New Online Signature Capabilities for WebPen are Unveiled

Toucanmultimedia (TCM), the maker of WebPen, announces the mid-August availability of version 3.1. of WebPen, a web application that allows online documents to be signed with a handwritten signature by utilizing the mouse or touchpad as a pen.
  • (1888PressRelease) August 10, 2010 - Website owners take note - If your website hosts an online document, agreement, or form that requires a signature, you now have more options. John Best, the president of Toucanmultimedia.com, (TCM), the maker of WebPen, announces the mid-August availability of WebPen version 3.1. WebPen is the PHP/Javascript application that allows online documents, agreements, and forms to be signed with a handwritten signature by utilizing the mouse or touchpad as a pen. The new 3.1 version adds automatic generation of a PDF copy of the signed document, to the recently implemented features of Signature Embedded Authentication and ID upload.

    Mr. Best, in an online media release, said that the latest improvement to WebPen, automatic generation of the signed document in PDF format, which comes hot on the heels of other recent improvements, is the result of TCM's product improvement push to ensure that WebPen is the preferred solution for a deficiency that has hindered e-commerce from becoming completely cloud-based and paperless. According to Mr. Best - "The internet has long had most of the capabilities needed to conduct business by truly paperless means, but something it lacked was the signature, an essential part of many documents. There have been various proprietary schemes promoted as alternatives to the signature, but they tend to be cumbersome and confusing for the user, and none of them have gained widespread acceptance. WebPen fills this void by bringing the real handwritten signature to the internet. Signatures have been written with all sorts of implements, ranging from a quill pen, to a paintbrush, and now that list includes the computer mouse or touchpad, thanks to WebPen. At TCM we devote maximum resources to product development, because we are aware that we are in a technological race to keep up with the evolution of the cloud-based paperless office, something that is still in it's infancy. The technology landscape is littered with the bones of companies who were the first to develop a product, as we were with WebPen, but then failed when others copied their product and made it better. We don't intend to let that happen to us."

    WebPen provides handwritten signatures to the web by means of a signature box that may be placed at the bottom of an online agreement, or where a signature is required. The user signs by simply drawing while holding the left mouse or touchpad button depressed. With the latest version of WebPen, a copy of the document with signature in place is saved on the server in PDF format, as well as in HTML format. Those interested can try a demonstration of WebPen at http://toucanmultimedia.com.

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