60 Apps in 60 Minutes 2012: ABA TechShow

03 Apr 60 Apps in 60 Minutes 2012: ABA TechShow

Last week I was at the ABA TechShow in Chicago where I presented the ever popular 60 Apps in 60 Minutes with Jeff Richardson of iPhone J.D. and Brett Burney of Macs in Law. As in past years, our giant room was filled to the brim with people standing in the back – a true testiment to the popularity of the iPad amongst legal professionals.

This was the best 60 Apps presentatation in the two years that I’ve been involved. To make it a little easier to find what you need, I’ve reorganized things into a few categories. We have a great roundup of new apps, old favorites, utilities and a few just for fun. So check out the list below and pick up some of your favorites!

Legal Specific

Word Processing and Note Taking

  • CloudOn – use full versions of Microsoft Word, Excel PowerPoint through the cloud
  • SoundNote – note taker and audio recorder, links notes to audio
  • Notability – note taking app with audio recordings, PDF annotation, word processing and handwriting support
  • Notes Plus – note taking app with typing, voice recording and powerful functions to organize your notes
  • Documents to Go – Microsoft Office suite compatible file editor
  • WPD Viewer for iPad – viewer for WordPerfect files
  • Phraseology – text editor with writing analysis and text rearrangingbtools

PDF Management, Creation and Annotation

  • GoodReader – file manager and PFF annotation tool
  • PDF Pen – PDF annotation tool with iCloud support
  • Adobe Reader – PDF viewer
  • PDF Provider – Create PDFs from other files all on the ads
  • PDF Expert – powerful PDF annotation with forms and page management


  • ConferencePad – present PDF presentations to up other iPads in the room
  • GoToMeeting – attend video conferences via iPad
  • Keynote – powerful presentation builder, exports to PowerPoint (if you must)
  • Keynote Remote – control your Mac or iPad Keynote presentation from your iPhone

General Productivity

RSS / News / Social

Lifestyle / Games / Photo / Entertainment


  • AirDisplay – extend your desktop onto your iPad
  • Reminders – task manager on iPhone and iPad, Siri aware, built into iOS 5
  • LaunchCenter – create shortcuts for common tasks
  • Voice Brief – reads the weather,your calendar, the news and more

Travel / Location

  • GateGuru – get advice on terminal resources while traveling
  • HipMunk – search for airfares, hotels and cars; avoid agony
  • Sit or Squat– public restroom locator with ratings
  • AppStart – beautifully desgned magazine of app recommendations

Hope to do it again next year at ABA TechShow April 4–6, 2013!

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