A New Book from Scott is Coming (and it’s something different)

Happy Friday, iPad Lawyer Tribe –

There hasn’t been a lot to report on the app front unfortunately. I think everyone is still attempting to figure out where the Apple Watch fits in with everything. I have a feeling that there will be some interesting things to report in the near future.

In the meantime, I wanted to let you know about a new book I’ve written and which will be released soon. It’s called The Most Magical Secret – 4 Weeks to an Ecstatic Life.

The Most Magical Secret is something a little different.

It reveals my tried-and-tested methods for finally moving from wishing to having. Instead of going through each day hoping that serendipity will lead you in a new, different, and better direction, you will discover how to transform yourself into a powerful, goal-seeking, outcome-creating human dynamo in as little as 4 weeks.

If you’re ready for ambitious results instead of merely being the result of someone else’s ambition, the principles in this new book will help you ease the heavy-lifting and will cause you to manifest powerful, positive, and profound outcomes.

You can see another post I made about all this at my Thinking Magically site here >>> https://scottgrossberg.wordpress.com/2015/05/14/thinking-magically-a-new-book-from-scott/

Or you can simply sign up for my Most Magical Mailing List and stay up-to-date by going here >>> http://thebookspot.org/mostmagicalsecret

Have a great Memorial weekend! Here’s to your continued iOS success! – Scott

The iPad Lawyer – Discover the Truth About Putting an Apple Watch to Work

The iPad Lawyer  – Discover the Truth About Putting an Apple Watch to Work


Scott J. Grossberg, Esq.

“Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.”
– Franz Kafka

While it has been reported that Apple has sold more than a million of its new Apple Watches, less than half of those have been delivered. Most of you reading this haven’t yet received yours or are still waiting to figure out if you even want, let alone need, one. The good news is that I’ve been able to road test the watch for you, decide whether it’s a solid business tool, and determine what apps are even worth using in a business setting.

I could probably write a new book about the Apple Watch and the secrets I’ve discovered for its use. Until that happens, I trust I have your permission to share some of the apps I believe will change your effectiveness, efficiency and, hopefully, your profitability.

The Apple Watch is loaded with apps when it’s shipped. Many of those will get you going literally right out of the box. But, here are some third party apps you’ll want to download for use. Please note: You download an app to your iPhone and, if it is Apple Watch compatible, the Apple Watch version will automatically be synced and appear for use on the watch. Naturally, you can choose which apps you want to appear on your wrist at any time through the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.

With that out of the way, here are the Apple Watch apps that I now use all the time in a business setting. (The prices that I’ve included are what were posted at press time. App prices change all the time, so please check them first before you download one.)


EVERNOTE (FREE – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/evernote/id281796108?mt=8) and DRAFTS 4 ($9.99 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/drafts-4-quickly-capture-notes/id905337691?mt=8).  One of the beautiful things about the Apple Watch is the ability to quickly enter and save notes. Both the Evernote and Drafts 4 apps allow you to use your watch as a down-and-dirty dictating device. With Evernote, you start the app on your watch, click the “+” button, and begin dictating audibly with Siri. Your dictation is converted to text. You are then given the option to “Save” what you have created and you can even set a reminder date. What you eventually save will be part of your formal Evernote account and accessible from any computer. In the Drafts 4 app, when you launch the app it is immediately looking to “capture” a voice dictation and convert it to text. It is then automatically saved to your Drafts 4 Inbox.


CITYMAPPER (FREE – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/citymapper-ultimate-real-time/id469463298?mt=8).  I’ve used this app in London, Paris, and Chicago. Simply, it’s trip planning in real time. And it’s marvelous. Just a little trick . . . When using it with your iPhone, you can take a screen shot of the route that’s created and work from that if battery usage or connectivity is an issue.


DARK SKY ($3.99 – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dark-sky-weather-radar-hyperlocal/id517329357?mt=8).  I know that there’s a native weather app for your Apple Watch. Dark Sky, however, is just perfect for your new device, gives you a weather outlook for 5 days, and is incredibly easy and quick to use.


NY TIMES (FREE – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nytimes-breaking-national/id284862083?mt=8), CNN (FREE – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cnn-app-for-iphone/id331786748?mt=8) and USA TODAY (FREE – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/usa-today-for-ipad/id364257176?mt=8). These are the apps that will put major headlines on your wrist.


