Pages, Box.net, Zillow, Google Mobile and more Productivity Apps
By Geri L. Dreiling, Esq.
Patrick T. Maddigan is an attorney who practices in the Greater Boston area as well as in Massachusetts’ South Shore and Cape Cod. Maddigan focuses primarily on real estate, business, landlord-tenant, consumer protection and estate planning law. In addition to his legal practice, Maddigan is a social media marketing and blogging consultant for realtors, lenders, attorneys and small businesses.
Maddigan maintains an active social media presence across many platforms. He can be found on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, where he tweets from @ptmaddiganesq. He uses his Google profile as a personal website and also maintains Lawesome, a personal blog geared more towards fun than business.
This week, Maddigan shares some of his favorite BlackBerry and iPad apps with Lawyer Tech Review. (Affiliate links below)
BlackBerry and iPad
Apps for work
Maddigan owns a first generation iPad. There are a number of apps he uses to boost his productivity as both a lawyer and social media consultant.
For his legal work, Maddigan says he’d be lost without the Pages app on his iPad. Using the iPad keyboard or a portable Bluetooth keyboard, Pages allows him to create and edit Word and PDF documents. Another favorite iPad app is Box.net. This app allows Maddigan to access documents from his iPad that are located on his personal computer. The Evernote app allows him to take notes, save images, create to-do lists and clip and save Web pages. For legal research, Maddigan is a fan of the Fastcase app. And for his real estate work, Maddigan uses apps from Zillow and ZipRealty.
On the social media side, Maddigan uses the HootSuite app. He says Hootsuite’s iPad app, “is a great way to post to multiple social networking sites at the same time, as well as consume and interact with Twitter content.” He uses Flipboard each morning to read his Twitter & Facebook streams in a magazine-like format making it more like his morning newspaper. He says that “for staying on top of changes and news in social media, nothing beats the Mashable app, which not only keeps me in the loop but allows for easy sharing across many social media platforms.”
And the one app he cannot live without? Maddigan says that without a doubt it would be the Google Mobile app for both his iPad & Blackberry. He explains, “Google Mobile is an essential tool for me to access my Google calendar, documents, maps, email and more, remotely and while on the go. It is my link to everything on the cloud.”
Apps for fun
To navigate downtown Boston’s mass transit system, Maddigan relies on OpenMBTA, which shows real time bus and train data. “It’s very clutch and keeps me on time,” he says.
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