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How to Get a Free iPhone (Really) Plus More Posts on the Gear TechnoLawyers Use and Why

By Kathryn Hughes | Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Neil Squillante, How To Get A Free IPhone (Really) But You Need To Act Fast

Miriam Jacobson, My Tech Binge: New IPhone, IPad Pro, Surface Pro 4, And More

Peter Silberstein, My Gear: Office 365, Time Matters, IPhone 6 Plus, And More

Allan Kogon, Why We're Sticking With Windows 7 Pro And Word 2007

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Topics: Accounting/Billing/Time Capture | Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Dictation/OCR/Speech Recognition | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Networking/Operating Systems | Technology Industry/Legal Profession | TL Serendipity

Five Lawyers Discuss the Gear and Software They Use and Why

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, September 22, 2016

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Rob Perelli-Minetti, What I Use And Why: Windows 10, Office 365, IPhone 6, Acrobat DC, And More

Nan Evans, What I Use And Why: Sookasa, IPad Air 2, PDF Expert, Westlaw, And Much More

John Dorst, What I Use And Why: Windows 7, Office 2010, IPhone 6, IPad Air, And More

James Poole, What I Don't Use Mobile Devicesl USPTO PDF Requirements

Harold Burstyn, What I Use And Why: Windows 10, Office 2016, Android, Acrobat

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Our most serendipitous offering (hence its name), TL Serendipity consists of contributions by TechnoLawyer members who have important information to share. You'll no doubt enjoy it because of its mix of interesting topics and genuinely useful knowledge, including brutally honest product reviews and informative how-tos. The TL Serendipity newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

Topics: Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Networking/Operating Systems | Privacy/Security | TL Serendipity

You Were Right and I Was Wrong; What I Use and Why; Review of Everything; Why I Use WordPerfect

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, September 15, 2016

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Neil Squillante, The Multiple Monitor Advocates Are Right And I Was Wrong

Brad Pearce, What I Use And Why: Office 365, OneNote, 9.7-Inch IPad Pro, And Much More

Tom Trottier, Review Of Everything Search Engine By Voidtools

Miriam Jacobson, Why I Use WordPerfect

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Topics: Automation/Document Assembly/Macros | Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Monitors | Networking/Operating Systems | TL Serendipity

The Best Printers of 2016 Plus 47 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Monday, September 12, 2016

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected the 48 best legal technology articles, podcasts, and videos from the past week. Below you'll find a sampling from today's issue, including our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week. BlawgWorld is free so don't miss the next issue — sign up now.

Congratulations to M. David Stone and Tony Hoffman of PCMag.com on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: The Best Printers of 2016

A Conversation With Clio CEO Jack Newton

The 30 Best Productivity Apps Ever Created

Thoughts on iPhone 7, Apple Watch Series 2, and AirPods

Fixing Email, One App at a Time

Why Apple Killed the Headphone Jack

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Topics: BlawgWorld Newsletter | Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Copiers/Scanners/Printers | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

How to Use Microsoft Office's Built-In Clipboard Plus 61 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected the 62 best legal technology articles, podcasts, and videos from the past week. Below you'll find a sampling from today's issue, including our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week. BlawgWorld is free so don't miss the next issue — sign up now.

Congratulations to Lori Kaufman of How-To Geek on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: How to Use Microsoft Office's Built-In Clipboard

2016 ILTA/InsideLegal Technology Purchasing Survey

Virtual Desktops Secured by Two-Factor Authentication

Adriana Linares and Jeff Richardson Share iOS Tips (Podcast)

The Best Android Phones in the World

The War Microsoft Should Have Won

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Topics: BlawgWorld Newsletter | Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets

Finding Nebo (Review of MyScript's Nebo); Reviews of RingCentral, Dragon; PracticeMaster Cost for 18-User Firm

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, September 2, 2016

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Neil Squillante, Finding Nebo: Review of MyScript's Nebo Note-Taking App

David Scott Heier, Review: RingCentral Via PC and Smartphone

Edie Owsley-Zimmerman, PracticeMaster as a Time Matters Replacement, Including Cost

R. Wagoner, My Dragon Premium Experience

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Topics: Accounting/Billing/Time Capture | Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Dictation/OCR/Speech Recognition | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Practice Management/Calendars | TL Serendipity

Prevent Laptop Eavesdropping Plus 55 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected the 56 best legal technology articles, podcasts, and videos from the past week. Below you'll find a sampling from today's issue, including our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week. BlawgWorld is free so don't miss the next issue — sign up now.

