It’s Time for Lawyers to Re-Think the Cloud
If you don’t use appropriate technology, you are doing your clients and your ethical obligations just as much a disservice as if you use inappropriate technology. Sometimes, the cloud is the right tool for the job, and sometimes it isn’t.
Pad & Quill’s Handmade iPad Mini Cases
I basically gushed about Pad & Quill’s iPad 2 cases when I reviewed them in two years ago, so I was excited to get a pair of cases to review with my iPad Mini.
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.
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.
How to Keep Track of Your Time
Even if you only put together your bill at the end of the month, you need to track your time as you go. These are the major tools for doing that.
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 […]
Clio Unveils a Beautiful New UI Design
I met Jason LaRivière, Clio’s new creative director, right before Clio unveiled its beautiful iOS app last year. I was impressed. Legal software is not generally known for being great-looking, but bringing LaRivière on board showed Clio was serious about changing that unfortunate-but-accurate trend. The iOS app suggested a redesigned Clio could not be far behind, […]
Freshbooks is Awesome, but Not For Accounting
Freshbooks is excellent billing software with a few accounting features grafted on. It is not accounting software. It is woefully unsuitable for accounting.
Coming Soon: Doc Review on Your Smartwatch
I humbly propose “But can you do doc review on it?” as the legal geek version of “But can it run Doom?” Sort of a “Hello World” for legal tech.
My Three Favorite iOS Text Editors
I have tried a lot of text editors, and I like a lot of them, but Byword, Nebulous Notes, and Drafts have consistently been my favorites. Here is why.
Annotate PDF Documents on Your iPad
One of the most-useful things you can do with an iPad is view and annotate PDF documents.
“ShalePlay” is Bracewell’s App for Shale Oil Tycoons
I'm not yet convinced that law firms ought to be building apps, but at least the current "wave" of law firm apps are more than just a firm news feed and contact information.
DocketHero Promises to Help You Outsource Your Law Practice
DocketHero is an about-to-be-launched app that aims to make it easy to hire appearance counsel, couriers, law clerks, process servers — even ghost bloggers, for some reason.
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.
How to Use Basic HTML
Learning a little HTML will increase your understanding of the Internet, and it will probably come in handy every day, once you get the hang of it.