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

Amazon Will Help You Download The Second Edition of The Million Dollar iPad

For those who have the First Edition of The Million Dollar iPad and have had challenges with downloading the Second Edition, Amazon has been extremely helpful in updating if you just HAVE THEM CALL YOU THROUGH THE CONTACT US PAGE. They will have you give them your Amazon email address, have you delete the First Edition, and then they will send you the Second Edition. Once you sync, the update will be there!

Amazon maintains that this can also be done through the Manage Your Content page, but I was not able to get that to work correctly. So a quick phone call did the trick.

Again, just go to the Contact Us page for Amazon and it will walk you through setting up a instant phone call with customer support (they will call you).

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

My book is FREE today <<<Download it now on Amazon!

Million-Dollar-iPad-2d-Ed-Promo3TODAY ONLY — The Million Dollar iPad, Second Edition is FREE on Amazon!

If you don’t have the First Edition, then simply go to Amazon and download your copy as my gift to you:

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

If you own the First Edition already, unfortunately you’re going to have to create a new Amazon account if you want the Second Edition. I’m still not sure why this is happening but because of the way I created the Second Edition, Amazon is not permitting you to simply and automatically update your current content. (I’m still figuring out a workaround for this so be patient.)

And, if you don’t have an iPad or iPhone, yet, you will . . . go ahead and download the book now while it’s free so you have this when the time comes for you to dig deeper with your iOS device.

Here’s to your continued iPad success! – Scott

The iPad Lawyer – Apps and News – 9/5/2014

Good morning, iPad Lawyer Tribe —

Happy Friday. We’ve got some things to talk about . . .

On the app front, one of my favorite and most powerful apps is iThoughts. At its core, it’s a mindmapping app that let’s you create complex, visual diagrams of your thoughts, to-dos, projects, presentations, and just about anything else you can write about or outline. But . . . it’s so much more than that the way I use it. I use this app to monitor cases, manage workflow at the office, create book and speech outlines, conduct client interviews, etc. I could go on and on. Normally, this app is $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/

For those interesting in using your iPad for handwritten notes, I’ve mentioned Noteshelf and Notability, before. There’s another app that’s a mighty contender and it’s called Notes Plus.
Normally, this app is $3.99. Today it is only $.99. You save $3.00.

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

Publisher Link — http://notesplusapp.com/

And, if you’re not willing to spend $.99 on Notes Plus, the same publisher has another “lite” app called INKredible that will let you see the inking and handwriting experience the larger Notes Plus product provides. It’s FREE.

App Store Link — https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/inkredible/id712303681?mt=8

Publisher Link — http://notesplusapp.com/

Obviously, the big excitement is Apple’s event scheduled for September 9. There are now some rumors floating about that Apple might actually be announcing a new iPad Air in addition to providing information for iOS 8 and the new generation of iPhones. You can see the event, yourself, LIVE at:

http://www.apple.com/live/

The big event will start at 10 a.m. Pacific.

You’ve probably heard about what has been called “The Fappening” in one way or another — the release of hundreds of sexts and nude photographs (or supposed photographs) of celebrities taken from their Cloud accounts. I’m not going to fade into a technical discussion of why this did or did not happen. I’m not even going to rant as to fault. I do think it’s a good reminder of what I tell people in my live events — use your iOS devices and post to the internet never to be ashamed if anything you have written, photographed, created is then shared with the world. Presume that you have no privacy and it is your obligation to be diligent about what you share and store digitally.

That being said, I want to remind you to make certain you are using strong passwords and have activated two-tier authentication for your cloud storage activities.

Finally, I have saved some exciting news for the end. As you know, my book, “The Million Dollar iPad” is now in its second edition at Amazon:

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

I had intended for the second edition to be free for prior purchasers. Well, Amazon simply isn’t making that happen easily. So . . . to cut through all the red tape and to coincide with the September 9 Apple event, the second edition of “The Million Dollar iPad” will be FREE for that day only. Such an offer doesn’t happen often and it’s my way of simply saying thank you to everyone for supporting my work.

