Let’s face it. Our society is just a bit app crazy these days. Apps abound and they’re now specifically targeted to a countless variety of audiences, from whale enthusiasts to fitness fiends to lovers of popcorn. If you haven’t guessed by now, there are even apps made solely for lawyers.
QUID PRO QUO recently took some time to research this very topic. While there are a variety of legal apps on the market, three definitely rank as the elite among the field; and, any serious attorney should download them today. This holds true no matter if you’re a member of a large firm, corporate legal department or a solo practitioner. Without further ado, we present the winners.
Fastcase is a legal research service that began as a desktop tool, which allowed users to search case law, statutes, regulations, court rules and constitutions. Now with the Fastcase app for your iPhone, users can perform the same searches right from the palms of their hands. The application is even free. Users simply register an account and they’re off and searching.
The Dragon Dictation app was created by Nuance Communications, Inc. The Nuance website sums up the power of this application best:
Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon Naturally Speaking that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text content for everything from email messages to blog posts on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.
A feature worth highlighting is that Dragon Dictation provides users the ability to dictate status updates directly to their Social Networking applications (e.g., Facebook and Twitter). Further, users can quickly create to-do lists and notes-to-self. Like the Fastcase app, Dragon Dictation is 100% free.
Many of us are already familiar with the LinkedIn app for iPhones. While new, perhaps more tech intriguing apps have hit the market since LinkedIn mobile, it still stands as a true performer. The application helps users: connect with people, build a network, gain possible referrals, find jobs, obtain industry updates, and build their professional brand. The LinkedIn app is entirely free, and if it’s not already downloaded on your iPhone, it should be.
QUID PRO QUO is always here to assist its attorneys, law firms and corporate legal departments. You already perform work on the go, now you have three easy to use tools to make your work more productive and your career more successful. If you have a favorite legal app that we failed to mention, just let us know and we’ll try to include it within our next round.