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6 mini-reviews of new legal apps and products

Posted Jul 1, 2013 2:40 AM CDT

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This month the Business of Law section begins running minisummaries of recent product reviews. Read the full reviews by following the links.

From the Droid Lawyer blog by Oklahoma City lawyer Jeffrey Taylor:

The Anker Astro External Battery charges quickly and allows you to carry on without rushing for an outlet. When you’re stranded without power, you’ll be grateful to have this.

The Belkin Mini Surge Protector has three outlets plus two USB ports. I love that there’s a 360-degree plug, which allows any configuration for connecting into an available outlet. I give this 4 of 5 stars.

I’ve tried other brands of stylus, but I always come back to the comfort of the Adonit JotPro. The JotPro feels similar in size and weight to a very nice ink pen that fits comfortably in your hand.

From the iPhone J.D. blog by New Orleans lawyer Jeff Richardson:

Time Master + Billing by OnCore Software has changed quite a bit since I last reviewed it four years ago. Denver attorney Gary Marsh says the app, which he refers to as “extremely user friendly,” has greatly simplified the financial side of his practice.

Abbyy FineReader Touch is an OCR app that enables easy conversion of scans, image files and PDFs into editable formats such as Microsoft Word and text files, making documents searchable.

Fantastical is a calendar app for the Mac and iPhone that makes it incredibly fast and easy to scroll through your events; plus, you can quickly create new events by typing natural language. I reviewed it late last year and I still use it every single day.

Updated June 26 to note that the full reviews can be read at the links, and to add "products" to the headline.

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