Do you have a standalone or multifunction fax machine? If you do, then maybe it is about time that you pack it up and put it in the store room! A smarter way of sending faxes would be through computers. It is a smart way because it is very economical. With computer based faxing you can do away with papers, ink cartridges and of course, the expensive fax machine!
If you are a Windows XP user, you already have a free fax software that you can use to send and receive faxes. For most people, this free fax software is good enough. However, for some people Windows XP�s free fax software may not be sufficient because it does not provide all the features that some of the other free fax software provide.
Internet which happens to be the best source for free software, also have several free fax software. www.download.com and www.free-dowloads.org are two websites where one can find some excellent free fax software like FaxLauncher, FaxLink and FaxMail.
These free fax software allow a user to create, send, and receive fax through computers. Even though each free fax software is different from the other, the basic features are more or less same for all of them. With free fax software, one can create, annotate and send faxes and email messages in addition to viewing faxes and listening to voice mail messages. Some advanced free fax software may even allow broadcasting feature which means that a single fax can be sent to multiple recipients through one transmission rather than having to send the fax individually to each recipient. This is a great time-saving feature. As if that is not all, some free fax software allow users to automate the whole faxing (receiving and sending) operations.
If today more and more people are switching to computer based faxing it is because of free fax software. They have helped to bring the down the costs involved to a great extent. And the way the things are looking, using a real fax machine will soon become a thing of the past!