The descriptions below are taken from each program's
- "The GFAX project aims to provide a free front end to
the various facsimile programs available for Linux and other
operating systems that use the GNOME project. GFAX provides the
familiar 'pop up' window and phone book support when one 'prints'
to a 'fax' printer.
"efax-gtk is a GUI front end for the 'efax' fax program.
The program can be used to send and receive faxes, and to view,
print and manage faxes which have been received or sent, and has
its own built-in addressbook. To use it you must also have efax
and ghostscript installed. It uses the Gtk+ and Gtkmm GUI
"FaxView features easy to use managers for both incoming
and outgoing faxes, file annotation, graphical icons, extensive
help, a menu bar, configurable looks, and lots of other
user-friendly goodies. It now just looks good. And efax's phone
book is supported too with a phone book editor."
"TkFax-0.91 was written by Hang-Bae Kim as a tcl/tk GUI
for sending and receiving faxes with mgetty+sendfax running on
Unix/FreeBSD/Linux. We are now making it to work with efax, tha
supports Class 1, 2 or 2.0 fax modems, whereas mgetty+sendfax
does not support Class 1 modems."
"MailAndFax is used by dot-qmail to send a mail via
efax. You must have qmail and efax running to use MailAndFax."
"Xfax is a X-Windows fax program, including a faxviewer,
a faxprinter and a faxconverter from various formats to fax G3
format. It supports frontpage generation in 3 modes (Ascii,
Postscript, TeX/LaTeX), and enables the user to forward a list of
documents of various types (Ascii files, TeX/LateX files,
PostScript or PDF documents, images...). Xfax is based on the
efix/efax tools by Ed Casas, but it is also possible (with some
minor modifications) to make it work with Hylafax, Netfax or some
other commandline oriented faxprogram."
- http://sourceforge.net/projects/gefax/ gefax
"gefax is a easy frontend for efax. With efax you can
send faxes over your modem to someone else."
- "This [perl] script is a wrapper around the 'fax'
script, for use in receiving faxes.
The script will call 'fax answer', and when a fax has been
received, convert it to a JPEG image, and mail it to me."