Top Fax Apps for Android FaxFile vs Tiny Fax vs CamScanner ... and 8 more

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The idea of faxing something in these modern times may seem a bit antiquated or even silly, but there are still instances where faxing documents may be necessary, or even mandatory. Next time you need to fax something, save yourself a trip to the copy shop and install a mobile app specifically for faxing.

All the apps listed below can be installed for free but require the purchase of credits actually to send faxes. Some apps offer pay as you go style pricing, while others subscriptions. Fees will vary depending on which locations you fax to, and how many pages get sent.

Method 1: FaxFile

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Fax File turns your mobile device into a fax machine and can send or receive, PDF, JPEG, PNG and Doc/Docx file formats.

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Send a fax by simply choosing a file from your device, then entering a fax number.

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    1. Automatically attempts faxes again that don't go through initially.
    2. Faxes are sent via the App's fax servers and will run in the background on your device.
    3. No monthly subscription required to send faxes.
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    1. Free version.
    2. In-app purchases ranging from $2.49 - $49.99 per item.
    3. Credits required to fax.
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    1. Fax File can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 2: Tiny Fax

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Tiny Fax makes sending documents, receipts, images and other texts easy and painless.

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The app's neat and clean user interface also makes it easy to send/receive and organize previous faxes.

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    1. International fax numbers and area codes provided in the app.
    2. Supports faxing documents from email and other apps that make use of text.
    3. Easy archive system to store older faxes.
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    1. Free version.
    2. In-app purchases ranging from $2.49 - $49.99 per item.
    3. Credits required to fax.
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    1. Tiny Fax can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 3: CamScanner

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Known as the world's number one document scanning and sharing app, CamScanner can fax documents to 30+ countries, directly from the app.

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Registered users can view and comment on documents in groups, as well as password protect sensitive material.

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    1. Advanced cropping and text enhancement.
    2. Add notes and annotations to documents
    3. Extract text from images using optical character recognition.
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    1. Free version.
    2. In-app purchases ranging from $0.99 - $49.99 per item.
    3. Premium subscriptions are $4.99/month or $49.99/year.
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    1. CamScanner - Phone PDF Creator can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 4: MobiFax

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MobiFax by Kelime Software, is a light and simple mobile faxing app that sends to 33 countries.

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Coming in at less than $0.27 per page, MobiFax gives users a convenient and cheap way to fax documents.

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    1. No registration required.
    2. Competitive fees.
    3. Simple user interface.
    4. Faxes to 33 countries
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    1. Free version.
    2. In-app purchases ranging from $0.99 - $2.79 per item.
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    1. MobiFax can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 5: Fax app

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Fax app is another easy-to-use mobile faxing app that offers users competitive, pay-as-you-go credit prices.

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Simply scan a document with your device's camera or import a one from your local files.

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    1. Ability to combine multiple pages into a single page.
    2. Supports 135+ countries.
    3. Pay as you go credit system.
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    1. Free version.
    2. In-app purchases ranging from $2.99 - $54.99 per item.
    3. Credits required to fax.
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    1. Fax app - Send fax from phone can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 6: Turbo Fax

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Turn you mobile device into multi-page fax machine with Piksoft's Turbo Fax for Android.

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With intuitive built-in scanning, Turbo Fax ensures all documents are cropped neatly before being faxed.

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    1. Instant notifications for successful/failes faxes.
    2. Fax documents from your device's gallery or scan them with the camera.
    3. Organized fax history with options to re-send.
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    1. Free version.
    2. In-app purchases ranging from $1.65 - $10.95 per item.
    3. Credits required to fax.
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    1. Turbo Fax can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 7: RedFax

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RedFax for Android is another useful mobile faxing app that offers some of the lowest fees among competing apps.

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New users have the option to get their own fax number with a variety of area codes over at RedFax.com (7-day trial).

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    1. Scan documents with the camera or upload via Dropbox, Google Drive, and Onedrive.
    2. Unlimited storage for archived faxes.
    3. Create customized cover letters.
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    1. Free version.
    2. $4.99/month to fax 600 pages.
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    1. RedFax can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 8: eFax

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eFax by j2 Cloud Services is a convenient and efficient mobile faxing solution.

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Send, receive, sign and scan documents with eFax's fluid user interface that lets users send up to 150 documents per month.

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    1. Supports 20+ file types; JPG, PDF, DOC, PPT, and more.
    2. Smooth navigation between pages and archives.
    3. Users can digitally sign documents.
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    1. Free version.
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    1. eFax can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 9: Snapfax

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Turn your tablet or mobile phone into a fax machine with Snapfax and send documents to 57 countries.

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Users can sign their documents digitally, in addition to hiding sensitive or private text.

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    1. Fax from cloud storage, device storage or scan documents with the camera.
    2. Push notifications when faxes are successful.
    3. Fax delivery estimations provided.
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    1. Free version.
    2. In-app purchases ranging from $1.99 - $49.99 per item.
    3. Credits required to fax.
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    1. Snapfax can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 10: iFax

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iFax by Crowded Road is almost always cheaper than traditional faxing solutions and offers users the chance to refer friends in exchange for free credits.

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Users can get a free incoming fax number with a 7-day free trial.

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    1. Easily fill-in forms, edit and digitally sign documents.
    2. No account required to send/receive faxes.
    3. Supports both Dropbox and Google Drive cloud platforms.
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    1. Free version.
    2. $0.99 - $193.00 per item
    3. Credits required to fax.
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    1. iFax can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 11: Genius Fax

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Genius Fax offers Android users easy and affordable faxing directly from their mobile phone or tablet.

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Sending, receiving and managing documents is made easy with an aesthetically pleasing user interface.

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    1. Instant push notifications for successful or failed faxes.
    2. Access fax history via user's Genius Fax account.
    3. Free covers pages.
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    1. Free version.
    2. In-app purchases ranging from $0.99 - $21.51 per item.
    3. Credits required to fax.
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    1. Genius Fax can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Faxing isn't completely phased out just yet, and it doesn't appear to be going anywhere shortly. Having one of the top fax apps for Android installed on your device can save you some headaches, the next time you need to fax something in a hurry.

If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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