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- 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

The Hytech Lawyer’s Tips and Tricks for Smooth Sailing on Your iPad, Part 1

Every year or so since the iPad’s introduction, we have run a “tips and tricks” article.  It’s that time again.  This is part one of a planned three part series – starting with the basics. How to Keep Your iPad Up-to-Date and Running Smooth     iPad updates are used to fix bugs in the software, add functions and make improvements.  … 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 Lawyer’s Toolbox: How to Convert PowerPoint Presentations to Keynote and Transfer to the iPad (Video)

Keynote  ($9.99 The App Store) for the iPad is a powerful presentation App created by Apple and similar to Microsoft’s PowerPoint.  I use both Keynote and PowerPoint frequently for meetings and general presentations and prefer Keynote becasue of its graphic look and effects.  However, many iPad Lawyer’s do not have a sufficient comfort level with Keynote to use it to create presentations and/or … 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

The Lawyer’s Toolbox: Mirror your iPad and iPhone to PC Without Apple TV Using Reflection App

In a previous post, we explored the wireless iPad presentation possibilities for using Apple TV and a digital to analog coverter with conventional VGA projectors.  Now there is a phenomenal software alternative by the name of “Reflection” that allows you to mirror your iPad2 or new iPad on your Mac or PC screen without using Apple TV.  Yes—I said PC.   In turn, a … 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