April 07, 2011 11:15 ET
Docudesk Announces Free Web Service for Last-Minute Tax Filers
FormEditor.com Offers Fully-Editable Forms Just in Time for Tax Season
ALLEN, TX--(Marketwire - April 7, 2011) - Docudesk Corporation, a leader in electronic document management, announced the release of FormEditor.com, an online service that offers consumers free access to fully-editable, electronic versions of more than 10,000 federal, state and local government documents and tax forms. The FormEditor repository includes the most popular federal tax forms as well as important but hard-to-find state and local forms and documents in an easy-to-navigate, searchable database.
FormEditor eliminates the need for printing and manually typing or completing forms. While some government forms can be edited or filled-in digitally with the proper software installed, all forms hosted on FormEditor.com can be completed and saved as PDF files using only a web browser.
"FormEditor was created using our existing online document editing platform with a focus on solving problems we experienced in dealing with government forms," said Darren Matheny, CEO and founder of Docudesk said. "We couldn't find any single place that provided digital versions of common forms that also allowed users to electronically complete the documents without charging a fee. We decided to make the tool ourselves."
Built on the DocQ platform, Docudesk's proven online HTML5 document management system, FormEditor is the easiest way to fill out forms online. FormEditor.com combines the ability to access important public forms and documents with simple, innovative form-editing functionality. Completing forms for submission and archiving is as simple as clicking and typing. FormEditor is entirely web-based so no software or plug-ins are installed on the user's computer.
Users fill in forms using existing PDF form fields or FormEditor's typewriter tool. Documents can also be electronically "signed" using the wet ink signature feature. Once completed, users can download a PDF of the form for printing, archiving or forwarding to tax preparers, accountants or attorneys. Personal information and a copy of the document are transferred over banking-grade 256 bit SSL encryption and never stored on remote servers, only saved as a secure PDF on users' computers. User privacy and security are always protected and the process is quick, convenient and totally free.
"What makes FormEditor so different from other products is that it is truly free," Matheny said. "We do not charge any hidden fees. There are no watermarks on the finished document and we never require users to register to complete their forms. We want to make the process easier, not more difficult."
"We also offer a more complete commercial version of the FormEditor technology for businesses and governments," Matheny said. "The commercial product allows for multi-party form transactions, secure digital signatures and cloud- or local-based document hosting and archiving."
Consumers can access and fill out forms immediately at http://formeditor.com. 2010 federal, state and local tax forms, including US 1040 Forms, are already available.
"We have the most important federal, state and local tax forms already loaded," said Matheny. "We currently have over ten thousand forms tagged and entered in our database with more being added each day."
Docudesk Corporation, a private company headquartered in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in Texas, is a leader in the growing electronic document management space. With over 250,000 enterprise and small-business customers worldwide, Docudesk creates products that provide clients with a seamless transition to a paperless office. Docudesk offers products which enhance document security, document presentation, and document transfer. For more information visit http://www.docudesk.com