Fantastical 2 for iPad Update

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Fantastical 2 for iPad has been updated to version 2.4. The improvements include:

– Full support for Japanese, including natural language event and reminder creation
– Accessibility improvements
– Fixed an issue where the Today widget would appear incorrectly
– Fixed a crash when using Dictation to create a new event or reminder
– Various fixes and improvements

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If you are looking for an app that makes it easy to enter and review your dates and reminders in a calendar app, check out Fantastical 2 for iPad.

iWork iOS Suite Updated

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Apple has updated the mobile versions of its productive suite consisting of Pages, Numbers and Keynote.

The updates were designed to resolve issues that prevented proper navigation and editing with VoiceOver.

Pages is a word processor that runs on mobile iOS devices. It can be used to write papers, reports, resumes and other documents.

Numbers is a spreadsheet app that includes support for multi-touch gestures. You can create budgets, checklists, charts and more.

Keynote is a presentation app for your mobile device. The app includes animated charts and fancy transitions. You start with an Apple theme and add text, images, charts, and more. You can present directly from your iOS device.

Each of these apps works with an iCloud account to allow storage of your documents and syncing with other iOS devices and Macs.


DocReviewPad for iPad Released

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DocReviewPad for iPad is the latest app from Lit Software and promises to make reviewing, bates numbering and producing documents for litigation easier and more helpful. This app is for lawyers, paralegals and others who need to organize and review electronic documents.

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The app allows you to import various documents, assign custom Bates numbers and review the documents with built in tags to help you organize the information into reports and import them directly into TrialPad, an app to help you organize and present information for trial, mediation and depositions.


You can assign custom Bates numbers, with up to 6 letters and 9 numbers, that automatically increment on every page (e.g. Smith-123456789). With each page having it’s own number it makes it easier to determine that everyone is on the same page when referencing the document at trial or in a deposition.

You can sort by Bates numbers, or perform a Search to find a page with a particular Bates range. After assigning a Bates number you can edit the location of the Bates number to eight possible positions, to making sure important information is not written over by the numbers.

You can have all your documents on your iPad in a searchable, easy to access, and organized way.

Annotation tools like highlighters and pens make marking up documents easy. Make sure to tap and hold on the Annotate button to have the highlighter colors, pens and markers appear.

You can also use the search feature to find words in documents you are looking for as well. The document will need to be a searchable PDF to search for language in the document.

Client meetings, hearings and mediations no longer require large boxes of files. You still may need to print the documents to mark as exhibits. But, carrying around all of the documents in an electronic format makes the task of finding just the right document easier.


Whether you need to create a set of documents to produce, review a documents provided to you, or export certain documents to TrialPad for a mediation or trial, this app can help. During an Export you choose to include or exclude documents based on various criteria, including whether they have been reviewed or not, have certain Tags assigned to them, or have specific Issue Codes.

DocReviewPad works with cloud services: Box, Citrix ShareFile, Dropbox, Transporter, and WebDAV. You can also use email or the File Sharing feature in iTunes to import or export your documents

To download the DocReview User guide, click here. To learn more about his and other apps from LitSoftware, visit their homepage.

If you are looking for an alternative to Adobe Acrobat DC to help you organize, mark up and bates number documents in litigation, consider DocReviewPad because it will let you organize and review on the go with ease.

Drafts 4 Updated

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Drafts 4 is a great app for getting your information entered in text form. It is a quick capture note taking app for iOS. From this app, you can then act on the entry by “sending” it to other apps or let it stay until you decide what you want to do with the information.

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There are many apps that Drafts 4 can talk with to increase the usefulness of the actions.

Some of the latest improvements include:

– [New] Handoff support. Works to pass current selected draft between devices, including iPhones, iPads and Apple Watch.
– [Change] Misc. VoiceOver improvements.
– [Change] Improvements to Facebook integration code to reduce chances of failed postings.
– [New] Prompt action step title, message and button fields can now contain drafts tags for dynamically creating values.
– [New] Some additional action icons choices.
– Other misc. fixes and improvements.