KEYNOTE ($9.99 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/keynote/id361285480?mt=8) and POWERPOINT (FREE – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-powerpoint/id586449534?mt=8). Both of these apps allow you to control a slide deck that’s on your iPhone from the watch. What this means for you is that you can have your slide deck connected to an Apple TV, for example, and projected to your audience. You can then control the presentation from your wrist.


TEMPO (FREE – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tempo-smart-calendar/id593819390?mt=8). Among other things, Tempo reads your Calendar event information and the addresses you have entered for those events. It then gives you an estimated drive time for those events. I LOVE this app!


TIMELY (FREE – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/timely-scheduling-time-tracking/id619462420?mt=8), HOURS (FREE – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hours-time-tracking/id895933956?mt=8), and ATRACKER PRO ($4.99 – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/atracker-pro-daily-task-time/id519561306?mt=8). Let me begin this section with an observation. None of these apps are incredibly robust time and activity trackers. They are, however, some really brilliant ways to capture activity and timing from your wrist that you might otherwise lose. Each of them is rather unique and perhaps a bit quirky in the way they function. Take a look at them and find the one that fits with your personal workflow.

There are a few other apps I might talk about in a later article. In the meantime, I want to leave you with one important trick: With Apple Watch apps being developed and released constantly, there’s going to come a time when one or more apps stop working or get hung up on your Apple Watch. If and when that should happen, you can force the troublesome app to quit running by doing the following:

  1. Press and hold the side button on your watch (the one below the digital crown) until the sliders appear and offer you the two options to power off or reserve battery
    2.  Let go of the side button
    3.  Repress the side button
    4.  Your Home screen will then appear

This will shut down the offending app and you can go on with your other business.

Must you have an Apple Watch? No. You can survive without one. However, I believe the faster you put the Apple Watch to work for you, the faster you’ll be more successful.

Here’s to your continued iOS at Work Success! – Scott

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.© 2015 by Scott Grossberg. All Rights Reserved.



The iPad Lawyer – Apps – 4/30/2015

Good morning, everyone.There are a couple of amazing app deals out there right now and I want to share them with you.

One of my favorite apps of all time continues to be iThoughts HD. It’s a mindmapping app. And it can be used for so much more than simple tracking of your thoughts. I’ve mentioned it before, but I use it for an amazing PIM.  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/

People never stop asking me for a way to translate handwriting into text. They also want a way to take handwritten notes and store them digitally. Well, Notes Plus is one way to accomplish both tasks at the same time. And, yes, you can even record notes audibly. This app is normally $9.99. Today it is only $4.99. you save $5.00.

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

Publisher Link — http://notesplusapp.com/

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




Scott J. Grossberg, Esq.

Today, let’s talk about one of the most powerful apps you can put on your iPad and iPhone. The app is called GoodReader and it’s offered by Good.iWare Ltd. (http://www.goodreader.com/). GoodReader allows me to store documents in individual files, sign PDF letters and contracts, make spur-of-the-moment (and not so spur-of-the-moment) presentations, and simply stay more organized. What this means for you is that you have–literally at your fingertips–a way to stay insanely efficient and effective.

I’ve written about GoodReader before, but in a different context. Previously, I’ve written about the file management structure that I use for the intake and management of cases. With this article, I’m going to show you some of the day-to-day options you will want to use with this versatile app.

So let’s jump right in…

An incredible new functionality in GoodReader is the ability to sign PDF documents. I get asked all the time by people in a variety of professions and industries what the best way to sign documents and collect signatures might be while using an iDevice. Until the recent update to GoodReader, I used to recommend an app called PDF Expert 5 by Readdle (https://readdle.com/products/pdfexpert5). With the new functionality in GoodReader, however, I can truly do most of my daily work all within one app and that means I save time.

Once you open a PDF in GoodReader, all you need to do is touch and hold on any location on the PDF document and a pop-up menu will appear allowing you to create a handwritten signature. The handwriting engine is very impressive, by the way. You can also save your personalized signature for use in other PDF documents. But that’s not all. I don’t want you to think that you’re restricted to simply using your signature with this potent tool. Anything that you can create with handwriting—a diagram or date, let’s say—can be saved as signature stamps for use throughout the day. This means you only have to create one signature and a date and then you can repurpose it for other documents.

GoodReader is also how I read and annotate PDF documents. You can highlight text, make additional text entries, and just about any other type of editing you can imagine (you can create text boxes, popup comments, freehand drawings, lines, arrows, rectangles, ovals, etc). In fact, annotating PDFs is now the way that I create and use red-line documents with colleagues. When you’re done with your annotations, you can then export the finished product as a flattened PDF and email it to others (or even open the document in another compatible app).

