Best Smartphone Apps for LS

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Best Smartphone Apps for LS

Postby GobiasIndustries » Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:09 am

I didn't see a dedicated thread to this anywhere, but I thought it might be useful to try and collect some good smartphone apps that help with various aspects of law school. I assume the majority of law students have an iPhone/Android/BB/whatever, so I'm sure it'll be helpful.

I'll try and update this post as we get suggestions but I can't promise anything!

EDIT: Maybe if you have a suggestion, specify whether it's free or paid. Might help in the big list.

iPhone
BarBri (free)
Black's Law Dictionary ($50)
Dropbox (free)
Essential Law Dictionary ($10)
Evernote (free)
Law in a Flash Series; Multiple Subjects ($40 each)
LawStack (free)
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Re: Best Smartphone Apps for LS

Postby CG614 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:12 am

I like this thread. Good idea. I am thinking some of the multi-tasking apps would be useful. I have yet to purchase any, but would love to hear others thoughts.

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Re: Best Smartphone Apps for LS

Postby T14_Scholly » Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:14 am

No actually, this thread isn't helpful at all. Because there are only a handful of smartphone apps worth using for anything, let alone law school.

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Re: Best Smartphone Apps for LS

Postby tintin » Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:23 am

T14_Scholly wrote:No actually, this thread isn't helpful at all. Because there are only a handful of smartphone apps worth using for anything, let alone law school.


nice 'tar :lol:

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Re: Best Smartphone Apps for LS

Postby CG614 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:27 am

T14_Scholly wrote:No actually, this thread isn't helpful at all. Because there are only a handful of smartphone apps worth using for anything, let alone law school.


You, my friend, are wrong. If even one app is mentioned that marginal helps, then this thread is helpful. Your post on this thread, however, is utterly useless. Good day.

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Re: Best Smartphone Apps for LS

Postby matrix637 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:28 am

black's law dictionary -iphone
Essential Law dictionary -iphone
Law in a Flash series (Torts, Crim Law, Con Law,...) -iphone

I am just a 0L, so I don't really know the usefulness of these apps.

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Re: Best Smartphone Apps for LS

Postby jwalsh16 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:29 am

SI Swimsuit App.....everybody needs a distraction

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Re: Best Smartphone Apps for LS

Postby nealric » Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:21 pm

barbri app

I actually used it for the MPRE- it basically replicates what you do in the barbri classes.

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Re: Best Smartphone Apps for LS

Postby SamSeaborn2016 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:26 pm

matrix637 wrote:black's law dictionary -iphone
Essential Law dictionary -iphone
Law in a Flash series (Torts, Crim Law, Con Law,...) -iphone

I am just a 0L, so I don't really know the usefulness of these apps.


I wasn't aware there was a Black's Law Dictionary app for the iphone. That is pretty neat. Not sure if it is $50 neat, though.

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Re: Best Smartphone Apps for LS

Postby matrix637 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:30 pm

SamSeaborn2016 wrote:
matrix637 wrote:black's law dictionary -iphone
Essential Law dictionary -iphone
Law in a Flash series (Torts, Crim Law, Con Law,...) -iphone

I am just a 0L, so I don't really know the usefulness of these apps.


I wasn't aware there was a Black's Law Dictionary app for the iphone. That is pretty neat. Not sure if it is $50 neat, though.


jailbreak ftw. :D

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Re: Best Smartphone Apps for LS

Postby SAE » Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:33 pm

matrix637 wrote:
SamSeaborn2016 wrote:
matrix637 wrote:black's law dictionary -iphone
Essential Law dictionary -iphone
Law in a Flash series (Torts, Crim Law, Con Law,...) -iphone

I am just a 0L, so I don't really know the usefulness of these apps.


I wasn't aware there was a Black's Law Dictionary app for the iphone. That is pretty neat. Not sure if it is $50 neat, though.


jailbreak ftw. :D

I take it, it's not IP law that you are pursuing.. :D

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Re: Best Smartphone Apps for LS

Postby applytherightway » Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:54 pm

Spam.

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Re: Best Smartphone Apps for LS

Postby beach_terror » Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:05 pm

I know this is the opposite of the point of this thread, but I'm considering bagging my smart phone for law school. It'll save me on data plan charges, and I wont worry about it being a distraction. Anyone else thinking of doing this?

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Re: Best Smartphone Apps for LS

Postby BriaTharen » Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:14 pm

beach_terror wrote:I know this is the opposite of the point of this thread, but I'm considering bagging my smart phone for law school. It'll save me on data plan charges, and I wont worry about it being a distraction. Anyone else thinking of doing this?


The exact reason why I did not upgrade to an iPhone when I got a new phone 2 weeks ago.

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Re: Best Smartphone Apps for LS

Postby firebreathingliberal » Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:22 pm

Evernote

This is software/app that you can get for your computer/ipod touch/iphone that lets you sync notes you take in the program on your pc with your phone and you can capture notes from the internet as well.

So for example, you can capture a case off westlaw and have it avail on your phone to read. Or you can take notes and such and review them from your phone without having your laptop out.

Also... it's free

Or you can just buy the iPad: --LinkRemoved--

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Re: Best Smartphone Apps for LS

Postby traehekat » Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:23 pm

firebreathingliberal wrote:Evernote

This is software/app that you can get for your computer/ipod touch/iphone that lets you sync notes you take in the program on your pc with your phone and you can capture notes from the internet as well.

So for example, you can capture a case off westlaw and have it avail on your phone to read. Or you can take notes and such and review them from your phone without having your laptop out.

Also... it's free

Or you can just buy the iPad: --LinkRemoved--


The iPad - just another thing you can't buy with $145,000 in debt.

That said, I played with one the other day... it was pretty sweet.

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Re: Best Smartphone Apps for LS

Postby GobiasIndustries » Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:27 am

I use Dropbox pretty constantly with just my day-to-day stuff, so I think it'll be invaluable during school. You install it on your Mac or PC, and then it basically acts as a folder where you can drop stuff that you want backed up to the cloud. You can access your Dropbox files via their website (on any computer; just log in) and the iPhone app lets you view and manage them.

There's also an app called LawStack that's just a collection of documents - the Constitution, Federal Rules, etc. I'm sure having that around can't hurt.

Both are free.

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Re: Best Smartphone Apps for LS

Postby MC Southstar » Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:29 am

T14_Scholly wrote:No actually, this thread isn't helpful at all. Because there are only a handful of smartphone apps worth using for anything, let alone law school.


This.

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Re: Best Smartphone Apps for LS

Postby JustE » Thu May 03, 2012 1:23 am

This seemed a bit dated... Bump for new apps

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Re: Best Smartphone Apps for LS

Postby ShastaNikki » Wed May 09, 2012 4:31 pm

I saw there's a DroidLaw app now, for Android devices...haven't looked at it a lot, but there's free and purchasable "add-ons" for it...I think the app store said they were getting rid of it completely this summer and launching a new version, though.

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Re: Best Smartphone Apps for LS

Postby BriaTharen » Wed May 09, 2012 5:57 pm

Caved and got a smartphone. I recommend TheChive Pro for non-laptop classes




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