[The iPad Lawyer] Scott’s New FREE Report Is About To Be Released

Greetings, iPad Lawyer Tribe –

I’m about to release a FREE REPORT called, “Secrets For Staying On Track – The 29 Amazing Tools I Use Every Day.” The report will contain some of the *new* mobile workflow and productivity secrets I’m using right now.

Each of you is going to be able to download this in the near future.

Stay tuned . . .

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Here’s to your continued iOS success! – Scott

The iPad Lawyer – App Update – 4/15/2016

Good morning, all. I trust this finds all of you amazing and that you’re successfully using your iOS devices! There are some GREAT app deals I want to share with you today.

If you like to annotate and make notes with other source materials, MarginNote Pro is something you should consider. With MarginNote Pro you can create multi-dimensional notebooks from fragmented annotations & notes. MarginNote Pro is normally $6.99. Today it is only $.99. You SAVE $6.

Publisher Website: https://marginnote.com

App Store Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/marginnote-pro-highlight-organize/id723205553?mt=8

Users have been raving about Textilus Pro and claiming that its the best wordprocessor for your iOS device. I’m not going that far, but I will tell you that the app is on both my iPad and iPhone! Textilus Pro is normally $5.99. Today it is only $.99. You SAVE $5.

Publisher Website: http://www.textilusapp.com

App Store Link : https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/textilus-pro-word-processor/id1018671847?mt=8

Do you work with PDF documents? Then you’ll want to to check out PDF Forms. With this app, you can complete fill-in-the-blanks, sign, and annotate Adobe PDF forms and documents. PDF Forms is normally $8.99. Today it is FREE. You SAVE nearly $9.

Publisher Website: http://www.dar-soft.com/pdf_forms

App Store Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pdf-forms/id479202541?mt=8

That’s all for now. Here’s to your continued iOS success! – Scott

The iPad Lawyer – Day One 2 Journal FREE

Good afternoon, iPad Lawyer Tribe!

For those of you who like to journal, you might be interested in a FREE offering from Apple for Day One 2! (By the way, I have posted before about using this app for tracking case, client, and file notes.)

 
Here’s how you get it:
 
1. OPEN the APPLE STORE app on your device (not the APP STORE).
 
2. SCROLL down until you see the “Keep a beautiful journal” banner and the Day One logo. It should be right under Featured Accessories.
 
3. TAP on “Download Day One 2 free.”
 
4. FOLLOW the instructions including TAPPING on Redeem.
 
Want to know more about Day One 2? Take a look >>> http://dayoneapp.com/about/
That’s it for today. Here’s to your continued iOS success! – Scott

The iPad Lawyer – Apps – 3/22/2016

Good morning, iPad Lawyer Tribe.

I have a couple of apps that have gone on sale today for you to consider.

First, for those of you who like to read AND take notes on your iOS devices (that’s right – BOTH iPad and iPhone), you will want to consider MarginNote Pro. Using both the pdf and epub formats, this app provides a rather unique and time-saving approach to reviewing, using, and researching information. Normally, this app is $6.99. Today it is only $.99. You save $6.00.

App Store Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/marginnote-pro-highlight-organize/id723205553?mt=8

Second, if you create screenplays or scripts (and, quite frankly, anyone in the public speaking arena should consider putting their presentations in script format if, for no other reason, the timing ability it provides you), you will want to consider Scripts Pro. The app allows you to generates industry standard screenplay formatting on both your iPad and iPhone. Scripts Pro is normally $11.99. Today it is on sale for $9.99. You save $2.00.

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

That’s it for today. Here’s to your continued iOS success! – Scott

The iPad Lawyer – Some Amazing Workflow Ideas

Good morning, iPad Lawyer Tribe.

Powerfully and elegantly managing my businesses, colleagues, projects, and customer/client expectations is what I’m all about. The real value I bring to my co-workers and customers/clients is my commitment to bringing them the greatest experience they’ve ever had.

That all begins with project management. I thought I’d spend a few moments sharing with you the tools that I personally use to keep it all together, running smoothly, and creating and capturing value.

First, for internal team communication, we use Slack (https://slack.com). I love their motto, by the way: Work Hard. Go Home. Think of Slack as instant messenger and text messaging on steroids. I get hundreds of emails a day. Yes, I could go through my email, use the search function, hone in on keywords, etc. Slack allows us (again, internally) to keep things all in one place and it’s so easy for me to use on my iPhone and iPad. I do NOT use Slack for outside communications; for that, I still use email.

