Roundup of iOS Text Editing Apps

Great round up of text based note taking apps by Dr. Drang comparing Simperium’s Simplenote (iTunes link) , Hog Bay Software’s Plaintext (iTunes link) , Second Gear Software’s Elements (iTunes link) and Nuclear Element’s Nebulous Notes (iTunes link). His comparison looks at cost, sync, support for Smile Software’s TextExpander Touch (iTunes link), fonts, searching, […]

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Soundpaper: Notes + Audio on the iPad

Soundpaper There is no shortage of note taking apps for the iPad. Soundpaper (iTunes link) by David Estes distinguishes itself in this crowded space by pairing audio recording capabilities with its basic type entry notetaker in a unique way. The interface for Sounds pretty standard:  a file list in the left pane and the note […]

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Track Changes on the iPad – An Update

A short followup to my post yesterday about recommended Word compatible word processing apps for the iPad. A commenter on that post quickly pointed out that I didn’t talk about the ability to create and manage tracked changes. Quite correct, and I should have. I’ve more or less written off tracked changes support given […]

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Upcoming App: Paddock by ManyTricks

Take a look at this video demo of an upcoming app by ManyTricks called Paddock. Though the speed of the iPad minimizes lost efficiency in switching between apps,  (say from Safari to Mail), a windowed work environment could prove to be very useful in certain circumstances. I often draft a document or compose an […]

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iAnnotate Updated: PDF Annotation on iPad

Looks like iAnnotate, the leading tool for annotating PDF files on the iPad, has been updated. I haven’t used the update yet, but I have confirmed that it is in the App Store. Looks like lots of great improvements. The developer of iAnnotate just left a comment to my review from a couple weeks […]

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iPad Apps: How TabletLegal Surfs the App Store

I was just responding to a reader e-mail and thought the question and my (non-)answer would be worth sharing here. Reader Tom asks: Do you know of any reviews of iPad time tracking apps? I cannot remember if I have seen any, and I am interested in looking into one for my practice. I searched […]

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The iPad as a Legal Pad for Attorneys

Just this morning a colleague asked about whether he could use the iPad to replace his legal pad.  Perhaps unsurprisingly, I get this question a lot. I believe the question comes from the use of “pad” in the name and the similarity of the device’s form factor to a legal pad. Based on my […]

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