The Three Best Apps for Lawyers


BlackBerry devices paved the way for a lawyer’s ability to do work out of the office, having constant access to emails. Now, attorneys use their smartphones to do far more than just send emails. There is a huge range of apps out there available for iPhone, Android, Windows and BlackBerry, giving attorneys the tools they need to communicate with clients on the go, make payments and billing easier, and keep an office running even when out on business trips.


Take a look at these three best apps for lawyers which can help you be more productive, stay on top of cases and even make it possible to take on more clients.


  1. Evernote Scannable


Evernote Scannable replaces the traditional desk scanner. No longer do we need a huge unit on our desks that uses lights to scan documents and import them to our computers. This app makes it easy to scan a document, receipt or images using the camera on your phone, and doing so in such a high resolution.


The Scannable app will capture the text on a document you point the camera towards, automatically rotating and cropping the image so that it appears in the highest quality possible. It’s quite astounding how well the app renders the document, too – the text becomes perfectly readable, and it’s perfect for scanning business cards to save somebody’s details.


  1. Chrome Remote Desktop


Cloud storage is fantastic – as long as you remember to save the files you need on your cloud! Sometimes, you just need to be able to access files on your computer, which is a nightmare if you don’t have somebody available in the office to forward you the file.


That’s where Chrome Remote Desktop comes in. This app allows you to connect to your computer at home or in the office, as long as it’s switched on and connected to the Internet.


Once you connect your phone to your computer, you’ll be able to reach all the files you need, including those that might have simply been too sensitive to upload (which in law, is perfectly common). This app will allow you to view documents on your phone, taking them directly from your PC, and then removing access to the file from your phone as soon as you log back out of the app.


  1. PracticePanther


PracticePanther is one of the most useful software solutions for attorneys and legal firms, providing a wide range of features that make it easy to communicate with both clients and colleagues, to manage billing and fees and to stay on top of projects in the timeliest of manners.


The PracticePanther mobile app makes it even easier to do all of this on the go. Open up the app on your Android or iOS device and you’ll be able to see a daily overview of your firm on the dashboard, track time spent on projects from your phone and then swiftly move over to a computer when you reach your desk, and even track all of your notes, calls, tasks and emails.


With just one top, you can view everyone’s calendar in your office, and even sync that calendar with Outlook, Google and Apple. Tasks can also be assigned to colleagues, allowing attorneys to manage projects with a team that could be thousands of miles away at the time.


These three best apps for lawyers can change the way you work, improving productivity and potentially even your profitability.

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