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Archives for November 2011
Adding Text to a PDF document (outside of the content)
A technical question:
First time ever am preparing an electronic Appendix for federal appeal. Right now it consists of various documents in PDF format (created by other entities---eg, court clerk, court reporter). Assuming I figure out how to ge…
GenBook for booking online appointments?
I was curious if anyone has used Genbook or another similar service. The website is here:
I like the idea of allowing clients and prospects the option of making appointments online, through your website without an e-…
I have just installed Pathagoras to have a play with it and see if it suits my needs, on the face of it it seems to work reasonably well but it is only early days yet.
Has anyone had any experience good or bad with it. I have to say I was impre…
Microsoft Office coming for the iPad?
This would be amazing, especially if they take the time to get it right. And by get it right, I mean support Dropbox.
Gmail and Mail Merge
This may interest those of you that are looking to use mail merge in gmail.
Quickbooks - Iolta & Contingent/PI fees
I was wondering if anyone has any tips for using Quickbooks with contingent fees? What we do now seems really redundant. I have looked at "Iolta for Quickbooks" references but they are normally dealing with entering in invoices, etc. and are geared …
ScanSnap S1100 Giveaway!
We just jumped over 1,000 members, so the contest is CLOSED. Ill update momentarily with the winner.
AND THE WINNER IS: Michael Pezza, a solo from Boston, MA. Congratulations, Michael! I'll be in touch shortly to arrange shipping.
Any insights on use of credit card company for solo practice
This is my first post to this site. I have been researching all the various credit card companies to use for my solo practice. There are so many options that I have no idea which one to go with. Anyone have an insight or advice about which one to…
Dragon voice recognition SW?
I have been looking into voice recognition software to increase my efficiency. I have been told that using SW like Dragon from Nuance is similar to adding an assistant to your practice at half time.
Does anyone have any feedback on voice recognitio…
New Google Search app for the iPad
There is a nice writeup at thenextweb.com. The short version is that if you use Google's apps and you have an iPad, you should really try this.
Abacus Law questions
Has anyone tried abacus law? I was impressed with the demo and the price is $37.00 a month (black Fri special) for fairly comprehensive program. Anyone have experience with this software?
I know many use gmail for their email needs. I thought this summary over at Lifehacker (on the new gmail) had some useful new tips that people might like.
DropBox--copy or move?
What am I doing wrong with DropBox? I want a service that will simply scan my HD w/o my prompting, back up everything as copies, and store it in some cloud that never darkens my horizon until I need it. But when I started my account and began usin…
Question about Google Voice
I am preparing to go solo, and I am not sure that I understand exactly how Google Voice works. I have an iphone with Sprint and I want to keep the number I currently have. I would like to get another number (from Google Voice??) that I would put o…
The Big 4 - Clio, Rocket Matter, MyCase Inc., Total Attorneys
For up-to-date information on Clio and MyCase, see the Clio user guide and MyCase user guide. Look for a Rocket Matter user guide in the near future. We're not really clear on the status of Total Attorneys. —Ed.
I wanted to take a moment to talk ab…
Office 2007 vs. 2010?
hi, sam et al. upgrading from microsoft office 2003 (pro) to either 2007 or 2010 version. am not a tech guru. managed to learn 2003 version on my own. colleague advises me to go with 2007, reasoning that learning curve from 2003 to 2011 will have…
What Laptop to Buy?
I've staked out my territory on this one. In my opinion, there's no better Windows laptop than the Lenovo ThinkPad T400 series, and if you want a Mac, I think the 13-inch Macbook Air is the clear choice.
Of course, I also think it's a mistake to bu…
I am currently using Vista at home (yes I know). Is Windows 7 worth the upgrade? Assuming it is, what are the new features like?(are they good as advertised?)
IOLTA and earned fees
I am just opening my own office and don't yet have an IOLTA account set up. I know it isn't needed for fees that you have earned, only fees that you have not yet earned. I plan on opening one soon, but in the meantime, did anyone set up …