Dropbox for Lawyers and Law Firms: the User Guide
According to the ABA’s most-recent technology survey, 58% of lawyers use Dropbox, making it the most popular online file storage option among lawyers. Here is everything you need to know about Dropbox, from how to install it to securing your client files.
Viivo Secures Your Client Files in the Cloud
Viivo’s security looks rock-solid. Your data is encrypted before it leaves your computer, and you keep the encryption keys. To be frank, I'm sold.
Dropbox Amends its Terms of Service to Add Mandatory Binding Arbitration (Also, No More Class Actions)
From now on, you'll be using the American Arbitration Association if you have a dispute with Dropbox. Oh, and no more class actions, either.
Rocket Matter Adds Box Integration
Rocket Matter just added Box to the cloud storage services it integrates with. (Box prematurely announced the integration back in November.) Like its Dropbox integration, you can associate Box folders with your matters and navigate your client files from within Rocket Matter, making the integration fairly seamless. You can also associate billable time with anything in […]
Is Dropbox Right for Your Practice?
Dropbox is an extremely popular cloud computing option. Just because it's popular, however, does not mean it's right for your practice. Here are some things to consider before using Dropbox in your practice.
How Much Say Should Clients Have Regarding the Legal Software You Use?
Clients don’t have any input regarding your hiring decisions, your selection of office supplies, or your choices regarding long term paper document and file storage. So why should your clients have any say in the legal software programs you choose to use?
Do Your Clients Care if You Use Dropbox?
Have any of your clients told you not to store their files in Dropbox?
(Not) Working on Vacation
How to work during a vacation without completely ruining it.
Increase Dropbox Data Security
Attorneys can increase data security with Dropbox with a few tweaks and tips.
Q: Is File Sync (Dropbox, et al.) Safe?
This is a world you’ll never understand. And you always fear what you don’t understand. — Carmine Falcone, in Batman Begins A: Yes, essentially. And fine under the ethics rules. Most of what you may have heard to the contrary comes from people who don’t understand the cloud — so they fear it.
File Sync is Not Backup
If you are relying on a file sync service like Dropbox or SugarSync as your cloud backup, cut it out. File sync is not backup.
Dropbox Hacked (Sort Of), Announces New Security Measures
Yesterday, Dropbox admitted that it was “hacked.” Sort of. In fact, a number of users’ accounts on other websites were hacked, not their Dropbox accounts. Because those users used the same password on Dropbox (which is not smart, for reasons that should be obvious), the hackers were able to access their Dropbox accounts, too. One […]
Dropbox Doubles its Paid Plans (or Halves its Prices, Depending On How You Look At It)
Today, Dropbox announced an upgrade to its Pro storage plans. It’s 50 GB plan ($99/year) now gets you 100 GB, and its 100 GB plan ($199/year) now gets you 200 GB. Current Pro plans will be upgraded automatically. This is undoubtedly a reaction to the low prices Google Drive launched with, although Dropbox will still […]
Google Drive, Two Months Later
If you are using Dropbox, I don't think there is a compelling reason to switch to Google Drive just yet.