Here’s to your continued iPad success! – Scott

iOS 8 Sneak Peaks <<< They're in the book!

Good morning, iPad Lawyer Tribe —

I’m proud to announce that the Second Edition of “The Million Dollar iPad” is available NOW AT AMAZON.

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You can find it here >>> http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DTVKT7G

It’s in Kindle format so you can easily carry it with you everywhere you and your iPad (or iPhone for that matter) need to be.

“The Million Dollar iPad” was first released more than a year ago, reached #1 on Amazon in its category, and has consistently remained on a number of bestseller lists since then. You’d think I’d be content with that.

But . . . nooooo . . . technology is always changing and we’re on the eve of Apple’s release of iOS 8 and new iOS devices.

So, I just had to give you the latest and greatest information.

This new version —

•  Has been expanded to nearly 300 pages.

•  Has updated time-saving checklists.

•  Has 9 pages of iOS 8 Sneak Peaks.

•  Has more amazing how-to guides.

•  Has more incredible apps.

Now, more than ever, “The Million Dollar iPad” is the unique way for you to connect the dots to your iPad success. It’s a book that provides you answers (lots of answers) to what you need most. Whether you’re a beginning, intermediate, or advanced iPad user, this book has something for you.

Inside the book, you’ll find:

• How to get started quickly by using my personal “Can’t-Do-Without” and “Presenting Wirelessly/Wired” checklists. Some of you will find the time I save you with these checklists, alone, is worth the price of this book.

• Some wonderful basics you need to know. From how to back up your iPad to email management to rearranging your apps, there’s stuff in here you’ve likely not seen elsewhere. Of course, there’s iOS 8 sneak preview information.

• Understanding the shortcuts that are available on your iPad. I’ll teach you keyboard shortcuts, how to maximize your battery life, multitasking techniques, taking a screenshot, and more.

• There are some insanely great accessories for your iPad that will make you more productive. And I even teach you my technique for giving presentations wirelessly with an iPad.

• But wait, there’s more. “The Million Dollar iPad” has a bonus section based on questions that business people have asked me. There are even some iPad travel tips (including how to handle time zone settings). And, there’s an appendix with a listing of iOS keyboard special characters, Bluetooth keyboard special characters, and a listing of AirPrint printers so you can print wirelessly.

If you think all of this is exciting, I’ve really only touched the surface.  The Second Edition of “The Million Dollar iPad” is THE way for you to discover the iPad secrets that will turn your iPad into a money-making and time-saving machine.

Learn how using your iPad in business can make all the difference in the world by going here >>> http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DTVKT7G

Here’s to your continued iPad success. – Scott

P.S. — If you already have the First Edition of “The Million Dollar iPad,” you get the Second Edition FREE! Simply go to the Manage Your Kindle page on Amazon.com.

The iPad Lawyer Seminars and Apps – 8/22/2014

Good morning, iPad Lawyer Tribe.

As an end-of-the-week reminder, I will be at Apple’s Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica on Wednesday, August 27 starting at 6p. Here’s what Apple says about the event:

Maximizing iOS for your Business: Scott Grossberg
Join us for this special business event focused on using iPhone and iPad in business, and learn how iOS delivers a powerful, yet simple integrated experience. Scott Grossberg, bestselling author of “The Million Dollar iPad” and “The iPad Lawyer,” will share tips on how to use Apple products to manage your business, go paperless, and truly respond to the fast-growing needs of a mobile lifestyle.

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You can reserve your seat here >>> http://www.apple.com/retail/thirdstreetpromenade/

On the app front, I’m excited. You’ve heard me say that if you took every third party app away from me and only let me have one back I would choose Goodreader 4. This is a cross-device (it will work on your iPad and iPhone) app that is a file manager, PDF reader, manager, and annotater, file browser, storage tool, and on and on. Normally, this app is $2.99. Today it is on sale for $.99. You save $2.

