Any attorney will tell you that multi-tasking is an important part of the work. These specific apps for attorneys are designed to make it as easy as possible to stay organized while on a case or while working with different clients. With tools like these at your fingertips, you’re certain to be efficient, fast and accurate on the job. Here are five of our favorite apps for attorneys:
This organizer app will make managing your daily tasks, case notes or deadlines a breeze. Create your own schedule for tasks, set a specific due date and prioritize each item according to importance, difficulty or even how long the task will take to complete. Decide which tasks you want to do today, and put them on your “Today” list to check them throughout the day. See what’s coming up next and what’s scheduled for later — you can even put tasks in “Someday” if you can’t work on them now. Use tags to assign contexts, priorities and times. Manage idea lists and to-do lists, and do it all efficiently by create repeating tasks.
Compatible with: iPhone, iPod Touch
2. Dragon Dictation
This app turns your speech into text or email messages up to five times faster than typing on a keyboard. Use this app when traveling to compose emails, text messages or social networking status updates on your mobile device completely hands free. Voice-to-text transcriptions can be sent as SMS, email or pasted into any application using the clipboard. It has a built-in feature to quickly submit text to social networking applications, specifically Twitter and Facebook. Convenient editing features provide a list of suggested words and include a voice-driven correction interface.
Compatible with: iPad, iPhone, second- and third-generation iPod Touch
Dropbox is a cloud storage service. Use this app to access any document you’ve stored in its online servers from any device with Internet connect. Dropbox offers 2 GB of free storage and more for a low fee. Documents that are compatible include Word, Excel, PDFs, photos and videos. If you want to be able to view files offline, merely add them to your “Favorites” list to make them accessible all the time. With this app, anything you save to Dropbox is protected, regardless of whether or not you lose your phone, tablet or laptop.
Compatible with: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android
A professional teleprompter at your fingertips! Includes a built-in text editor with cue points. Allows you to track progress with integrated timer display. Pause, play and adjust playback speed during prompting, and scroll through text with normal swipe gestures. You can even customize the auto-scrolling speed and start a countdown. Personalize the timer display, font type, font size, text and background color. Teleprompt+ can even improve focus your focus with reading guide arrow and shading. The app also allows your iPhone to be used as a “wired remote.”
Compatible with: iPad, iPhone
5. Time Master + Billing
This app allows you to track the time you spend with a client and create timesheets for accounting and contracts. Track time by start, stop and/or duration. Sessions options can track “punch-in & out” for a single time entry and run multiple timers simultaneously. It can also track client-reimbursable expenses and may be used to create billing statements. Allows you to define billing rates by client, project, task or custom settings. It even accommodates dual taxes for when you’re out of the country!
Compatible with: iPhone, iPad, Android