Best Smartphone Apps for Lawyers
Apps enable access to data and documents 24/7 at home, on the road, or in the office. They can be installed quickly on computers, smartphones, and tablets. Some apps are free while others require purchase or a subscription fee. Below is a list of popular apps along with articles, books, and websites to help use them in law practices.
Archiving - DropBox, Google Docs, and OneDrive
Billing - Quickbooks, Square, and Zoho
Calendering - Microsoft Outlook and Google Calendar
Dictating - Apple Dictation, Dragon Anywhere, and Microsoft Dictate
Litigating - Depose and TrialPad
Managing - Clio, Lexacata, MyCase , Rocketmatter, and Zoho
Note Taking - Evernote, Notepad, and One Note
Researching - dLaw and Fastcase
Scanning - Abby, Adobe Scan, and Evernote Scannable
Writing - Grammarly, Microsoft Editor, and Copyscape
Robert Ambroggi, 40 Essential Apps for Trial Lawyers, LawSites Blog, Feb. 12, 2015
Robert Ambroggi, ABA Tech Survey Reveals Lawyers' Favorite Mobile Apps and Phones, LawSites Blog, Nov. 8, 2016.
Nicole Black, Legal Software for Working Remotely, ABA Journal, Nov. 23, 2020.
Teresa Matich, 18 Best Apps for Lawyers to Improve Productivity, Clio Blog, Apr. 4, 2021.
Marc Laurizen, The Lawyer's Guide to Working Smarter with Knowledge Tools, 2 ed (ABA Book Publ'g, Feb. 15, 2021).
Sharon Nelson, John Simek, and Michael Maschke, The 2020 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide (ABA Publ'g, Dec. 18, 2019).