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Archives for March 2012
Win a Pogoplug Business!
Congratulations to Nicholas Vesha from Ohio. The Pogoplug will be on its way shortly!
It's time for another giveaway! Gadgets tend to pile up in my office, but my clutter is your gain! This time, I'm giving away the Pogoplug Business (here's the of…
I am looking for some suggestions on collecting from clients. Also, what is the going rate if I use a collection service?
Backing up to the cloud
Everyone needs (at least) two forms of backup, one local, and one remote. For most of us, that means an external hard drive and a cloud backup service.
I just signed up for CrashPlan's family unlimited plan, which is a steal at $6/month for unlimit…
Dropbox vs. the others
I have not yet selected Clio, RM or the like yet, but I read where they are integrated with the Dropbox product, and I am curious if Dropbox the best for the solo and why. Someone recently recommended Data Deposit Box: http://kineticd.com/?pid=044d…
MyCase vs. RocketMatter vs. Clio (derail: document assembly)
I thought this might be a good thread to start for people to stop in and get advice on which practice management system works best for them.
Now that all 3 of these have (or will soon have) document assembly features - which would likely be the mos…
Making Documents OCR Searchable
Now that we have a document scanner, all our new documents are OCR-enable (or whatever the proper term is). But is there a recommended way to take all the old PDFs that we have and make it so I can search within them for the text in those documents?
Chrome OS: working in the cloud
I just got to spend a couple of weeks with the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook. My review went up today, but I've gotta tell you, it has me thinking about whether I could (and should) move my entire practice to the cloud. I can think of a lot of advanta…
Trying to organize the office
I am a part time IT guy for a lawyer and I am curious for your
opinions in how I can reorganize the way the lawyer's office works. I
started working in this office about 3 years ago while being a full
time college student. I upgraded their clie…
Case Management Software
I'm looking for case mgt software for my workers' compensation practice. Most of the "cloud" programs tout their billing capabilities. We don't/can't bill. I've looked at some, line Needles but find the cost excessive. I read some posts about Creden…
iCloud and Google Apps
So, my partner and I are using Google Apps for our e-mail. He is using the calendar on there for his main calendar. I'd like to use that calendar as my work calendar and sync it with my iPhone. That's pretty easy. But I'd also like to share my iClou…
How do you manage your contacts and all the business cards you receive? What program or software do you use?
Does anyone use the ScanSnap business card feature? How does that integrate with your contact management process?
Clio vs. Rocket Matter
Is there a good chart for comparing and contrasiong Clio and Rocket Matter? I am a solo and so in need of a relatively cost-effective option. Also, are there any other similiar programs that might be a good option?
Many thanks, Mark
HELP--Microsoft Outlook Font Suddenly Too Small
My kids were playing on my keyboard and now Outlook is doing something funny. Whenever I hit reply or forward on an email, or when I create a new email, the font shows up tiny on the screen. It is still set at the same size, and people who receive…
Has anyone used Advologix? Thoughts?
We are considering moving over from Clio to Advologix for multiple reasons, the main one being the ability in Advologix to track and calculate internal referral fees.
Has anyone used it? WE have done little beyond taking it for the free trial test …
Recommendation for Ordering Checks
Any suggestions on a good place to order checks from? I intend to print them out on my HP laserjet and want to use Quickbooks to print.
Skype vs. FaceTime
Has anyone tried both? Which do you prefer and why?
Would some with FaceTime be willing to connect with me so I can get a feel for it? I'd like to try it before I use it with a potential client but I don't know anyone with a Mac product.
Dipping my toe into paperless (Scansnap)
Hope you all can help this cranky old luddite lawyer. The official scansnap manual is just confusing me.
As a training run into going paperless I was going to have my receptionist/file clerk start scanning in our closed files.
My plan was to…