Monthly Archives: May 2013

iPad Lawyer News – 5/29/2013

Greetings iPad Lawyer Tribe –

I have more exciting app news for you.

If you’re going to manage your passwords with elegance, ease, and power, there is no finer app to help you than AgileBit’s 1Password. You can read more about the app on the publisher’s site:

https://agilebits.com/onepassword/ios

Today, the iPad/iPhone app is available for $8.99. It is normally $17.99. That’s a $9 savings for you! You can get the app here:

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

There is also a new audio recorder available for you to explore called Recordium. The app allows you to record in WAV, CAF, AIFF, and MP4 formats which can then be emailed (among other options). And the best part is that the app is FREE until the end of the week.

Here’s the publisher’s website:

http://www.recordiumapp.com/

And here’s where you can get the app:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/recordium-highlight-annotate/id637494062

Enjoy your app adventures! – Scott

iPad Lawyer News – 5/28/2013

Greetings iPad Lawyer Tribe –

You’ve seen me present with it and explain how I sometimes incorporate this into my Keynote presentations. Well, BEEDOCS’ Timeline 3D app is only $1.99 today (it is normally $10.99). I use the iPad app with the desktop version (which is more robust and flexible . . . and much more expensive) and then use the desktop version to export the 3D timeline into Keynote as slides that can be annotated and expanded upon with video and photograph clips, pleadings, medical records, etc.

For those who are interested in exploring this timeline creation tool, the iPad version is available here:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/timeline-3d-make-present-timelines/id522442098?mt=8

The desktop version can be found here:

http://www.beedocs.com/timeline3D/

And, here is a list of my upcoming iPad Lawyer seminars:

May 31 – “Get Me Going” iPad Lawyer Program (3 Hours)
Costa Mesa
Hosted by PMA Dispute Resolution & Sarnoff Discovery Services

June 7 – Advanced iPad Lawyer Workshop (3 Hours)
Rancho Cucamonga
Hosted by Cihigoyenetche, Grossberg & Clouse

June 18 – “Using the iPad to Grow Your Law Practice” (1+ Hour) Newport Beach
Hosted by Apple Inc.

If you’d like more information on any of these events, please contact Veronica Speed at 909-483-1850 or email me at sgrossberg@cgclaw.com.

Cheers! – Scott

iPad Lawyer News – 5/27/2013

Greetings iPad Lawyer Tribe –

Happy Memorial Day! I just have one bit of app news for you – and it’s pretty sweet. You’ve heard me talk about my current “go-to” calendar/task manager/contact app Pocket Informant Pro (normally $14.99) before. Today, the price is $4.99 (a $10 savings).

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pocket-informant-pro/id380732176?mt=8

And, here’s the hyperlink for the Quick Start Guide PDF (I recommend putting it in GoodReader):

http://webis.kayako.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/144/2/30—quick-start-guide

Now, go out and make your iPad a powerful part of your day! – Scott

iPad Lawyer News – 5/21/2013

Greetings iPad Lawyer Tribe –

For those who want to create audio recordings on your iPad in MP3, AAC, CAF, or WAV formats, Recording Pro is FREE today. Normally this app is $1.99. It’s not the best recording app out there, but now that’s it’s free, it might be worth your time to explore. You can get it here:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/recording-pro/id523581445?mt=8

And here is some update news!

TextExpander – the wonderful typing shortcut tool for both your desktop (Mac) and iPad (iOS) now supports fill-ins on the iPad. I use TextExpander every single day to enhance my productivity and be more effective and consistent.

The desktop version ($34.95) can be found here:

http://smilesoftware.com/TextExpander/index.html

The iPad app ($4.99) can be found here:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/textexpander/id326180690?mt=8

The true power of TextExpander, for me, is using the iOS and Mac versions together. I don’t recommend one without the other. Unfortunately, there is no PC version.

Finally, Pocket Informant Pro ($14.99) has just gotten a makeover and update.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pocket-informant-pro/id380732176?mt=8

There are too many new and updated features of this app to list here. Go to the link, above, and read all that this wonderful calendaring, contact management, task, and note tool can do for you. Pocket Informant Pro is my current go-to calendar  and reminder app. For those who have been to my live events, you have seen how important it is to have your tasks actually show up in your calendar. Pocket Informant Pro let’s you do just that.

That’s all for today. Go out and make your iPad a powerful part of your day! – Scott

LAST CHANCE – Apple Briefing Room FREE Event for Legal Professionals – May 22, 2013

LAST CHANCE – Apple Store Seminar Reminder: I just got off the phone with the Apple Business Team. There are a few seats left available for this coming Wednesday’s (5/22/2013) FREE legal professional networking event. I will be presenting for over an hour and sharing with you my personal “can’t-do-without” secrets for using technology to make you money, save you time, and meet your clients’ expectations. This is one of the few opportunities you will have to be in one room with me and the Apple professionals at the same time to get all your questions answered. BUT . . . You have to reserve your seat because space is limited. Call Apple at 909-803-5220 right now so you don’t get left out. – Scott

P.S. – I will have a special gift for everyone who attends.

