The iPad Lawyer Seminars and Apps – 11/21/2014

Good morning, all.

I want to thank those of you who attended last night’s seminar. It was APPLE’S LAST EVENT of 2014 in it’s beautiful Santa Monica briefing center. It was memorable, exciting, and great fun to be able to share with all of you my “Day-in-the-Life-of-Scott” system. I assure you that we are already exploring how to take this to an even deeper level in 2015!!!

And, if that isn’t enough, you’ve kept The Million Dollar iPad in the Top 10! THANK YOU!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DTVKT7G

Now, on to app news . . . and have I got some real deals for you today.

You know, by now, that I live in iThoughts HD. It’s primarily a mindmapping app. And I’ve learned a way to tweak and systematize it so that it actually works like my long-lost love Lotus Agenda. That’s right . . . It can be a powerful PIM, too. The app is normally $9.99. Today it is only $1.99. You save $8.00.

App Store Link — https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ithoughts-mindmap/id866786833?mt=8

Publisher Link — http://toketaware.com/

MagicalPad is another one of those tools that lets you create notes, mindmaps, outlines and to-do lists. I continue to find it a fascinating offering. Normally, this app is $4.99. Today it is only $.99. You save $4.00.

App Store Link — https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/magicalpad-notes-mind-maps/id463731782?mt=8

Publisher Link — http://www.magicalpad.com/

And, if you missed yesterday’s post, GoodReader (my NUMBER ONE paid-app) is still on sale as of this writing. This app is my file manager, notebook, document reader, and on and on. Normally, this app is $4.99. Today, however, it’s on sale for the crazy low price of $.99. You save $4.00.

App Store Link — https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/goodreader/id777310222?mt=8

Publisher Link — http://www.goodreader.com/

Finally, here’s a list of the apps we covered last night at my Apple event:

GoodReader (AGAIN — THIS WENT ON SALE YESTERDAY FOR $.99)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/goodreader/id777310222?mt=8
 
Noteshelf ($5.99)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/noteshelf-write-sketch-annotate/id392188745?mt=8
 
Notesy ($4.99)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/notesy-for-dropbox/id386095500?mt=8
 
Keynote (FREE)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/keynote/id361285480?mt=8
 
Pocket Informant – Calendar & Tasks (FREE LITE VERSION)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pocket-informant-calendar/id380732176?mt=8
 
Dropbox (FREE)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dropbox/id327630330?mt=8

TextExpander ($4.99)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/textexpander-3-+-custom-keyboard/id917416298?mt=8

Word (FREE)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-word-for-ipad/id586447913?mt=8

1Password (FREE LITE VERSION)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/1password-password-manager/id568903335?mt=8

Inkflow (FREE VERSION and $7.99 versions)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/inkflow-visual-notebook/id519524685?mt=8

Email Signature Free (FREE)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/email-signature-free/id318339426?mt=8

Tempo Smart Calendar (FREE)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tempo-smart-calendar-for-google/id593819390?mt=8

Smart Writing Tool – 7Notes HD Premium ($7.99)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/smart-writing-tool-7notes/id455625507?mt=8

ICE Standard with Smart911 (FREE)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ice-standard-smart911-official/id412786820?mt=8

ScanBizCards Lite (FREE)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scanbizcards-lite-business/id426260937?mt=8

Rise Alarm Clock ($1.99)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rise-alarm-clock/id577221529?mt=8

Here’s to your continued iOS success! – Scott

The iPad Lawyer Seminars and Apps – 11/20/2014

Good morning, all. It’s another morning of app deals for you to consider.

Many of you know that my favorite handwriting/note-taking app is Noteshelf. Well, there are several powerful alternatives out there. One of the best is Notes Plus. Normally, it is $9.99. Today it is only $1.99. You save $8.00.

App Store Link — https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/notes-plus/id374211477?mt=8

Publish Link — http://notesplusapp.com/

For those of you on the search for a dedicated task manager for both your iPad and iPhone, you will want to consider Things.  Things uses Things Cloud to keep your tasks and projects synced across devices. Best of all, the use of Things Cloud is free. (Please note that it does not appear that Things syncs with Outlook or Exchange. So . . . For those of you who use Outlook to create and monitor your tasks, this might not be the app for you.) Normally, Things for iPad is normally $19.99. Things for iPhone is normally $9.99. Today, BOTH ARE FREE. You save nearly $20 and $10, respectively.

