Android App Review: Federal Courts

Android App Review: Federal Courts

The Federal Courts app wants to be your go to resource for PACER access and local court rules. You’ll soon discover it’s lacking depth in both categories.

It’s Safe to Enter the ADM Water Again

It’s Safe to Enter the ADM Water Again

Android Device Manager added password on launch, which protects the device from an accidental (or purposeful) wipe.

Android App Review: Pocket Casts

Android App Review: Pocket Casts

For the uninitiated, podcasts are mini-programs broadcast over the internet. Think of them as mini talk radio programs, without the “glamour” of radio. Of course, in some ways podcasts aren’t as popular as they once were, since many podcasts require intense amounts of commitment and YouTube fashioned a whole new way to broadcast and make money….

Android Lawyer App Review: WestlawNext

Android Lawyer App Review: WestlawNext

I’m pretty sure those of us who graduated law school in the age of technology, injected ourselves with the Westlaw and LexisNexis “crack” in our law school experience. If you didn’t, you’re too old to remember digitized legal research (cue the “I walked 10 miles” comments), or you’re probably like one of my curmudgeon teachers who…

Reclaim Your Phone Time With CallTrack

Reclaim Your Phone Time With CallTrack

Smartphones are becoming a necessary part of operating a law practice. That’s an unfortunate byproduct of technological advances. Chances are, if you’re like me, you spend a lot of time on your phone, either checking email or taking and making phone calls. One problem I have is being able to track all of the time…

Be More Annoying…er…”Safe” With Your Phone

Be More Annoying…er…”Safe” With Your Phone

Well, if you’re seeking to be the most annoying smartphone user on the planet, here you go. This app, called Transparent Screen (free and paid – $1.95), promise to allow you to use your phone and avoid running into anything. The concept is actually quite good, and truthfully, I love this app. This app uses…

Speaktoit – And Now the Futurelawyer Agrees

Speaktoit – And Now the Futurelawyer Agrees

Earlier I gave you this review of the Siri alternatives for Android lawyers. My conclusion, Speaktoit Assistant was the way to go, and it still is. I have been using Speaktoit for the better part of 20 days, and love it. I don’t mind that it’s not quite like Siri, because frankly, I wouldn’t use…

YouSendIt From Anywhere

YouSendIt From Anywhere

One of the court reporters that I use introduced me to a great desktop/browser based file sharing program, YouSendIt. This program has been around for awhile, and I’ve only recently started using it more to transfer big files that you can’t email, or don’t want to pass along on a USB drive. The pricing features…

Dragon & Siri Together on Your Android Device…Sort of

Dragon & Siri Together on Your Android Device…Sort of

Dragon Naturally Speaking, and Siri on my Android phone? I guess Christmas came early this year. Well, sort of. Probably the two best things about iOS, Nuance’s Dragon Natural Speaking and Siri, may soon be available on your Android phone. A lot of attorneys love DNS (me being one of them), and of course everyone…

Expand Your Computer’s Desktop

Do you need a second monitor, but you’re not willing to fork out $100+ for a new one? Well, this post shows you how to use your Android tablet as a second monitor. This is an interesting concept, since many attorneys will benefit from using 2 monitors. I have two 21 inch monitors at my…

What Android Navigation App is Number 1?

Lifehacker has an interesting review of some of the Android GPS navigation apps available. Their top choice for turn-by-turn navigation ended up being the very lovely, Waze app. While I agree with a lot of the author’s comments on the pros and cons, I would add that Waze feels a bit too childish, geared toward…

Gray’s Anatomy is not so Grey

Gray’s Anatomy is not so Grey

The Gray’s Anatomy app made it into my list of 2011’s Top Apps for Android Lawyers because of the simplicity and detail of the app. At the insanely-low price of $2.99, the Gray’s Anatomy app features all of the benefits of the book, without the weight or cost. Where much of my law practice is personal…