You can watch Drafts in action on an Apple Watch below.

To use the Extended Keyboard that comes with Drafts 4, watch the below video.


Evernote Update

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Evernote is an app used to collect bits of information, photos, notes, and more from various iOS devices and Apple Watch as well as your Mac. The information is stored in the cloud, can be synced and accessible from your various devices.

The recent update includes various bug fixes and improvements.

There are two levels of use. Premium (a monthly or annual subscription fee) and free. You can certainly get by on the free service. The paid version gives you additional “features” and allows for more data transfer between your devices.

Some of the premium features include:

• Offline access – work anywhere, even without a connection
• Unlimited uploads – keep all the files you need to get work done
• Better search – search inside Office docs and attachments
• Greater privacy – add a Touch ID or passcode lock
• PDF annotation – use shapes and comments to give visual feedback
• Presentation mode – turn notes into beautiful presentations, no slides required

Evernote is a great alternative to OneNote and allows you to electronically keep up with various notes, thoughts, ideas, checklists and more.


GarageBand Updated to Allow Apple Music Connect

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GarageBand, an Apple app used to create music has been updated. Aside from stability improvements and bug fixes, you can now share directly from the app to Apple Music Connect with an account.

The app allows you to use graphical touch instruments to create music.

TrialPad Update for DocReviewPad

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In anticipation of the newest app release from Saurian, TrialPad is adding support for the soon to be released DocReviewPad.

This app is used by lawyers during trial, motion hearings and during mediation. TrialPad helps you not only organize the information you will need but present it in a powerful real time way that many other apps can’t offer.

DocReviewPad isn’t quite out yet. However, it is designed to make mobile document review easy.

Here are some of the features of DocReviewPad that should be released soon.

  • The only full featured and professional mobile document review tool
  • Standardized user interface and user experience matches TrialPad and TranscriptPad for the Lit Software “Suite” experience; current TrialPad and TranscriptPad users will be immediately comfortable and up to speed
  • Apply customized Bates numbers to hundreds or thousands of pages, quickly and easily; with border, size, and location options
  • Rapidly review documents using intuitive swipe gestures
  • Mark documents with built in tags for Confidential, Privileged, Relevant, or Responsive
  • Assign your own color-coded Issue Codes, e.g. Bank Statements or Nurses Notes
  • Zoom in, highlight, or annotate documents
  • Flag important documents, and add notes (a digital sticky note)
  • Search for a Bates number, file name, or text within one document, a folder of documents, or the whole case
  • Export a document production set, omitting certain documents (e.g. all documents, except documents tagged as Confidential and/or Privileged)
  • Create beautiful PDF reports of documents produced, including the number of pages, Bates number ranges, and any assigned issue codes and notes; or create a report without showing your issue codes to give to the clerk or opposing counsel
  • Easily create separate case and witness folders
  • File formats supported: Adobe Acrobat PDF, JPG, PNG, TIF, Multi-Page TIF, and TXT
  • Export your documents into TrialPad, with all Issue Codes organized into Key Doc folders
  • Fast access to common case folder functions (Open, Rename, Duplicate, Delete) by pressing and holding a case folder
  • Access an integrated Quick Tutorial Video onboarding experience, and a free iBook Quick Start Guide, in the Help menu
  • Import documents from cloud storage options (Box, Dropbox, Citrix ShareFile, Transporter, and WebDAV) as well as iTunes File Sharing
  • Streamlined workflow for Cloud Storage lets users browse multiple accounts, and log in and out of services on-the-fly
  • Folder organization inside a case folder allowing for 72 possible combinations of folder colors and icons
  • Quickly navigate back to any hierarchical case level, or all the way to the Cases screen, by pressing and holding the Back button
  • Proudly designed, coded, and supported in the United States


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