The year may be 2015, and e-mail and instant messaging services might be prevalent, but some individuals and companies still use fax. We’re not rather sure why, however it’s an unfortunate reality of life that it’s still possible to have someone ask you to fax something over to you like an animal.

Luckily, we can utilize our contemporary innovation to send out a fax as if it was 1990, and if you have an iPhone then you’re lucky since there are countless apps and services that claim to be able to send out a fax right from your phone. If you ever find yourself in need of doing just that, then here are seven apps that you may wish to attempt.

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Naturally, you may simply be much better asking your recipient to let you email them instead!

FaxFile (iPhone and iPad)


Free to download, IAPs for sending fax, FaxFile should do the trick if you want to send files or documents to someone via fax.

You can download the app from here.

iFax (iPhone and iPad)


Again, free to download with IAPs, iFax has received some pretty stellar reviews in its time and believe it or not, it even comes with an Apple Watch app. No, we didn’t believe it either.

You can download the app from here.

CamScanner Free (iPhone)


Probably the nicest app to look at, CamScanner does much more than fax things and even does OCR for those that want to use it as a scanner. Free to download with IAPs, a premium version can be had by referring the app to friends.

You can download the app from here.

Fax (iPhone)


Another nice looking app, the simply-titled Fax lets users take documents from any source and then fax them. Perfect for faxing documents from Dropbox or other storage services.

You can download the app from here.

MaxEmail Fax (iPhone and iPad)

MaxEmail Fax

Recently rebuilt in order to take advantage of iOS 8, MaxEmail Fax technically lets you receive faxes as well as send them using your own MaxEmail number.

You can download the app from here.

Doc Scan (iPhone)

Doc Scan

Also a scanning app, Doc Scan’s faxing capabilities are just part of the service. Featuring edge and corner detection, this app is suitable even for those who want to create a paperless workflow.

You can download the app from here.

eFax (iPhone and iPad)


One of the simpler apps, eFax does just what it says on the tin with minimul fuss.

You can download the app from here.

We thought and maybe hoped that faxes had passed away a dead years earlier. If that’s not the case for you then any one of these apps ought to stay you going for a bit yet.

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