doesn’t let us know who you are when you download our app – we decided to put a splash screen (which only shows on the first launch) that allows you to either:
1. Email us, let know who you are so we can say Thank you for purchasing SignMyPad
2. Follow us on Twitter – so we can say Thank you that way.