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How to Turn Web Apps Into First-Class Desktop Citizens Plus 60 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Monday, December 5, 2016

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected the 61 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 Chris Hoffman and Cameron Summerson of How-To Geek on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: How to Turn Web Apps Into First-Class Desktop Citizens

MyCase Adds Self-Setup QuickBooks Integration to Its Practice Management Toolset

Email Attachments vs. Client Portals

What We'll Be Looking for in Laptops for 2017

Free WiFi but No Coffee

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Topics: Accounting/Billing/Time Capture | BlawgWorld Newsletter | Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Online/Cloud | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

TL Serendipity: Reviews of SurfaceBook, Dragon Professional Individual 15; magicJack Undercuts the Competition in the VoIP Market

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, December 1, 2016

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

John Olah, Review Of SurfaceBook (Replaced My IPad)

Neil Squillante, MagicJack Undercuts The Competition In The VoIP Market

Kurt Walberg, Review: Dragon Professional Individual 15

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Topics: Coming Attractions | Dictation/OCR/Speech Recognition | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | TL Serendipity

Client Freebies as Marketing Tactic; Reviews of Vonage, Time Matters, TranscriptPad

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, November 17, 2016

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Mark Olberding, My Law Firm's "Freebies" For Clients

Bunji Fromartz, Review: Vonage Service And App

Darren Cantor, Review: Time Matters For Internal Communications

Patrick Lanius, Review: TranscriptPad

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Topics: Coming Attractions | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | Litigation/Discovery/Trials | Practice Management/Calendars | TL Serendipity

Lawyers Still Fear the Cloud Plus 47 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Monday, November 14, 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 Robert Ambrogi of Above the Law on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: Lawyers Still Fear the Cloud

ReplyToSome Prevents Face-Palm Outlook Errors and Provides Email Insights

The Best Free Antivirus Protection of 2016

Review: Microsoft Surface Book i7

Steve Ballmer Says Smartphones Strained His Relationship With Bill Gates

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Topics: BlawgWorld Newsletter | Collaboration/Knowledge Management | Coming Attractions | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Online/Cloud | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

Reviews of Foxit PhantomPDF Business, Power PDF, Adobe Acrobat DC; Why I Upgraded to Dragon Professional Individual

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, November 11, 2016

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Joe Koplin, Review: Foxit PhantomPDF Business

Jeff Scott Olson, Review: Power PDF

Ken Laska, Review: Adobe Acrobat DC

Gretchen Maguire, Review: Power PDF

Stephen Hayes, Why I Upgraded To Dragon Professional Individual 15

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Topics: Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Dictation/OCR/Speech Recognition | Email/Messaging/Telephony | TL Serendipity

ReplyToSome Prevents Face-Palm Outlook Errors and Provides Email Insights

By Kathryn Hughes | Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers an Outlook add-in with tools for preventing email mishaps and managing email messages involving many parties (see article below). In addition, you'll find links to the previous 11 TL NewsWire features, including our coverage of a research service for medical malpractice lawyers, a service with model forms and practice guides for transactional lawyers, software for automating the creation of a table of exhibits in Word documents, contract analysis software, and much more. Don't miss the next issue.

Email mistakes occur all the time for various reasons. Regardless of whether the cause is sleep deprivation, multitasking, or a mischievous autocomplete, an email message sent to an unintended recipient can wreak havoc on business and relationships. Just as importantly, omissions cause problems and occur all too easily on deals involving many people. Preventing such problems seems tailor-made for software.

ReplyToSome … in One Sentence

Launched this week, Winnieware's ReplyToSome 2.0 is an Outlook add-in that prevents mishaps, simplifies distribution list creation, and provides insights into your email.

The Killer Feature

The ReplyToSome interface appears on the left side of Outlook. You can toggle it on or off. When viewing an email message, ReplyToSome lists all the recipients in individual rows, grouping them by whether they're an Insider such as a colleague or an Outsider such as opposing counsel or an unknown person. Insiders are shaded in green and Outsiders in red. ReplyToSome further groups recipients by organization, and lists whether each person is a TO or CC.