App Store Link for iPad version —https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/things-for-ipad/id364365411?mt=8
App Store Link for iPhone version — https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/things/id284971781?mt=8

Publish Link for iPad version — https://culturedcode.com/things/ipad/
Publish Link for iPhone version — https://culturedcode.com/things/iphone/

One final reminder that I will be at Apple’s Third Street Promenade tonight at 6:30 p.m. This is an advanced presentation for those of you who’ve attended one of my prior events. We’re going to dig really deep and you get to view a day-in-Scott’s-life as I go over how I use my iPad and iPhone from the moment I wake up until I go to sleep. This is an invitation-only, Apple exclusive event. You must reserve your seat with Apple.

Here is the contact information:

Apple – Third Street Promenade – thirdstreetpromenadebusiness@apple.com 310-633-2673

Here’s to your continued iDevice success! – Scott

The iPad Lawyer Seminars and Apps – 11/19/2014

Good morning, all.

Well, you’ve heard me say it before . . . my NUMBER ONE paid-app is GoodReader. It’s my file manager, notebook, document reader, and on and on. Normally, this app is $4.99. Today, however, it’s on sale for the crazy low price of $.99. You save $4.00.

App Store Link — https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/goodreader/id777310222?mt=8

Publisher Link — http://www.goodreader.com/

For those of you who are in the entertainment industry or those of you who just like to script your speeches, presentations, commercials, etc., take a look at Scripts Pro. It is a screenwriting app that has gotten some rave review. Normally this app is $19.99. Today it is only $7.99. You save $12.00.

App Store Link — https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scripts-pro-screenwriting/id348543183?mt=8

Publisher Link — http://www.scriptsapp.com/

Finally, tomorrow night I will be appearing at the Third Street Promenade for Apple in its Santa Monica briefing center.

If you’ve been to one of my prior events or have read The Million Dollar iPad, this one’s for you. Should you wish to attend the event in Santa Monica or just have questions about scheduling, here is the Apple Contact information, again:

Apple – Third Street Promenade – thirdstreetpromenadebusiness@apple.com 310-633-2673

Here’s to your continued iDevice success!

Oops. There’s a change in schedule.

As you know, tomorrow night Apple was hosting a brand new, invitation only event in Pasadena for me to take you even deeper in your use and the magic of iOS, iPhone, and iPads. Unfortunately, we’re going to have to postpone tomorrow night’s event. Now, don’t worry . . . there are some options for those of you who were going to attend tomorrow night:

1.  You are invited to attend Thursday night’s event in Santa Monica at the Third Street Promenade; or

2.  Wait for the next announcement as to a new presentation date in Pasadena.

Should you wish to attend the event in Santa Monica or just have questions about scheduling, here is the Apple Contact information, again:

Apple – Pasadena – pasadenabusiness@apple.com 626-463-6226

Apple – Third Street Promenade – thirdstreetpromenadebusiness@apple.com 310-633-2673

Thanks. And let me or Apple know if you have any questions. – Scott

The iPad Lawyer Seminars and Apps – 11/17/2014

Good morning, everyone!!!! I have some exciting seminar news for you.

Two Apple Event Exclusives — Transforming Your Business With Next Level iOS Tips

When: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Start Time: 5:30 p.m.

Where: Apple Briefing Room, Pasadena, 54 W. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA

TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT: pasadenabusiness@apple.com 626-463-6226

When: Thursday, November 20, 2014

Start Time: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Apple Briefing Room, Third Street Promenade, 1415 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA

TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT: thirdstreetpromenadebusiness@apple.com 310-633-2673

Getting to work with Apple for the last three years has been spectacular!
I’ve gotten to meet some amazing people. And those who’ve attended my events have been able to put my iOS tips and tricks to immediate and productive use.
But there’s been a challenge, as well. You see many of you have been to one or more of my standard iOS presentations — either at Apple-sponsored locations or private events.

And now you want more . . .

• You want to see how a day-in-Scott’s-life actually works
• You want more in-depth training of how iOS apps save me time and make me money
• You want really powerful iOS tools without having to go through all the basics, again

If you want to take your use of iOS devices to the next level, then these two amazing INVITATION-ONLY, EXCLUSIVE APPLE EVENTS are for you.

