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Archives for May 2014
If You Live in Microsoft Outlook, Don't Get a Mac
At Law Techology Today, Cathy Kenton has learned a very expensive truth: Microsoft's support for the Mac platform has been pretty halfhearted over the years. That looks like it might be changing, but it's hard to know.
Mac users will (rightly) po…
How to Function While Laptop Gets Repaired
Hopefully there's an obvious answer to this dilemma that will make me feel technologically backwards but professionally relieved. I run my solo practice entirely on a laptop (MacBook Air). My laptop is going to be out of commission for a few days.…
Recommendations for solo trial technology
I have my first civil jury trial coming up since hanging up my "shingle" as a solo.
Any recommendations for an ideal technology set up? Its not a very complicated issue (the entire case has like 30 small exhibits) so it is actually a go…
The Evernote Q&A, Tips & Tricks Thread
This thread is for questions and answers about Evernote, and for sharing your favorite tips and tricks.
You can also browse posts about Evernote on Lawyerist, and here is the old Evernote thread in the Lab.
Abacus Private Cloud / Desktop as a Service
Is anyone using Abacus Private Cloud, or have you taken a look at it? I've just had a demo, and I have a review account for testing purposes.
If you have any questions or comments, please let me know. I'm working on a
review/guide, and I'd like to …
I am moving from an executive suite to our own office (yeah!), but that brings with it new problems. After much research we decided to go with RingCentral (for at least a try) because the other hosted PBX's were just bigger than we need just yet (2.…
Encryption and File Organization with Dropbox and TrueCrypt
Does anyone have a decent, practical plan for organizing and encrypting files with Dropbox and TrueCrypt? I have an encrypted partition, but I also want to encrypt all files within the partition that get synced with Dropbox. Is there a way I can s…
Any favorites/suggestions for desktop search? I currently use Windows 7's built in search, which is slow. I am evaluating Copernic, which has worked OK for me for a few days, but I'm a little nervous given the comments on their Facebook page from pe…
Gmail - Paid Version
In a recent talk by Sam Glover, he referenced a paid version of Gmail where they do not scan your emails for targeted ads. I have done a fair amount of searching in Gmail, Google, and the Lawyerist Lab, but have failed in located this option. Can an…
We use Clio in my 5 person firm for general practice management and it works reasonably well. But Clie doesnt really do inbound marketing tracking - it's not easy to keep track of potential clients who need followup, or to run a report to say that 5…
This might be a stupid question but here goes. I have Office on my PC at work. I just bought a MacBook Pro and would like to install Office 365 on the MacBook and my iPad. Should I purchase the home or personal version of Office 365? The goal is…
Software for file splitting
Max file size for eFiling is 5 MB per file and 50 MB total per session in my county. Does anyone have software to recommend which efficiently splits larger files into smaller pieces that will meet "the file no larger than 5 MB requirement"?
Document scanning software
I am a solo practitioner, admitted to the Bar in July of 2013 at the age of 69. There's nothing like a second career after 30 years at Boeing and 10 years in retirement to reinvent myself. I have an HP PIXMA MX992 printer/scanner. The "image gard…
"Hold My Email"
According to this article in Mother Jones, shutting off your email on nights and weekends leads to higher-quality work and at least even productivity.
The problem is, apart from self control (I have none), how does one actually shut down email on…
Does anyone have experiene with eBillity.com to share?
My firm currently uses Rocket Matter for timekeeping and invoicing. We have frequent trouble with calendaring, and the client portal/document storage is clunky at best. It is great for timekeeping, though. We have used Clio in the past. It was al…
Clio and Amazon S3
Has anyone used this set up? My understanding is it will automatically back up all of your Clio Data to the cloud