Whenever you move to a new platform, there’s always the nagging worry that you’ll have to leave your key systems and tried-and-true applications behind. However, if you’re a legal firm wanting to take advantage of the increased flexibility, productivity and access offered by mobile working, we have good news: most of your key apps are already on iPad.
As well as creating cloud-based versions of their existing applications (which can be accessed from any Mac or PC with a web browser), lots of legal-centric software companies are rolling out iOS apps that will help you carry out key processes on the go.
Voice to text
Dictation programs like BigHand, Dragon and Winscribe have already made the move to iOS, so users can simply dictate into their iOS device (which is always to hand) rather than submitting documents for transcription. Get started on the App Store.
Our top recommendation is Workshare, the first app to let fee earners securely edit, annotate, share and collaborate on documents online or offline. Get started on the App Store.
Stay connected and secure with apps like Mimecast, which will integrate with your office-bound systems to give workers 24/7 access to all their email functionality – even if your email server is down. Get started on the App Store.
Document management solutions (DMS)
Move from cumbersome paper systems to browser-based, always-on services that can be accessed from any device, so you can be the first (and most informed) firm to respond to a potential client. Find out how Fentons Solicitors LLP benefitted.
By Liz Sunter