Monthly Archives: June 2013

iPad Lawyer News – 6/30/2013

Greetings iPad Lawyer Tribe –

It’s not often that I write you on a weekend. There are two great apps available today, though, that I wanted to make sure you read about before the “deals” go away.

For those who want to annotate, fill-in, and sign PDF documents, you might be interested in PDF Forms. Normally, $8.99, it is FREE today.

Interested in taking some quick notes? Then check out Quick Drafts for iPad. It is normally $3.99. Today it is FREE.

And, as always, here is the publisher’s site:

If you like these apps and dowload them, you’ve just saved nearly $13.

Finally, many have asked about my next book, “The Million Dollar iPad.” Here’s the latest update: it is out for final editing and comment. Very exciting stuff. I anticipate the book will be released in July. In the meantime, take a look at the latest teaser:

And here is one of the promos:Million Dollar iPad Promo

Thanks for letting me be part of your weekend. Now, go out and make your iPad a powerful part of your day! – Scott


iPad Lawyer News – 6/25/2013

Greetings iPad Lawyer Tribe –

Here are some of the latest deals going on with apps that I personally use.

Periodically, Pocket Informant Pro (normally $14.99) goes on sale. Today, the price is $9.99 (a $5 savings). Pocket Informant Pro is my calendar/task/contact/notes app of choice at the moment.

Now for some FREE stuff!

Recording Pro, normally $1.99, is FREE today.

MagicalPad is a new way of organizing your thoughts and is normally $7.00. Today it is FREE.

Now, here’s an app you might not be expecting – Save the Cat! Lite. It’s originally for scriptwriters. But . . . you can’t go wrong downloading this FREE version and looking at the story beats. Use Blake Snyder’s system to enhance how you tell your client’s story.!-lite/id657849850?mt=8

Well, that’s quite a bit for today, don’t you think? And this continues to be only the beginning of our adventure together.

Cheers. – Scott

iPad Lawyer News – New Book Coming Out | The Million Dollar iPad

Greetings, again, iPad Lawyer Tribe –

The secret’s out and I’m very excited to share the latest with you! My new book, “The Million Dollar iPad” will be released soon! “The Million Dollar iPad” outlines my personal workflow and iPad secrets, tips, and techniques for running successful businesses. It was written for entrepreneurs, owners, executives, and business people who want to use their iPad to create and capture value. Imagine using your iPad to save time and make money. The book will likely be in digital format initially and be offered exclusively on Kindle through Amazon. MillionDollariPad Coming Soon

I will post more details as they become available. In the meantime, thanks to all of you for continuing to support my projects. – Scott

iPad Lawyer News – 6/20/2013

Greetings iPad Lawyer Tribe –

Here’s a big thank you for all of you who showed up to the Apple event in Newport Beach! I’ve been invited back for another event and will post the date when it’s all firmed up.

Now let’s move on to some apps.

Calendars+ by Readdle is FREE today (although I’m not sure how much longer it will remain that way). It is a calendar replacement app and works with both your native iOS and Google calendars. It is normally $6.99.

For those who might want to keep a digital journal, Journalized by Andrew Hart is FREE today (normally $.99). You can find it here:

Would you like the ability to transfer your photos from your iPad (or iPhone) to your desktop or laptop computer wirelessly? Then you will want to take a look at Transferable PRO. Normally $.99, this app is FREE today:

Remember, you can always download an app, try it out, and then remove it from your iPad if you don’t like it.

Have a great rest of the day. – Scott

iPad Lawyer Apple Seminar – June 18, 2013

iPAD LAWYER SEMINAR REMINDER: Looking forward to seeing many of you at tonight’s Apple event in Newport Beach! I will be talking about my personal workflow and how I use Apple devices to make money, save time, and have fun!

Apple Event 6-18-2013

eDiscovery in a Cloud-Based World

The iPad Lawyer | eDiscovery in a Cloud-Based World


Scott J. Grossberg, Esq.

Cloud computing is where we all seem to be headed. For storage and syncing with your iPad (and other devices), there are certainly mainstream services like Dropbox, SugarSync, SkyDrive, Google Drive, Box, SpiderOak, and other similar third party offerings. And just recently BitTorrent Labs put forth an alpha release of its new sync and share option (called BitTorrent Sync) which the publisher claims is a “private” and “secure” way to share information. For others, the cloud provides the freedom to use cloud-based vendor sites like Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, PayPal, Salesforce, QuickBooks, and a dizzying and ever‑growing array of similar services.

While the use of the “cloud” certainly makes data archiving, collaboration, and paperless storage cost‑effective and easy in an iOS environment, everyone should take the time to consider what would happen if you or your cloud service provider received a subpoena or other legally sufficient court order to turn over your cloud-based information. From the research I have seen, it appears less than 20% of cloud service users have an eDiscovery plan in place. And many of the organizations I have consulted with don’t even know if they have an eDiscovery plan in the first place. These failings will ultimately lead to the inability to readily access requested information in a timely and cost-effective manner and could lead to catastrophic results.

