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How to Spend $25 Million on Document Management Software Plus 62 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 63 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.

10 Tips for Better Slide Decks (Video)

Review: Hours

Lawyer John Voorhees' Sweet Setup

One Month Living on Soylent

Congratulations to Erik Mazzone of Law Practice Matters on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: How to Spend $25 Million on Document Management Software

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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 | Coming Attractions | Document Management | Entertainment/Hobbies/Recreation | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Online/Cloud

Review of MyCase Plus New Research on Improving Your Website

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Coming today to SmallLaw: Created by lawyers, MyCase has established itself as one of the major cloud practice management systems. In this issue of SmallLaw, lawyer and software connoisseur Chandra Lewnau evaluates MyCase from the perspective of both a power user like her and a newbie like several of her colleagues. The result is the definitive MyCase review, touching on virtually every feature from importing data to user experience to calendars and contacts to tasks and workflows, and much more. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for new research on how to improve the performance of your law firm's website.

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 WordPress, BackupBuddy, CompassPoint Legal; Time Matters v. Alternatives; Desktop as a Service

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, July 3, 2014

Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles:

Philip Franckel, Review: WordPress and BackupBuddy (for Law Firm Websites)

Paul Purdue, Review: CompassPoint Legal (Desktop as a Service)

Bobby Abrams, Review: Time Matters Versus Alternatives

Caren Schwartz, Desktop as a Service Explained (Works on Macs and PCs)

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 | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | Networking/Operating Systems | Online/Cloud | Practice Management/Calendars | TL Answers

RTG Bills/RTG Timer; Document Naming for Perfect Sorting; Using 3-6 Monitors (Plus Neck Ergonomics); Review of dtSearch; Large Firm Practice Management

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, June 26, 2014

Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles:

Robert Hallem, Corrections About RTG Bills and RTG Timer

Brian Conway, A Document Naming Tip for Perfect Sorting

Jeff Stouse, Tips for Using 3-6 Monitors

Joshua Gordon, Review: dtSearch (File Types)

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 | Document Management | Monitors | Online/Cloud | TL Answers

What General Counsel Think About Your Law Firm's Marketing Plus 63 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, June 19, 2014

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 64 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.

How to Predict Client Portability

A Simple Intake Tip That Makes Clients Happy

Why Quality Web Content Has Become Important

Eight Tips for Online Law Firm Marketing

Congratulations to Toni Bianco of JD Supra Perspectives on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: What General Counsel Think About Your Law Firm's Marketing

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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. Please subscribe now.

Topics: Coming Attractions | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | Law Office Management | Online/Cloud | SmallLaw | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

Defending WordPress; Blogging Best Practices; Reviews of Acronis Professional, CrashPlan, X1, LogMeIn iPad, Parallels Access

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, June 5, 2014

Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles:

Joni Mueller, Defending WordPress Plus How to Write Your Blog

Ben Ballard, Review: Acronis Professional and Crashplan

Robin Meadow, Review: X1 for Desktop Search

Antoinette Bone, Review: LogMeIn iPad v. Parallels Access; Outlook on iPad

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: Backup/Media/Storage | Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Document Management | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | Online/Cloud | TL Answers

Running Windows on a Mac; Why I Still Use WordPerfect DOS; Review of ActiveWords 2.0; Dropbox Tip

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, May 30, 2014

Today's issue of Fat Friday contains these articles:

Felicity Hardee, My Experience Running Windows on a Mac

Philip Olenick, Why WordPerfect DOS 6 Beats the Current Version of Microsoft Word

Dave Culbertson, Review: ActiveWords 2.0

Sara Austin, How I Use Dropbox on My iPad

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

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Our most serendipitous offering, Fat Friday consists of unsolicited contributions by TechnoLawyer members. 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 Fat Friday newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

Topics: Automation/Document Assembly/Macros | Backup/Media/Storage | Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Fat Friday | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Networking/Operating Systems | Online/Cloud | Utilities

Three iPhone Cases That Add Missing Features Plus 90 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, May 1, 2014

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 91 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.