Here’s what you’re going to discover:

• How to actually set-up and program your iDevices for sustainable success. This includes keyboard shortcuts (I’m going to actually share mine with you), Cloud service integration and synchronization, setting up social media feeds, and creating powerful digital signatures.
• Why I use my iDevices from the moment I wake up until I go to sleep at night and how I use them to organize my life, my work, and my happiness.
• The dangers of dabbling with too many apps and too many workflow methods (I should know, right?).
• A step-by-step walk-through of my favorite apps.

Bottom line: I’m going to take you by the hand, let you stand over my shoulder, and demonstrate for you a day in my life — all using iOS.

But there’s a catch . . .

These are exclusive, invitation-only events (they’re not being publicized on Apple’s website). Seating is limited. You may only attend if you’ve been to one of my other events (either Apple-sponsored or held privately). And I’m going to go out on a limb here and even include those of you who’ve read my Million Dollar iPad book (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DTVKT7G). You see, I’m not going to cover the basic at these events. These are high-intensity and high-outcome presentations.

If you want to attend you must pre-register with Apple (at no cost) and confirmation from Apple is required to attend.

Contact information, again, is:

Apple – Pasadena – pasadenabusiness@apple.com 626-463-6226
Apple – Third Street Promenade – thirdstreetpromenadebusiness@apple.com 310-633-2673

Now, onto the app front . . . only one app . . . but what a great one . . .

IA Writer  — is one of those great, little note writing apps that truly works for and with you (for both the iPad and iPhone). Normally, this app is $4.99. Today, it is only $.99. Check it out.

App Store Link — https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ia-writer/id392502056?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Publisher Link —http://www.iawriter.com/mac/

Looking forward to seeing some of you at this week’s seminars. I can’t wait to share all I have with you! – Scott Grossberg

The iPad Lawyer – News and Apps – 11/10/2014

Happy Monday, iPad Lawyer Tribe.

Just a one app to mention today . . . but, boy, if you’re an attorney this is worth the download.

An app I use all the time in reviewing deposition transcripts is the iPad-only Transcript Pad. This app allows you to import a txt transcript (what you used to call an ASCII disc) and create a complete page/line index of testimony. It’s truly a remarkable time-saving app. Normally, the app is $89.99. Today it is only $49.99. You save $40!!!!!

App Store Link — https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/transcriptpad/id400464448?mt=8

Publisher Link —http://litsoftware.com

On the iPhone front, I have an iPhone 6 Plus and I know that many have been looking for cases for this larger iDevice. I’ve finally settled, for the moment, on the Sonata Diary from Goospery. You can take a look at the case here:

http://goospery.com/collections/iphone-6-plus/products/apple-iphone-6-plus-case-sonata-diary

It is made of leather, has three card slots inside the front cover, and a larger pocket behind those so you can use it as a wallet, as well. The closure is magnetic and you can use the cover as an iPhone stand, as well. I’ve been quite happy so far with the way it handles. In fact, I’ve even been able to use my iPhone with the cover closed and no one has mentioned any loss of signal or muffled sound.

On the accessory front, I found this new messenger bag while in the UK recently:

The Crossbody
http://www.jekyllandhide.co.za/Product/List/Men/CrossBodyCasualBags

Here’s an example of one UK site that sells them:

http://www.classic-bags.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=Jekyllandhide_3682_Crossbody_Quality_Leather

Finally, I have been asked which on-screen keyboards I have installed on my iDevices in addition to the native iOS offering. Here they are:

Swype
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/swype/id916365675?mt=8

SwiftKey
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/swiftkey-keyboard/id911813648?mt=8

Fleksy
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fleksy-keyboard-custom-colors/id520337246?mt=8

TextExpander
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/textexpander-3-+-custom-keyboard/id917416298?mt=8

That’s it for this fine Monday. Here’s to your continued iDevice success! – Scott

The iPad Lawyer – Microsoft Office Apps for Your iDevices – 11/7/2014

Good morning, iPad Lawyer Tribe.

I’ve been on holiday. But now I’m back and ready to continue to rock your world with exciting information, tips and tricks for your iDevices.

