Being a lawyer means doing whatever it takes to provide your clients with the best service possible. Great lawyers know that this often means embracing technological change. Effective legal professionals use the latest mobile apps to speed up their office efficiency, organize mountains of documents, and help remind them of their daily tasks.
Most of these apps were not designed with the legal profession in mind, but they are especially useful to lawyers nonetheless. They help lawyers stay organized and efficient, often for only a few dollars.
Here are four mobile apps that will help your practice daily.
Most lawyers have to deal with hundreds of documents, often in the form of PDFs. Goodreader makes the process of reading, saving, and organizing PDFs incredibly simple.
It syncs with cloud services like Dropbox and OneDrive. For security, it also features optional military-grade encryption.
With Goodreader, you’ll never again be searching through piles of paper. And if you switch to a PDF organization system rather than printing out all relevant documents, you will save paper and run a more environmentally friendly office.
Apple’s default Reminders app on the iPhone is one of the most unexpectedly powerful mobile apps. Much of a lawyer’s job involves juggling a complicated to-do list and it is easy to miss items or forget something.
Using Reminders to its full capacity can help you keep organized and on top of your cases. Reminders can remind you to do things at certain times and even when you arrive at a certain location.
Fastcase is one of the specific apps for lawyers on this list. It is a legal research application that puts thousands of cases in the palm of your hand.
Fastcase uses innovative search technology to allow you to immediately grab and save the most relevant case results, down to the paragraph. And best of all, Fastcase is completely free.
It is not a replacement for more robust case research software, but if you need to quickly look something up on the go, Fastcase is the perfect solution.
Dragon Dictation is the most powerful dictation software on the market. Turning dictation into word documents has many uses for lawyers. Speaking to clients, preparing arguments, and more can all be done with the voice.
Phone microphones and dictation AI has become very advanced. Often only minor edits are needed to correctly format and spell-check your dictated words.
Dragon is much pricier than many of the apps on this list, but many lawyers have found it to be a valuable investment.
Being an effective lawyer means staying on top of the latest technology. Mobile apps are just the start of your law technology needs.
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