70 Sizzling & Lawyer-Friendly Apps
Posted Oct 12, 2009 8:06 AM CDT
By G. M. Filisko
Apps: It’s a little word for those mini-programs that can pay off big in productivity, knowledge or just plain fun. And they come at all price points, from expensive-but-worth-it to absolutely free.
Whether you’re a born techie or a reluctant one, you, too, can harness the power of technology with these 70 apps lawyers are sure to love.
1-5: WORD UP
You’re on the train to work and get a Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint document on your iPhone, BlackBerry or Symbian device (such as a Nokia or Samsung phone). Quickoffice allows you to open, view, edit and share that document.
“Quickoffice displays documents much better than the iPhone does by itself,” says Jeff Richardson, a partner at Adams & Reese in New Orleans who blogs about iPhone tools at iPhone JD. “I use it to keep briefs on my iPhone. If I’m in another attorney’s office and want to pull up something we put in a brief, I can do that.
“I also use Excel spreadsheets in Quickoffice quite a bit. I have a spreadsheet that computes post-judgment interest, and as I’m sitting with a client, I can say, ‘If this is paid on this date, you’re looking at this much interest and accumulating this much per day.’ ”
Read about all 70 apps in this month's ABA Journal online.