But it's a hassle. A big hassle. I hate driving there just to send a fax. I should be able to do it from my computer.
There are a significant number of Web-based services that offer free or low-cost electronic faxing services, such as eFax, MyFax, Fax3Free and more. With these services, anyone can set up a fax account and send faxes to pretty much anyone, anywhere. The ease-of-use factor is high. Being able to upload a document (just as you would with an email) is the perfect way to send a fax as far as I am concerned.
Google already offers email, SMS, IM, voicemail, voicemail transcription, Wave, Docs, RSS, calendaring and other tools used by businesses and consumers alike to communicate. Why not faxing? It remains a business-essential tool (for the time being).
It seems a perfect fit with Google's enterprise play. I see no reason why it's not offered. So, Google, when can we expect an electronic faxing service? It would be a perfect companion product to go with Gmail or Google Voice. What say ye?