In using Slack, we have the following channels (think of them as topics):

Action
Billing
General
Office Management
Random
Seminars
Urgent

The basic version of Slack is FREE!

App Store Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/slack/id803453959?mt=12

You can also use Slack online or as a desktop app.

Second, for checklists and to-dos, I am in love (that’s right – LOVE) with Asana (http://asana.com). Asana is FREE for up to 30 members and you can have multiple projects.

I have Asana set up so that my colleagues and I can all post and schedule action items that keep us on track, highly focused, and insanely interactive (e.g., that means we’re highly efficient and effective). One quick tip: use action words to create your Asana items, not just reminders. You can use your standard calendar for reminders. Asana is best used, in my opinion, as an accountability tool. (By the way, you, too, are going to LOVE the email updates that Asana sends you.)

And you’ll be fascinated by the way Slack and Asana can be integrated to work together.

There is an app version for your iPhone and iPad. For desktop use, you must use the web/online version.

App Store Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/asana-team-tasks-conversations/id489969512?mt=8

Once you get to know Asana, you will want to take your use of it to the next level of amazing. Do a Google search and you will find all kinds of power user tips and tricks!!!

I can’t wait to read of your success with these two workflow dynamos. Here’s to your continued iOS success! – Scott

The iPad Lawyer – Apps – 3/7/2016

Good morning, iPad Lawyer Tribe.

I just finished trial in federal court. You can imagine the case and project management that had to take place. All of the management took place using iThoughts iOS (http://toketaware.com/ithoughts-ios/). Indeed, for those of you who remember the old Lotus Notes program (I’d actually return to DOS if I could get that program back), I have found a strategy and workflow that emulates Lotus Notes using iThoughts iOS!!!!

If you don’t yet know about iThoughts iOS, check it out here:

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

It’s $11.99 – not one of the least expensive apps. But . . . it’s one of the apps that I USE ALL THE TIME and it has paid for itself in time and money savings and my own peace of mind long ago.

By the way, I use iThoughts on my iPad and iPhone. It is synced to Dropbox (http://www.dropbox.com). Then I use XMind Pro (http://www.xmind.net/) on my desktop to work seamlessly between mobile and fixed workstations.

For those of you who like to plan your work and brainstorm with Post-It® Notes, you might enjoy Stickyboard 2. As the publishers say, it’s a giant whiteboard with a never-ending stack of sticky notes (http://www.qrayon.com/home/stickyboard2/). Ordinarily, the iPad app is $9.99. Today it is FREE!

App Store Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stickyboard-2/id466102928?mt=8

That’s it for today. Here’s to your continued iOS success! – Scott

The iPad Lawyer – Apps – 1/20/2016

Good morning, all. Finally, I have some real app deals to share with you. It’s been quite some time since there was anything offered I felt you truly needed to hear about.

So, let’s jump right in . . .

My favorite app for taking handwritten (stylus-driven) notes is Noteshelf. Normally, this app is $7.99 Today, it’s on sale for $3.99. You save $4.00.

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/noteshelf/id392188745?mt=8

Publisher Link – http://www.noteshelf.net

A great typed notetaking alternative is Drafts from Agile Tortoise. There are various output options for you once you easily create your text note. The app is normally $9.99. Today it is on sale for $4.99. You save $5.00.

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/drafts-4-quickly-capture-notes/id905337691?mt=8

Publisher Link – http://agiletortoise.com/drafts

Prizmo remains one of my favorite ways to scan terrestrial documents and create digital copies. This app is truly amazing. Normally, Prizmo is $9.99. Today it is on sale for $4.99. You save $5.00.

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

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

All in all, you’ve just been given the opportunity to SAVE $14!!! Enjoy.

Here’s to your continued iOS success! – Scott

The iPad Lawyer – Apps Update – 12/3/2015

Good morning, all. I trust this finds all of you amazing and that you’re successfully using your iOS devices! I haven’t been posting too much here lately because . . . well . . . there simply hasn’t been anything I thought was worthy of filling your Inbox with. App prices are slowly creeping up. App development seems to have slowed down to a crawl. App practicality doesn’t appear to be earthshaking. Shall I go on?

There are some new apps and developments out that now bear your attention, however. So, let’s just dig in.

