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Why Email Is So Stressful Plus 55 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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

Congratulations to Dorie Clark of Harvard Business Review on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: Why Email Is So Stressful, Even Though It’s Not Actually That Time-Consuming

The Best Office Chair

I Might Be Alone Most of the Time, but I'm Not Lonely

Seven Ways to Improve Your Attorney Biography Page SEO

Justia Adds Lawyer Ratings and Reviews to Its Lawyer Lawyer Directory

Law Firm Marketing 101: The Basics

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Small law firm, big dreams. Written by successful small-firm founders, managing partners, administrators, and legal technology and practice management experts, SmallLaw provides practical advice on management, marketing, and technology issues in solo practices and small law firms. Additionally, SmallLaw features comprehensive reviews of legal products with accompanying TechnoScore ratings. SmallLaw also ensures that you won't miss anything published elsewhere by linking to helpful articles, podcasts, and videos about solo practices and small law firms. Subscribe now for free.

Topics: Coming Attractions | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | Law Office Management | SmallLaw

Reviews of Firm Central With Deadline Assistant, Kanban Tool, Asana, Swift ToDo, HotDocs Market, PhantomPDF Business, TextMagic; iPad Pro Woes

By TechnoLawyer | Friday, April 6, 2018

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Michael Kelly, My Task Management Portfolio: Reviews of Firm Central With Deadline Assistant, Kanban Tool, Asana, Swift ToDo

Thomas F. McDow, Review of HotDocs Market With Surface Pro and iPad

Austin Wilkerson, Review of PhantomPDF Business

Jason Pink, Review of TextMagic

John Root, Problems Using an iPad Pro to Draft Legal Documents

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Topics: Automation/Document Assembly/Macros | Business Productivity/Word Processing | Collaboration/Knowledge Management | Coming Attractions | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | TL Serendipity

The 25 Best Productivity Apps for 2018 Plus 53 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Monday, March 19, 2018

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected the 54 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 Jared Newman of Fast Company on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: The 25 Best Productivity Apps for 2018

One-Click Email Filing in Outlook via Artificial Intelligence

Review: Evoluent Reduced Reach Right-Hand Keyboard

Best PDF Editors for Windows in 2018

Review: Galaxy S9+

The Best Laptops of 2018

Laptop Tech Support Showdown: Our 2018 Ratings

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Topics: BlawgWorld Newsletter | Collaboration/Knowledge Management | Coming Attractions | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets

Reviews of Ring Doorbell, Ecobee Thermostat; Two eFax Alternatives; Offline Task Management System; iPad Shortcomings

By TechnoLawyer | Friday, March 16, 2018

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Caren Schwartz, Thoughts on Smart Home/Office Plus Reviews of Ring Doorbell, Ecobee Thermostat

Wells Anderson, Review of Two eFax Alternatives

John Ahern, My Offline Task Management System

Roy Greenberg, iPad Shortcomings: Dictation, WordPerfect, and More

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Topics: Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Dictation/OCR/Speech Recognition | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Gadgets/Shredders/Office Gear | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | TL Serendipity

One-Click Email Filing in Outlook via Artificial Intelligence

By TechnoLawyer | Thursday, March 15, 2018

Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers a Microsoft Outlook add-in that predicts where to file your email and even lets you know when a colleague has beat you to it and already filed the same message (see article below). In addition, you'll find links to the previous 11 TL NewsWire features, including our coverage of a cloud practice management system that has added financial and trust accounting to complement its billing features, obviating third-party software such as QuickBooks, an online video tutorial service to help lawyers prepare clients for depositions, mediations, and trials, and much more. Don't miss the next issue.

Over the years, document management systems have adapted to include email. The companies behind these products have developed all sorts of tools for saving email messages and attachments so that everyone working on a matter can access them. However, solutions to date require too much manual labor, and don't take into account multiple recipients of the same message to prevent duplicates.

ndMail … in One Sentence

Recently launched, NetDocuments' ndMail is a Microsoft Outlook add-in that uses artificial intelligence to make saving client-related email in the correct location faster and more accurate.

The Killer Feature

NetDocuments pioneered cloud document management nearly 20 years ago. In recent years, the company modernized NetDocuments to pave the way for companion products like ndMail.

Once installed, ndMail monitors your inbox to identify where in NetDocuments you likely want to file each new message. Select a message to view these recommended locations. Check a box if you agree with a prediction and the message is stored in that NetDocuments folder, inheriting the corresponding client, matter, and other associated metadata. You can file email in multiple folders. If you're unsure about a recommendation, right-click to open that location in NetDocuments for more context.

ndMail uses the sender, recipients, subject line, attachments, etc. to make its predictions. A Signal Strength Indicator to the left of each recommendation indicates the confidence level of ndMail's Predictive Email Filing technology. If none of the recommendations is a good fit, you can search or browse NetDocuments to find the correct folder, or create a new folder (e.g., new matter). ndMail learns from your behavior to improve its future recommendations.

