Monthly Archives: August 2013

My New Book, “The Million Dollar iPad,” will be FREE for 2 Days!

Want My New Book FREE?

On July 30, I started “The Million Dollar iPad” Give-Something-Away Challenge. I was humbled by the many posts, private message, and emails that I received chronicling the great things you all are doing for others. Well . . . what better way to honor the contributions each of you have made to the world than to offer my new ebook, “The Million Dollar iPad,” FREE FOR TWO DAYS. Starting Labor Day, September 2, and through Tuesday, September 3, “The Million Dollar iPad” will be FREE on Amazon. That’s right! FREE! It’s my way of staying true to my message of giving and celebrating all that you mean to me.

Of course there’s a catch . . . you have to go to Amazon on Monday or Tuesday and actually order and download the ebook. Here’s the link:

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

I’ve never offered one of my books for FREE before. So, make sure you take advantage of this opportunity. And, go ahead and spread the word. Tell your friends so that this makes a real impact around the world.

Not sure what “The Million Dollar iPad” is about? If you’re looking for the perfect way to to finally take control of your iPad, and efficiently and effectively use it in a business setting, “The Million Dollar iPad” is for you. The amazing part of this FREE gift to you is that I’m giving away my surefire iPad shortcuts, insanely practical app recommendations, and even my own secrets for presenting wirelessly. I’ve been told by some that I’m crazy for giving this all away. But, I can’t think of a more gratifying thing to do. I’m sure you’ll agree.

Again, here’s the link to use Monday and Tuesday:

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

Cheers. – Scott

P.S. – The Million Dollar iPad is in Kindle format. That means you can read my book on your iPad, iPhone, Mac, Windows and Windows Phone devices simply by downloading the right app from Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000493771). To paraphrase Amazon: Buy The Million Dollar iPad Once, Read It Everywhere.

iPad Lawyer News | New Micro-Training – 8/29/2013

Greetings, iPad Lawyer Tribe –

Micro-Training #5 video is up today! In this new training video, I’m giving you a specific strategy for backing up your iPad with iTunes. You can find this and prior Micro-Training Videos by going to the tab at the top of the page. Remember, you’ll need a password to access the FREE training and you obtain that password by subscribing to this blog.

Now for some seminar news!

There’s still time to register for The Ultimate iPad Training to be held on September 13 in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. You can find out more information on this special 3-hour hands-on training by going here: https://theipadlawyer.wordpress.com/ultimate-ipad-training/

SPACE IS LIMITED. If you want to act now and set aside September 13 to join me, contact my Office Manager, Veronica Speed at 909-483-1850 or email her at vspeed@cgclaw.com.

I will also be appearing for Apple at various events:

September 17, 2013 – 6-8p – Newport Beach

September 25, 2013 – 6-8p – Santa Monica

November 5, 2013 – 6-8p – Century City

More detailed information will be posted, soon.

Who would like the chance to win a FREE digital copy of my new book, The Million Dollar iPad? If that’s you, head on over to:

http://milliondollaripad.wordpress.com/2013/07/30/the-million-dollar-ipad-give-something-away-challenge/

I’m running a little contest over there and collecting comments about how you either already give or have now started to give things away and, as a result, make a difference in the world, in your neighborhood, or in one person’s life. There’s less than a week left in the final phase of the contest.

On the app front, one of my favorites – 1Password – is on sale today. This is THE app that I use for storing, keeping track of, and creating passwords. Normally, 1Password is $17.99. Today it is on sale for $7.99. That’s a $10 savings.

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

Publisher’s Link – https://agilebits.com/onepassword

Have a great day and enjoy the apps! – Scott

iPad Lawyer Micro-Training #4 is Up

Happy Saturday, iPad Lawyer Tribe!

I didn’t want you to have to wait until the beginning of next week for a new iPad Lawyer Micro-Training. So Video #4 (Challenges with WiFi) is now live on the FREE MICRO-TRAINING page. Remember, you have to be a subscriber to this blog to get access. The first three videos are also still available for you.

On the app front, for those of you who use the Camera feature of your iPad, check out True HDR. It’s normally $1.99. Today it is only $.99. I use this app all the time because I love its automatic mode – it will take three photos in order to cover the broad dynamic range of a scene and then merge them together into one HDR photo.

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/true-hdr/id340741871?mt=8

Publisher’s site – http://www.pictional.com/TrueHDR/Overview.html

For those who want a different way to track your To-Do list and maintain a digital tickle system, explore Countdown Days HD. It’s FREE today.