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/goodreader-4/id777310222?mt=8

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

If you want to create really detailed flow charts and diagrams of processes, you might enjoy inShort. With inShort, you can build custom diagrams that depict tasks in minute detail. Normally, this app is $8.99. Today it is only $4.99. You save $4.

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/inshort/id423213182?mt=8

Publisher Link – http://www.shortki.com/

For those of you who like to give presentations with your iPad, take a look at Flowboard. You can use photos, videos, PDFs, text, etc. Then, you can create a URL for other devices to access your presentation. The app is FREE (however, there are some in-app purchases available if you want more robust options).

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flowboard-presentation-app/id630717527?mt=8

Publisher Link – https://flowboard.com/

I mentioned the new app from Tom Hanks — Hanx Writer — in a separate post. But it’s worth repeated here. Tom Hanks has released a tribute to his love of typewriters by offering a writing app that emulates the look and sound (not the touch) of a typewriter. There is a FREE version that offers one style of typewriter. There is also an in-app upgrade if you want more versions and options. If nothing else, this app is just plain, old fun to use and listen to.

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hanx-writer/id868326899?mt=8

Publisher Link – http://www.hitcents.com/

I usually only post about apps that I’ve actually tried and usually only post those that work primarily on your iPad. However, Conferencia is one of those iPhone apps that just looks too cool and useful not to give you a head’s up on even before I give it a go. Here’s the app publisher’s description: “With Conferencia you won’t ever have to remember or enter phone numbers and audio pins to dial into conference calls. No more fumbling with your smartphone on the go!Conferencia parses your smartphone calendar and shows you all your conference calls and meetings in a convenient agenda view. Simply touching the call icon or acting on the reminder will dial you right into your conference call, without having to look up, remember, or dial any numbers. Conferencia also allows you to easily call, text or email attendees without having to look up their information in your contacts and to use calling cards to automatically dial international numbers. You can take and save notes for all your calls so action items and next steps are never forgotten.” Best of all, Conferencia is FREE.

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/conferencia-one-touch-conference/id875249560?mt=8

Publisher Link – http://www.conferenciamobile.com/

Well, there’s enough stuff here to keep you busy over the weekend. And make certain you reserve your seat for my August 27 Apple event!

Here’s to your continued iPad success. – Scott

The iPad Lawyer – TrialPad on Sale

Good morning iPad Lawyer Tribe -

You’ve heard me rave about TrialPad and you’ve seen me demonstrate it during my live events. Well, TrialPad has gone on sale today. Normally, the app is $89.99. Today, it is only $49.99. YOU SAVE $40.00!

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/trialpad-organize-present/id828542236?mt=8

Publisher Link – http://www.litsoftware.com/

TrialPad is one of the courtroom presentation tools I highly recommend for use with your iPad. For me, it’s intuitive, easy to use, and simple to implement as part of your Trial workflow. You can use the app to create callouts in documents, highlight text, create side-by-side document comparisons, edit and show video clips, add exhibit stickers to documents, search document text, etc.

Also, a little head’s up — TrialPad 4.1 has just been submitted to Apple for approval and will be a free update to those who already have the app. Even more incentive to get this while it’s on sale.

I’m told that this crazy price reduction is only good through Sunday, August 24, so download your copy now. All of my attorneys have it on their iPads. That should tell you something.

One final thing. Not that it should matter, but I am not an affiliate with the app’s publisher and I don’t make any money on this recommendation. This is just one of those apps I think you should have, so I’m helping to promote it.

Here’s to your continued iPad success! – Scott

 

The iPad Lawyer | Just the Fax, Ma’am

The iPad Lawyer | Just the Fax, Ma’am
By
Scott J. Grossberg, Esq.

