For most lawyers, writing is an essential part of the practice. This week, Lawyer Tech Review takes a look at Documents to Go, an iPad app that allows users to write and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents.
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Reviewing messages on a smartphone is a productivity boosting process, but replying to e-mails using your tiny phone's keyboard can be a frustrating process. Fortunately, the TouchPal keyboard for Android is a fast alternative to default keyboards. Read on to find how its swiping, auto-completion and predictive text features can boost your productivity and increase your writing speed.
iAnnotate, the app that allows you to read, annotate and share your PDF files, is a valuable tool when reviewing documents and legal research on your iPad. This week, Lawyer Tech Review shares tips on how to upload cases from Google Scholar and other websites, annotate it and then send to your email or add to iBooks, Dropbox, DocstoGo and even Evernote.
As lawyers shift from paper to paperless, brown accordion folders are being replaced with gadgets like the iPad and iPhone. Although the technology is new, the old concerns about safeguarding client information remain. The free Find My iPhone app from Apple allows you to remotely locate, lock and even erase data from your iPad and some other Apple devices.
Our smartphones are useful gadgets that allow us to browse webpages and to reply emails on the go. But in practice, typing in a small on-screen keyboard can be challenging. Fortunately, Google Voice Search and Google Voice Actions are free apps that allow to control your phone with your voice. We review these apps in detail, finding all their features, and discovering the best time-saving ways to use them on your phone.
At the start of each day, many lawyers mentally review a daunting list of to dos, ranking the items by urgency while hoping nothing has been forgotten. To complete the items, additional information such as notes, telephone numbers, emails and the time, date and location of upcoming events is often needed. To help get things done, one popular business productivity app that is finding its way into legal circles is Nozbe.
For many lawyers, particularly those who practice in the areas of real estate, condemnation and often family law, the cost of housing and the value of real estate are important pieces of information. Zillow offers free mobile apps for the iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry and Windows mobile devices. In this week’s Lawyer Tech Review, we take a look at some of the benefits and drawbacks of the real estate data app for the iPhone.
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.
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.
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.
In February we highlighted Dragon Naturally Speaking’s speech recognition software, Premium Version 11. That version, aimed at lawyers and nonlawyers alike, received rave reviews. Dragon also offers speech recognition software designed especially for lawyers, Dragon Naturally Speaking Legal Version 11. Although Dragon Legal is more expensive, its added features could translate into lower labor overhead for a firm. In this blog post, LTR highlights four advantages Dragon Legal offers to attorneys and law firms.