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CitePin: Read Our Exclusive Report

By Neil J. Squillante | Friday, November 16, 2012

Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers a cloud knowledge management application for lawyers (see article below), an iPad app for handwritten notes that incorporated a feature requested by lawyers, a Windows note-taking program, and two iPad mini keyboard cases. Don't miss the next issue.


When you walk into Barnes & Noble stores nowadays, you'll see the Nook line of tablets on display. These devices render everything else in the store obsolete (except for the coffee). This transition from print to digital began long ago in law libraries and especially personal law libraries — all the legal research and other client-related notes and documents you create and collect for each of your matters. Many lawyers use mainstream products like Evernote for knowledge management, but would likely prefer a solution designed for their specific needs.

CitePin … in One Sentence

Launched this month, CitePin is a cloud knowledge management application for lawyers.

The Killer Feature

When you type notes, copy and paste text, or upload a document into CitePin, you must classify it by choosing from several predefined Record Types. However, you can also assign up to three custom Clusters (e.g., client, matter, case type, etc.). CitePin also enables you to enter additional information for each record such as jurisdiction, source, source date, and source URL. All this tagging enables you to find your records.

Other Notable Features

CitePin offers full-text searching as well as filtering. Regarding the latter, a spreadsheet-like page lists all your records, which you can sort by field. You'll find similar pages for each record type and each cluster. For example, if you use clusters for matters, you can see all records associated with a matter.

If your colleagues also use CitePin, you can share specific records, entire clusters, etc. using the "My Colleagues" tool. From this page, you can also access records your colleagues have shared with you.

If you want to share items with a client or someone else without a CitePin account, you can send them an email message via CitePin with instructions on how to sign up. Once they create an account, they can access the records you've chosen to share.

What Else Should You Know?

CitePin offers a two-day free trial after which you can choose from two annual plans — Basic ($36) for up to 1 GB of storage or Value ($72) for up to 3 GB of storage. CitePin works best in Google's Chrome browser on Windows, Mac, and iPad. Learn more about CitePin.

Our thanks to LawSites for the screenshot (the company didn't respond to our request). Read Bob Ambrogi's review.

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