You’ll notice that I said “iDevices” rather than just limiting myself to the iPad. That’s because my seminars with Apple aren’t limited to the iPad anymore! What that means for you is that I’m going to be giving you tips, tricks, techniques and app recommendations for both the iPad and iPhone.

As a welcome back, let’s begin with some amazing news. If you’ve been to any of my live events, you know that I’ve said Microsoft Word remains the go-to word processing app for your iDevices. The challenge has been that Microsoft only allowed you to view Word documents unless you had an Office 365 subscription (then you could view, edit, create, etc.). Well, all of that has now changed.

The iOS versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint have all been updated. And now — you can view and edit Microsoft documents (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint) on your iPad and iPhone without the need for Office 365. You will still need a Microsoft Account but there is a free version.

Here’s the Help Page for signing up:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-live/sign-up-create-account-how

Please note that, in order to use these universal apps, you will need an iDevice with iOS 7.1 or later.

The free versions of the Microsoft apps bring you all the basics you need. If you want advanced features (like advanced change tracking, advanced chart and table styles, picture formatting, etc.). Most of you won’t need the advanced features.

And if that’s not enough — HERE’S SOMETHING EVEN MORE EXCITING — your Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps now fully integrate with DropBox. You can read your DropBox file directory from within the apps and open your documents for further use on your iDevices.

For those of you who subscribed to Office 365 for the sole purpose of using these iDevice apps, it is being reported that Microsoft is offering prorated refunds if you subscribed after March 27, 2014 and before November 6, 2014. Here’s the official webpage for more information on refunds:

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Changes-for-Office-365-Home-or-Personal-subscribers-who-use-Office-for-iPad-5144f044-9681-46cc-8ebd-5fab07fbbf2f?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

But . . . before you cancel that subscription . . . and I know I’m excited about the strategic partnership between Microsoft and Dropbox . . . did you know that Microsoft also announced that OneDrive and OneDrive for Business users now get UNLIMITED STORAGE?!?!

You can get the new Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps here:

Word in the App Store — https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-word/id586447913?mt=8

Excel in the App Store — https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-excel/id586683407?mt=8

PowerPoint in the App Store — https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-powerpoint-for-ipad/id586449534?mt=8

Publisher Site — https://office.com

By the way, for those of you who previously downloaded Office Mobile, that app has been replaced by these new releases.

It’s great to be back. Here’s to your continued iDevice success! – Scott

The iPad Lawyer – App Deals – 10/3/2014

Happy Friday, iPad Lawyer Tribe.

Boy, have I got some app deals for you, today!!!!!

One of my favorite apps, iThoughts, is all about creating a mind map. And it’s so much more .  .  . I use it as a freeform database, project outliner, to-do list, conversation and telephone call memorializer, etc. It’s really that powerful. Normally, iThoughts is $9.99. Today, it’s only $1.99. You save $8.00.

App Store Link — https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ithoughts-mindmap/id866786833?mt=8

App Developer — http://www.toketaware.com/

If you’re looking for a way to take beautiful handwritten notes, take a look at Notes Plus. There is even an in-app purchase that will allow the app to recognize your handwriting and turn it into text. Normally, this app is $9.99. Today it is $7.99. You save $2.00.

App Store Link — https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/notes-plus/id374211477?mt=8

App Developer — http://notesplusapp.com/

I’ve written about Magical Pad before — it’s a mind mapping, outlining, visual planning app. It continues on its stock-market-like price fluctuation. Today, you really benefit. Normally, the app is $9.99. Today, it is only $.99. You save $9.00.

App Store Link — https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/magicalpad-hd/id463731782?mt=8

App Developer — http://www.magicalpad.com/

Finally, the second edition of “The Million Dollar iPad: Secrets for Increasing Your Profits, Productivity and Business Performance” remains in the charts in a number of Amazon categories. Thank you for your continued support. Read more about it here:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DTVKT7G

Here’s to your continued iPad success. – Scott

The iPad Lawyer – Seminars and Apps – 10/1/2014

Good morning, iPad Lawyer Tribe.

Just a quick reminder, I will be appearing at a special Apple event on October 8 at Apple’s Victoria Garden’s briefing room. We will be discussing using iOS 8 and the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in your business. Once the reservation page is made “live,” I will let you know.

