Best Apps for Lawyers PracticePanther vs Evernote vs Dashlane ... and 7 more

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Let's be honest, saving time and effort is awesome, isn't it? So why wouldn't you want to make sure you're using the best apps for lawyers to increase your productivity and efficiency? Well with a huge range apps out there today and available to you, we want to make sure you know which ones are worth your time (or money) and which ones aren't.

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Here are our 10 best apps for lawyers. Although some of these apps are designed specifically for lawyers, others were designed to simply work well in legal practice. We have also made sure to link all of these apps on the app stores for Android and iOS devices so that you can get download them and get started right away.

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Method 1: PracticePanther

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PracticePanther can help you save time, work faster, and help you grow your firm. With thousands of solo practitioners, virtual, small, and mid-sized firms worldwide using it already to help them do so, why aren't you using it too? As you know that it is important to follow deadlines and stay on top of your cases whether you are a paralegal or attorney, PracticePanther is the app you should start using today.

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    1. Get paid online - accept credit cards with PayPal, Stripe, and Authorize.net
    2. Email integration allows you to sync emails with Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, Hotmail, and more.
    3. View invoices, trust account balances and make account payments via the Client Portal.
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    1. Free version.
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    1. PracticePanther can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store for iOS devices or from the Google Play Store for Android devices.
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Method 2: Evernote

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Evernote is a fully functional and powerful note-taking app that is one of the most highly-rated and popular apps found on Google Play. Not only that, but Evernote is an indispensable tool when it comes to taking all manners of notes and getting your work done. Along with the app's extremely powerful note taking abilities, you can even create reminders for notes too, which you can set up based on location and time.

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    1. Get organized with ease: collect, capture and write ideas as searchable to-do lists, notes, notebooks, and checklists.
    2. Take notes in a variety of different formats including sketches, texts, photos, video, audio, PDFs and more.
    3. Sync anywhere and across all your devices automatically. Start working on a task/note on one device and continue/finish it off on another.
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    1. Free version.
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    1. Evernote can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store for iOS devices or from the Google Play Store for Android devices.
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Method 3: Dashlane

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Digital security is no joke, which is why you should be using the Dashlane app to keep your digital activity safe and secure, as it is the ultimate password manager app for password storage, secure encryption, and online transactions. Lock up your passwords in Dashlane's vault, it's theft proof - and since security is key - you should download this app now.

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    1. Password security manager keeps all of your passwords in a safe and secure location.
    2. Organize your credit card information from the security of your digital wallet and sync up all of your apps for express checkout on any website.
    3. The instant password generator lets you create new passwords for all of your accounts at any time you want to.
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    1. Free version.
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    1. Dashlane can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store for iOS devices or from the Google Play Store for Android devices.
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Method 4: TripIt

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Connecting directly to your Gmail account, TripIt is the itinerary coordinating app for the mobile lawyer that goes further afield. Being able to forward flight tickets, hotel reservations, car rentals, and more straight to the app, you can save yourself time scrolling through confirmation emails. Once you complete your own itinerary, complete with maps of the area and airports, you can sync that trip to your Google or Microsoft Outlook Calendar.

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    1. After booking, simply forward your confirmation emails to plans@tripit.com and TripIt will instantly create a master itinerary for each one of your trips.
    2. TripIt can automatically import travel plans from your Gmail, Outlook.com, Google Apps, or Yahoo! Mail inbox, so you don't have to forward them.
    3. Access your plans from anywhere at any time on any smartphone, computer, tablet, or wearable device.
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    1. TripIt can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store for iOS devices or from the Google Play Store for Android devices.
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Method 5: Dictate+Connect

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The dictaphone, once a go-to device for lawyers has definitely gone through some quite unique changes and new features since the birth of the internet era. Dictate+Connect allows you to turn your device into a dictation device that you can then use to record those important meetings with voice-activation and then instantly send that sound file to a transcriber or to anyone as a verbal memo.