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/countdown-days-hd/id574204302?mt=8

Publisher’s site – http://www.six-axis.com/ios/

Enjoy the new Micro-Training! All my best. – Scott Grossberg

Handling Your Snail Mail on an iPad

The iPad Lawyer – Handling Your Snail Mail on an iPad

by

Scott J. Grossberg, Esq.

We all get email and other digital messages on an iPad. What happens, however, when you receive snail mail (mail that is delivered by the postal service or UPS or FedEx)? Or perhaps you come across an article or other document that you really want for later use on your iPad. The good news is that you can integrate your terrestrial documents with your digital files very easily. Here’s the way paper document handling generally happens in my office.

Every piece of non-advertising mail is scanned (we don’t scan commercial mail because it’s just thrown away as a rule and I don’t scan magazines because I usually have digital subscriptions for them, as well). We currently use two Fujitsu ScanSnap scanners (http://www.fujitsu.com/us/services/computing/peripherals/scanners/scansnap/scansnap-iX500.html) to handle the vast quantity of terrestrial mail. I love these scanners! They can handle up to 50 pages at a time and quickly scan both sides of a document. They also instantly create PDF documents that are useable in OCR format. Most importantly, for me, is the free ScanSnap app that is available:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scansnap-connect-application/id464728181?mt=8

Provided the scanner and my iPad are on the same wireless network, the ScanSnap app permits my iPad to communicate directly with the scanner. The ScanSnap scanner then recognizes that my iPad is the one communicating with it. Any scan that I initiate and coordinate from my iPad is automatically downloaded onto my iPad. Any scan originated from the scanner, itself (for instance, documents that are placed in the scanner feeder), do not get downloaded onto my iPad and are, instead, saved to our primary servers and duplicates placed into a Dropbox folder (called Mail for my later review and handling.)

We use Dropbox all the time, by the way, for sharing files and collaboration. For those who might have privacy concerns, I encourage you to go into your Dropbox account and turn two-step or two-tier authentication to “On.” If you want to be even more diligent, you can also set up encrypted Dropbox folders by using apps like BoxCryptor (https://www.boxcryptor.com/en/download) and Viivo (http://www.viivo.com/the-viivo-app-for-the-iphone-and-android-is-here/).

For those times when I’m not in the office or only have one or two (maybe three) pages to scan, there are a number of scanning apps you might like to consider. Here are a few that I have on my iPad. You really need to check them out as I find these types of scanning apps have such different looks and handling that your personal preferences and needs will ultimately dictate which you choose. Most of the following apps have an assortment of options. My notes that follow each app are meant to tickle your curiosity – not intended to be exhaustive.

4xScanner ($3.99)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/4xscanner-smart-stitch!/id415102877?mt=8

Be warned: this app does not run in landscape mode. It does, however, have a unique ability to let you scan up to four different areas of a document in order to get detail. It then stitches the two, three, or four areas together to create one document.

DocScan HD (FREE)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/doc-scan-hd-scanner-to-scan/id467016332?mt=8

You can actually annotate documents that are scanned with this app from within the app, itself. You also have many options for page, document, and folder management.

DocScanner ($4.99)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/docscanner-scan-multipage/id312391317?mt=8

DocScanner allows you to automatically link to Dropbox and iCloud, among others. It also has a setting for OCR. You can import and export to your Camera Roll.

Genius Scan+ ($2.99)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/genius-scan+-pdf-scanner/id401818935?mt=8

As with most of the other apps, you can import documents from your Camera Roll (photos of documents that you’ve taken with your iPad Camera). WiFi sharing is available for you. And, you can tag your documents.

JotNot (FREE)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/jotnot-scanner/id310789464?mt=8

This is the free version. There is a paid version, as well. You can scan receipts, facsimiles, and documents. And, of course, you can email your scans.

Scanner Mini (FREE)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scanner-mini/id581365763?mt=8

This is the free, lightweight version of Readdle’s more robust Scanner Pro, below.

Scanner Pro ($6.99)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scanner-pro-by-readdle/id333710667?mt=8

Scanner Pro allows you to set passwords. It also permits you to fax and even allows you to save a scanned document to your Camera Roll. It, too, connects with Dropbox. And . . . it can open a scanned document in your PDF creation/annotation app.

