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The TrialPad 4.0 Upgrade; Google Apps Telephone Service Versus Two Smartphones; Why We Need WordPerfect and Obamacare

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, June 27, 2014

Today's issue of Fat Friday contains these articles:

Daniel Fennick, The TrialPad 4.0 Upgrade Path

Chet Lustgarten, Tip: Using Google Apps to Make Telephone Calls (Plus More on Two Smartphones)

Karl M. Rowe, Why We Need a Word v. WordPerfect Debate (And Obamacare)

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Topics: Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Fat Friday | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Litigation/Discovery/Trials | Presentations/Projectors

The Case for PDF/A Format; Reviews of RTG Bills, RTG Timer; Saving Client Email; iPad in Law Practice; dtSearch v. X1

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, June 19, 2014

Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles:

Paul Pinkerton, Why Archive in PDF/A Format Instead of Plain Old PDF

Miriam Jacobson, Review: RTG Timer and RTG Bills

Bruce Gardiner, How I Save Client Email With Other Correspondence

Ken Laska, How to Use an iPad in Legal Practice

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Topics: Accounting/Billing/Time Capture | Coming Attractions | Document Management | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | TL Answers

The Best Practice Management System; Reviews of SherWeb, Everything, ReadyNAS, Team Viewer

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, May 29, 2014

Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles:

Donald Coker, The "Best" Practice Management System

Edward Zohn, Review: SherWeb for Hosted Exchange; IMAP Email

Miriam Jacobson, Review: Everything (Desktop Search)

Ronald Cappuccio, Review: NetGear ReadyNAS

Mark Olberding, Review: TeamViewer for Android

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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: Backup/Media/Storage | Coming Attractions | Consultants/Services/Training | Document Management | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Networking/Operating Systems | Practice Management/Calendars | TL Answers

The Case for Two iPhones; Reviews of Active Words 2.0, Voyager Legend, Snapnumbers; Let's Not Rewrite The Constitution

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, May 16, 2014

Today's issue of Fat Friday contains these articles:

Neil Squillante, Your Telephone Problem and How to Solve It With Two iPhones

Dave Culbertson, Review: ActiveWords 2.0

Andrew Weltchek, Review: Plantronics Voyager Legend

Dee Crocker, Review: Snapnumbers (Word Add-On)

Neal Rogers, Let's Not Rewrite The Constitution (Written on June 11, 2010)

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Topics: Automation/Document Assembly/Macros | Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Fat Friday | Gadgets/Shredders/Office Gear | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Technology Industry/Legal Profession | Utilities

Rengaged: Read Our Exclusive Report

By Neil J. Squillante | Friday, May 2, 2014

Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers an automated email newsletter creation service for law firms (see article below), an iPhone note-taking app that can scan documents, a stand for the iPhone and iPad mini, and an iPad keyboard case. Don't miss the next issue.

AUTOMATE AND PERSONALIZE YOUR EMAIL NEWSLETTERS

Email is an effective direct marketing channel and the world's largest social network. But it's a challenging medium to master. Email requires perfection and precision because you cannot edit a newsletter after you send it. Also, prospective and existing clients will directly or indirectly tune out if you don't send them information of interest.

Rengaged … in One Sentence

Launched today, Rengaged is a cloud application that enables you to create and send personalized email newsletters.

The Killer Feature

Here's how email marketing works. You email useful information to clients and prospects. These newsletters reinforce your expertise and knowledge. Existing clients send you more work. Prospects hire you.

There's just one problem. You're not a media company. You probably don't have a journalist on your staff.

Rengaged enables you to assemble personalized email newsletters comprised of links to relevant articles from any source on the Web. It automatically embeds a fair use snippet, image, and link. You can categorize sources by client areas of interest or your firm's practice areas.

"Law firms now have the ability to take advantage of big data for their email marketing," Rengaged CEO Josh Meyer told us. "Clients and prospects don't want generic content. Rengaged's technology enables law firms to build a better brand and stronger relationships that generate a more robust pipeline of new matters."

Other Notable Features

Rengaged offers a number of professionally-designed templates for your newsletters. You can customize templates with your firm name, contact information, etc.

List segmentation enables you to send targeted newsletters. For example, instead of emailing a newsletter to your entire database, you can send it to groups that you create or even to just one person (a hot prospect for example).

Rengaged measures various metrics such as the open rate and clicks. You can use this data not only to fine-tune your selections, but also to better understand the needs of clients and prospects. Rengaged's algorithms learn subscriber preferences over time to help you choose what to include in your newsletters.

Other features include manual and scheduled sending, archiving of sent newsletters (which you can resend), integration with social media networks, and SSL encryption to protect your subscriber database.

What Else Should You Know?

