With the new year and new resolutions being made, this is the perfect time to consider digital apps to work with your iPad. There does not seem to be a single place that has organized the different apps available into a one stop site. This is my attempt to do so.
Whether you are a lawyer, law student or work for a law firm, perhaps you have promised yourself that you will go more digital and be more paperless. If so, consider the apps below to help you practice law better with your iPad.
This $89.99 app helps you present and display information and exhibits to a jury or judge. You can download the app and learn more here.
- Circus Ponies NoteBook
This $29.99 app helps you organize information, documents and materials in a familiar notebook form. You can even sync it with the Mac version of the app. You can download the app and learn more here.
- Transcript Pad
This $89.99 app allows you to review and mark up deposition and other TXT file transcripts. You can download the app and learn more here.
- iAnnotate PDF
This $9.99 app allows you to read and mark up PDF, DOC, PPT and other files and share your annotations via Dropbox, WebDav, Email, etc. You can download the app and learn more here.
Note Taking Apps
- Notes Plus
This $9.99 app (50% off right now at $4.99) is perhaps one of the best note taking and paper pad replacement apps out there. You can download the app and learn more here.
This free app provides a digital handwriting experience that combines with Evernote to make your notes searchable and available via the internet. You can download and learn more here.
This $9.99 word processing app made by Apple can be used to write letters, draft memos and more and uses iCloud to make your documents available to you via the internet. You can download the app and learn more here.
This $5.99 word processor and editor can be used to edit and create Microsoft Word and other documents on your iPad. You can download and learn more here.
- Westlaw Next
This app allows you to research your Westlaw Next account as well as share, highlight and save information for specific projects and clients. Learn more about the app here.
- Lexis Advance HD
This app allows you to conduct your legal research from LexisNexis with your Lexis Advance subscription. Learn more about this app here.
Organizational Notes and Reminder Apps
The free Reminders app is built into your iOS and lets you set location – or time ‑ based alerts for things you need to get done — even recurring ones. iCloud keeps this information synced on all your devices.
Apple’s free built in Notes app is a great place to write or edit a quick note and have it sync with your Mac, other device or internet via iCloud.
This $2.99 app is the one starting point for quick note taking, gathering and entering of ideas and things to do. Open this app, type in text and send it to another app, email or reminder. You can learn more about this app here.
Jury Selection Apps
A jury selection tool for $24.99. You can download the app and learn more here.
A juror selection tool for $19.99. You can download the app and learn more here.
The American Bar Association has also reviewed some of the above apps and you can learn more from here.