Best 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 tabletsSome 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

Journaling - Apple Journal, Microsoft Journal, Penzu

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 LawyersLawSites 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 RemotelyABA Journal, Nov. 23, 2020.

Teresa Matich, 18 Best Apps for Lawyers to Improve ProductivityClio BlogApr. 4, 2021.



Marc Laurizen, The Lawyer's Guide to Working Smarter with Knowledge Tools, 2 ed (ABA Book Publ'g, Feb. 15, 2021).

Dennis Kennedy and Thomas Mighell, Lawyer's Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies, (ABA Publ'g, 8/24/2022)

Sharon Nelson, John Simek, and Michael Maschke, The 2020 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide (ABA Publ'g, Dec. 18, 2019). 



American Bar Association

Informed Librarian

University of Akron 

University of California 


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