I have been a columnist for Law Technology News for so long that my debut may have predated the invention of the Internet. Monica Bay brought me on right after she became editor. Over the years, as she has continued to build and refine LTN–first in print and then online–I’ve been lucky to have been along for the ride.
Thus, I was happy to see that LTN launched a free mobile app for iPhones and iPads, and even happier after I tried it out on my iPhone. (Regrettably, I remain iPad-less.)
The app allows users to view full issues of LTN, formatted just as the issue appears in print (ads and all). Select an issue to view and then smoothly run through the pages. If you want to zoom in on an article, just pinch the screen. There is also a search feature.
Starting this year, LTN’s print version went from publishing monthly to six times a year. At the same time, LTN beefed up its online content. The app helps users keep up with that online content by including the feed from LTN’s Daily Alert.
If whoever developed this app is paying attention, I have two minor issues with the app. First, the search feature seemed a bit buggy. A couple of simple searches I tried produced incomplete results. Second, the app includes a tab for viewing your bookmarked pages, but I’ll be darned if I can figure out how to bookmark a page. This needs to be made clearer.
Still, I am pleased to see that I can now read LTN wherever I happen to be, and even when I forget to bring my print copy.