Getting documents into GoodReader, itself, is extremely streamlined and simple. While there are various options available for importing your documents, my preferred methods are: (1) sending myself or receiving an email with an attachment and then opening the attachment directly in GoodReader, and (2) importing documents directly from a cloud service provider (for example, Dropbox – https://www.dropbox.com/).

I also want you to start thinking of a GoodReader as an electronic filing cabinet or a glorified three-ring binder. Just like you would do with a terrestrial file cabinet with manila folders or you would use with a notebook and its tabbed section dividers, you can make separate, customizable folders from within GoodReader. The app, itself, stores and allows you to view, listen, and read nearly every type of file format (PDF, txt, doc, ppt, xls, iWork, HTML, jpg, zip, rar, and most audio and video formats). It does not, however, allow you to view and edit WordPerfect documents. Think of it this way: the more documents you store and sort within GoodReader, the more powerful this app really is. You will have everything in one place and can easily search for it.

Another powerful functionality of GoodReader is its ability to create and manipulate PDF documents. You can take a Word document, for example, import it into GoodReader and then convert it into a PDF document. Once you have a PDF document, whether it’s one that you’ve created or one that you’ve received, you can then rearrange, rotate, and even delete individual pages. The modified PDF can then be saved as a new document, emailed, and used according to your individual needs.

Here’s another important thing to consider when choosing to download an app on your iDevice—is the app device-specific (in other words, will it only work on an iPad but not an iPhone)? I’m all about you learning incredible iOS skills and that means I want you to only have to learn the nuances of one app, one time. Your iOS device, itself, should be easy to implement and any app should be simple to use. GoodReader accomplishes both of those goals.

I could write an entire book on the ways that I use GoodReader for more efficiency in my personal workflow and in the running of my various businesses. The foregoing should give you, at least, a taste of the creative ways you can use your own i-Devices in your business.

At the time of writing this article, GoodReader is listed at $4.99 and it is cross-device. That means you buy it once and then use it on both your iPad and iPhone. Periodically, the publisher puts the app on sale. Make sure that you sign up for my blog at http://milliondollaripad.wordpress.com and I will let you know when GoodReader and other apps go on sale.

Now go out and make it a million dollar day.

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.© 2015 by Scott Grossberg. All Rights Reserved.

Mr. Grossberg is a founding partner of the Southern California law firm of Cihigoyenetche, Grossberg & Clouse. He is a featured speaker and published author on numerous topics including media relations, social media, technology, public speaking, memory, and various other cutting edge concepts. Mr. Grossberg’s “iPad Lawyer” and “Million Dollar iPad” seminars provide business professionals with the ability to truly harness the potential of Apple’s tablet. He is regularly called upon to address the impact of emerging technology and social media, suggest policies and procedures that should be in place, and to discuss liability exposure for this new way of doing business. He can be reached at sgrossberg@cgclaw.com.


[The iPad Lawyer] Apple Watch App Edition – 4/20/2015

Good morning, all. I’ve just returned from Chicago. While I was there, I was privileged to present one of my iOS in Business events at Apple’s North Michigan Avenue Briefing Room. Every attendee got to see and try on various versions of the Apple Watch.

I can now tell you that the Watch is very light weight, sleek in design, and incredibly easy to use. And it does more than you probably think. Let’s explore some of the things I’ve been told and then I’m going to give you a list of the apps that I’m excited to see for the Watch.

•  The Apple Watch will store a small amount of music in its memory. This will allow you to listen to music through a Bluetooth headset without having your phone on or near you.

•  The Apple Watch will use fitness apps that can run on independently of the phone.

•  The Apple Watch has a small photo album.

•  The Apple Watch’s alarms, timers, and clock will work without your phone being on or near you.

So, onto apps. Here are a few of the latest iPhone and iPad apps that have been updated to work with the Apple Watch. More are coming, so make sure to check back with me for updates.

