We have many paper forms that we are converting to electronic HTML forms. Some of them require a signature so I'm looking for a third party plug-in that would allow people to sign their name with their mouse. Any suggestions on a good app?
Mouse signatures are ugly and often not recognizable as a decent signature. To see what I mean, open up an application that allows you to draw with a mouse, like Microsoft Paint, and try to write your signature. Ugh. Perhaps a pen tablet would be a better idea?
When I've filed formal government applications online - for example, our trademark application - they state at payment that the checking of the "agree" box, the IP address, and date/timestamp serve as a digital signature of the document. (Paraphrased.) It might be easier to take this approach.
We're not overly concerned at all about the mouse signature, they are accurate enough for what we need. I have signed my name in MS Paint and I can definitely tell it's mine even though it's not pretty.
These forms are inter-company so it really just needs to look close. Mouse signatures are not that much different than when you sign the box at the grocery store and these forms are not binding contracts. Just things like tuition reimbursement and Leave Request. Also IP addresses don't tell us who is signing it very easily.
Really having a hard time finding a plug-in but someone has to have one.
In that case, I second the original answer, get everyone a Wacom tablet (or let them struggle with a mouse!) Google for "drawing script." Most of these will be in Flash, and you might have to figure out how to export the result as an image, but these are pretty common.