Recently, during my live events, I have been asked about sending and receiving facsimiles from your iPad and iPhone. Personally, I don’t know why you wouldn’t train others to send you emails and attachments instead. But . . . for those of you who are still wedded to your facsimile workflow, you will find what I’m about to tip to you to be a godsend.

So . . .

Yes, you can receive facsimile transmissions on your iOS device.

Yes, you can send facsimile transmissions on your iOS device.

Yes, there are even a few free services.

That being said, there are many of the facsimile apps that just don’t seem to work or have poor reviews.

Here’s the roundup of what you will want to consider:

Fax Burner
http://www.faxburner.com/
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fax-burner/id392640124?mt=8

You will need an account. You provide them with your email address. In return, they send you a temporary facsimile number that remains valid for 24 hours. You can send and receive your facsimiles with this number. You are sent any incoming transmissions to your email address with an attachment. With the free version. you are limited to 25 pages per month and 5 pages in any one transmission. Incoming facsimiles are stored as PDFs.

When you’re ready to upgrade and get a permanent toll-free phone number for incoming and outgoing facsimile transmissions, you can pay $9.97 or $19.97 per month depending on the options you want.

Fax Burner also integrates with Dropbox and box.com.

iFax
http://www.ifaxapp.com/
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ifax-send-receive-faxes/id331514859?mt=8

iFax is free to download as an app. But it is not free to use. Here’s the current pricing structure:

Up to 5 pages – $.99
Up to 10 pages – $1.99
Up to 15 pages – $2.99
Up to 20 pages – $3.99
Up to 25 pages – $4.99

There are also pricing plans for unlimited facsimile transmissions for 1, 3, 6, and 12-month periods.

Breezy
http://www.breezy.com/
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/breezy-easy-print-fax-for/id438846342?mt=8

Another one of those free app but pay-as-you-go structures. In-app credits range from $1.99 for a 10-pack up to $19.99 for a 100-pack.

Fax Print & Share
http://www.ndilitechnologies.com/index.php/products/18-fax-print-nshare
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fax-print-share-pro/id351547502?mt=8

Strangely, this app costs $1.99 for the Lite version and $8.99 for the Pro version just to download. Then there are in-app purchases for transmissions.

MaxEmail Fax
http://www.maxemail.com/max/iphone.html
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/maxemail-fax/id514392342?mt=8

You can sign up for a 30-day free trial. After that, there are Lite, Plus, and Corporate plans that will cost you a $10 activation fee and then from $24 per year up to $9.95 per month (a corporate account is more). Here is the pricing plan comparison page:

http://www.maxemail.com/max/comp.html

MyFax
http://www.myfax.com
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/myfax/id380939947?mt=8

You can sign up for a 30-day free trial. Then you pay $10 per month that allows you to send up to 100 pages and receive up to 200 pages per month. While the pricing is certainly enticing, the current app reviews are less than favorable at the moment.

RECOMMENDATION: From my research, I would go with Fax Burner or iFax at the moment.

But . . .

With the increased stability, reliability, and effectiveness of cloud storage providers and email (including Microsoft Office 365’s new 1 TB storage capacity for OneDrive), I urge you to move away from facsimile transmittals to the extent possible.

Additionally, you can use your iOS device as a scanner to create PDFs that can then be sent by email. Two of my recommendations for this type of workflow are:

Scanner Pro by Readdle
http://readdle.com/
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scanner-pro-by-readdle/id333710667?mt=8

Prizmo
http://www.creaceed.com/iprizmo/about
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/prizmo-scanning-ocr-speech/id366791896?mt=8

Whether you use one of the iOS facsimile apps or put my suggested workflow into play, now is the perfect time to move to a paperless office. You will find that documents are easier to store and access.