Three plans exist that cost $100, $200, and $400 per month respectively. They differ by number of users and number of subscribers. Rengaged can create a custom plan if you have more than 2,500 subscribers. Learn more about Rengaged.

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: Coming Attractions | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | TL NewsWire

Reviews of eFax and MyFax; iPad Use Case; iPad Dropbox Tip; Charging for "Pretty"

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, May 2, 2014

Today's issue of Fat Friday contains these articles:

Richard Frischer, Review: MyFax v. eFax

Harold Dye, How I Use and Don't Use the iPad in My Practice

Jerry Gonzalez, Tip: How to Store Folders in Dropbox Locally on Your iPad

Paul Purdue, Focus on the Legal Work, Not the Pretty Work

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Topics: Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Document Management | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Fat Friday | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

Reviews of Olympus DS-7000, PunchBowl; Saving Client-Related Email; Shopping for Billing Software

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, May 2, 2014

Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles:

Fred Kruck, Review: Olympus DS-7000

Steve Loewy, How to Save Client-Related Email With All Other Correspondence

Caren Schwartz, Where to Start Your Search for Billing Software

Chuck Pollack, Review: PunchBowl

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Topics: Accounting/Billing/Time Capture | Coming Attractions | Consultants/Services/Training | Dictation/OCR/Speech Recognition | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Gadgets/Shredders/Office Gear | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | TL Answers

Reviews of Olympus Digital Recorders, Yola, RingCentral; Worldox Migration

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, April 18, 2014

Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles:

Gil Marquez, Review: Olympus DS-5000 and DS-7000

Michele Peters, Review: Yola (Law Firm Websites)

Philip Landsman, Review: RingCentral (Including Fax Lines)

Ron Fox, Dates in Document Names and Our Migration to Worldox

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Topics: Coming Attractions | Desktop PCs/Servers | Document Management | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | TL Answers

Why Your Law Firm Website Is Not Working Plus 80 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, April 17, 2014

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 81 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 SmallLaw Pick of the Week.

Do You Speak Over the Head of Your Clients?

Finding a Virtual Assistant Part 1

Eight Terms to Remove From Press Releases

The Best Provider for Your Email Newsletters

Congratulations to Lee Rosen of Divorce Discourse on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: Learn Why Your Law Firm Website Isn't Working in 10 Minutes

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

SenditCertified for Microsoft Outlook: Read Our Exclusive Report

By Neil J. Squillante | Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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

EMAIL ENCRYPTION THAT DOESN'T REQUIRE A CRYPTOGRAPHY DEGREE

Would you use regular email if you want to communicate with Edward Snowden? Unlikely. You wouldn't only have to worry about our spy agencies, but also Russia's so you'd need to use encrypted email. However, because encrypted email requires you to jump through so many hoops, you'd probably decide against emailing Snowden your Chicken Kiev recipe. But what about your clients? You need to email them. They don't want you calling. Encrypted email that works like regular email would solve this conundrum.

SenditCertified for Microsoft Outlook … in One Sentence

Launched recently, Privacy Data Systems' SenditCertified for Microsoft Outlook enables you to send secure email messages and attachments from Microsoft Outlook.

The Killer Feature

SenditCertified for Microsoft Outlook is an add-on that requires just one behavioral modification — clicking the "SendItCertified" button that the software adds to Outlook instead of the default Send button.

SenditCertified for Microsoft Outlook encrypts both your email message and any attachments. Outlook's Sent Items folder keeps a record of every message you send. Through your web account, you can access the Proof of Delivery Log that provides a complete chain-of-custody, including all actions taken by each recipient.

"With SenditCertified for Microsoft Outlook, sending secure email is easier than ever," Privacy Data Systems President and CEO Jeff Holt told us. "Simply type a message in Outlook and then send it securely with just a click. SenditCertified for Microsoft Outlook provides unprecedented convenience without sacrificing security."

Other Notable Features

SenditCertified for Microsoft Outlook solves another problem. You can send attachments of any size. It bypasses not only any attachment size limitations of the email systems your recipients use, but also those imposed by Outlook. That's because recipients download your attachment from SenditCertified's secure AES 256-bit servers — the strongest encryption available for commercial use. Thanks to end-to-end encryption, your messages remain secure in transit and at rest.

If you need to securely send a document from a device not running Outlook such as a Mac, iPad, or iPhone, you can obtain the same functionality using the SenditCertified website once you login with your credentials.

Recipients don't need any software to receive your messages and attachments — not even Outlook. However, for added security, you can require them to enter a password or fingerprint verification depending on the sensitivity of your communication. If recipients need to securely send you messages and documents, they can use the SecureInbox included with your subscription at no charge to them.

What Else Should You Know?

Other features include message recall, secure audio and video messages, and electronic signatures. SenditCertified offers several monthly and annual subscription plans depending on your needs. Learn more about SenditCertified for Microsoft Outlook.

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