Our Director of Library Services here at Bose McKinney & Evans, Cheryl Niemeier, has published a good, comprehensive review of free and low-cost apps available to help lawyers and paralegals. Click here to read the article. Most of the apps have direct uses by litigators and allow them to increase their productivity and efficiency — attributes for which we all strive in our busy practices.
In my own business litigation practice, I find it far more convenient to carry my iPad with me when I am traveling rather than a bulkier laptop. The iPad is much easier to use in the cramped confines of an airplane and operates many hours longer than a laptop when an electric outlet is not handy.
The research tools now available for tablets are outstanding. I also recommend the Note Taker HD app, available for $4.99 at the App Store. Note Taker HD is one of a number of low or no-cost note-taking apps. What I like about Note Taker HD is that it allows the user to open a PDF in Note Taker and to write and make notes on the PDF document. One of my main reservations to going paperless is that I can’t highlight, scribble and make notes on my documents. Note Taker solves that problem.
Please let us know your favorite apps!