"ndMail is unlike other email management solutions," says NetDocuments Sr. Product Manager of ndMail Bradlee Duncan. "It comes pre-loaded with accurate filing predictions, leveraging AI technology based on existing matter content and filing behaviors. This eliminates the need for complex deployment or pre-trained models to generate its predictions. The value is immediate in time saved, helping new employees get up to speed, and preventing errors."

Other Notable Features

NetDocuments realizes you're part of a law firm, and that colleagues often receive the same email messages. Therefore, ndMail includes a Global Filing Indicator in the form of a NetDocuments column in Outlook. If a colleague has already filed a message, the Global Filing Indicator in this column lets you know before you open the message. This prevents the storage of duplicate email messages in the same NetDocuments folder.

When composing an email message, ndMail works similarly, predicting where you likely want to file the message after sending it. If a recipient works in your law firm, they will see the Global Filing Indicator in Outlook to let them know you have already filed the message in NetDocuments.

If you communicate frequently on one matter, you can use ndMail's Folder Mapping as an alternative way to save messages in NetDocuments. Folder Mapping enables you to list NetDocuments folders within Outlook's navigation panel. Drag and drop multiple messages into a mapped folder to store them in NetDocuments.

What Else Should You Know?

You can deploy ndMail centrally. Some firms create a rule in Microsoft Exchange to remove filed messages from user inboxes after a specified period of time. Alternatively, you can give users the ability to keep or delete email in Outlook after filing it in NetDocuments. Learn more about ndMail.

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Topics: Document Management | Email/Messaging/Telephony | TL NewsWire

AirPods Connection Lag, Gantt Charts in Litigation; Reviews of OneNote, Cognitive SEO, Time Matters

By TechnoLawyer | Friday, March 9, 2018

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Neil Squillante, Revitising AirPods After a Year: The Connection Lag and a Workaround

Brad Pearce, How I Use Gantt Charts for Litigation Matters

Michael Jones, Review of OneNote

Gyi Tsakalakis, Review of Cognitive SEO

Holly Payne, Review of Time Matters (AMP)

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Topics: Business Productivity/Word Processing | Collaboration/Knowledge Management | Coming Attractions | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Gadgets/Shredders/Office Gear | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | Practice Management/Calendars

How to Use Outlook Reminders to Stay on Top of Email Plus 45 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Monday, March 5, 2018

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected the 46 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 Jessica Kitzmiller of Legal Loudspeaker Blog on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: Set It, Don't Forget It: Outlook Reminders

First Look at Fluidstance for Your Standing Desk

Google Docs vs. Microsoft Word Online: Which One Is Better?

First Look at ProCirrus: Another Cloud Rolls in for Law Firms

The Showdown: Amazon Echo Versus Google Home

Do Lawyers Need a Digital Detox?

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Topics: BlawgWorld Newsletter | Coming Attractions | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets

Reviews of Zola Suite and Kurent; Encrypting Your Windows PC

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Stephen Silverberg, Review of Zola Suite (Practice Management Software)

Donald Coker, Review of Kurent (Cloud Billing Software)

Tom Trottier, Tip: How to Encrypt a PC Running Windows Home

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Topics: Accounting/Billing/Time Capture | Coming Attractions | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Networking/Operating Systems | Online/Cloud | Practice Management/Calendars | Privacy/Security | TL Serendipity | Utilities

Micro-Symposium on the Most Helpful Products of 2017 Plus Your Foolproof 2018 Law Firm Marketing Plan

By TechnoLawyer | Thursday, December 21, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: What will happen in 2018? No one knows, which means all those prediction articles circulating this time of year are fan fiction. In typical SmallLaw style, this last issue of 2017 eschews the fanciful for the practical -- a Micro-Symposium in which SmallLaw contributors tell you about the most helpful technology products they started using in 2017. You'll find nine recommended products in all that will improve your productivity in 2018. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for your foolproof 2018 law firm marketing plan.

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Topics: Coming Attractions | Document Management | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | Law Office Management | Privacy/Security | SmallLaw | Transactional Practice Areas

Reviews of CaseMap. TrialPad, HelloFax; Ebrief Creation Tip; A Dragon Fan Speaks; Cloud Woes

By TechnoLawyer | Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Stephen Hayes, Review of CaseMap and TrialPad for Litigation

Brad Pearce, How to Embed And Link To Supporting Documents In Your Ebriefs

Steve Polinsky, A Dragon Fan on Dragon's Current Products

Fredric Gruder, Review of HelloFax

Ronald Cappuccio, The Real Problem With the Cloud

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Topics: Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Dictation/OCR/Speech Recognition | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Litigation/Discovery/Trials | Online/Cloud | TL Serendipity
 
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