And, until recently, there has not been a way around this for most people when buying a house or renting an apartment, to cite two examples.
But now there is.
DocuSign, which is a leader in electronic signatures for the B2B world, last week publicly launched personal e-signatures for everyone in the form of a product called DocuSign Ink. The really good news is that it's fully integrated with the iPhone, iPad, android phones and tablets, Microsoft Outlook and all the email providers.
In the first two weeks after launching Ink without publicity earlier this month, the company had over 100,000 downloads. The apps is free, but the company makes money in the sending process, which is priced according to usage but starts at $14.99/month.