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    1. Free yourself from cables, tapes, and computers and send your dictations straight from your Android or iOS device to your transcriptionist.
    2. Offers excellent sound quality, impressively accurate and exact voice activation, secure encryption and many ways to transfer your dictations.
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    1. Dictate+Connect can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store for iOS devices or from the Google Play Store for Android devices.
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Method 6: Wunderlist

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With a lot of useful functions, an attractive menu and it's ease of use, Wunderlist a well-designed app that has helped millions of users so far capture their ideas, things to do and places to see. Whether you are working on a project, want to share a grocery list with a loved one, or even planning a vacation, Wunderlist makes it easy to share your lists and collaborate with everyone in your life. It is the best to-do list app says The Verge and I would have to agree.

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    1. Create all the lists you need and access them from any of your devices, whether they be a phone, tablet or a computer.
    2. Collaborate with family and friends with ease by easily sharing lists.
    3. Attach photos, PDFs, presentations and more
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    1. Wunderlist can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store for iOS devices or from the Google Play Store for Android devices.
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Method 7: Westlaw

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Wherever you go, tap into the world's most advanced legal research service with the Westlaw app - the most awarded legal research app as voted by industry professionals and recognized by the National Law Journal, The Best of the Midwest, The Recorder, and more. Whether you're in the court or otherwise outside the office, the Westlaw app makes it simple to get legal research done as the app is very well-designed and easy to use.

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    1. Run searches with WestSearch and filter the results. Access KeyCite information, research history, favorites, and frequently used content.
    2. Add notes and highlights to your documents, organize your research with folders and share your research with others.
    3. Stay current with customized current awareness updates and news for your practice area.
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    1. Westlaw can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store for iOS devices or from the Google Play Store for Android devices.
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Method 8: Fastcase

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If you are looking to put the American law library in the palm of your hand then Fastcase, a free legal research application, is the app you will want to download and install right now. Fastcase contains cases and statutes from all 50 states and from the federal government. You can search by keyword (in Boolean or natural language), citation, or browse statute collections. And best of all - the app is free!

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    1. Free, searchable library of American cases and statutes that can be searched via keywords (Boolean), natural language, and citation search.
    2. Search results automatically display a number of citing cases. Searches are also customizable and sortable.
    3. Synchronize with Fastcase desktop applications using Mobile Sync.
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    1. Fastcase can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store for iOS devices or from the Google Play Store for Android devices.
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Method 9: Scanbot 6

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Are you just using your device's camera to take selfies and photos? Do you want to start using it to its full potential? With Scanbot 6 you can. Lay a document down on your table and in just one tap you can either take a photo, scan it as a .jpg or PDF and then upload it to the cloud storage services (Dropbox, Evernote, etc.) You can also send files via email or as a fax too.

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    1. High-quality scanning that uses the latest and most advanced mobile scanning technology available. Scans start at 200 dpi, delivering premium quality which is comparable to modern desktop scanners.
    2. Quickly scan as Scanbot is blazing fast and incredibly easy to use. Just hold your device over any document, receipt, whiteboard, etc., to scan and save it as a PDF or JPG in a matter of seconds.
    3. Scan anything you want as Scanbot works with any type of document, from standard paper documents to business cards, QR codes, barcodes, notes - even whiteboards or post-its.
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    1. Scanbot 6 can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store for iOS devices or from the Google Play Store for Android devices.
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Method 10: Clio

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With Clio, the cloud-based legal practice management software app, your legal practice is now available to you anywhere the internet is - everywhere. Not only that but lawyers can get back to doing what they do best, which is helping manage the ins and outs of their business but Clio's tools make short work of time tracking, reporting, billing, and more.

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    1. Ideal for small, solo and medium law firms, time-tracking allows you to track time on your desktop, tablet or even mobile device.
    2. Calendar Sync allows you to sync the Clio calendar with your Google and Outlook calendar and create entries directly from calendar appointments.
    3. A mobile office that will let you get more done faster when collaborating remotely with your clients.
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    1. Clio can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store for iOS devices or from the Google Play Store for Android devices.
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