We previously wrote about 6 Powerful Apps for Lawyers, but technology is changing - quickly. We want to help you stay up-to-date by keeping you posted on the latest and greatest apps for productivity and more:
Need to jot down notes? Keep
Need to remember to pick up some groceries? Set a location-based reminder to pull up your grocery list right when you get to the store! Need to finish a to-do list? Set time-based reminders to make sure you never miss an item.
Keep allows you to take text-based, photo, or voice notes on-the-go, and displays them like sticky notes on your phone. Never again will you forget to write down a thought or lose your sticky notes. Best of all, Keep is available on and syncs with all your devices. (Just don't lose them.)
Can’t make your court appearance? Local Lawyer App
Hiring appearance attorneys with the Local Lawyer App creates all the extra time you need; it’s like having an affordable on-call associate to be there when you can’t.
Local Lawyer App provides coverage for any type of civil or criminal case - including motions, status hearings, conferences, and more. The attorney can handle court filings and document retrieval in any state. It's also available on mobile!
Don’t have time to update all your social media? Hootsuite
Save time by managing all of your social media marketing efforts from a single dashboard. With Hootsuite, you can automatically find and schedule effective social messaging across every channel you use.
We know that content-based marketing is daunting. It's hard to find time to write blog posts and share them on social media - especially more than once, on multiple platforms. Hootsuite makes it easier by allowing you to auto-schedule and mass-schedule your social media updates. Easy peasy!
You can also measure the success rate of your posts and make smarter, data-driven decisions. You'll get real-time analytics and spot trends on how your posts are performing.
Need a digital notary? Notarize
Notarize your documents online -anytime. Connect with a notary by live video call from your computer or iPhone. It's online and available 24/7.
Here's how it works (as shown on their awesome site):
(1) Upload a document to your computer or iPhone - either from an email, from Dropbox, or by taking a picture of it with your phone.
(2) Prove your identity with your ID or passport by taking a picture of it and answering a few questions.
(3) Prepare your document for signing by filling out any forms or fields online.
(4) Lastly, connect with a live notary to witness and sign your document.
Want to learn new legal skills or refresh your old ones? Hotshot
Hotshot is modern learning for legal professionals. They provide short, practical videos to help you become a better lawyer, and even offer printable outlines summarizing key points and quizzes with explanations of the right and wrong answers.
They cover topics such as M&A basics, Venture Financing, and Accounting and Finance, so you can understand your clients' legal issues as well as the business and financial components of your legal transactions.
We all know that modern lawyers need to wear multiple hats, so optimize your skills and get ahead of the competition.
Need an e-discovery platform? Everlaw
Everlaw makes e-discovery easy. They are dedicated to developing cutting-edge technologies that improve the practice of law.
Attorneys live in a world of pressing deadlines, unknown variables, and last minute depositions. They want to save you time and money by delivering the most user-friendly and powerful tools possible.They do it all with transparent pricing.
Now, you can even customize your review. You can upload data and create productions any time you want. It's fast and secure, with drag-and-drop capabilities and fully searchable data.
Research on the go? Casetext
Litigators go to battle every day. With CARA from Casetext, you'll have the best weapons. Be a better, faster legal researcher with the help of the CARA Research Suite: easy-to-use AI technology that helps you quickly discover and deeply understand the cases you need.
With CARA, you won't neglect to reference important cases. Instead, you'll catch the cases that your opposing counsel left out, and research faster so you can focus on providing best-in-class legal services for your clients.
You will get expert analysis from leading lawyers and firms, learn how other courts have summarized the case you're reading, know from the start which passages in the case are most important, jump to the most highly-cited part of the case, know when it has received negative treatment, and of course, download and print a beautifully formatted PDF of each case.
Need a scanner… on your phone? Genius Scan
Genius Scan is a scanner in your pocket. Quickly scan your documents on-the-go and export them as JPEG or multi-page PDF files. They also have a GeniusFax app, which allows you to fax from your phone. Genius.
The easy-to-use scanning feature automatically detects the shape of your paper, and scans it perfectly. No more formatting and trying to get every single corner just right.
Also, once you scan the documents, you can automatically email them, store them in the cloud, or save them to your phone. Ease of use and convenience in one? Sign me up.
Need a new associate? Hire An Esquire
Hire an Esquire has a curated, on-demand network of 6,000+ attorneys for your flexible, permanent, or temp-to-perm needs.
You simply search for top talent, communicate with the candidates, approve hours, and pay seamlessly.
They offer services for both lawyers and law firms. Lawyers simply sign up with their simple online application, list references, and complete a self-assessment. Once they're part of the community, they get matched with the right jobs.
Law firms create a profile and receive a confirmation that Hire an Esquire can help within 30 minutes. They can then post projects or search the network of screened and vetted attorneys to find the perfect match for their business needs. They only pay when they're matched with an attorney.
Trying to stay informed? Lawyerist
Lawyerist is home to the largest online community of solo and small-firm lawyers in the world, but it didn’t start out that way.
Sam Glover started a blog in 2007 called SoloSmallTech when he was searching for better tech tools for law practice. A small community started to come together in the comments, and it became one of the best places online to find innovative ideas for solo and small practices. Sam renamed the blog Lawyerist and invited other writers to contribute and cover other law practice subjects.
Their goal is to help lawyers build better law practices by bringing together a group of innovative lawyers to share ideas, experiments, and best practices. They include posts that range from longer, comprehensive articles, to shorter notes, email newsletters, the Lawyerist Podcast, a Q&A forum, and survival guides.