Tiny Scan Pro ($4.99)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tinyscan-pro-pdf-scanner-to/id556500145?mt=8

Tiny Scan Pro provides you with a multi-page scanner that creates high-quality PDF scans. You can send your scans to Dropbox, Evernote, and other cloud service providers. This app works on both your iPad and iPhone. You are given the option of different-sized scans as well as black and white, color, and greyscale.

Moving to paperless mail handing is cutting-edge stuff. And I just know that you are ready to make that leap into the wonderful world of having your mail – all your mail – available on your iPad. Enjoy the freedom!

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” 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.

iPad Lawyer News | Seminar News – 8/19/2013

Happy Monday, iPad Lawyer Tribe –

There is a lot going on today!
The third iPad Lawyer Micro-Training video is now up. You can find it here:

https://theipadlawyer.wordpress.com/free-micro-training/

Remember, The iPad Lawyer Micro-Training is FREE, but you must have a password to access this page. And, the password is only available to subscribers.

As far as apps, Recorder Pro: Professional Voice Recording On-the-Go is back on sale. Normally, $1.99, is it $.99 today.

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/recorder-pro-professional/id573445641?mt=8

Publisher’s Site – http://www.recorderpro.perceptionsystem.com/

Finally, this is a reminder that you’re invited to my iPad Lawyer Ultimate Training Event. This three-hour seminar will be presented on September 13, 2013 in Rancho Cucamonga. Take a look here for more information:

https://theipadlawyer.wordpress.com/ultimate-ipad-training/

SPACE IS LIMITED. If you want to act now and set aside September 13 to join me, contact my Office Manager, Veronica Speed at 909-483-1850 or email her at vspeed@cgclaw.com.

Have a great day! – Scott

iPad Lawyer News | Seminars Updates – 8/15/2013

Greetings, iPad Lawyer Tribe –

Here are some apps to take a look at today!

First, many of you have heard me talk about Notability. This is one of my go-to apps for taking handwritten notes. And it does so much more. Now it is available for use across iOS devices. This means you can use and sync it with your iPhone, as well! The app is $2.99.

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

Publisher’s Site – http://www.gingerlabs.com/

MagicalPad – Notes with Paper Inside is one of those apps that simply fascinates me (of course, the word “magical” in the name helps). It is an outliner, note taking app, mind mapping tool, and checklist all rolled into one. It has not yet replaced some of my other apps but I do have it on my iPad because . . . well . . . take a look yourself and you’ll see whether this is one of those apps that is so intriguing you just can’t wait to work with it. It is on sale today for $7.99. It is normally $19.99.

App Store Link − https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/magicalpad-notes-paper-inside/id463731782?mt=8

Publisher’s Link – http://www.magicalpad.com/

So many people are still playing around with their iPads and just can’t figure out how to turn their “toy” into a solid business “tool.” Or they come to one of my shorter presentations, get inspired, and then stall because they want to dig deeper and don’t have enough information. For this reason, I am going offer another one of my three-hour hands-on and incredibly practical iPad Lawyer seminars on Friday, September 13 at my Rancho Cucamonga offices. I will be providing you with my insanely realistic and easy-to-implement workflow tips and tricks. When you implement my techniques and use the apps that are suggested, you will be well on your way to being an iPad Wizard once and for all. There’s more information coming that will outline what you’ll discover and all the added bonuses from attending this seminar. In the meantime, SPACE IS LIMITED. If you want to act now and set aside September 13 to join me, contact my Office Manager, Veronica Speed at 909-483-1850 or email her at vspeed@cgclaw.com.

I have also just added a new Apple Briefing Room live event. This time I will be appearing at the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. The event will be September 25 from 6-8 p.m. Again, more information is coming your way in the near future.

By the way, if you’re too busy to come to one of my live events, that’s absolute proof that you need my workflow tips and tricks.

Have a great day and enjoy the apps! – Scott

New iPad Lawyer Micro-Training is Up

Good morning, iPad Lawyer Tribe!

The iPad Lawyer Micro-Training launched recently with our first video showing the equipment and accessories I travel with. Today, Micro-Training #2 is up for blog subscribers and it show you how to connect your iPad to a VGA projector. In order to access the Free Micro-Training page videos, you must use a password. As a reminder, you only get a password if you are signed up as a follower of The iPad Lawyer Blog. If you are already a subscriber, your password has been emailed to you, individually. If you didn’t receive your password, check your Junk Mail folder. If you’re a subscriber and still don’t have the password, send me an email (sgrossberg@cgclaw.com) and I’ll respond right back to you. As I said, the only people who will be able to access the exclusive iPad Lawyer Micro-Training are followers of the iPad Lawyer blog. Please don’t share this private training page with anyone else.

