January 24 Update: Improvements to Package Details, Added Collaboration Options, and More

New E-recording Features

Multiple documents now download to a ZIP file when using Internet Explorer.
If you’re using Internet Explorer, you’ll no longer be prompted to install or use a Java applet to download documents. All documents selected for download will combine into a ZIP file that you can find in your Downloads folder on your computer. This change was previously made in Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.

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November 15 Update: Document Viewer Improvements and Additional Invoice Features

New E-recording Features

We’ve made a variety of customer-requested improvements to the Document Viewer.
The eraser shape when editing documents has been changed back to a square. When we upgraded to the non-Java Document Viewer, the eraser shape changed to a circle. Many of you told us you preferred the square so we’ve changed it back.

You’ll now see spinning circles when a document is loading. This lets you know that larger documents are still loading so you’re not wondering if it’s completed or not.



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Our MBA Annual 2016 Takeaways

We’re still recovering from the whirlwind of meetings, sessions, and general conference shenanigans that come with attending MBA Annual in Boston.

MBA Annual attendees relax in the Simplifile lounge while learning about our Collaboration and Post Closing solutions.


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November 3 Update: New Feedback Button, More Intuitive Administrator Settings, and More

Send us feedback from within Simplifile.
We’ve added a “Send Feedback” button to the lower left-hand side of Simplifile. If you’re logged in and think of a feature suggestion or have an idea for improvements we can make, simply click the button to email us immediately. It will include critical information for us like your username, the page you’re on, and which browser you’re using. We look forward to your suggestions!

Reminder, if you need immediate assistance, still use the Help & Support page to contact our support team.



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New Scanning Utility Bypasses Java Drama

If you’ve scanned documents directly into Simplifile, you may have encountered issues with Java or found that your favorite browsers (like Chrome and Microsoft Edge) no longer support it. Say goodbye to these frustrations! This week we’re beginning to roll out our new Simplifile Scanning Utility.

Our new utility completely replaces the previous Java applet. When it’s available to you, you’ll be presented with a page in Simplifile to download Simplifile Scanning, verify your scanners (they must be TWAIN-compatible), and get right back to work scanning within Simplifile. Plus, you’ll be upgraded to our Java-free document viewer as well. Thus, removing any tedious Java applets from your Simplifile experience.

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October 19 Update: New Security Features, Document Collaboration, and More

New security options are now available for all.
In September, we introduced additional security options for customers who submit documents for e-recording. These features are now available for administrators of county and Collaboration and Post Closing accounts as well.

This includes the ability to add two-factor authentication on login and additional security when retrieving passwords. Read more about these changes here.

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October 4 Update: Add Title Companies to Loans, Preliminary Status Filter, and More

New Collaboration and Post Closing Features

Title companies can now be added to a loan.
In addition to lender and settlement assignments, title companies can now be assigned to a loan separately. The title administrator can then add individual title agents to the loan as well. This can be done from the “Loan Info” page and does not affect the status of a loan.

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October 4 Update: Adding and Managing Counties is Now Faster, More Intuitive

New E-recording Features

We’ve simplified the Counties page.
Instead of showing you a long list of available counties when you launch the Counties page, you’ll now be presented with just the list of states currently on your list. You can expand each state to see the counties you’ve enabled. Once expanded, you can use Ctrl+f (or Command+f) to search within the page.

This helps with load times on slower Internet connections and saves you from having to scroll to the bottom of the page to see your list of enabled counties.

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Simplifile Cares Tops $30,000 in Habitat for Humanity Donations

If you’ve seen us at events recently, or follow us on social media, you’ve probably heard of Simplifile Cares. It’s our program for giving back to local communities by donating to Habitat for Humanity chapters.

Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to ensure everyone has a decent place to live and to end homelessness. Our role in the real estate industry makes us proud to support that mission.

At many of the hundreds of events we attend nationwide, we make a donation to the local Habitat chapter where the event is hosted. We also give an additional $2 for every business card or giveaway entry we receive during the conference. So don’t forget to stop by our booth at the next industry show! Read more…