Cloud DMS Inside Microsoft Office

The Best iPhone Timekeeping Apps

How to Use Do Not Disturb on Your iPhone

Don't Give Up on the iPad

Congratulations to David Pogue of Yahoo! Tech on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: Three iPhone Cases That Add Missing Features

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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: Accounting/Billing/Time Capture | BlawgWorld Newsletter | Business Productivity/Word Processing | Graphic Design/Photography/Video | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Online/Cloud | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

NetDocuments ndOffice: Read Our Exclusive Report

By Neil J. Squillante | Thursday, April 17, 2014

Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers a cloud document management system that works from within Microsoft Office (see article below), a video hosting service, deposition transcript management and video editing software, and an iPad note-taking app. Don't miss the next issue.

CLOUD DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT INSIDE MICROSOFT OFFICE

Lawyers feel conflicted about document management systems. On the one hand, they recognize the advantages such as client/matter organization, document profiles, versioning, and the elimination of lost documents. Furthermore, cloud document management systems facilitate access to documents from anywhere. On the other hand, lawyers dislike having to check documents in and out.

NetDocuments ndOffice … in One Sentence

Launched this week, NetDocuments ndOffice (ndOffice) is a free add-on that integrates the NetDocuments cloud document management system into Microsoft Office.

The Killer Feature

The company refers to ndOffice as an "invisible" document management system because it eliminates the need to check Microsoft Office documents in and out of NetDocuments.

Instead, ndOffice embeds all of NetDocuments' core functionality into Microsoft Office. This means you start and finish your work within Office, not in NetDocuments. However, all Microsoft Office documents reside in NetDocuments rather than on your local hard drive, making them available on all your devices and to all your colleagues.

For example, when you save a new document, Word's regular Save function saves your document into NetDocuments. The Save As function automatically creates a new version of a document in NetDocuments so that you can preserve prior versions. Behind the scenes, ndOffice automatically checks documents into and out of NetDocuments with an audit trail as you open and close them respectively.

Other Notable Features

ndOffice adds a number of functions to Microsoft Office's Ribbon. These enable you to create document templates, fill in document profiles, search for documents, access matter folders and client workspaces, save email messages and attachments from Outlook, and more.

"ndOffice brings document management inside Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to offer end users an integrated and seamless experience," NetDocuments VP of Marketing and Product Management Leonard Johnson told us. "With no more switching back and forth between these applications and a web browser, users can now manage versions, apply profile and security templates, open recent documents, and perform global searches from within Microsoft Office. ndOffice's ability to invisibly save documents to our multi-user, multi-tenant, secure cloud service is an unprecedented convenience."

What Else Should You Know?

ndOffice works with Microsoft Office 2010 and 2013 regardless of whether you licensed it the old fashioned way or subscribe via Office 365. ndOffice is available free of charge to all NetDocuments customers. NetDocuments costs $20, $30, or $38 per user per month for the Basic, Professional, and Professional+ plans respectively. Learn more about NetDocuments ndOffice.

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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: Business Productivity/Word Processing | Document Management | Online/Cloud | TL NewsWire

Review of Freshbooks Plus Top Four Reasons Solos Shut Down Their Law Firms

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Coming today to SmallLaw: Alabama criminal and family lawyer Clark Stewart doesn't like financial software. So naturally we asked him to review cloud billing software powerhouse FreshBooks — with an open mind. Clark obliged, putting FreshBooks through its paces in his law practice over the course of several months. In this issue of SmallLaw, you'll learn how well FreshBooks handles time tracking, time entry, and invoicing. Clark also tested the FreshBooks smartphone app. He compares its feature set to that in the core website. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for the top four reasons solos shut down their law firms.

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 | SmallLaw
 
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