One of the most interesting options for mapping demonstratives and exhibits is Google Earth Pro. It used to be prohibitively expensive at $399.00 but now with the GEPFREE promo code any lawyer or law student can download and install it for free. Google Earth Pro opens up a whole new realm of demonstrative and exhibit possibilities. With the Movie Maker and Path functions you can create virtual flyovers of locations and re-create the movement of key elements of any case. … More Google Earth Pro is Free and Useful
The first thing any serious OneNote user wants to do is install Onetastic, a set of add-ins and macros that will take your organization and preparation to the next level. In this post I’ll share some of the must have Onetastic macros to download, and provide a brief step by step to installing this free fantastic Onetastic add-on! … More A Lawyer’s Onetastic Starter Kit
Normally I take all my notes in OneNote, one of the best digital ink experiences around. It seems Microsoft took that knowledge and expanded it to the new freeform digital ink markup tool in Edge, and you know what? It is a very convenient way to take notes, and makes a perfect introduction to digital ink for those that haven’t experienced it! It’s called Edge Web Notes. Let me show you how to get started! … More The Leading Edge (Browser!) in Digital Ink
Surface Pro is a better device to make the transition from an analog lawyer to a digital attorney. It represents the best of how we used to do our work (pen) and the best of the future (flexible tablet computing devices that fit our workflow). When I set out to take the less paper route I started with the iPad. It didn’t do everything that I needed. I couldn’t multitask with multiple programs and instances of a single program running at once. Transferring files onto the device was a chore in the early days, and still relies on another PC to manage the files. I could only do one thing at a time, write notes, or review a document for a case never both. The iPad is a device that requires a full PC to do the content creation and organization, I wanted to have one device to create and consume, to handwrite and reference, a legal pad and trial notebook that was courtroom friendly. The Surface Pro line has brought my goal of a digital legal pad and trial notebook replacement to life. Let me tell you why. … More Forbidden Fruit? Why the Surface Pro 4 is better than the iPad Pro for litigators.
If you are a serious OneNote user you need to be using the desktop version (either 2013 or 2016). For now, this is still the best version of OneNote to use to create your notebooks and organize them with the full set of features and plug-ins / add-ons like Onetastic! … More Setting OneNote 2013 (desktop) as your Default Version in Windows 10