Electronic notary journal

Isn't it time for a more secure, efficient & reliable journal?

Astrean’s provides an array of digital tools to help notaries provide more robust face-to-face notarizations, including enhanced ID verification, e-signatures, digital documents, video recording and electronic notarizations.

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Taking notaries to the next level

An electronic journal designed to empower notaries

Greater privacy

Astrean's data entry mode is separated from your previous records, so you can prevent accidental disclosure of other entries as you enter new notarial events.

Faster enteries

Electronic notarizations (RONs, RINs and IPENs) automatically creates journal entries, auto-filling data from the electronic transaction and subject to your review.

Secure backup

Your journal database is stored on Microsoft Azure secure cloud servers, which automatically backs up your data — to eliminate any chance of loss.

High efficiency

With the Astrean journal database and interactive dashboard, you no longer waste any time looking for records, contact information or specific sets of notarial events.

Quick links

Need to access the video recording or the electronic documents associated with an entry in your journal? Just follow the link to get fast access to related files.

Immutable records

While you can attach amendments, entries allow no edits to the main fields after submitting to the permanent record — for a more trustworthy journal record

Astrean is serious about empowering ALL notaries

A complimentary electronic notary journal

Remote Online Notarization (RON) is here to stay - Astrean
The traditional notary journal is a required part of nearly every state's notarial regulations. And new remote online notarization (RON) laws all require online notaries to use an electronic notary journal. As we began developing our suite of notary power tools, a reliable but easy-to-use notary journal was top on our list. We understood that it had to be flexible enough to be used for electronic and traditional notarizations, and everything in between. We also knew that it had to be a better replacement to the traditional notebook. We're proud to introduce the Astrean notary journal app. And we invite all licensed, commissioned or appointed notaries to please take advantage of this complimentary tool today.  

Overview of the Astrean notary journal

Design to adapt to various notary types and demands

Easy manual entries

Instead of having to buy notebooks that can be lost, damaged or compromised, your Astrean online journal offers greater security, convenience and access — even for recording traditional notarial events. Use your PC, tablet or phone to manually record entries into your digital notary journal. And with our "secure form" entry, there's no risk of having others see previous entries.

Automated recordings

Our electronic notarization apps are fully integrated, so your RONs (remote online notarizations), RINs (remote ink-based notarizations) and IPENs (in-person electronic notarizations) automatically create records in your notary eJournal. You can then review and make annotations or amendments to the entry, before officially adding into your journal's official record.

Handy database

With all your entry records now in a convenient database, you can use typical database tools to organize, sort and quickly find journal entries. Whether you want to review all your entries for a specific month, quarter or year, or you want to find a specific RON, RIN or IPEN entry from three years ago, you can quickly find it in your interactive electronic notary journal.

Interactive records

A big advantage of digital journals like Astrean (compared to traditional notary journals) is that it is interactive. Click on an entry and you have the full record of the event, including any additional annotations and comments you added. Also, with the advanced modules, you can follow the included hyperlinks to view related video recordings or electronic documents .

Ready to leverage all the benefits of an electronic journal?

Yes, you can migrate your traditional entries to your notary e-journal

After seeing the many benefits of digitizing their records and documents, many businesses in the 1990s, 2000s and even 2010s, invested time and resources to moving their files and documents online. As you discover how much time, money and energy you save with an electronic notary journal, you'll probably wonder if you could transfer the entries recorded in your traditional notebook into your Astrean digital journal. The answer is Yes — and we can even help you with the migration. You should still save and securely store your old notebooks. But by migrating those records to your electronic journal, you'll be able to organize and manage them with ease, while enjoying greater security, privacy and accessibility.
Remote Online Notarization (RON) is here to stay - Astrean

Designed to grow your business & grow with you

The right plan for your modern notarization needs

'Free for life' starter

Our free-for-life “Personal” tier gives you free access to important notary business tools, such as the efficiency-boosting electronic notary journal and marketing resources.

The Personal plan also allows you to buy credits as needed for RONs, RINs and IPENs.

