OneNote Application for iPad Falls Short of Expectations

I have been using the PC version of Microsoft’s OneNote in my law practice for the past five years.  OneNote is a versatile virtual notebook that has allowed me to organize my case files and to minimize the amount of paper that I need to carry as a travel the country in my national litigation practice. See http://hytechlawyer.com/?p=95.   Since I began … Read More

Are Windows Based Tablets the Future for Lawyers?

A demo version of  Windows 8 has been unveiled and is a potentially potent post post PC challenger  (say that 5 times fast :)) to Apple OS system devices– never mind that the public has not seen the hardware side of the equation needed to run this innovative software.   Nevertheless, I commend to you the following post by  Zach … Read More

TrialPad, Exhibit A, and RLTC Evidence– A Comparison of Lawyer Trial Presentation Applications for iPad

Currently, there are three trial presentation iPad applications available at the App Store:  TrialPad ($89.00), Exhibit A ($9.99) and RLTC Evidence ($4.99).  I have tested each of them, and offer the following general observations: (1)  All of these applications offer rather rudimentary trial presentation capabilities—far less capable than expensive and robust trial presentation software such a Trial Director or Sanction. … Read More

iPad Lawyer Tools: New Handwriting to Text Application for iPad Shows Promise

I have been waiting for an iPad handwriting to type conversion application that could reliably convert my chicken scratch into typed text suitable for sharing.  My patience has been rewarded– sort of. 7Notes Premium HD ($ 8.99 App Store) does a pretty good job of converting handwriting to type. In fact, I drafted this entire blog entry in handwriting using … Read More

The Use of Skype for Presentation of Live Witness Hearing Testimony

As most tech savvy persons are aware, Skype provides an internet communications service allowing both video teleconferencing and telephone services via the Internet. http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/welcomeback/  The video teleconference service is generally free.  You can also use the service for VOIP calls for a nominal charge. I first learned of Skype a couple of years ago when my family and I were … Read More

Review of DocScanner App for iPad2/iPhone as Lawyer Tool

I have been using the DocScanner App for iPad for several weeks now.  The App allows you to photograph business cards, receipts, and documents and forward them as photographs, PDF copies, or to convert them to text via OCR.   Today, during a meeting that I was hosting via GoToMeeting with five attendees, another attendee in the room with me started … Read More

More DropBox Security Issues- Lawyers Beware

We have previous cautioned lawyers regarding the dangers of the use of DropBox for the storage of confidential information. http://hytechlawyer.com/?p=345#comment-198′ Now DropBox has reported another security glitch in which in password used would allow access to any file. http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20072755-281/dropbox-confirms-security-glitch-no-password-required/ We reiterate our recommendation of SpiderOak as a more secure alternative to DropBox for lawyers. Tweet … Read More

SpiderOak Appears to be More Secure Alternative to DropBox for Lawyers

[DISCLOSURE– I was so impressed with SpiderOak that I have agreed to feature a SpiderOak banner on my blog site.  If you open an account through a link on my site for a free or paid account, I will receive some nominal compensation to help defray the costs of software testing.] In earlier articles, I have discussed the utility of … Read More

Hytech Lawyer Updates Recommendation as to Best Application for Taking Handwritten Notes on iPad

As will be discussed in my next blog post, my goal is to move toward an always accessible electronic litigation file and a virtually paperless office.   However, the reality is that I still find the need to take old fashioned handwritten notes in depositions, meetings, interviews and fact finding situations.  While in theory I could take notes on my laptop, I find that taking … Read More