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

Citymapper (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/citymapper-ultimate-real-time/id469463298?mt=8)

CNN (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cnn-app-for-iphone/id331786748?mt=8)

Index Card (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/index-card-for-iphone/id517548830?mt=8)

OneDrive (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/onedrive-cloud-storage-for/id477537958?mt=8)

Pandora (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pandora-radio/id284035177?mt=8)

RunKeeper (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/runkeeper-gps-running-walk/id300235330?mt=8)

Runtastic (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/runtastic-gps-running-walking/id336599882?mt=8)

Shazam (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shazam/id284993459?mt=8)

Shot Lister (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shot-lister-film-set-schedule/id529436218?mt=8)

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

Trello (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/trello-organize-anything/id461504587?mt=8)

Workflow (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/workflow-powerful-automation/id915249334?mt=8)

Finally, I want to thank all of you for continuing to keep “The Million Dollar iPad: Secrets for Increasing Your Profits, Productivity and Business Performance” a best-seller on Amazon. Now, in its Second Edition, “The Million Dollar iPad” has been called the best information out there to help you get up-to-speed quickly and efficiently with your iPad and iPhone. If you’d like to purchase it for yourself or as a gift for a friend or loved one, you can find it here ===>


Here’s to your continued iOS success! – Scott

The iPad Lawyer – Apple Event Tonight at Fashion Island

Good morning, iPad Lawyer Tribe.

Tonight’s the night! For those of you in Southern California, I’ll be in Newport Beach for an event at Apple’s Fashion Island Briefing Center.


I believe there’s still some space available for you to attend (it’s free). But, you have to contact the Apple Business team and let them know you’d like to be there. You can reach Apple at fashionislandbusiness@apple.com.

And . . . for those of you in the Chicago area, I will be at Apple’s North Michigan Avenue location on April 16! You can reserve your seat online by going here:


Apple-NMA-Apr-2015I’m looking forward to seeing everyone. Have a million dollar day. – Scott

The iPad Lawyer – Seminars and Apps – 3/27/2015

Good morning, everyone. It’s Friday and I’ll bet you’re getting ready for a killer weekend. Let me make that excitement just a little bit sweeter with two app deals I don’t think you’ll pass up.

I could do an entire seminar on the productivity wizard called iThoughts HD. It’s essentially a mindmapping app. But, I use it for project management, brainstorming, and as a personal information manager. 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/

For those of you who like to use your iPad for word-processing, you can’t do much better than an app called Textilus. Designed specifically for your iPad, it’s being called one of the best word-processing apps available. You get auto-syncing with your favorite cloud provider. And you can even sign documents with this version. For you authors in the bunch, you also get instant text statistics and counters: characters, words, reading time, sentences, and average word length. Normally, Textilus is normally $5.99. Today it is $.99. You save $5.00.

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/textilus-word-document-processor/id537818639?mt=8

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

As to my appearances for Apple, here is the current schedule:

April 2 – Newport Beach (Fashion Island)
April 16 – Chicago (North Michigan Avenue)
June 17 – Pasadena
June 18 – Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade)
September 22 – San Francisco
September 23 – Palo Alto
September 24 – Palo Alto

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




Here’s Apple’s promo of the event:

Maximizing your Business with iOS: Scott Grossberg
Join us for a special event that will focus on using iPhone and iPad in business. Scott Grossberg, bestselling author of “The Million Dollar iPad” and “The iPad Lawyer,” will demonstrate how to use Apple products to manage your business and respond to the fast-growing needs of a mobile lifestyle. He’ll also share best practices for going paperless and talk about apps designed to help you increase daily productivity.

Thursday, April 2, 2015
5:30 p.m.
Apple Store, Fashion Island
Briefing Room
1113 Newport Center Drive
Fashion Island
Newport Beach, CA 92660

If you’re in the area and want to join us, you can reserve your seat here (it’s free):


or call


[The iPad Lawyer] The Apple Watch: I’m Late, I’m Late for a Very Important Date

The Apple Watch: I’m Late, I’m Late for a Very Important Date


Scott J. Grossberg, Esq.

I’m late!
I’m late!
For a very important date!
No time to say “Hello”, “Goodbye!”
I’m late!
I’m late!

– The White Rabbit (Disney’s Alice in Wonderland)

The concept of wearable technology isn’t new. We’ve fantasized and immortalized such devices for years. Just take a look at Dick Tracy and his 2-way wrist radio or any of the communicator devices from Star Trek. And I’m sure a fair number of you had or toyed with the calculator watches of the 1980’s. Now, we have the Apple Watch with its own variation of iOS. The question is: Do you really need this?

The answer, of course, depends on whether the Apple Watch will remarkably make you more effective, more efficient, or more bankable – or all three.