On the app front, Recorder Pro: Professional Voice Recording has a reduced price today. Normally $1.99, it is only $.99 for a limited time. This recorder allows you to set the recording quality of what you produce. It also offers various cloud services syncing options.

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/recorder-pro-professional/id573445641?mt=8

Quick Drafts for iPad is FREE today. It is normally $3.99. The publisher describes it as “a lightning fast notepad.” For me, this app is something for you to consider because of its Dropbox and Evernote synchronization.

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/app/quick-drafts-for-ipad-notes/id655581620?mt=8

Publisher’s Site – http://www.ot-apps.com/index.html

Enjoy the new Micro-Training! All my best. – Scott Grossberg

The iPad Lawyer Micro-Training Has Arrived

Greetings, iPad Lawyer Tribe!

People are always asking me, “I love your articles, but I’m a really visual learner. Don’t you have anything on video?”  Well, I thought about it and came up with a solution.

The iPad Lawyer Micro-Training is has launched!

You will find the FREE MICRO-TRAINING tab on this blog site. I have recorded 10 short videos for you offering some additional iPad training, tips, and techniques. The first video is already up and shows you the equipment and accessories that I travel with all over the world. Other videos will be added in the following weeks. In order to access the Free Micro-Training page videos, you must use a password. And you only get a password if you are signed up as a follower of The iPad Lawyer Blog. If you are already a subscriber, your password has been emailed to you, individually. If you didn’t receive your password, check your Junk Mail folder. If you’re a subscriber and still don’t have the password, send me an email (sgrossberg@cgclaw.com) and I’ll respond right back to you. As I said, the only people who will be able to access the exclusive iPad Lawyer Micro-Training are followers of the iPad Lawyer blog. Please don’t share this private training page with anyone else.

I’m sharing this additional FREE training with you because you’ve been part of the growth of The iPad Lawyer phenomenon. And, I want to help you take the information and turn it into real transformation.

All my best. – Scott Grossberg

iPad Lawyer News – 8/8/2013

Greetings iPad Lawyer Tribe –

What a great event last night with Apple!!!! Thanks to all who attended. I don’t think we could have put any more people in the briefing room. And I truly appreciated those of you who waited patiently to speak and meet with me after the event so that we could connect in a more personal way. It was my honor to help pave the way for you to making a lasting transformation in your iPad use.

And, of course, thanks to the Apple Business Team for all that you do make these events so spectacular.
There are three apps to bring to your attention today.
First, for those of you who like to use your iPad or iPhone as an alarm clock, you might enjoy Rise Alarm Clock. Normally, this app is $1.99. Today it is FREE. This is the alarm clock that I personally use, by the way.

App Store link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rise-alarm-clock/id577221529?mt=8

Publisher’s Site – http://www.simplebots.co/
Second, Stickyboard 2: Sticky Notes Mindmap Tool is normally $4.99. Today, it is FREE. Imagine a giant whiteboard with a never-ending stack of sticky notes. That’s what this apps gives you.

Finally, for those who travel and need a currency converter, take a look at Rates. Normally, this app is $.99. Today it is FREE. Note: this is an iPhone app. But it will run on your iPad.

App Store link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rates/id664583210?mt=8

Publisher’s link – http://www.xneat.com/

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

The Insanely Practical Virtual Law Office

The Insanely Practical Virtual Law Office

by

Scott J. Grossberg, Esq.

In today’s world, your mobility as a business person and portability of work is not just necessary – they must be easy to accomplish and predictable in their outcomes. For that reason, the iPad is consistently and continuously serving me well! If you want to smoothly run, fortify, and grow your practice, then adopt the workflow secrets that I’ve already spent countless hours figuring out. Let’s face it, your time is one of the most important assets you have. So, without further ado, here is the way to make traveling with an iPad a massive success for you.

Step 1. Get Real. First and foremost, decide that you want to move the iPad from being a toy to being a massive success tool!

Step 2. Get Clear. Choose how you want to work with your iPad while traveling so that it works the way you want to work – not the other way around!

Step 3. Get the Tools. Use my tried-and-tested recommendations for apps that will serve you best!

Step 4. Get an iPad Habit. You must make the iPad an integral part of your workflow – EVERYDAY! Success is a habit and the use of your iPad is no different. Don’t wait until you travel outside the office to use your iPad for the first time.