If you enjoyed this, I’d be grateful if you share this with others. That’s right, go ahead and help spread this information by emailing it to a friend, or sharing it on Twitter, Facebook, or Google+. And, if you’re interested in finding out how I can make a presentation to your law firm or association, please contact me at 909-483-1850 or email me at sgrossberg@cgclaw.com.© 2014 by Scott Grossberg. All Rights Reserved.

The iPad Lawyer Seminars and Apps – 8/12/2014

 

Good morning, iPad Lawyer Tribe.

I have one more Apple event coming up in August. If you’ve missed the earlier seminars, this is your last chance to catch up with me until the Fall.

On Wednesday, August 27, I will be appearing at Apple’s Third Street Promenade starting at 6p (1415 Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA).

You can reserve your space here ===> http://www.apple.com/retail/thirdstreetpromenade/

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During my seminars, you’ve all heard me say that if I had to have just one app on my iPad it would be Goodreader 4. Well, guess what? This Swiss Army Knife of apps (it does file management, PDF handling, syncs with your cloud service, etc.) is on sale today. Normally, Goodreader 4 is $6.99. Today it is only $2.99. You save $4.00.

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/app/id777310222?ls=1&mt=8

Publisher Link – http://goodreader.com/

Finally, some of you wanted more information on the wireless media drive I’ve been showing during my events. It’s a SanDisk Connect (64GB) Media Drive.  You can read more about it here:

http://www.sandisk.com/products/wireless/media-drive/

Notice that it has up to 8 hours of charge, works with all your iOS devices, has password protection, and even has a SD card slot. You’ll also want the SanDisk Connect Wireless Mobile Drive App (it’s free):

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sandisk-connect-wireless-media/id646168685?mt=8

Here’s to your continued iPad success! – Scott

The iPad Lawyer News and Apps – 8/6/2014

Good morning, iPad Lawyer Tribe.

There’s a lot to explore today.

First, I will be appearing at Apple’s Victoria Gardens Briefing Room tonight from 7-9p. This is always a very special and packed event. If you want to attend, please make sure you reserve your seat by going here ===>

http://www.apple.com/retail/victoriagardens/

Here’s how Apple is promoting it:

Maximizing your Business with iOS: Scott Grossberg
Join us for this special business event focused on using iPhone and iPad in business, and learn how iOS delivers a powerful, yet simple integrated experience. Scott Grossberg, bestselling author of “The Million Dollar iPad“ and “The iPad Lawyer,” will share tips on how to use Apple products to manage your business, go paperless, and truly respond to the fast-growing needs of a mobile lifestyle.

I guarantee, by attending, you’ll learn some new workflow tips and tricks and techniques that will save you time and make you more productive.

Now on to apps:

The PDF manipulation app that I use the most for digitally signing documents is PDF Expert 5. I really don’t have to say more about, do I? Normally, the app is $9.99. Today, it is only $4.99. You save $5.

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

Publisher Link – http://readdle.com/

If you’ve been to any of my live events, you’ve seen me demonstrate the phenomenal handwritten note taking app — Notability. This app allows you, among other things, to use your iPad as you would a pend and paper. And then you have a digital, accessible, and editable note for use as you might need in any situation. And you can even record audio while taking notes. Normally, Notability is $4.99. Today it is $1.99. You save $3.

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/notability/id360593530?mt=8

Publisher Link – http://www.gingerlabs.com/

Ready to use your iPad (and iPhone) as a scanner? One of the best scanning apps I’ve come to use is Prizmo. Normally, the app is $9.99. Today it is only $2.99. You save $7.

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/prizmo-scanning-ocr-speech/id366791896?mt=8

Publisher Link – http://www.creaceed.com/iprizmo/about

If you’d like to explore a scanning alternative, take a look at Scanner Pro by the same publisher as PDF Expert 5. Normally, this app is $6.99. Today it is $2.99. You save $4.

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scanner-pro-by-readdle/id333710667?mt=8

Publisher Link – http://readdle.com/

Well, all that should keep you busy for awhile. Here’s to your continued iPad success. – Scott