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Business owner or freelancer? Future-proof your livelihood with professional contracts signed in ± 24 hours. Start signing right away—no account needed.Need eSign for your team? Contact us.

  • Sign with security and legal compliance
  • Keep track of unsigned contracts
  • Collaborate with clients

Trusted by 6,000+ Businesses

  • Facebook
  • Columbia University
  • Unileve
  • Hilton
  • Fleet Plus
  • The And Partnership
  • Verizon
  • Taxfix

Quicker Contracts, Better Business

Get those contracts sent and signed quicker, work closer with your clients, and focus on building your empire with the eSign tool from Smallpdf.

Collaborate With Clients

Enhance collaboration and speed up contract turnaround time with the simplest e-signing tool around. Request e-signatures from up to 100 people and show them exactly where they need to sign.

Safeguard Your Business With eSign

In the world of digital contracts, nothing counts more than secure signing. Smallpdf eSign complies with ISO/IEC 27001 and legal eIDAS standards for Simple Electronic Signatures (SES), so you’re in safe hands.

Keep Track of Unsigned Contracts

Keep track of signatures and documents with the timeline and tracking feature. Getting close to deadline? Give clients a gentle nudge to sign outstanding documents—whenever the time is right.

Collect Online Signatures in 24 Hours

  • 3 Weeks by Post

    Printing out contracts, trips to the post office, and paying for postage stamps? No, thanks!

  • 1 Week by Email

    Your client prints, signs, scans, and converts before sending the contract. Quicker than post, but not much simpler!

  • ± 24 Hours With eSign

    Your client completes contracts online—no printing, no scanning, no fuss. Digitally timestamped and ready to go!

Secure E-signing—Guaranteed

  • ISO/IEC 27001 Certified

    We are audited annually on information security management, ensuring your documents and data are safe in our hands.

  • GDPR Compliant

    We’re committed to being responsible and transparent about how we collect, process, and store your personal data.

  • eIDAS Compliant

    We guarantee that digital signatures and identification across all EU member states are standardized and secure with us.

  • TLS Encryption

    State-of-the-art encryption technology for processing documents with an extra layer of security.

  • LTV Timestamping

    An added level of authentication for digital signatures to ensure they cannot be forged or tampered with.

  • HTTPS Protection

    Our site is protected with HTTPS (or Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) for secure network communication.

  • Digital Signing

    We offer digital signing, an advanced type of electronic signature with added features for authentication and increased security.

  • Activity Timeline & Tracking

    Keep tabs on where your document is in the signing process. You’ll know who signed and when, and who still needs to sign.

  • Secure Document Storage

    Secure and convenient document storage right next to your favorite PDF tools. Disable this feature anytime.

Plans & Pricing

20+ PDF tools at your fingertips with plans and pricing to suit your budget. Get a Team plan, go Pro, or try 7 days free. No strings attached—cancel anytime.

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How to Sign a PDF Document Online:

  1. Upload your PDF to Smallpdf eSign
  2. Create a new e-signature to place on your document
  3. Add text and a date if needed
  4. Click “Finish & Sign,” then download or share your signed document

Questions About eSign?

Got any questions for us about eSign and how it works? We’ve covered a few of our most frequently asked questions about the tool right here. But if you can’t find what you’re looking for, just get in touch and we’ll help you out.

  • Is it safe to use Smallpdf eSign?

    Totally! Smallpdf and its tools are ISO/IEC 27001 certified as well as compliant with GDPR and eIDAS. Our document processing comes with advanced TLS encryption, so all your file transfers are secure. You also get free document storage when you create an account.


  • Are digital signatures legal in my country?

    Signatures created with eSign carry an LTV (Long-Term Validation) timestamp to verify signatures and signees. Digital signatures are generally legally binding, but it’s always a good idea to check in with your local laws when it comes to signature legality, or ask the advice of a legal professional.


  • Can I try eSign out first before I subscribe?

    Of course! You’ll usually be able to create two free signatures per day, but you can also try out eSign totally unrestricted with a 7-day free trial. If you love it, you can sign up for an account to get unlimited access to eSign and 20 other PDF tools that’ll change the way you get work done.


E-Signing—Made Simple

Equip your business with tools to e-sign, edit, request signatures, and share documents—all in one place.

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