Here’s our latest round-up of legal, ediscovery and legal IT sector apps. We’ve got paperless depositions from eDepoze + mobile DMS from Worldox + conveyancing from Red Rain in Australia + employment & benefits law from Mayer Brown + a UK guide to legal places from LexisNexis + Android time recording from Smart WebParts
• eDepoze LLC has released version 1.6 release of its paperless deposition software, increasing overall efficiency and value with feature enhancements throughout the product and a more robust Web App. With this release, eDepoze is strengthening the security and overall user experience of the software to make it more usable for a traditional deposition workflow. New organizational features – including exhibit logs and date and time stamping – save time and make it easier for attorneys to navigate the overall deposition as it evolves. eDepoze launched its Web App in December, providing browser-based access to the software for participants unable to access the software via an iPad. With the version 1.6 update, the Web App has been improved to provide a full-feature experience that rivals that of the iPad App.
Additional features in the latest release include: Full-page document viewing experience on the iPad App, with enhanced annotation tool interface, portrait orientation support, and easier navigation + Support for new document file formats, including JPG, PNG, GIF and TIFF. eDepoze, which offers Relativity integration, was created by litigator Shawn Kennedy to improve the paper deposition process by combining a cloud-based repository with an iPad or web-based interface. http://edepoze.com
• World Software Corporation (www.worldox.com) has expanded its mobility suite and is proud to announce the availability of the new Worldox for iOS apps in the Apple iTunes App Store. The apps give users remote access to the Worldox document management system directly via either the new Worldox iPhone app or Worldox iPad app, v.2. These apps provide access to the core features of the Worldox document management system and include integration with the Good Dynamics platform for enhanced security and privacy. The apps include access to the same Worldox search forms, Favorite Files, Workspaces, Favorite Matters and other features that exist in the desktop application.
• The Red Rain Corporation in Australia has released its latest mobile app: RedView Convey. The app is designed to give property buyers and sellers access to key information from their conveyancer via their mobile phone. Convey allows property buyers and sellers to: See if there have been any updates to their matter + See their matter’s next important date + View their matter’s overall progress + Quickly access key documents + Message directly within the firm’s system environment + Get information about frequently asked questions at the tap of a screen.
“There has been significant effort over the last few years around e-conveyancing and electronic settlement processing,” said Stephen Butler, Red Rain’s CEO. “But there has been little innovation to assist the property buyer and seller. RedView Convey is that innovation By integrating with back office systems, Convey lets law firms and conveyancing professionals automatically share matter data with their clients to keep them up to date with what is happening. Homebuyers already look to their mobile phone for news, banking, communication and more. RedView Convey keeps them in the loop for one of the biggest financial transactions of their lives, using a technology they’re already familiar with.” Further details on the product can be seen here www.slideshare.net/RedRainCorp/red-view-convey-features
• Mayer Brown has announced the launch of its Employment & Benefits app. The innovation, which is Mayer Brown’s first multi–functional, mobile application for clients, follows the recent launch of the firm’s first ebook: A Global Guide to Restrictive Covenants. The Employment & Benefits app has been designed to give clients user-friendly access to thought leadership, alerts and contact information on employment and pensions lawyers across Asia, Europe and the US. The app, which is designed for iOS devices (iPhone/iPad), can be downloaded FREE from the Apple iTunes App Store by searching Mayer Brown. An android version will be available at a later date.
On the app home page there are tabs for News, Publications and a global directory that can be searched by individual and office location and events. Clients can also personalise the app using the Preferences tab, which enables users to subscribe to the content that is of most interest to them and uses push technology to deliver update notifications. Finally there is a Document Editor tab for storing downloaded publications. Other features included in the app are an events calendar and a dedicated tab with links to all Mayer Brown podcasts, including UK employment law, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, International Arbitration and others.
• LexisNexis UK has launched My Legal Places, a FREE legal app for Apple iPhone. The easy-to-use resource enables users to locate your nearest police stations, law courts, Citizen Advice Bureau and community legal offices. After selecting the service required, the application provides the user with a number of possible options, in both a list and map format. The map identifies key locations, with easily identifiable customised icons, that can be bookmarked. This easy to navigate application enables the user to locate and get in touch with the right service in the way they want to, when and where they need it. LexisNexis produced the application in partnership with Fry IT, a provider of open source technologies. It can be downloaded from the Apple iTunes App store. www.lexisnexis.co.uk/en-uk/my-legal-places-app.page
• Finally… something for Android users. Smart WebParts has announced the availability of Smart Time Mobile for Android smartphones. Smart Time for the Android is a native mobile time entry app that makes it easy for professionals to record hours anywhere at any time. “It’s no secret mobile technology has dramatically changed the face of law,” said Todd Gerstein, CEO & co-founder of Smart WebParts. “According to the most recent ABA Legal Technology Survey, over 90% of attorneys use smartphones, and an ever-increasing number use tablets. Attorneys now live in a ‘work anywhere, anytime’ environment and the same should be true for mobile time entry.”
Smart Time integrates with Aderant, Thomson Reuters Elite, Microsoft Dynamics, LexisNexis and other leading time and billing systems. Smart Time Mobile is now available in the Google Play Store at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.smartwebparts.smarttime You can test it for free. Downloading the app gives you default access to a sample time and billing database.