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60 iOS Apps in 60 Minutes Plus 74 More Must-Reads (Double Issue)

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 75 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.

Comparison of Practice Management Apps

What Lawyers Need to Know About Acrobat DC

iPhone JD Reviews Apple Watch

Why Women Lawyers Will Love Apple Watch

Tips from ABA TECHSHOW

Congratulations to Jeff Richardson of iPhone J.D. on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: 60 iOS Apps in 60 Minutes (2015 Edition)

How to Receive BlawgWorld
Our newsletters provide the most comprehensive coverage of both legal technology and mainstream technology of interest to the legal profession (e.g., monitors, smartphones, scanners, the iPad, and more). But not the only coverage. BlawgWorld enables you to stay on top of all the noteworthy legal and mainstream technology articles (and podcasts and videos) published elsewhere without having to hire a research assistant. Even when you're busy, you won't want to miss each issue's Pick of the Week. Please subscribe now.

Topics: BlawgWorld Newsletter | CLE/News/References | Coming Attractions | Gadgets/Shredders/Office Gear | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Practice Management/Calendars

Hidden Gems in Practice Management Software Plus Should You Blog?

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, April 30, 2015

Coming today to SmallLaw: In this issue of SmallLaw, legal technology consultant Jack Schaller continues to unearth hidden gems. This time he focuses on your practice management software. From workflow automation to automatic billable time capture to calendar sync with your smartphone to delegation tracking and more, it's time to put your practice management system to better use. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for Lee Rosen's advice on whether you should blog for marketing purposes.

How to Receive SmallLaw
Small firm, big dreams. Written by practicing lawyers who manage successful small firms and legal technology and practice management experts who have achieved rock star status, SmallLaw provides practical advice on management, marketing, and technology issues in small law firms, as well as comprehensive legal product reviews with accompanying TechnoScore ratings. SmallLaw also ensures that you won't miss anything published elsewhere by linking to helpful articles (and podcasts and videos) about solo practices and small law firms. The SmallLaw newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

Topics: Coming Attractions | Practice Management/Calendars | SmallLaw

Free Research Reports for Lawyers and Others in the Legal Industry

By Neil J. Squillante | Thursday, April 30, 2015

TechnoLawyer Library houses our growing collection of free research reports in PDF format. Reports of this caliber usually cost a fortune, but TechnoLawyer members can download all of them for free. TechnoLawyer membership is also free. Below you'll find links to selected research reports and also to the TechnoLawyer Library Sweepstakes. Click any link to get started and join TechnoLawyer today.

The Egg Theory: What Clients Really Want From Their Lawyers

Why Lawyers Need Not Fear Disruption

Three Common Productivity Tasks That an iPad Performs Better Than a PC

Chill, Grill, and Bill: Summertime Gadgets for Summer-Loving Legal Professionals

TechnoLawyer Demographics 2014

LitigationWorld Quick Start Guide to Mastering Ediscovery

TL Research Buyer's Guide to Legal Billing Software

Can Microsoft Win the Legal Industry's Mobile Race?

TL Research Buyer's Guide to Outlook Add-Ons for Law Firms

TL Research Buyer's Guide to Document Management Systems for Law Firms (Second Edition)

Enter the TechnoLawyer Library Sweepstakes. There's no limit on how many times you can win.

Topics: Accounting/Billing/Time Capture | Document Management | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Litigation/Discovery/Trials | Practice Management/Calendars | TechnoLawyer | TechnoLawyer Library | Technology Industry/Legal Profession | TL Research

Review of Rocket Matter iPad Edition Plus Legendary Customer Service

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, April 17, 2015

Coming today to SmallLaw: Rocket Matter iPad Edition seeks to offer the best of both worlds — a practice management app for your iPad with your data hosted in the cloud. Law Practice Advisor Heidi Alexander assesses whether this app lives up to its billing in this issue of SmallLaw. From matters to calendars to contacts to tasks to notes and much more, Heidi covers all the key features with comparisons to their web counterparts. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week to learn how to provide legendary customer service.