P.P.S. – You will also receive California MCLE credit for attending.

SJG Apple Seminar 5-22-2013

Yes, You’re Special (If You Use an External Keyboard)

The iPad Lawyer – Yes, You’re Special (If You Use an External Keyboard)

By

Scott J. Grossberg, Esq.

Many have asked what I use in place of Microsoft Word on my iPad. At the moment, I prefer Quickoffice HD Pro as my primary “Word” replacement. However, there are also apps like DocsToGo and Pages that are worthy contenders. The apps change their features so often that I shift back and forth between them.

You can take a look at these apps for yourself at these locations:

QuickOffice Pro HD ($19.99)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/quickoffice-pro-hd-edit-office/id376212724?mt=8

DocsToGo Premium ($16.99)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/documents-to-go-premium-office/id317107309?mt=8

Pages ($9.99)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pages/id361309726?mt=8

Now the fun part of using any word processing app on the iPad or inputting text – using an external keyboard. I happen to use the Zaggkeys PROplus iPad Keyboard (with backlit keys):

http://www.zagg.com/

However, what I am about to teach you is doable from any external keyboard.

Go to your keyboard – RIGHT NOW – and give this a go:

1. Press the alt/option key
2. Then press “e”
3. Then press “a” and you will get á

After pressing the alt/option key, you will use the following combinations for your special characters (substituting your letter for the “a” in the following example):

` + a = à
e + a = á
u + a = ä
i + a = â
n + a = ã

You will notice that, after you press the alt/option key with the `, e, u, i, n keys the “special” character will be highlighted. Typing your chosen letter will replace that highlight with the accented character.

You might already know this but you can also set international keyboards on the iPad by going into Settings, then General, then Keyboard. You can also readily switch between keyboards from your external keyboard by hitting the CMD key and space bar together.

Finally, here are some other external keyboard shortcuts you might want to use:

Command-A – Select all text
Command-C – Copy selected text
Command-V – Paste text from clipboard
Command-X – Cut selected text
Command-Z – Undo
Command-Shift-Z – Redo
Command-Up Arrow – Scroll to top of page
Command-Down Arrow – Scroll to bottom of page
Command-Left Arrow – Jump to beginning of line
Command-Right Arrow – Jump to end of line
Option-Left Arrow – Jump to beginning of previous word
Option-Right Arrow – Jump to beginning of next word
Shift-Arrow Keys – Select text

I highly recommend adding an external keyboard to your iPad success toolkit. It makes crafting and editing longer documents a breeze!

Until next time, stay special.

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.

© 2013 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” seminars provide legal 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.

 

iPad Lawyer Apple Seminar – May 22, 2013

iPAD LAWYER SEMINAR REMINDER: I will be at the Apple Store in Rancho Cucamonga on May 22 for an amazing technology presentation and to answer your personal questions. If you’re in the area and want to attend and take your law practice to the next level of success, make sure you call the Apple Business Team (909-803-5220) and reserve your space – SEATS ARE LIMITED!

Oh, did I tell you that Apple is making this event FREE for attendees?!?!

SJG Apple Seminar 5-22-2013

And a big THANK YOU to all who attended yesterday’s iPad Lawyer event for the Pasadena Bar Association. What a great turnout! What a high level of participation! What a terrific group of people! I will likely be back to talk to you, again, in November!

Seminar Reminder: Pasadena Bar Association iPad Lawyer Seminar – 5/15/2013

SEMINAR REMINDER: I will be giving a lunchtime iPad Lawyer speech today at Noor Restaurant in Pasadena for the Pasadena Bar Association.

http://pasadenabar.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/litigationadr-section-may-15-2013-ipad-for-lawyers/

You get 1 MCLE credit for attending. And . . . I have a special gift for everyone!

You can still RSVP at 626-795-8333 or send an email to ecarlos@thonbeck.com

iPad Lawyer News – 5/13/2013

THE iPAD LAWYER BLOG

I have some exciting news to share with you . . . we are launching a new iPad Lawyer blog site. If you want to jump to it right now, GO TO: http://theipadlawyer.net (that’s .net at the end) or https://theipadlawyer.wordpress.com. Both web addresses will easily take you to the same location. NOW HERE’S THE IMPORTANT PART: Because you have asked to receive my iPad Lawyer updates and articles, we are going to automatically add you as a subscriber to the blog. Once your name is added by us to the subscriber list, you will receive an invitation in your email inbox. We’ve made it very easy. ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS ACCEPT THE INVITATION THAT IS SENT TO YOU.