Until recently, I’ve been using the Chrome browser with my iOS devices. It’s FREE.

App Store Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chrome-web-browser-by-google/id535886823?mt=8

However, Firefox has just released its new iOS browser and, so far, I like it a lot. It, too, is FREE.

App Store Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/firefox-web-browser/id989804926?mt=8

For those of you who want to add a more powerful workflow technique to your email handling, consider Bee. It allows you to create contact shortcuts (including groups) to your email creation. The basic version is FREE. The upgrade is a whopping $.99.

App Store Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bee-email-smart-and-fast/id994465022?mt=8

I’ve been a fan of several PDF handling apps (iAnnotate and PDF Expert, for example). There’s a new app that I really, really like (especially on the iPad Pro) and it’s called LiquidText. I think you’re going to be amazed. And even more astonishing . . . it’s FREE.

App Store Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/liquidtext-pdf-document-reader/id922765270?mt=8

Do any of you still need to send and receive faxes? If so, you might take a look at Fax Burner. The FREE version allows you to send a receive a limited number of faxes from your device. For most of you, that will be enough.

App Store Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fax-burner-send-receive-faxes/id392640124?mt=8

Finally, most of you know that I’m a big fan of using the iPad to take handwritten notes. My go-to app used to be Noteshelf. Unfortunately, it has not been optimized to work with the iPad Pro’s larger screen footprint (it continues to look a little fuzzy, in my opinion). So . . . I’m back to Notability! (Added bonus: I can sync notes between the iPhone and iPad.)

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

That’s all for now. Here’s to your continued iOS success! – Scott

The iPad Lawyer – Apps Update – 8/12/2015

Happy Wednesday, everyone.

I’ve got some apps for you to consider today . . .

Whether you’re a journaler or not, an app called DayOne will help you track what’s going on in your business and permit you to capture your ideas for easy reference and implementation later on. The app is normally $4.99. Today it is only $1.99. You save $3.00.

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/day-one-journal-diary/id421706526

Publisher Link – http://dayoneapp.com/

For creating handwritten notes on your iPad, you can’t do much better than using Notability. I’ve written about this marvelous app before (although I have wobbled between this app and Noteshelf). Notability also lets you capture audio while you’re taking your notes and syncs the audio with where you are in a particular note. You can also sync certain types of written notes with your iPhone. I urge you to take a look at this app. Normally, it is $5.99. Today, it is only $2.99. You save $3.00.

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

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

Still looking for a writing alternative for your iOS device? There’s a distraction-free app called iA Writer Pro  you might find to your taste. Normally, the app is $9.99. Today it is $4.99. You save $5.00.

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ia-writer-pro/id775737172?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Publisher Link – https://ia.net/writer/ios

That’s all for now. Here’s to your continued iOS success! – Scott

The iPad Lawyer – Apps Update – 8/4/2015

Good morning, all! Finally . . . after a long dry spell . . . I have some apps worth sharing with you. (I do find it interesting the sudden lack of memorable apps. It appears, to me, that more focus is being placed on the Apple Watch and MacBook products. There are also various reports of declining sales of iPads and that might be causing developers and Apple to shift their focus, for the moment, away from the use of the iPad as a productive and powerful alternative for people like you and me.)

So, on to apps . . .

I think we all look for the best calendar app we can use on our iPad and iPhone. One of the apps you might want to consider is from Readdle and it’s called Calendars 5. One of the intriguing functions of this app is that you can make entries while offline and it will automatically sync once you have connectivity again. Calendars 5 is normally $6.99. Today it is $2.99. You save $4.00.

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/calendars-5-smart-calendar/id697927927?mt=8
Publisher Link – https://readdle.com/products/calendars5

While we’re on the Readdle trail, PDF Expert 5 is an app for both your iPad and iPhone that will allow you to do all sorts of wonderful things with PDFs. You can annotate, sign documents, and even manage files. The app is normally $9.99. Today it is $4.99. You save $5.00.

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

Publisher Link – https://readdle.com/products/pdfexpert5

Have you ever needed to convert a non-PDF document to PDF format? I know I have. Readdle’s PDF Converter is perfect for accomplishing that very task. Normally, the app is $2.99. Today it is only $1.99. You save $1.00.

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pdf-converter-save-documents/id447444215?mt=8

Publisher Link – https://readdle.com/products/pdfconverter

That’s all for now. Here’s to your continued iOS success! – Scott