How to Receive SmallLaw
Small firm, big dreams. Written by practicing lawyers who manage successful small firms and legal technology and practice management experts who have achieved rock star status, SmallLaw provides practical advice on management, marketing, and technology issues in small law firms, as well as comprehensive legal product reviews with accompanying TechnoScore ratings. SmallLaw also ensures that you won't miss anything published elsewhere by linking to helpful articles (and podcasts and videos) about solo practices and small law firms. The SmallLaw newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

Topics: Accounting/Billing/Time Capture | Coming Attractions | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Practice Management/Calendars | SmallLaw

Integrating PCLaw and Time Matters; One Firm's Backup System; Reviews of Fisher Space Pen, SpeakWrite; Network Printer/Scanner

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, April 9, 2015

Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles:

Matthew Appleton, Tips on Integrating PCLaw and Time Matters

Paul Bannon, Our Three-Tiered Backup System

Tom Trottier, Review: Fisher Space Pen as a Smartphone/Tablet Stylus

Stephanie Quigley, Review: SpeakWrite

Don't miss this issue — or any future issues.

How to Receive TL Answers
Do you believe in the wisdom of crowds? In TL Answers, TechnoLawyer members answer legal technology and practice management questions submitted by their peers. This newsletter's popularity stems from the relevance of the questions and answers to virtually everyone in the legal profession. The TL Answers newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

Topics: Accounting/Billing/Time Capture | Backup/Media/Storage | Coming Attractions | Copiers/Scanners/Printers | Dictation/OCR/Speech Recognition | Gadgets/Shredders/Office Gear | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Practice Management/Calendars | TL Answers

Review of CosmoLex Plus Google's April Update

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, April 3, 2015

Coming today to SmallLaw: CosmoLex has a bold mission — a single login for law firms that covers their accounting, billing, and practice management needs. New Jersey lawyer Ed Zohn spent six months evaluating CosmoLex, including some undercover work. The result is this comprehensive review that covers installation, user experience, bang for the buck, and of course major features such as the Dashboard, Calendar and Event Tracking, Billing and Collection, and Trust Management. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week to learn how to prepare for Google's "Mobilegeddon."

How to Receive SmallLaw
Small firm, big dreams. Written by practicing lawyers who manage successful small firms and legal technology and practice management experts who have achieved rock star status, SmallLaw provides practical advice on management, marketing, and technology issues in small law firms, as well as comprehensive legal product reviews with accompanying TechnoScore ratings. SmallLaw also ensures that you won't miss anything published elsewhere by linking to helpful articles (and podcasts and videos) about solo practices and small law firms. The SmallLaw newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

Topics: Accounting/Billing/Time Capture | Coming Attractions | Online/Cloud | Practice Management/Calendars | SmallLaw

Reviews of Fineline Stylus, Credenza; PDF/A Security; State of WordPerfect; Young Lawyers in Legal Technology

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, April 3, 2015

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Neil Squillante, Review: Wacom Bamboo Fineline Stylus

Leonard Benade, Review: Credenza

Andrew Simpson, PDF/A Format Is Not Secure

Donald Lowrey, The State of WordPerfect

Don't miss this issue — or any future issues.

How to Receive TL Serendipity
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 | Gadgets/Shredders/Office Gear | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Practice Management/Calendars | TL Serendipity

Uptime Practice: Read Our Exclusive Report

By Neil J. Squillante | Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers a private cloud service designed for law firms on which you can run any desktop software (see article below), a gadget of sorts for voir dire, a Bluetooth iPad stylus, and a hybrid Windows tablet. Don't miss the next issue.

TAKE YOUR DESKTOP SOFTWARE TO THE CLOUD

Servers are selling like hotcakes — but not to law firms. With the growth of the cloud, data centers can't get enough of them. Meanwhile, law firms don't want to manage servers anymore. There's no joy in it, just headaches and heartache. Fortunately, you can run your favorite desktop applications in the cloud nowadays. Because of ethical considerations, you need to choose your provider carefully.

