Articles Tagged with apps

The iPad is fast replacing the legal pad as the essential accoutrement of trial lawyers. But what are the most-helpful apps for iPad- and iPhone-bearing litigators to load onto their devices before heading off to the courtroom? I wrote a two-part wrap-up of essential apps for trial lawyers for the Bullseye legal blog of IMS […]

Evernote recently introduced Scannable, a free scanner app for iPhone and iPad. Although it is not the perfect scanner app, it has some great features that could make it your scanner app of choice. And if you’re an inveterate Evernote user, as I am, you’ll have all the more reason to want this app. Scannable’s […]

If ever there was a Swiss Army knife of an app for lawyers, it is the Wolfram Lawyer’s Professional Assistant. This multi-function app for iPad and iPhone can perform calendar computations, fee calculations, settlement calculations, interest-rate calculations and more. Use it to research historical weather information or population demographics. Look up legal terms and statutes of […]

A Boston-based developer of legal apps, Lawyer-Apps, has partnered with the Uniform Law Commission, the organization that drafts uniform laws and promotes their adoption by states, to release an iPad app, Family Law, that provides mobile access to the full text of the ULC’s family law acts, including the official comments and annual updates. Released this week, […]

The Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law has been available as an iOS and Android app for more than two years now, but the iOS version just came out in an upgrade that adds new functionality by taking advantage of the new extensions feature of iOS 8, which allows apps to talk to each other. I reviewed […]

For the second successive year, the Fastcase legal research app is the most popular legal app among lawyers, according to the 2014 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report. The most popular business app among lawyers this year is LinkedIn, the survey said. Among lawyers who reported having downloaded a legal-specific app, 36.5% listed Fastcase. Last year, […]

I recently reported here about the ABA Journal’s Hackcess to Justice, the first-ever hackathon held during an ABA annual meeting. First prize went to William Palin, a Massachusetts lawyer. Over the course of the two-day event, he created PaperHealth, an iOS app that provides a quick and easy way to create a legally binding health care proxy or a […]

One of the nice features of Android devices that iOS devices lack is the ability to swap keyboards. This lets you try out different keyboards with different input methods and find one that best suits your style. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of different keyboard apps for Android that can be downloaded from the […]

Lawyers are supposed to be experts at deciphering convoluted rules. But even lawyers can be confounded by the rules of golf. Thus, the golfers among you will be pleased to learn that two lawyers have translated the rules of golf into plain English and made them available through a mobile app, ready to consult whenever […]

A third-year student at The University of Michigan Law School has created an iPad app, BriefCase, that automates the creation of case briefs. The student, David Lutz, found it cumbersome to have to print out PDFs of cases, annotate them, and then type all the annotated information into a brief. The app lets you do […]

It’s been a bad couple of weeks for apps that let you share contact information. Recently, I wrote about problems with CardMunch, the LinkedIn app that uses actual humans to read and transcribe business cards you scan with your mobile device. Now, Google has announced that it is shutting down Bump, the app that lets […]