Legal professionals like lawyers are frequently on the move, whether from the courtroom to their office or from their office to their home; they are in motion. Mobile phones have got to the point where they offer almost everything, at least in terms of available software for productivity. For lawyers, this is one of the best things technology brought in the past decade.
With the new applications offering not just one service, lawyers do not even need that many applications to be productive. That does not mean that each of the applications does not have something to offer. Even a slight difference can mean downloading an app or not downloading it.
Dropbox is a cloud storage service. It is available on the desktop and on mobile devices. It is a cross-platform system, a beautifully designed software which allows you to sync your files and use them whether you are on a mobile device or on your PC. This application allows lawyers to manage their files no matter where they are, provided they have an internet connection, something now steadily available in cities, whether via WiFi or through solid data plans.
Asana is a productivity application. This term is thrown around frequently enough that people wonder which application is not a production application. Well, Asana was designed specifically for people who need to keep track of their tasks, share them with others, use tick boxes and even have a repeat function of those tasks. It is available on mobile devices and on desktop devices. It especially useful if working with people, as tasks can be organized without much effort.
Clio is similar to Asana, except that it was designed specifically with law firms in mind. The application does not come for free, however, unlike Asana, which has a free version. The developers behind Clio understand that law professionals need something better, something designed from the bottom up. Clio is that application, albeit the pricing is similar to any professional application, far from cheap.
Evernote is often described as a note-taking application. Applications developers tend to create minimalistic descriptions for their applications, especially having in mind the people who cannot be bothered to read the full description.
With Evernote, reading the full description is encouraged, as this application allows you to annotate any document you have and sync everything between your devices, alongside taking notes, which is its primary purpose. They even have plans for different types of needs, including a free one.
TeamViewer is a free application which allows you to take control of your devices from another device. You can control your phone via your computer and vice versa. This is useful when you need to send a file you forgot or to update something when not in physical reach of the other device. It also has subscription plans, depending on the size and need of your business.
These are the best applications a lawyer, or any other legal professional could use to increase their productivity.