What are the most popular legal and business smartphone apps among lawyers? According to the 2013 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report, the most popular legal app by a long shot is Fastcase. The most popular business app is Dropbox.

FastcaseThe survey asked lawyers whether they had ever downloaded legal-specific smartphone apps and, if so, which ones. Of those who had, the top three apps they named were:

  • Fastcase, 26.5 percent.
  • Westlaw and Lexis, 7.7 percent each.
  • WestlawNext, 7.3 percent.

Other apps they named were ABA Journal, LawStack, American Bar Association, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, PLI and Lexis Advance.

When the lawyers were asked whether they had ever downloaded a general business app and, if so, which ones, the top three they named were:

  • Dropbox, 15.2 percent.
  • Evernote, 9.8 percent.
  • LinkedIn, 8.6 percent.

Other business apps they frequently mentioned were Dragon Dictation, Documents to Go, Wall Street Journal, PDF readers, Quickoffice, banking, and Adobe and Good Reader.

I’ve written about the Fastcase app a number of times, including having published an exclusive first look before it was officially released. The app, which is available for iOS and Android, provides direct access to a free library of cases and statutes.

The Legal Technology Survey Report is published in six volumes. Each volume can be purchased for $350 or, for ABA members, for $300. The volumes are:

A combined edition and executive summary will be available later this month.

The findings discussed above came from the volume on mobile lawyers.