Whether in your personal or professional life, your smartphone is probably always at your fingertips. You can quickly check the weather for your day out or jot down a quick note to remember later. Smartphones have definitely changed the way that we live our day-to-day lives. Here at Schmidlkofer, Toth, Loeb & Drosen, LLC, we love our smartphones so we’ve compiled a list of our favorite useful mobile apps for on the go lawyers or law students.
This app is great and allows lawyers to record juror information. In this app, you can jot down all kinds of juror information like group responses. You can also rank jurors and even produce reports to review all of your findings. One of the best features of this app is that you can color code the jurors, so red would be for jurors you don’t like and green for jurors you like, yellow for undecided.
Dropbox is a useful tool for everyone. It is a file-sharing program that allows you to access your documents and files on the go. You can get up to 2GB of storage for free. You can pay additional to get even more storage. One thing that is important to remember about this app is that it does not allow users to encrypt files before sharing. Dropbox is a super handy tool but you must be careful when dealing with confidential information.
This is a mobile app that is essentially a remote desktop. All you need is an Internet connection and you can access the files on your desktop computer from anywhere. The great thing about this app is that it can sync with Dropbox, Google Docs, and many other applications that you might need when out of the office.
TrialPad is a case organizer and trial presentation software. This app will allow you to access any documents you may need, zoom in on evidence, and play videos during a trial. This app also beautifully syncs with Dropbox and emails. You can redact, add exhibit stickers to documents, and create detailed reports of all of your evidence with the exhibit numbers.
The PDF Expert app allows you to mark up PDF files form your mobile device and this app will also sync with your email, Dropbox, iCloud, and Google Docs. This app allows you to search, highlight, underline, add comments, draw, add bookmarks, easily sign and fill out PDF forms, and strike through items.
As an attorney have you utilized any of these apps at your firm? Let us know in the comments below. Feel free to share any other apps that help you that we may have missed. If you need any kind of legal services please don’t hesitate to contact us in Wauwatosa at 414-259-9300 for a free legal consultation.