Some Useful Android Apps for Lawyers

Next week, on April 5 to be exact, I’m joining with Ben Schorr, Mark Unger, and Dan Pinnington, to present the 4×4 Challenge: Top Apps for Every Platform, at ABA Techshow 2013. This is going to be a fast-paced, show-and-tell presentation covering a lot of the top apps for Android, iOS, Windows Mobile, and Blackberry. As I’m almost finished with my flashy point of the program, I thought I’d give you a sneak peek at my top five apps, in alphabetical order.

Depose

I really like this app for being able to prepare and take depositions. This is the “ying” to AgileLaw’s yang. We’ve had a small stall in the app updates (I think the developer is finishing finals), but no matter, this app rocks.

OfficeSuite Pro 7

OfficeSuite Pro 7

My Tablet Wars paper says I love QuickOffice Pro. Sure QO is nice, but OfficeSuite Pro is awesome. Add on the dictionary/thesaurus and the font package, and you have a great way to create, review, and edit MS Office documents.

CamScanner HD

Unfortunately, this baby doesn’t make it into any of my materials. I don’t know why either, because whether on my tablet (rarely) or phone (frequently), CamScanner HD is a go-to app. In fact, I was at the courthouse today, checked out a file, and rather than paying for copying, “scanned” the case file into my phone and delivered the document to my assistant to save to a case.

CallTrack

Calltrack

I reviewed this app a long time ago, and it’s still one of my favorite apps. I forget about this app because it runs in the background. Here’s the premise: install the app, link it to your Google Calendar. That’s it. Now, every time you call out, or someone calls in, CallTrack records the number and the length of the conversation. I like the app because it helps reclaim some of my phone time for later billing.

ASTRO File Manager

Q: What’s the easiest/best way to manage files on my Android tablet/phone?

A: ASTRO.

You’re welcome.

One Response to Some Useful Android Apps for Lawyers

  1. Hi, Jeffrey,
    I noticed your mention of CallTrack. I’d love it if you’d stop by the Abillity both at the ABA Techshow next week and let us show you this new app. Abillity is similar to CallTrack except that all of your call information, including start/end times and duration, can be classified as billable or not billable with one tap and then submitted to the cloud, where it can be retrieved at any time via the Abillity web portal. Better yet, the Abillity app has voice memo and text memo features, which allow you to leave a quick reminder about the call, which I noticed you consider an important feature. Finally, Abillity runs on Android-based desktop smartphones as well as mobile smartphones, so you never have to miss classifying a single call.
    Abillity is entering beta soon and this is our first venture into the legal-tech market (we’ve got some screenshots up now at abillitysolution.com). I would love to show it to you and get your feedback at the ABA Techshow next week, so please try to stop by Booth 811 and say hi.
    Lorie Robinson
    Product Manager, Abillity
    Estech Systems, Inc. (ESI)

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