The ABA Legal Technology Resource
Center recently released Volume VI of
their annual Legal Technology Survey,
focusing on the mobile technology
lawyers are using to practice.
The survey revealed that 91% of all
attorneys reporting they use a smartphone, and 67% of those attorneys
choose an iPhone (or 60% of total
respondents). That means there are an
estimated 600,000 iPhone-enabled
lawyers in the US alone.
The Essential iOS Toolkit
With that in mind, we thought it was
timely to revisit the best iOS apps
on the market for lawyers. Whether
you’re a recent convert from Android,
new to smartphones entirely, or a
seasoned iPhone veteran, you’ll find
something on this list that helps you
be more productive wherever you
Evernote: Surprisingly, only 38% of
respondents for the Legal Technology
Survey stated they were using Evernote, an app we certainly feel should
have near-ubiquitous usage among
With the ability to clip web pages,
save documents, dictate, add images,
and seamlessly share and collaborate
iPhone is the dominant mobile device for attorneys, according
to the annual Legal Technology Survey Report by the ABA.
The survey results suggest there are an estimated 600,000
lawyers using iPhones in the U.S.
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The Best iOS Apps on the Market
on notebooks from any device, Evernote is widely regarded as the premier productivity app for iOS.
Triage: More of an ‘inbox workflow’
than an email client, the incredibly
useful Triage helps you deal with
emails one at a time through gestures:
swipe up to archive or delete an
email, swipe down to save it for later,
and tap to forward or send a short
reply. The simplicity and elegance of
the app will have you reaching Inbox
Zero in no time.
LinkedIn: It’s the most widely used
social network by lawyers, and it’s all
but replaced the time-honored tradition of exchanging business cards.
Now, if I’m at a networking event, I
simply pull out my phone and bring
someone up in the LinkedIn app. My
overstressed wallet thanks me.
Fastcase: Put the American law library
in the palm of your hand with this
app, which includes data visualization
tools, powerful algorithmic searching,
and lightning-fast results, as well as
the ease and convenience of being
able to access from your iOS device.
RightSignature: Need an on-the-go
signature solution? When a recipient
clicks a RightSignature document link
on an iPhone, the app is launched. The
recipient views the document, agrees
to the content, and signs with a finger
directly on the device.
Even better, there’s a photo authentication option using the iPhone camera.
Clio: Shameless self-promotion?
Maybe. But we’d be remiss in our duty
if we didn’t recommend the number
one cloud-based practice management app.
Using Clio for iPhone, mobile attorneys are able to manage all aspects of
their practice – from time tracking and
billing to document and matter management, to tasks and calendaring –
wherever they are. The app syncs
seamlessly with the browser version
of Clio, meaning your information is
never out of date in either version.
Tell us Your Favorite App
The app economy is slowing down,
but there’s still a world of opportunity
for developers sympathetic to the pain
points of lawyers and the solutions
Any indispensable apps you couldn’t
live without? Visit our blog at www.
goclio.com/blog and let us know!
(Original blog post by Derek Bolen, August 22, 2014)