This interface includes a set of tools designed to prevent addressing mistakes when you create or reply to a new email message. For example, when you receive an email message involving multiple parties, you can select specific addresses or organizations from the message for your reply. This eliminates the risky and tedious process of using Reply-All and then removing email addresses. You can also use ReplyToSome to create or edit distribution lists without having to leave the email message you're reading. You can add these lists to a new message or reply using a drag and drop action.

"Lawyers spend about 30% of their day dealing with email, often circulating confidential information among multiple parties in a fast-moving environment," Winnieware's UX Design Director Dora Fang tolds us. "Outlook does not adequately serve lawyers' needs. ReplyToSome helps lawyers safely and efficiently send and receive email."

Other Notable Features

When you receive a message, a badge at the top of ReplyToSome tells you whether the parties in the message completely or partially match a distribution list you previously saved. Clicking the badge highlights the addresses that overlap. You can also identify people added to or removed from a given list.

Along the same lines, ReplyToSome offers a Blackline feature, enabling you to compare the recipients of two email messages to identify those who received both messages versus those who received only one. You can also compare an email message to a distribution list.

ReplyToSome's SendCheck technology provides several safeguards to catch common email sending mistakes. For example, SendCheck warns you if you're a BCC and reply to a message, and when it thinks you forgot an attachment.

Most importantly, SendCheck prevents you from emailing the wrong person. Given the demo Winnieware's CEO Peter Norman gave me when he visited our office, ReplyToSome goes beyond competing add-ins that warn you about using Reply-All. Instead, when you reply to a message, ReplyToSome shows you a dialog box listing all Outsiders. You decide whom to include and exclude. Only after confirming everyone you really want to email can you send the message.

What Else Should You Know?

ReplyToSome can transform Outlook into a vehicle for sending your email newsletters and client memos thanks to its ability to send the same email message separately to each person in a distribution list. Sending individual email messages results in better deliverability than bulk sending using BCC. Learn more about ReplyToSome.

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Topics: Email/Messaging/Telephony | TL NewsWire

So You're Now the Managing Partner Plus 49 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to the 50 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 Edward D. Lanquist, Jr. of Law Practice on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: So You Agreed to Become the Managing Partner

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Asking a Partner to Leave: The Courage to Act

Email Is Not Your Job (Podcast)

How Law Firms Can Take Advantage of Evergreen Content

Law Firms Shouldn't Fall Back on Standard Evergreen Content

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

Two New Products to Help You Go Paperless Plus 59 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Monday, November 7, 2016

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected the 60 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 Robert J. Ambrogi of Law Practice on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: Two New Products to Help You Go Paperless

Microsoft Launches Teams, Goes to War With Chat Giant Slack

How to "Fix" Your Email After Upgrading to iOS 10

Google Home Shows Promise, but Needs Work

Fewer Than Four Out of 10 Lawyers Use the Cloud

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Review of Dashlane; Letting Go of Old Tech Paradigms; Review of PracticeMaster; Printer for Estate Planning Practice

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, October 27, 2016

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

John Dorst, Review Of Dashlane (Password Manager)

Tim Donovan, Letting Go Of Old Tech Paradigms To Move Forward

Edie Owsley-Zimmerman, Review: Internal Messaging Using PracticeMaster

Bruce Brightwell, Printer Alternatives For An Estate Planning Practice

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Topics: Coming Attractions | Copiers/Scanners/Printers | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Gadgets/Shredders/Office Gear | Practice Management/Calendars | Privacy/Security | TL Serendipity

Free Research Reports for Lawyers and Others in the Legal Industry

By Neil J. Squillante | Monday, October 3, 2016

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. Click any link to get started.

Lawyer's Guide to a Well-Appointed iPad (Third Edition)

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)

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
 
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