Congratulations to Peter Bright of Ars Technica on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: HP's Sure View Screens Prevent Laptop Eavesdropping

Make Drafting and Proofreading Agreements More Efficient

Review: Corel WordPerfect Office X8

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (OLED)

The iBrain Is Here and It's Already Inside Your Phone

The Sad State of Mics Is Holding Back Siri and Alexa

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Topics: BlawgWorld Newsletter | Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Monitors | Privacy/Security | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

Top New Office 365 Features for Lawyers Plus Law Firm Transfers

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, August 26, 2016

Coming today to SmallLaw: Microsoft continually adds new features and even entirely new apps to Office 365, often with little fanfare. For this issue of SmallLaw, we reached out to Microsoft experts Barron Henley and Lisa Hendrickson as well as Microsoft employee Ben Schorr to bring you the hottest new features for lawyers. If you care about email, document management, and project management, you'll want to read this article. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for advice on buying or selling a law firm.

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Topics: Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Email/Messaging/Telephony | SmallLaw

Nuance Hatches Three New Dragons; Reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad USB 3.0 Docking Station, ShadowProtect, Perfect Authority; Old Apps on New Laptops

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, August 25, 2016

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Neil Squillante, Nuance Hatches Three New Dragons

Keith Collins, Review Of Lenovo ThinkPad USB 3.0 Docking Station With Dual Monitors

Keith Collins, Review Of ShadowProtect

Marc Stern, Review Of Perfect Authority

Tom Trottier, Old Apps On High-Resolution Laptops

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Contract Tools Makes Drafting and Proofreading Agreements More Efficient

By Neil J. Squillante | Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers a Microsoft Word add-in with tools for analyzing, drafting, and proofreading contracts (see article below). In addition, you'll find links to the previous 11 TL NewsWire features, including our coverage of cloud practice management software five years in the making, a legal ebook reader app, case analysis software, an add-on for document management systems, a project management app for law firms, a virtual desktop service, and much more. Don't miss the next issue.

Contracts consist of structured data — sections, subsections, defined terms, etc. This means that software can save you time when drafting and also reduce errors through improved proofreading. Microsoft Word doesn't offer any specialized tools for contracts so you'll need an add-in.

Contract Tools … in One Sentence

Launched this month, Paper Software's Contract Tools is a Microsoft Word add-in with tools for drafting, analyzing, and proofreading agreements.

The Killer Feature

Traditional contract software has fallen into one of two camps — drafting or proofreading. This can result in having to purchase two or more products. By contrast, Contract Tools offers both drafting and proofreading tools, thus providing one-stop shopping.

"It's also fast and flexible," Paper Software co-founder Benjamin Whetsell told me when he visited our office recently. "To analyze contracts, Contract Tools uses a number of patent-pending technologies to analyze, say, 200 pages of dense legalese in a few seconds." Whetsell demonstrated Contract Tools' speed using a number of such agreements. It looked instantaneous.

Other Notable Features

Contract Tools resides in a panel adjacent to your document. A menu at the top enables you to navigate through the various tools. For example, the Provisions tool lists all the sections and subsections in the agreement. Click on any provision to jump there in the document. Similarly, the Defined Terms tool lists all defined terms, and the number of times each appears in the agreement. You can jump to a defined term's initial definition or to anywhere else in the document it resides.

Contract Tools doesn't just analyze your agreements. It also makes them interactive. Double-click a defined term for its definition, double-click a cross reference to view it, etc. The Back button brings you back to where you started. When you scroll through a document, Contract Tools displays the names of sections in large type as you reach them.

Virtually every contract contains sections that refer to other sections. The Related Items tool gives you omniscience beyond the human brain. For example, let's say you're reviewing Section 7. Contract Tools displays all the other sections that Section 7 references, all the sections that reference Section 7, and all the defined terms in Section 7. And of course you can jump to any of these with a click.

It's common practice to add placeholders, bracketed text, highlighted text, and comments to agreements while drafting to avoid losing your train of thought. The To-Dos tool in Contract Tools automatically finds these unfinished items so you won't forget to circle back. Also, Contract Tools' Autocomplete suggests defined terms as you type, reducing the number of placeholders you'll need in the first place.

For proofreading, the Drafting Errors tool lists problems such as undefined and duplicate defined terms, inconsistent formatting, unmatched punctuation, and list order errors. This list updates when you save your work. You can also ignore and hide problems that Contract Tools flags.

Microsoft Word's simplistic search tools don't cut it with lengthy agreements. Contract Tools enables you to search by number, date, time of day, unit of time, and money in addition to word searches. Thus, you can quickly find the termination date, the purchase price, interest rate, etc.

What Else Should You Know?

Contract Tools works with Word 2007 or later on Windows 7 or later. It costs $10 per month per user or $100 per year per user ($8.33 per month). Learn more about Contract Tools.

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