Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers an iPad trial presentation app (see article below), an iPad keyboard case, iPad word processor, a redundant storage product, and practice management software. Don't miss the next issue.
TRIAL PRESENTATIONS SANS LAPTOP
The legal world isn't going tablet. It's going iPad. While other tablet platforms have a scant number of legal apps, nary a week goes by without at least one new iPad app for lawyers. The trial presentation field is particularly blessed probably because of the iPad's portability advantages. For example, it fits perfectly on lecterns, handles a wide variety of document formats, and has 10 hours of battery life so you don't have to worry about running out of juice right before you unveil the smoking gun.
TrialDirector for iPad … in One Sentence
Launched this week, inData Corporation's TrialDirector for iPad is a trial presentation app.
The Killer Feature
The concept behind TrialDirector for iPad is that you can use the Windows software to create more elaborate exhibits than is possible with iPad only apps while benefitting from the same portability that those apps provide.
However, TrialDirector for iPad doesn't require TrialDirector. You can use it to display documents, demonstrative evidence, and video. You can zoom in on text or call it out, as well as highlight, redact, write freehand, and employ a "laser" pointer. There's also a virtual whiteboard with shapes, lines, and other drawing tools.
Other Notable Features
You move files (including TrialDirector presentations) to TrialDirector for iPad via iTunes or Dropbox. Bookmarks enable you to rapidly call up key exhibits. Thus, you're not limited to a linear presentation.
You display your presentation via a traditional projector/television connection or wirelessly via AirPlay and an Apple TV.
When presenting, you can freeze the external display while you queue and prepare your next slide on your iPad. You can display two exhibits side by side. The app also supports video up to 1080p, including closed captioned deposition videos. Supported video formats include H.264, MPEG-4, and QuickTime.
What Else Should You Know?
TrialDirector for iPad is free. inData provides free telephone support to help get you up and running. If you want to use it in conjunction with TrialDirector 6, pricing starts at $695. Learn more about TrialDirector for iPad.
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