If for any reason you do not receive the invitation (make sure you check your Junk Folder just in case), let us know by replying to this email and we’ll add you, again. Or, you can visit http://theipadlawyer.net (again, that’s .net at the end) or https://theipadlawyer.wordpress.com and enter your email address and subscribe to The iPad Lawyer Blog so that all of my iPad Lawyer articles and app announcements go straight to your inbox!

Before, we’ve had all our iPad Lawyer Tribe members on one list that was then sent out with traditional email. Truth be told, the list is getting so big and the information so expansive that we just had to come up with a better way to streamline the process and keep all of my iPad tips and tricks and news preserved in one place. The iPad Lawyer Blog accomplishes all our goals. For example, when you go to http://theipadlawyer.net or https://theipadlawyer.wordpress.com right now, you will see this letter in addition to all the prior email blasts and articles. I think you’ll agree that’s pretty cool!

Best of all, you only have to either accept the invitation that is sent to you or go to The iPad Lawyer Blog to opt in (subscribe) to ensure you never miss a seminar announcement, a reduced or free app offering, or my insanely practical techniques for using an iPad to take your law practice to the next level of success. Here’s how it works . . .

IF YOU RECEIVE AN INVITATION BY EMAIL

1.  Accept the invite.

IF YOU DON’T RECEIVE AN EMAIL INVITATION OR YOU JUST CAN’T WAIT

1.  Go to http://theipadlawyer.net or https://theipadlawyer.wordpress.com
2.  At the top left of the page, you will see  a section entitled, “Stay Connected – Follow The iPad Lawyer Blog via Email.” Then you will see a small box below that. ENTER YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN THAT BOX.
3.  Click on the button that reads, “Follow.”

That’s it! The iPad Lawyer Blog will now be delivered to your email inbox every time I post something new. Don’t worry . . . I have a no spam policy! And your email is not being used for anything other than delivering you some massive free iPad Lawyer content.

Why is subscribing now to The iPad Lawyer Blog so important? Because we are going to be phasing out the normal email blasts. Yes, some of the content (my articles, in particular) will be appearing on the http://cgclaw.com website. But, the periodic announcements I send out will only be available through the http://theipadlawyer.net or https://theipadlawyer.wordpress.com.

UPCOMING iPAD LAWYER SEMINARS

May 15 –  “The iPad Lawyer Introductory Course” (1 Hour)
Pasadena
Hosted by the Pasadena Bar Association

May 22 – “Using Apple Technology To Grow Your Law Practice” (1+ Hour)
Rancho Cucamonga
Hosted by Apple Inc.

May 24 – “Get Me Going” iPad Lawyer Program (3 Hours)
Century City
Hosted by PMA Dispute Resolution & Sarnoff Discovery Services

May 31 – “Get Me Going” iPad Lawyer Program (3 Hours)
Costa Mesa
Hosted by PMA Dispute Resolution & Sarnoff Discovery Services

June 7 – Advanced iPad Lawyer Workshop (3 Hours)
Rancho Cucamonga
Hosted by Cihigoyenetche, Grossberg & Clouse

AND JUST ADDED –

June 18 – “Using the iPad to Grow Your Law Practice” (1+ Hour)
Newport Beach
Hosted by Apple Inc.

If you’d like more information on any of these events, please contact Veronica Speed at 909-483-1850 or email me at sgrossberg@cgclaw.com.

I think you’ll agree that, between the free iPad Lawyer Blog content and my cutting edge seminars, you are being provided with some truly powerful business success tools. But you have to do some of the work. So, make certain you subscribe to receive The iPad Lawyer Blog and let us know which of the seminar events is just right for you.

Here’s to your continued iPad success! – Scott Grossberg

iPad Lawyer News – 5/10/2013

Happy Friday, iPad Lawyer Tribe –

I don’t usually send out another email on the heels of a prior one . . . BUT . . . PocketInformant Pro has gone on sale today. Normally, this calendaring app is $14.99. TODAY IT IS $4.99 – a savings of $10! PocketInformant Pro is the calendar/task/contact/notes app that I use to easily incorporate my “reminders” into a calendar view. You can find out more about the app here:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pocket-informant-pro/id380732176?mt=8

The publisher’s site can be found here:
http://webis.net/wp/pocket-informant-pro/

You will want to take a look at the manual (available in both iBooks and PDF format).

For those of you who would like some additional presentation options, take a look at a new offering – Vittle Free (yes, it’s FREE). It allows you to capture handwritten notes and annotate images and then send the movie to others. Now, imagine using this with one of your cases . . .
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/vittle-free/id637822848?mt=8

If you want to upgrade to the full version, it costs $8.99.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/vittle/id629037418?mt=8

As always, let me know if you have any questions or comments. I’m here to help you become massively productive and profitable with your iPad!