Others have proposed that cloud users need to carefully research, delineate, and in some cases, revise service level agreements directly with their cloud vendors to address everything from preservation of data to admissibility in court. While the use of negotiated service level agreements makes sense in a vacuum and on a hypothetical basis, let’s get real. The fact remains that neither you nor your clients are going to be able to negotiate on a case-by-case basis with the likes of Google as to eDiscovery issues. Likewise, most companies are not going to host their own private cloud server for a variety of economic and ease‑of‑use reasons. As a cloud user, then, you need to assume that at some point in time the privacy of your data will be compromised. In other words, it’s not a matter of “if” you will have to turn over information to someone, it’s a matter of “when” that will happen.

With the massive push towards iPad use, Dropbox, as an example, is gaining in popularity and ease of use. In fact, most iPad apps are now built around automatic synchronization with Dropbox! Businesses and attorneys I work with are, at the very least, using Dropbox for agenda and other document handling between iOS devices. Most of them, however, don’t realize that, although Dropbox touts its security features, those protections are in place to prevent hacking from the outside – not to prevent Dropbox, itself, from giving up of information in response to a subpoena. So there is no doubt in your mind where this is all headed, here is the current privacy posting from Dropbox on that topic: “Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement Requests; Protection of Dropbox’s Rights. We may disclose to parties outside Dropbox files stored in your Dropbox and information about you that we collect when we have a good faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) comply with a law, regulation or compulsory legal request; (b) protect the safety of any person from death or serious bodily injury; (c) prevent fraud or abuse of Dropbox or its users; or (d) to protect Dropbox’s property rights. If we provide your Dropbox files to a law enforcement agency as set forth above, we will remove Dropbox’s encryption from the files before providing them to law enforcement. However, Dropbox will not be able to decrypt any files that you encrypted prior to storing them on Dropbox.”

(As a side note: I highly recommend activating what is called “two-step” or “two-factor” authentication when using the cloud. This takes security in cloud computing to the next level by requiring a user to provide two authentication factors/data pieces that are then used by the provider to prevent unauthorized access and/or identity theft. You activate this through Dropbox following the instructions found here:

For those of you who want to use the cloud and are not in a position to negotiate a personalized service level agreement (that’s most of you), here is a massively powerful yet easy to employ tip to which Dropbox itself alludes – use encryption programs for your cloud-based data. Continuing with our Dropbox example, there are products like Viivo ( and BoxCryptor ( that will readily accomplish this goal. These types of products permit a cloud user to create encrypted cloud-based folders/data. If Dropbox, for example, were to be served with a subpoena, then there is likely not much that can be done with the encrypted data by the receiving party without a court order that also mandates the requesting party be given the encryption key. Voila! You now have an added layer of protection. And, both Viivo and BoxCryptor offer cross-platform and multi-device solutions. Viivo is free for personal and commercial use. BoxCryptor is free for non-commercial use.

Finally, as organizations develop their technology policies, it remains a hard fact that proper training of employees and consistency of policy enforcement is the day-to-day challenge. By creating a heightened sensitivity to cloud storage matters, some of the concerns over eDiscovery can be mitigated.

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

© 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

iPad Lawyer News – 6/5/2013

Greetings iPad Lawyer Tribe –

Some of you may remember the email management app, TaskBox. Well, it has relaunched (been reborn) as Boxer.

I’m quite intrigued with it. It is an iPhone app. However, it will also run on your iPad (remember, to enlarge the screen). And here’s the interesting thing, Boxer works with Exchange, Gmail and Google Apps, Yahoo! Mail, Apple’s iCloud, AOL Mail, and Hotmail/Exchange. Boxer also utilizes Dropbox integration so you can easily attach files to your emails. Take a look at the publisher’s site for more information:

I’m still playing around with the app. The most important part for you today is that it is FREE for the first 100,000 downloads. I suggest you download it now even if you’re going to investigate it later. I have a feeling we’re going to see some amazing things with this app as it matures. – Scott

iPad Lawyer News – 6/4/2013

Greetings iPad Lawyer Tribe –

Here are some iPad app price reductions for today.

Normally $10.99, today the Timeline 3D app is only $1.99 (that’s a $10 savings). Many of you have seen me talk about and use this app in my live events. Please note that I also use the desktop version to export the slides to a Keynote deck for further manipulation. Still, at $1.99, it’s worth a look.

Recorder Pro is available today for $.99. That’s a $1 savings over it’s normal $1.99 price tag. This app works on all your iOS devices, by the way, so you will have it for your iPhone, as well.

Finally, as a reminder, here are a couple of presentation apps you will find VERY interesting. Both are FREE.

Haiku Deck


I trust these apps will serve you well. Let me know if there are any specific apps you would like to know about. – Scott