Uptime Practice … in One Sentence

Uptime Legal's Uptime Practice is a private cloud designed specifically for law firms on which you can run any Windows or Mac client/server and desktop software.

The Killer Feature

Uptime Legal coined the term "Law Practice as a Service" or LPaaS to refer to its service. This terms underscores two differentiators vis-a-vis other hosting options.

First, Uptime Legal uses multiple data centers, all of which reside in the United States. Second, while Uptime Practice accommodates any software, the company has expertise with popular legal-specific products such as Amicus Attorney, Needles, PCLaw, PracticeMaster, ProLaw, Tabs3, Time Matters, and WorldDox.

"Uptime Practice is designed exclusively for law firms to ensure business continuity, practice efficiency, and reduce out-of-pocket costs," Uptime Legal CEO Dennis Dimka tells us. "Eliminating the burden of acquiring, maintaining, monitoring, and replacing hardware while retaining the software needed to run their law firm helps legal professionals provide better service to their clients."

Other Notable Features

Uptime Practice works on any desktop or mobile computer, including Mac, Windows PC, iPad, iPhone, and Android tablets and smartphones. After you login, your virtual desktop becomes indistinguishable from your local desktop.

Uptime Practice integrates with your existing printers and scanners. Both attached and network devices appear within your virtual desktop as if your software were running locally. This means you can scan to a local or virtual folder, local or virtual desktop, and email.

You won't need to bring everything with you. Uptime Practice includes the current version of Microsoft Office and Microsoft Exchange for your email with unlimited calendars, storage, and technical support. Uptime Practice also includes Uptime Lync, a secure instant messaging system based on Skype for Business. This trio of Microsoft products eliminates the hassle of buying a license or navigating Microsoft's Office 365 offerings.

What Else Should You Know?

Uptime Practice costs $189 per user per month for 3-5 users, $149 per user per month for 6-14 users, and $129 per user per month for 15 or more users. Learn more about Uptime Practice.

How to Receive TL NewsWire
So many products, so little time. In each issue of TL NewsWire, you'll learn about five new products for the legal profession. Pressed for time? The newsletter's innovative articles enable lawyers and law office administrators to quickly understand the function of a product, and zero in on its most important features. The TL NewsWire newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

Topics: Networking/Operating Systems | Online/Cloud | Practice Management/Calendars | TL NewsWire

Hard Cost Recovery; Configuring a Surface Pro 3; Acrobat and Outlook; PCLaw and Time Matters; Automated Time Capture

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, March 12, 2015

Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles:

Thomas Pendarvis, Our Shift From Soft to Hard Cost Recovery

Christian Onsager, How to Configure and Save Money on a Surface Pro 3

Tim Callins, Tip: Adobe Acrobat's Integration With Outlook

Bruce Brightwell, My Experience Integrating PCLaw and Time Matters

Don't miss this issue — or any future issues.

How to Receive TL Answers
Do you believe in the wisdom of crowds? In TL Answers, TechnoLawyer members answer legal technology and practice management questions submitted by their peers. This newsletter's popularity stems from the relevance of the questions and answers to virtually everyone in the legal profession. The TL Answers newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

Topics: Accounting/Billing/Time Capture | Coming Attractions | Copiers/Scanners/Printers | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Practice Management/Calendars | TL Answers

PCLaw Mega Review; Dump Document Naming; Xobni Replacement Options; Paragraph Numbering in WordPerfect

By Kathryn Hughes | Monday, March 9, 2015

Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles:

David Hudgens, The PCLaw Mega Review; Dump Document Naming Conventions

Neil Squillante, Xobni Replacement Options Plus Why Xobni Failed

Charles Cork, Paragraph Numbering in WordPerfect

Don't miss this issue — or any future issues.

How to Receive TL Answers
Do you believe in the wisdom of crowds? In TL Answers, TechnoLawyer members answer legal technology and practice management questions submitted by their peers. This newsletter's popularity stems from the relevance of the questions and answers to virtually everyone in the legal profession. The TL Answers newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

Topics: Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Practice Management/Calendars | TL Answers | Utilities
 
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