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Reviews of RingCentral, Novastor Backup; AbacusLaw/Abacus Private Cloud v. MyCase; Converting PDF Scans Into DOCX or WPD

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, February 5, 2016

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Jeffrey Schoen, Review: RingCentral (VoIP Telephone Service)

David Gossom, AbacusLaw v. MyCase; Abacus Private Cloud

Edward Zohn, FileCenter Versus FileConvert for Converting PDF Scans Into DOCX or WPD Format

Roy Greenberg, Review: Novastor Backup

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Topics: Backup/Media/Storage | Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Dictation/OCR/Speech Recognition | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Online/Cloud | Practice Management/Calendars | TL Serendipity

Solo on My Own Terms; Cloud Storage Concerns; Why Dragon Beats Typing and Transcriptionists; What Starts Digital Stays Digital

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, January 28, 2016

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Mark Werner, Solo On My Own Terms And Not Far From The Cutting Edge

Jerry Gonzalez, Cloud Storage Concerns Overblown; Review Of AxCrypt, AESCrypt

Philip Franckel, Why Dragon NaturallySpeaking Beats Typing And Transcriptionists

Steven Finell, What Starts Digital Stays Digital

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The Single Best Use of Siri; Cloud Concerns; Defending ActiveWords; Review of Ergotron Workfit S

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, December 11, 2015

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Neil Squillante, The Single Best Use of Siri

Michael Schwartz, Cloud Concerns: Speed and Data Loss

Edward Zohn, Beware the Cloud Oligopolies

Steven Schwaber, ActiveWords v. A Whole Slew of Keystrokes

Brian Moore, Review: Ergotron Workfit S

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Topics: Automation/Document Assembly/Macros | Backup/Media/Storage | Coming Attractions | Furniture/Office Supplies | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Online/Cloud | TL Serendipity | Utilities

Review of Acronis True Image Home; Multiple Monitors Skeptic Becomes a Believer; Surface Pro 4, Surface Book, or iPad Pro?

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, November 20, 2015

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Miriam Jacobson, Review: Acronis True Image Home

Bob Leonard, I Was a Multiple Monitors Skeptic But Now I'm a Believer

Neil Squillante, What Do You Think of Your Surface Pro 4, Surface Book, or iPad Pro?

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Why Cost Recovery Is Obsolete; Reviews of AxCrypt, AESCrypt, Perfect Authority; Scan Routing and the Return of Omtool; Mac Desktop Search

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, November 19, 2015

Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles:

Jerry Gonzalez, Cost Recovery Is Obsolete for Paperless Law Firms; Review: AxCrypt, AESCrypt

Keith Collins, Tip: Use Local Network for Scans (With imageRUNNER at Least)

Bobby Abrams, Review: WordPerfect and Perfect Authority for Tables of Authorities

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Today's Acrobat Reader DC Update That Integrates Dropbox Is a Bonafide Big Deal

By Neil J. Squillante | Friday, November 13, 2015

Originally published in our free TL Serendipity newsletter. Instead of reading TL Serendipity here, sign up now to receive future issues in realtime.

You probably use automatic updates so in case this slipped under your radar, Adobe delivered its biggest update ever today for Acrobat DC (Android coming soon I suspect). At long last, Acrobat now integrates with Dropbox! (And just in time for the iPad Pro probably not by accident.)

Stop. The. Presses. Other makers of mobile PDF apps have to be shaking in their boots because the Acrobat implementation seems unbeatable.

In my review of Acrobat DC, I waxed poetic about Mobile Link. When you open a PDF document on any device, it becomes available on all your other devices running Acrobat. You don't need to move files around. The only gotcha was the first step of opening a document, especially on Android and iOS.

Adobe offers a free cloud storage service called Document Cloud (the "DC" in Acrobat DC). It's reliable but clunky to use. Even if it were slick, there's no chance legal professionals would abandon their beloved Dropbox accounts. Dropbox has become the de facto file system on mobile devices, and for many even on desktops.

Adobe obviously realizes this, resulting in today's massive update. Now Acrobat DC truly is seamless. You navigate through your Dropbox folders, open the PDF file you want, and then it automatically becomes available across all your devices without having to repeat this folder diving. Instead, you'll find the documents you open in the Mobile Link Recents menu.

Any annotations and other changes automatically get saved in the original file you opened in Dropbox. This is a huge step forward in PDF productivity on iOS. You're literally working directly from Dropbox. There's no need to download and then re-upload a new version though you can do that if needed.

I agree with Jeff Richardson of iPhone JD fame on most things iOS but not PDF apps. He's a GoodReader fan. And I'm in the minority as most lawyers who go public with their preferences seem to use GoodReader or PDF Expert. Will Jeff and other fans of GoodReader and PDF Expert continue to use these mobile PDF apps?

I gave up on GoodReader in a New York minute because you have to download PDF files from Dropbox to your local iPad storage before you can open them, and of course there's no equivalent of Mobile Link in GoodReader for making any PDF file you open automatically available on your Mac or PC. This seems antediluvian to me, especially with today's Acrobat update.

P.S. Not surprisingly, Dropbox has a better web page about today's news than Adobe. Each new integration strengthens Dropbox.

Neil J. Squillante created TechnoLawyer and serves as its publisher.

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The Best Cloud Storage Options Plus 54 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Monday, November 9, 2015

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 55 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week.

Review: Clio

Complete Guide to Surface Book

Review: BlackBerry Priv

Support Group for Lawyers Who Write EULAs

Congratulations to Paul Thurrott of Thurrott on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: The Best Cloud Storage Options for Windows Users

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Review of Dell Appassure; Fixing Word Paragraph Numbering; ScanSnap and Windows 8.1

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, November 5, 2015

Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles:

David Moon, Review: Dell Appassure For Onsite And Offsite Backups

Christian Onsager, Tip: Fixing Word Paragraph Numbering After The Fact

Mark Peneguy, ScanSnap Compatibility With Windows 8.1

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Products That Keep Law Firms in Business Through Disasters; MetaJure's Role in a Paperless Office; Tracking Non-Documents in Discovery; Acrobat XI v. DC

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, October 29, 2015

Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles:

David O'Connell, The Products That Keep Our Law Firm in Business No Matter What Happens

Leslie Meagley, MetaJure As Part of a Paperless Office

Steve Long, Tip: Tracking Non-Documents Without Bates Stamps in Discovery

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Reviews of TextSoap, Windows Sync Center; Why Two Computers Is Better Than One; Windows Search Tips

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, October 22, 2015

Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles:

Joe Bahgat, Review of TextSoap for Cleaning Up Transcripts

Douglas Morrison, My Dual PC Backup Strategy; Review of Windows Sync Center

Bill Onwusah, Tips for Using Windows Search for Document Management

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