Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers an iPad app for reviewing and annotating PDF and Word documents in new ways (see article below), a portable Bluetooth keyboard, an add-on toolbar for Lexis Advance and WestlawNext, and an iOS app that keeps your Google searches private. Don't miss the next issue.
LIQUIFY YOUR DOCUMENTS
Lawyers have not yet found every missing link for the paperless office, but one such discovery occurred in 2010 when the iPad arrived. Many lawyers use their iPad primarily as a digital briefcase for carrying and accessing PDF and other documents. But when paper becomes digital, why still treat it like paper?
LiquidText … in One Sentence
Now available, LiquidText enables you to review and annotate documents on your iPad in new ways.
The Killer Feature
An area called Workspace exists to the right of every document you open in LiquidText. You can select an excerpt and drag it to this area. Tapping the arrow icon to the left of every excerpt brings you to the relevant section of the document. You can also enter notes in the Workspace and connect them to a section of the document.
LiquidText enables you to group excerpts and notes by topic so that with a tap you can review only those related to a topic. The Map View displays all your groups visually to give you an idea of their relative size (similar to a word cloud).
Other Notable Features
LiquidText can collapse a document to reveal only the paragraphs that pertain to your annotations. This collapsing feature also works with LiquidText's full-text search, eliminating the need to scroll to find the next hit.
Similarly, you can split a document into two separately scrolling areas to compare distant sections simultaneously. Alternatively, you can save your place if you only need to glance at another part of the document.
What Else Should You Know?
LiquidText works with PDF, Word, and PowerPoint documents, as well as web pages. It integrates with Box, Dropbox, and iCloud. You can also use the iOS Share extension to send documents from other apps such as Adobe Reader and Mail to LiquidText. For its part, LiquidText enables you to export an entire annotated document or just your notes and highlights. LiquidText is free for now. Learn more about LiquidText.
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