The use of an Apple Watch isn’t just about looking trendy, monitoring your health, letting you answer a phone, or responding to text and email messages. I suggest to you that it’s really about ensuring potent and impressive knowledge transfer (“the process through which one unit (e.g., group, department, or division) is affected by the experience of another” – L. Argote & P. Ingram). To put it another way, the Apple Watch — because of its synchronization with your other iOS devices, the playfulness of its abilities, and its sheer novelty — is going to motivate you like never before to share information, monitor and measure data in a mindful way, and to actually use the messages and details available to you.

I think we all know that knowledge is completely futile unless we actually use it. So let’s get to it . . . here are some ways I predict the Apple Watch will take you from the downright novelty of the device to massive breakthroughs in your current disconnected way of handling all the information that others want to send you, and your continuing need for automated content creation:

1. You can easily dictate content. I have been a fan of using voice dictation through the Siri interface since the last iOS version. In fact, I’m dictating emails, text messages, and documents more now than ever. You simply can’t type as fast as you can talk.

2. You can get important and potentially life-saving “it’s time to move” reminders. I’m a pretty active guy and even I didn’t realize how much I was actual sitting throughout the day until I started using a Nike Fuel band. The Apple Watch will remind you to get up and move when you’ve been sitting too long. By the way, one recent study from Toronto revealed that sitting for too long creates a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and death even if you have a regular exercise program. And, of course, the Apple Watch will do its own fitness tracking.

3. You’ll get fast and efficient and accessible content through “Glances,” “Actionable Notifications” and “Apps” screens and messages. From read-only items to iPhone and iPad app extensions, you now merely need to peek at your wrist. You will also have Passbook accessibility. This means no more fetching your phone for the information you previously stored on your phone like plane tickets, boarding passes, loyalty cards, etc.

4. You’ll have a backdoor to a lot of powerful apps: Calendar, Maps, Apple TV, iTunes, Stopwatch, Timer, Alarm, Stocks, Weather, Photos, Siri, etc.

Now, by this point, you must be asking: “But I already have an iPhone or iPad and they do this same stuff. Why do I need a watch, too?

Well, let’s start with the fact that the watch will likely be with you (or “on you” as Apple likes to say) all the time unlike your other iOS devices. Because your watch is on you, you’ll receive notifications, messages, and information and be able to act on them right away, if needed. This, then, permits you to establish a new workflow with your office and colleagues as you give new meaning and thought to handling time-sensitive matters. Most importantly, the Apple Watch works with both Bluetooth and WiFi. That means, in a WiFi environment like your home or office, you can be nearly anywhere and still have access to your data. When time is truly of the essence, having such immediate and easy access to notices, warnings, and information may make all the difference.

On a practical level, what does this all do for you? Well, by incorporating wearable technology into your workflow, you’ll effectively be shifting your focus from taking time to find your phone, retrieve out of your purse, pocket, or briefcase, unlock it, and only then getting or creating content to actually saving time because the notifications on the watch come right to you so long as the watch is on your wrist and locked (that’s a security feature you should be happy about).

As business people, time is money. And if you insist on being late to the wearable technology game, you’ll be losing time. I guarantee your competition isn’t going to suffer the same foolishness. Need I say more?

If you’d like more information about the Apple Watch, here is the official website:


Let’s take this discussion further . . . You can find me on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and LinkedIn and at https://theipadlawyer.wordpress.com or  http://milliondollaripad.wordpress.com.

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.© 2015 by Scott Grossberg. All Rights Reserved.

The iPad Lawyer Apps – 3/17/2015

Good morning, everyone. Just a couple of apps to bring to your attention this morning. But, boy are they worth it!

I continually tell people to get to the point of automated content creation with their iOS device. One of my primary tools for doing just that is Text Expander 3. Text Expander lets you create powerful snippets of text to automate your workflow. I can’t rave about this app enough. Normally, the app is $4.99. Today it is $.99. You save $4.00.

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

Publisher Link — http://smilesoftware.com/TextExpander/touch/index.html

For those of you who organize and attend meetings, you’ll want to check out Meeting Mapper. This app is just a cool way to actualize visualize all of those who attend, where they are seated during the meeting, and then you can take notes. You can create meeting notes and reports, as well. Normally, this app is $2.99. Today it is FREE. You save nearly $3.00.

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/meeting-mapper/id496853872?mt=8

Publisher Link – http://www.pointntime.com/products/meeting-mapper-ipad/

That’s it for now. Now go out and make it a million dollar day!

Here’s to your continued iOS success! – Scott