The Dragon Dictation 2.0 mobile app for the iPhone is a versatile tool. In this review of the free speech-recognition app, we explain how to use Dragon Dictation for emails, texting, social media status updates and the creation of longer texts and notes.
In today’s App Friday round, Christopher Dixon — a St. Louis personal injury lawyer and co-founder of The St. Louis Suit Project — discusses his favorite iPhone apps, FastCase and XMarks.
Traditionally lawyers dictate documents, assistants transcribe and then a hard copy is returned to the lawyer for review. But now an iPad with iAnnotate is reducing the amount of time and paper required for the review-and-revision process.
In today’s App Friday round, Debora Plehn-Dujowich — a scientist and intellectual property attorney — shares some of her favorite apps for iPad and iPhone.
Although the newest smartphone apps and the latest gadgets, such as the iPad, can boost productivity, lawyers should also review the technology they already have in place to see whether there are features they’ve been missing. This week, Kansas City lawyer Zach Bickel shares three tips that will help you get the most from Outlook.
It used to be that when Indiana lawyer Hunter Reece walked into bankruptcy court or a trustee’s meeting, he was toting eight to 10 files along with him. Not only was it a bulky and inconvenient to flip through stacks of paper, he had to make sure that the folders were never misplaced. About two years ago, though, when Reece bought an iPad, that all changed. He replaced the stack of files with one electronic device. Instead of shuffling through all that paper to find the right pleading, he only had to scroll down a screen.
Dropbox has quickly become one of the most popular cloud-based storage services among lawyers. But recent accusations leveled by one prominent security researcher may have some attorneys reconsidering the choice. The central issue is whether Dropbox employees have access to the contents of a user’s file.
In today’s App Friday round, Ted Brooks —trial consultant and the go-to person for legal technology in high-stakes and celebrity litigation — shares some of his favorite apps.
For many years, legal research has often meant choosing between tedium in a musty library or paying for computerized research. But Google Scholar, a free legal research tool, offers lawyers a third way. If you haven’t tried Google Scholar, you will be surprised at what you find. Here are some quick tips on how to use Google Scholar to boost the efficiency of your legal research.
In today’s App Friday round, Cathy Ribble - founder of Digital Paralegal Services, a virtual alternative for lawyers - shares some of her favorite iPhone apps.
Printing, whether the item is an email, a reservation confirmation, driving directions or the contents contained on a web page, is a habit that is hard to break. As part of my ongoing quest to break my own paper addiction, I recently downloaded the free version of Evernote, an app with the slogan, “Remember everything.” Instead of creating my usual manila travel folder for the recent ABA Tech Show, I decided to try storing all of my information using Evernote. Here’s my review on how the app performed.