App Friday: The favorite apps of Richard Russeth

Richard Russeth

Richard Russeth, vice president and general counsel to Denver-based Leprino Foods, has been in practice for 28 years, holding various in-house counsel positions for the last 16. His sweetest general counsel post? Working for ice cream maker Häagen-Dasz.

Russeth is also a blogger at The Last Generalist, where he shares his thoughts on life, law and even the arts. In one recent post he emphasized the need for attorneys to find relief from the stress of practice. Daily yoga is the antidote he has found to counteract the sometimes overwhelming demands made by the profession on attorneys.

In this week’s App Friday, Russeth shares his favorite apps for work and fun.

Device

BlackBerry and Android

Russeth uses the two devices to keep a clear boundary between his personal and professional lives. “The law is weird enough about privacy,” Russeth notes. “I decided that two phones was the better part of discretion.”

App for work

Russeth likes the social media dashboard HootSuite. “HootSuite allows me to stay ahead of the curve on breaking legal news, trends and products,” Russeth says. He gives the service high marks for its ease of use and capacity to organize information in a coherent fashion. (HootSuite offers a free limited version. For users who want advanced social media monitoring and tracking tools, monthly fees range from $4.99 to $49.99)

The file-hosting service Dropbox is another favorite. Cloud computing allows Dropbox users to access, sync and back up files across multiple devices. Russeth says, “Dropbox makes it easy for me to work on project files from whatever device is handy.” (The free Dropbox account comes with 2GB of space. Additional space is available for a monthly fee.)

App for fun

The apps aren’t just for work: Russeth finds HootSuite and Dropbox equally useful in his personal life. Russeth, who is also a poet, explains, “I keep all my poetry in the cloud.”

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