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TheFormTool Pro v. HotDocs
I've been playing around with these and wanted to start a thread to discuss these two products. There is a huge price differential between them, so it would be nice to know if TheFormTool Pro is sufficient to meet the needs of attorneys in solo prac…
Best Encryption for Google Drive
We've thought about switching over to Box or another service, but since we're already using Google Apps for 95 percent of everything else on our Google for Business account, we'd really like to stick to Google Drive. But I'm having a hell of a time …
How many monitors do you use?
For lawyers who spend hours crafting documents, a monitor is probably the most important part of a computer. Some lawyers swear by a big display. Others swear by more than one. And many probably just use whatever came with their computer. Let us kno…
Mac with Parallels or PC?
I use both a desktop and a laptop in my practice; in the main, I don't like having to bring my laptop home every night from the office. My desktop is a Windows 7 PC and my laptop is a 2012 MacBook Air. The PC is four years old and acting up, so I pl…
Solo looking for a program to keep track of existing and prospective clients, including client communication and potentially also value of work per client, etc. I am playing around with Highrise. I do not need to communicate with a team, just lookin…
Which apps can't you live without?
Which apps are the reason you own a smartphone or tablet, in other words?
For me, I think it is:
* Google Maps
(I'm not kidding about those last two. Synced-up contac…
What timekeeping and billing software do you use?
I'm working on a guide to timekeeping and billing software for lawyers, and I'm trying to get an idea of which are the most popular, and if there are any others I should include. Please vote for the one you use. If you vote Other or you would like t…
What's your favorite way to make coffee?
There are a ton of ways to make coffee, from good-old Mr. Coffee drip machines to exotic chemistry-lab-lookalike setups like Siphon. What's your favorite?
(We've got at least 7 different ways to make coffee in my house, but I've picked my own fav…
What is a suitable speed for a solo's office with one Mac, one Windows PC, one iPad Air Pro, two AirPrint printers, and one iPhone 6+? Is 40 MBps enough? How about 100 MBps? What about 1GBps -- is that overkill?
What practice management software do you use?
Help us figure out which is the most popular practice management software among members of the Lawyerist community.
If you answer Other or None, tell us more in the comments!
POLL CLOSED on 2015-10-15
This was fun, but in the end, it's impo…
Microsoft Access and practice managaement
Hey, I'm new to the boards but I've been reading the site for a while in preparation for opening a firm... to get to the point: I have a programming background and have worked in IT on and off between age fifteen and the present. I have been develop…
How do you define "the cloud"?
I'm trying to come up with a way to define the cloud for non-tech-savvy lawyers, but that won't get tech-savvy lawyers too fired up. Here's my first attempt at a short-and-simple-but-useful definition:
If you cannot put your hand on the comput…
Google Apps for practice management
I've tried a couple of practice management softwares, and feel I can really tackle the process without one (I have no employees at this point).
I'm starting up with Google Apps for Work, and would like to know if anyone uses this alone for organi…