There are only a few “Can’t Do Without” apps I insist on having for travel. Here are the ones that allow me to be effective and efficient anywhere in the world:

1Password (Security/Passwords)
I use this app to store and generate passwords, store secure notes, and keep my login information easily accessible. https://agilebits.com/onepassword/ios

Chrome (Web Browser)
There are many browsers available. This is the one that fits my current needs the best. https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/

Contacts Journal CRM (Contacts/CRM)
If you can’t provide excellent customer service to your clients, you will eventually lose them. This is the app I use to track clients and customers and keep my follow-up notes. http://www.contactsjournal.com/

Dropbox (Cloud Storage/Collaboration)
Dropbox is my lifeline to my office, my cloud storage, and one of the ways that I backup my app data and media. https://www.dropbox.com

Email Signature Pro (Email Customization)
You pay constant attention to the way you dress in a business setting. Your email appearance should be no different. This app allows me to customize my email signatures for maximum impact. http://www.ideasunplugged.com/signature

Facebook (Social Media)
I use social media to promote my projects and stay in touch with friends, clients, and fans of my work. Facebook still remains a powerhouse and the demographics for its users fit my target audience. https://www.facebook.com/

GoodReader (File Management/Document Reader)
GoodReader is my “Swiss Army Knife” app. It stores my documents, lets me organize them efficiently, and I can even use it as a presentation tool. http://www.goodiware.com/goodreader.html

Google+ (Social Media)
Google+ has its own set of fans. I use this to reach out to those who aren’t using other social media methods. https://plus.google.com/

HootSuite (Social Media Broadcasting)
I use HootSuite to schedule and broadcast posts and tweets across multiple social media platforms. This saves me time as I don’t have to go into each social media tool to post and then re-post in another place. https://hootsuite.com

iAnnotate (PDF)
This app is my primary tool for reading, annotating, and sending out PDFs. http://www.branchfire.com/iannotate/

iBooks (Reading/Books)
It’s an iPad! Of course, I use iBooks! http://www.apple.com/ipad/built-in-apps/

iThoughtsHD (Mindmapping/Brainstorming)
This app is the primary way I create notes, organize my thoughts and projects, and manifest my intentions. It is a mindmapping workhorse. http://www.ithoughts.co.uk/iThoughtsHD/

Keynote (Presentations)
This is the app I use primarily for presenting slide decks. It is elegant, powerful, and reliable. http://www.apple.com/apps/iwork/keynote/

Kindle (Reading/Books)
When I am not using iBooks, this is what I use for Amazon book downloads. http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=kcp_ipa_ln_ar?docId=1000490441

LinkedIn (Social Media)
This is the last of the three social media apps I always go to on my iPad. http://www.linkedin.com/mobile

QuickOffice Pro HD (Office Suite)
Until there is a Microsoft Office Suite app for the iPad, this is the combination app I use for word processing and handling PowerPoint presentations. http://www.quickoffice.com/quickoffice_pro_hd_ipad/

Notability (Notetaking/Handwriting)
I love the way this app allows me to create handwritten notes, draw, and capture audio. http://www.gingerlabs.com/cont/notability.php

Notesy (Document Drafts/Outlines/Notes)
Notesy is one of the most understated apps I use. Still, it is how I track my time and billing, keep quick notes, and even write my blog articles. http://notesy-app.com/

Numbers (Spreadsheet)
I like the interface of Numbers and use this instead of the spreadsheet that comes with QuickOffice Pro HD. http://www.apple.com/apps/iwork/numbers/

Pocket Informant Pro (Calendar)
Think of this app as the digital version of those paper planners you used to have. Most importantly, I can see my Reminders (tasks) from within the calendar, itself. http://www.pocketinformant.com/wp/

WordWeb (Dictionary)
Every successful business person can use a good dictionary and thesaurus. Here it is: http://www.wordwebsoftware.com/WordWebiPhone.html

In addition to apps, this little external battery has saved me more times than I care to admit. I don’t go anywhere without it. ZAGGsparq 6000 http://www.zagg.com/accessories/zaggsparq.php

And, when I travel I always carry extra hotspots (just in case). Mine are:

iPhone Personal Hotspot

Verizon Mobile Hotspot (or your carrier’s version) http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/device/mobile-hotspot

Finally, I leave you with my personal mobility mantra: Travel light. Travel fast. Travel smart.

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” 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.