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Pro & team growth

The Astrean “Professional” subscription plan gives you access to valuable notary business tools, including a CRM, accounting software, booking software and online payment acceptance.

It also includes monthly complimentary credits for electronic notarizations.

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Bigger goals & needs

The “Premium” tier gives solopreneurs and larger teams more of the professional level – plus analytics, dedicated support, team management tools and marketing support to take your game even further.

Notaries in this tier may also be recommended to our enterprise clients.

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More than just RON

Astrean provides powerful tools to help notaries succeed

Rebuilding Trust Through Electronic Notarization

While Astrean offers a powerful yet easy-to-use RON tool, we are proud to proclaim that we are more than just online or electronic notarizations!

Our robust and dynamic RON, RIN and IPEN tools are part of our comprehensive suite of notary business and digital resources.

Our mission is to create a toolbox to help notaries succeed in business and their careers. And the fact is that a RON tool alone – even one as good as ours – is not enough to guarantee success.

As successful notaries understand, you need an entire toolbox to help you create a successful notary business or leverage your notary skills for your chosen career.

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Try Astrean now — with no cost and no commitment

2 ways to start enjoying Astrean for free

'Free for life' PERSONAL plan

We're on a mission to unleash notarization & notaries!

That's why we're providing our basic set of notary marketing tools and electronic notary journal absolutely free with our Personal pricing tier.

Additionally, access to our eNotarization tools for remote online notarization, remote ink-based notarization (RIN) or in-person e-notarization (IPEN), is available on-demand via purchased credits.

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Try the Astrean "Pro" or "Premium" plans free for 30 days!

Whether you're a new notary or an experienced freelancer on the fast-growth track, the Pro plan gives you the tools you need for electronic notarization and business growth.

For power users and entrepreneurial notaries, our Premium plan builds on the Pro plan, with more bandwidth and tools for faster growth and managing a team.

Modernizing notarial security and privacy

Big improvements in fraud prevention for notarization

It’s true that notary fraud is rare. But let’s be honest. Traditional notarization has not kept up with the all the modern security precautions used by the financial industry and generally expected by our modern economy. Notarization can do so much to enhance trust and combat fraud in our business, legal and government. But it has been unable to step up to the plate – until now. Today’s technology can make notarization even more secure and trustworthy. And Astrean’s solution takes it even further:
  • Verified notaries. Only notaries with valid commissions and licenses are allowed.
  • Signer ID validation. We electronically ensure that signer ID docs are legit.
  • Signer ID verification. We use dynamic knowledge-based authentication (KBA) to verify each signer’s actual identity.
  • Encrypted data. All data is encrypted in transit using secure socket layers (SSL) and at rest.
  • Blockchain-enabled. This supporting technology helps ensure that confirmed records are immutable (cannot be altered later).

The Astrean Academy

Continuing education to take you to the top

Master digital notarization

Whether you’re an experienced notary trying to go digital or a brand new notary altogether, our training program helps you master remote online notarization. We also provide state-specific training to ensure you’re ready for specific RON requirements for your state. Learn more...

Grow your notary business

There’s never been a better time to launch and grow your notary business. With RON, RIN and even IPEN, you now have a bigger market available for your business. Astrean provides and trains you on the tools that professional services rely on to grow and succeed, as well as tips on how to best use them. Learn more...

Generating customers & revenue for you

Introducing the Astrean "Uber for Notaries" marketplace

Notary Fraud Prevention Solutions for Electronic Notarization - Astrean
Having a Pro, Premium or Platinum tier subscription allows notaries to apply to be part of the Astrean Notary Marketplace – our “Uber for Notaries” platform connecting online notary customers with our notaries. In addition to individuals searching online for notaries, we also actively recommend our premium notaries to our enterprise clients who need additional support. These enterprise clients are large corporations and very busy title companies with their own internal notary team. But they often run into times when they need help from seasoned notaries outside their company. We select and train only qualified notaries to be part of this marketplace. If you’re interested in becoming a notary and/or part of the Astrean Notary Marketplace, click here to learn more.