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iFax is a powerful application for your Mac that allow you to turn it into a fax machine. iFax allows you to both send and receive faxes and supports several other features to help you manage and receive faxes on your desktop.

iFax performs a similar function to popular cloud-based fax apps like eFax, MyFax, or RingCentral, except it’s all done through a desktop app. It supports importing of a wide range of documents including those in PDF, TIFF and JPG format.

iFax allows you to attach and send any type of document that you’ve scanned, and even to crop them and adjust brightness or sharpness to improve the quality for faxing. This is sometimes important in order to brighten backgrounds or darken text foregrounds because darker images for example will not appear clearly in a fax and text that’s too light simply won’t appear properly either.

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As any business owner will tell you, keeping track of your sales leads is one of the most important ways to sustain revenue. Yet this really is no easy task and requires an awful lot of maintenance and reporting, especially when the company is quite large. One company I worked for in Germany kept track of everything through a giant Excel spreadsheet, and keeping this up-to-date was an absolute nightmare, especially as only one person could view and edit it at any one moment in time (and yes, I did get shouted at quite a lot for not maintaining it!).

However Close.io, from developers Elastic Inc, believes it can change this. In short, it has a simple vision:

Never again should a great company fail because of a lack of sales.

Close.io may not be the cheapest offering on the market (plans start from $59 per user monthly) but if it helps a company keep track of all its sales targets, then I think this is a small price to pay for such a useful service. Let’s dive straight in and see what it has to offer.

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