Speaking of iOS 8, I trust you have all now upgraded to the new operating system. iOS 8.0.2 it is also out. While there have been some reported issues with the new update, I can tell you that I have upgraded without any problems at all. And there are many app developers who are upgrading and reinvention their apps to run beautifully in the iOS 8 world. Please remember to backup your iDevice BEFORE upgrading. And I continue to recommend that you do your back through iTunes.

On the app front, there are a couple of apps I want to tell you about this morning.

iAnnotate — one of the most powerful PDF annotation apps out there — is on sale. Normally, the app is $9.99. Today it is only $4.99. You save $5.00.

App Store Link — https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iannotate-pdf/id363998953?mt=8

App Developer — http://www.branchfire.com/iannotate/#makepaperjealous

While not on sale, PDF Expert — another really powerful PDF annotation tool — is now cross-device (you can use it on your iPad and iPhone). PDF Expert is the app you’ve heard me talk about for use in affixing signatures to documents. And now it even includes a PDF form filling function. The app is $9.99.

App Store Link — https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pdf-expert-5-fill-forms-annotate/id743974925?mt=8

App Developer —https://readdle.com

For those of you who use Post-It Notes to create and brainstorm, I’ve been very impressed with Post-It Plus. This marvelous app uses your Camera to take a picture of handwritten Post-It notes and then converts those images to maneuverable notes on your iPad and iPhone. Best of all IT’S FREE. Check it out.

App Store Link — https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/post-it-plus/id920127738?mt=8

App Developer — http://www.post-it.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/PostItNA/Home/Ideas/Plus-App/mFAQ/

Finally, some don’t like the loss of their Camera Roll with the iOS 8 upgrade. I have a solution for you. Take a look at MyRoll: Smart Camera Roll Organizer. The app is FREE and brings back your Camera Roll in its own app.

App Store Link — https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/myroll-smart-camera-roll-organizer/id513097075?mt=8

App Developer — http://www.myroll.com/

Finally, I want to take a moment to thank all of you who’ve continued to support my book, “The Million Dollar iPad: Secrets for Increasing Your Profits, Productivity and Business Performance.” Available as a Kindle download on Amazon, the Second Edition has been released and, thanks to all of you, reached Number 1. Over a year after its original release, the book remains in the charts across several categories. You can read more about it here:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DTVKT7G

Here’s to your continued iPad success. – Scott

The iPad Lawyer — Today is the release of iOS 8 — Some tips to get through it all

Good morning, iPad Lawyer Tribe.

It’s an exciting day — the release of iOS 8!

I’ve just come off a number of seminars and, naturally, there were lots of questions about Apple’s new operating system. Here are my responses to some of the inquiries . . . BUT FIRST . . .

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A BACKUP OF YOUR iPAD OR iPHONE BEFORE UPGRADING TO iOS 8. I recommend using iTunes for your manual backup solution.

Okay, onward —

Will iOS 8 work with my iPhone 4?
iOS 8 will work with every generation of the iPhone from the 4s on. Unfortunately, that means the iPhone 4 will not work with the new operating system. iOS 8 will also work with iPads generation 2 and up, all iPad minis, and 5th generation iPod touches.

How much free space do I need to upgrade to the new operating system?
I suggest 3GB of free space. You can free space up by simply deleting apps (you can always download them, again, at a later time).

When will iOS 8 be available?
Well, it’s today. If history serves us, it should be available about 10 a.m. Pacific.

Will I be able to get new Swype-like keyboards right away?
Yes. It is expected that the Swype app, itself, will be in the App Store later today.

On the app front, you are going to want to run and get 1Password (a password manager/generator). I can’t say enough about this app and it is the one I use for all my password needs. Normally, this app is $9.99. Today, it is FREE! You save $9.99.

App Store Link — https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/1password-password-manager/id568903335?mt=8

Publisher Link — https://agilebits.com/

On the seminar front, I have just arranged with Apple for one final Fall seminar on October 8, 2014 at it’s Victoria Gardens briefing room in Rancho Cucamonga. I anticipate the event will run from 6-8p. More information to come so stay tuned.

Finally, I want to thank all of you for your continued support of my two books, “The iPad Lawyer” and “The Million Dollar iPad.” Both of them remain on the charts. And The Million Dollar iPad hit #1 yesterday!

Enjoy your new operating system! Here’s to your continued iPad success. – Scott