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August 17, 2021

10 Best Apps for Lawyers to Improve Productivity and Work Smarter in 2021

Stop scrambling to figure out how to manage your legal practice effectively and grow your business. Our team did in-depth research on the best apps and software to organize your legal business in 2021 with our 10 must-have apps for lawyers. They do everything from time tracking to signing documents on the go. Share this blog post with your colleagues and help them achieve more in managing their daily legal practice.

1. Grammarly

Grammarly is a software that checks your English writing grammar and tells where it went wrong and how to fix it. It’s important when you are writing long texts or even communicate with clients to quickly check whether you have any spelling errors. You can adjust Grammarly’s feedback according to your genre-specific writing style – informal, formal, and so on.

Learn more about Grammarly

2. NetDocuments

“When lawyers can spend less time searching and more time doing, when they can stop playing hide-and-seek with their documents, and know that they never have to sacrifice productivity for security – they become free to Work Inspired.”

NetDocuments is a document management software that helps law firms organize their important case files, emails, or any other confidential documents. NetDocuments comes with a rich set of features that enable lawyers to collaborate tightly. For instance, it integrates with Microsoft 365, Microsoft Outlook, and Adobe Acrobat to offer legal professionals a seamless flow of data across these platforms.

NetDocument Website

By the way, if you’d like to work with your legal documents in one place, try using document management software that is built-in to Jusnote. Store an unlimited number of legal documents in one system and fully work with them. Save local or cloud documents, images, and presentations in Jusnote, and then find files you’re looking for in seconds using our global search.

3. Toggl

“With Toggl Track, time tracking is a piece of cake”

As with a Timekeeper in Jusnote, Toggl helps lawyers track time spent on clients’ cases and tasks. Put a timer into any web tool and allows quick real-time productivity tracking with all the data stored on your Toggl account. Whether you use Trello, Slack, Asana, Todoist, Jira, Notion, or one of the 100+ integrated tools, start tracking time without opening a new tab. Toggl Track timer can now also fill your Pomodoro needs through automated reminders.

If you were looking for Toggl Button, you're in the right place -> we've just rebranded as Toggl Track, but the functionality of the extension remains the same (and we also switched colors a bit as well).

Toggl Website

4. CamScanner

Legal work demands a ton of paperwork. And if you were to carry the physical burden of all your important documents, you would soon develop chronic back pain. But you can save that expensive visit by using a tool like CamScanner —a mobile-based document scanning app.

CamScanner Website

5. Jusnote Software

Jusnote is cloud-based legal software that significantly simplifies the process of managing and growing your law company.

From time tracking to case management, from working with documents to track tasks progress, Jusnote became a one centralized system for tens of thousands of lawyers and law firms around the world. Today Jusnote is one of the fastest-growing legal technology companies in the world and has leading positions among cloud-based software for legal professionals.

The system offers a 7-day free trial and three subscription plans for different needs and sizes of a law firm. Try the system for free today.

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6. DropBox

DropBox is a great document storage app for lawyers. It offers in-document searching for enterprise-level accounts, so you can find what you need swiftly. DropBox is one of the oldest and most popular cloud storage services in use today.

DropBox Website

7. Penultimate

If you like the tactile sensation of writing, it’s worth trying out an app that lets you store your handwritten thoughts electronically. Penultimate is one of the best note-taking apps for lawyers. Need to take notes by hand but also need to stay organized? Evernote syncs with Penultimate and processes your notes so that you can search for handwritten text within the app.

Penultimate Page

8. Microsoft Teams

Due to the situation in the world right now, more and more teams start communicating online, using various corporate messengers. We have Slack, Mattermost, Fleep but the best one, as for us in Jusnote, is Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft Teams is the way to go for your business if you’re looking for a tool that will keep your workspace well-organized. Each channel contains three default tabs – Posts, Files, and Wiki – and your employees can add more. Just pin the most important and frequently used documents, apps, and web pages for easier and quicker access. Also, whether you need to chat with your colleague or the whole staff across the organization, have a meeting with a client, work on documents in real-time with your peers, plan tasks for you and your team or use third-party apps – you can do it all right in Teams.

Microsoft teams Website

9. Spark Email

Spark is a nimble email app by Readdle that intelligently sorts incoming emails into quick categories, such as personal, notifications, and newsletters for easy sorting. Gesture controls let you quickly sort through your mail, and you can also pin important messages, create one-button quick replies, or snooze messages for later attention.

Spark features integration with a variety of apps and services, and emails can be saved as PDFs for reference. There’s also a nice set of collaboration features for teams to privately share and discuss emails, with shared commenting, drafts, and delegation. The app supports iCloud, Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, Exchange, and other popular email providers.

Spark Website

10. Fastcase

Fastcase is the world’s largest free mobile law library. It’s an indispensable app for attorneys practicing law away from the office. Fastcase also integrates with Clio, allowing users to accurately keep track of time spent on legal research. So, Fastcase has the potential of becoming a must-have for legal practices.

Fastcase Website

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