Add Signature To PDF Documents

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How to add a signature to a PDF

To add your electronic signature to a PDF document, you first need to upload the file. Then, you'll need to tell us a few details about the signing process: whether it's just your signing the PDF or more people, whether it's just others, and who to send the freshly-signed PDF to. Lastly, you'll just have to add your online signature on top of the document.

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1. Upload a document

First things first, let SignHouse know which document you want to sign.

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2. Who signs this?

Once you've uploaded the document, you have to fill in who's going to sign this PDF.

3. Sign or send for signing

Everything is it! Now you just need to add the signature or wait for others to add theirs as well.

How to electronically sign a PDF

An electronic signature (eSignature) is a symbol, drawing, or writing that's attached to a virtual document. The greatest benefit of eSignatures is that they save you the time of printing a document just to sign and take a picture of it. You can make your own online signature by using a tool which allows you to upload a document, select your signature, and add it to the document. Thankfully, we're here to help you with that. We’re offering a free version which allows you to do exactly what you’re here for: sign as many documents as you want while respecting your privacy.

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Save lots of time

Electronic signing doesn't imply printing or any sort of meet-ups. It's all made online in order to save time and to help you focus on other tasks that are more important than this. No need to print a PDF, sign it physically, take a picture of it and upload it again.

Increase productivity

When signing PDF documents becomes this easy, you also get to be more productive. Now that you're signing your PDF files in just a few clicks, you've got more room to do other significant work. Compared to the classic, handwritten signing, electronic signing helps improve your workflow.

Work remotely

One of the greatest parts about eSigning PDF documents is that you don't need every signee to be next to you. The whole point of online signatures is to eliminate the churn that from when all of the signees needed to be in the same place in order to sign.

Guaranteed safety

You can safely sign a document using your e-signature. Online signatures work the same as physical signatures. In fact, your electronic signature is genuinely your handwritten signature but added to a document without the effort of printing it anymore. Continue reading about our privacy policy.

Why use our digitally PDF signer?

There are lots of other PDF signing tools out there. At SignHouse, we're trying to make eSigning as easy and as affordable as possible for everyone. Electronic signing should be for everybody, and our goal is to help you and your team save time by signing PDF documents faster than ever before. Why not give it a shot? 💫


We don't want you to waste any time on simply writing your signature over and over again. The process of electronic signing is as easy as you just need to upload your document, select the signature and then drag and drop it anywhere in the document.

It works on any device

Whether you're using a computer or a phone such as an Android device, we guarantee that SignHouse will help you get the job done without any issues. We've optimised the eSignature software so it can run with ease on any of your devices. In this world full of technology, our eSign software manages to keep up.

Create a handwritten signature

As said before, we believe that eSigning should be for everyone. That's why all of the signatures can be made from the classic, handwritten ones. Whether you're an expert with computers and eSignatures or not, SignHouse is for you. Making it easy signing docs!

Live support

Every page on our website has a live chat bubble in the bottom-right corner. Upon clicking that bubble, you will be connected with one of our live agents. Any problem you've got, we'll promise to do our best in fixing it. We're always one click away from you and from solving any eSignature issue that you have.

What they say about us

No-brainer pricing for a small business - or even big business, I reckon : - )

Tried the product. Worked like a charm. Never had any problem + the clean UI got us. Wish there would be more features, but I believe in the team behind.
Harsh G.
Founder, CEO
SignHouse has been nothing short of convenient, efficient and fast. Oh and top notch customer support too...

Couldn't ask for more!
Julie M.
Executive Administrative Assistant
SignHouse has made a big difference in the workflow of my business. Sure there are other, more mature e-signing platforms out there, but they are all convoluted and too focused on big, enterprise companies. It feels like SignHouse is on our side.
Michael B.
Photography Consultant
Getting documents to parents is significantly simpler now. However, even more importantly, parents aren't getting lost in the signing process anymore. 👍
Sandy T
SignHouse was AMAZING for what we needed. "Do one thing and do it well" - they've nailed that, as everyone is very happy with the product here.

Looking forward to seeing how the product develops, as the team is super ambitious.
Kate Gross
Manager at
"Simpler, yet does the job better than most of the clunky eSignature software out there"
"SignHouse cut down on our signing processes by at least 50% - and we were using eSignature software before as well"
"I just never thought signing documents can ever become a pleasurable experience"

Frequently asked questions

How can I sign a PDF for free?

To create and add your electronic signature to a PDF file for free:

  1. Go to the PDF signer
  2. Upload your document
  3. Tell the system who signs it
  4. Add your eSignature
  5. Share the signed PDF

That's all you have to do in order to sign a PDF.

Can any PDF be signed?

Yes! At SignHouse, any PDF document can be electronically signed.

Is signing a PDF document free?

Yes, it's free! At SignHouse, you can create & add your eSignature to a PDF without having to pay anything.

Is a PDF signature legally binding?

Yes! Electronically signing a PDF is 100% legally binding, and it works just as a wet ink signature.

Is it illegal to edit a signed PDF?

It is illegal to change the terms of a PDF document that's already been signed. The only editing that you can make is just adding your own signature to the file.

Can you sign a PDF online without Adobe?

Yes, there are many options to create & add your eSignature to a PDF without Adobe.

If you our PDF signing software, you just have do the following:

  1. Upload a PDF document
  2. Select your signature
  3. Drop it on the file

eSigning documents with us takes just a couple of seconds.

Are your electronic signatures legal?

Our signatures are 100% legally binding, as SignHouse is built around US and International Laws concerning digital signatures. SignHouse eSignatures are on par with paper signatures, from a legal point of view!

Signing papers digitally started being equal to physical, handwritten signatures in the U.S. eSignature Act of 2000 (U.S. Federal Act) + the Uniform Electronic Transaction Act (UETA). As a consequence, laws in other countries have followed suit. SignHouse is built around these laws.

Are you adding an actual eSignature or just an image?

All signatures are a real, eSignature that is 100% legally binding.

We save important, relevant data (that can be used legally in all types of situations, including in courts) such as identifiable details of a person, IP addresses, etc, just so our electronic signatures can be as valid as digital signatures can get.

What about privacy and security?

SignHouse's signatures are secure for all kinds of businesses and companies. All our signatures happen on a secure, SSL-connected domain. Documents are not made public and unique keys are generated through SignHouse so that privacy and security are at the foundation of the documents on our platform.

How do my signees get to sign with SignHouse?

We've streamlined the signing process so that your signees can sign your documents with no hurdles at all — and with the smallest amount of steps required. It can take as little as 30 seconds! 

How do you compare to ______?

We have a generous free plan, so we highly encourage you to make the comparison yourself! It costs you nothing - and no hard feelings if you don't want to go with us.

We would really love to know what made you go with us or somebody else! If you could take a moment to write to us about that, we'd highly appreciate it.

What if I have more questions?

Then we're standing by to help. Contact us, and we'll do our best to help 🤗

What's different about SignHouse?

SignHouse is completely free to start. Just upload a doc and start signing in a few minutes!
What’s your cost of losing doc signatures just because signing didn't work on mobile? We fix that.
Optimized for 0 headache
SignHouse was made to simplify the eSigning. Long gone are the days of clunky solutions.
Trackable documents
Documents signed with SignHouse come with simple analytics that just don’t give you a headache.
It Just Works™
Big, old software is buggy, clunky and slow. Built with simplicity in mind, we make signing a breeze.
Fast to use, fast to load. The SignHouse experience will be snappy for you and your signers.

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