Useful iPad Apps for Lawyers – Summer 2015

Here they are- the Hytech Lawyer’s updated iPad Application recommendations for Summer 2015.  The basic criteria for inclusion are that the App be practical, useful for lawyers, easy to use, and among the best in class. If you think there is a great App that we are overlooking, please let me know- bill@hytechlawyer.com. Enjoy! EMAIL, CONTACT AND CALENDAR INTEGRATION MS … Read More

Cool Apps to Show Your Friends

Recently, I had a delightful dinner with my distinguished co-counsel renowned Arkansas trial lawyer Bobby Jones and his beautiful and delightful wife Cheryl. Over the course of the night, the topic of fun Apps came up (imagine!). The Apps we discussed, which normally would not be the focus of this blog, are some of my current favorites I am recommending to … Read More

Some of the Best of Hytech Lawyer- Readers’ Choice

As Summer winds down we present ten (in no particular order) of the most viewed posts from the last three years of hytech lawyer: 1.     The Lawyer’s Toolbox: How to Make a Wireless Presentation with an iPad using Apple TV (HDMI) with a VGA Projector, Monitor, or Smartboard   2.   The Lawyer’s Toolbox:  How to Convert PowerPoint Presentations to Keynote and Transfer to … Read More

The Hytech Lawyer’s Choice for Best iPad Hand Notetaking App Winter 2013

Even in this digital age, I frequently find the need to take old fashioned handwritten notes in meetings, interviews and fact finding situations.  While in theory, I could take notes on my laptop or type on the iPad, handwriting notes is less distracting than typing and creates less of a barrier between myself and the person(s) with whom I am interacting.  … Read More

Lawyer with a New iPad? Using it for Legal Work? Let’s Talk Security.

So you love your new iPad and want to use it in your law practice.  That likely means using it to store and communicate confidential client information.  You may also be accessing your firm’s internal and cloud based systems.  It is also quite possible that unlike your traditional work desktop/laptop, you may be tempted to share this repository of client … Read More

Taking Notes on PCs and iPads With Synched Audio Recordings

There are a number of PC programs and iPad applications that can be used to audio record voices and sounds while an attorney takes notes—synching the recording to the notes for easy reference. This is an extremely useful tool when conducting witness interviews, attending meetings and when conducting or defending depositions For example, suppose you are deposing the expert for … Read More

Lawyers Having Fun— Spruce up Your iPad or iPhone Lock and Home Screen Wallpaper

When I teach iPad CLEs and give “iPad for Lawyers” demonstrations, participants often ask where they can find the cool home screen and lock screen wallpaper that happens to be on my iPad that particular day.  First, I explain that any photograph in your iPad or iPhone photo or camera roll files can be used as iPad wallpaper. <—–Simply select … Read More

Review of PaperPort Notes: Voice to Text Dictation App for the iPad

I was first exposed to the concept of voice type dictation as a young child viewing the original TV show Star Trek. In one particular episode involving the Enterprise travelling through time to 1960s Earth, actress Terri Garr was astonished to observe a typewriter type by itself everything she said in real-time.   Even as a youngster, I thought that the … Read More

Review of 7Notes HD Premium –Handwriting to Text on iPad, iPhone, Android and Kindle Fire

[Note: 7Notes is available for Android and Kindle Fire, but only the  iPad and iPhone versions were tested for this review.] For the past two years, I have been waiting for an App with the ability to accurately and practically convert handwriting to text.  We previously reviewed 7Notes HD Premium (“7notes”) ($8.99 iPad) when it was first introduced.  http://hytechlawyer.com/?p=446 The  … Read More

Review of ExhibitView Trial Presentation App for the iPad

[Disclosure—I have been provided free evaluation copies of TrialPad and ExhibitView (PC and iPad) by their respective developers, but have not received any compensation for my review of either product]. In a previous post, I compared the three trial exhibit presentation applications for iPad on the market at that time;  TrialPad, Exhibit A and RLTC Evidence. See  http://hytechlawyer.com/?p=463 My conclusion was that … Read More