The Mobile Lawyer Visualized

The Mobile Lawyer Visualized

MyCase published a great infographic showcasing some of the statistics from the ABA’s Legal Technology Survey. The graphic has a lot of visual facts, but most impressive is this one on tablet use in the law office. The information isn’t really that shocking, but just affirms why so few legal tech companies are willing to invest…

Guest Post: Evernote – The Anti-Stress App

Guest Post: Evernote – The Anti-Stress App

This is a guest blog post by Craig Huggart. He is a law firm technology trainer who blogs at A Law Firm Trainer. Craig responded to my request for assistance in helping attorneys use Evernote more effectively. His post is the first in a weekly series of upcoming how-to posts on how law firms can…

Poll: Who’s More Apt to Adopt Technology?

Poll: Who’s More Apt to Adopt Technology?

Recently, I had a debate with a colleague about technology adoption by lawyers. Specifically, the conversation revolved around smartphones and tablets, and we both concluded that solo or small firm lawyers tended to have greater adoption, and use, of mobile products. The reason: restrictions or limits on technology in bigger firms. That’s not to say…

Credit Card Processing in the Palm of Your Hand

Credit Card Processing in the Palm of Your Hand

If you’re not on the credit card wagon, you should be. Processing payments for services via credit card is a simple solution to the age-old problem of “how do I get paid.” Despite their fees, credit cards offer a convenient way to get paid, without the hassle of collecting the bill. You give up a…

Bringing Tablets to your Law Firm

Bringing Tablets to your Law Firm

Android tablets are becoming quite the rage for businesses. Their size, computing power, and abilities make excellent companions to traditional desktop and laptop computers. I say companions because I still don’t believe tablets are the catch-all replacement for traditional computers. Specifically, tablets lack the “bells and whistles” that make PCs the still-dominant method for processing and…

Android Versus Apple: How to Choose

Android Versus Apple: How to Choose

There’s a lot of reasons why I like Android, but admittedly, there’s some jealousy too on my part when I see a shiny iPhone or sleek looking iPad. The truth is, when I selected my first Android device, I was doing it out of spite to AT&T. I hadn’t intended to become a Droid lawyer,…

OneNote Mobile for Android

OneNote Mobile for Android

It finally came; and by it, I mean Microsoft OneNote Mobile for Android. You can download your copy from the Android Market here. I’ll let Ben Schorr rave the praises of OneNote, but needless to say, lawyers will be hard-pressed to find a better note-taking system (sure Evernote is cool, but tabbed notes and notebooks are so much…

How Big Are Tablets?

How Big Are Tablets?

The tablet market is huge, and for the first time ever, smartphone (including tablets) purchases exceeded desktop PC sales. Office supplies retailer, Staples, created this graphic to highlight tablet use: A couple facts that caught my attention: 80% of users say tablets improved work-life balance (yeah, we knew that) A little more than half of…

Thinking of Building Your Own Android App?

Thinking of Building Your Own Android App?

After this blog post on Andromo, I’m sure you’re seriously thinking of building an Android app for your law practice. I know I am now that I’ve played around with the platform for a bit. Well, if you’re interested, here’s a post from Lee Rosen at Divorce Discourse blog that’s really informative about the process. Lee’s post…

Build Your Own Android App

Build Your Own Android App

If you’re like me, you’ve at least thought about building your own Android app. “At least,” you’ve thought, “having an Android app could be a great marketing tool for my law practice.” The problem though is that building a usable app costs money, lots of money. Not to mention a great deal of technical know-how. Like…

Google Currents, Marketing for Your Law Firm?

Google Currents, Marketing for Your Law Firm?

So, Google Currents arrived in December and I didn’t write about it because I thought, “meh.” I wasn’t interested in what looked like another RSS feed reader, and frankly a poorly-designed way to manage hundreds of “feeds.” The concept behind Google Currents is that you’re given content in a “magazine-like” fashion, for free. The app…

Get Custom Control of Your Android Device with Locale

Get Custom Control of Your Android Device with Locale

  Frankly, one of the most annoying sounds is that of someone’s ringtone. I realize everyone has their taste (mine is currently set to the theme song from Shaun the Sheep), but the rest of the world shouldn’t be subjected to your “funky beats” or “death metal chaos”. The problem is, in public, some people…