Solo Law Practice Technology Setup
If I were starting a brand-new solo practice right now — i.e., no legacy systems to support, and no well-established procedures, and limited funds — here is what I would put in my technology budget.
Xero Accounting for Law Firms
If you are in the market for accounting software, and would like something that is better than QuickBooks in several ways, worse in several others, and a bit better overall, then I recommend Xero.
Encryption: Enabling Basic Client File Security
Client file security through encryption is easy. Here's how to do it, and why you really need to.
Fastcase Plans to Make “Kick-Ass” Bankruptcy Software a Reality
CEO Ed Walters says Fastcase is “pretty good at making kick-ass software,” and he plans to build a cloud-based version of TopForm that meets that standard. Which might make it the first bankruptcy software that actually does.
Getting Things Done, for Lawyers
How to implement the Getting Things Done (GTD) productivity system in your law practice.
JuryPad for iPad Review
JuryPad, the latest iPad jury selection application for lawyers, simply doesn't give a trial lawyer the tools to conduct an effective voir dire.
Fever: Roll Your Own RSS Reader
If you want a way to keep up with the websites you want to read without reading everything on them, check out Fever. I've all but forgotten Google Reader.
Going Paperless: Acrobat Tips and Tricks (Part 3 of 3)
Going paperless is a continuing process. Once you’ve got what you need and have developed your workflow, streamline as many processes as possible.
Going Paperless: Workflow (Part 2 of 3)
Going Paperles, Part 2 of 3: Establish your Paperless Workflow
Mailbox App – Awesome or Hype?
Mailbox has finally been released in the iTunes App Store amidst much excitement and hype claiming to transform your inbox and the way you use email.
Why You Should Use Text Expanders
Guest post by Dan Sherman. Computers are designed to make repetitive jobs easier. One thing we do more than anything else is type. If you are like me, you type the same thing several times during a day. What if you could train your computer to do the repetitive typing for you? That’s where text […]
Harvest for Invoicing and Estimates
Harvest is for estimates and invoices, and helps keep me efficient and automated.
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.
Windows 8 Preview Review (part 2 of 2)
So, when October 26th comes, should you upgrade to Windows 8? Read on to find out.
Windows 8 Preview Review (part 1 of 2)
The first few minutes you spend in Windows 8 will be disorienting, and probably confusing. Stick with it, though, and you will get the hang of it.