Developer Ben Mackin has released
Cocoa eFax version 1.0.0, a US$10 shareware application for Mac OS X that sends and receives faxes using almost any fax modem.
eFax can send any image file, including PDF, EPS, GIF, JPG, TIFF, and more. Since it works with Mac OS X, any file can be saved as a PDF file in just two steps, so really any file can be faxed, Mackin said. You can scan single document and send it right from the application. (Mackin doesn’t write scanner drivers, but if your scanner is supported by Apple’s Image Capture, then it will work in the program.) Or you can scan multiple files to send to a single number.
With eFax, you can send multiple files at a time to a single number. The application lets you receive faxes as TIFF files with the ability to automatically print received faxes to the printer of your choice. You can schedule faxes to be sent at any time. With eFax you can also:
Use any attached modem (internal, external, Bluetooth, IrDA, etc.), and will automatically detect it;
Take advantage of optional coversheet support, so you can send faxes with or without cover sheets;
Use the Fax Browser to view and print received faxes;
The application also has drag and drop support. eFax’s QuickNote feature lets you write a note and fax it or you can attach a file or two to fax along with a note, using the note as a cover sheet. QuickNotes can contain images and use different fonts. You can save and open RTF (rich text format) files to use as QuickNotes.
Before registering you can use Cocoa eFax for unlimited receiving and five sends. At that time, No more sending of faxes is allowed, until registration. However, once you send in your $10, the application and all future updates are free, Mackin said. He adds that he’s already working on future futures such as:
A Spam Blocker that let you block spam faxes.
A beefed up Fax Browser that will let you view send, receive, and schedule faxes all from one window. You can reply to, or forward received faxes as well.
An option to receive faxes as PDF files.
For more info or to download Cocoa eFax, go to the product Web site.