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TECHNOLOGY FRANKLY SPEAKING

Apps for Lawyers – the Android List

By Jeffrey A. Franklin, Esquire

Jeffrey A. Franklin, Esquire, is chair of the BCBA’s Technology Committee, practices law with Prince Law Offices, P.C. and is a principal of Brightline Tech Solutions, LLC.

Most lawyers today carry iPhones and/or iPads, but many prefer Android powered smartphones or tablets. If you are looking for Apps for Lawyers – the Apple List, see the Spring 2016 issue of Berks Barrister https://issuu.com/nhgi/docs/barrister_spring_2016_ issuu/1. While my day-to-day phone and tablet are Apple devices, I also keep an Android phone and tablet around for special purposes and experimentation. Often lawyers ask me about an app for this or an app for that. Below is a list of some of the apps I use and some that other attorneys have recommended as well. In the electronic version of this article I have included links for many apps available in the Play Store and I also recommend App reviews on one of my favorite sites, The Droid Lawyer by Oklahoma attorney Jeffrey Taylor. Do you have a favorite app not on the list? Drop me an e-mail at JFranklin@BrightLineTechSolutions.com. Tips for Android • Keep your Android operating system up to date. • Add a PIN code, fingerprint, or design and then enable device encryption. • Install Android Device Manager for free tracking of your lost or stolen device: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.adm&hl=en • Select your favorite antivirus software; Lookout is the one I have used for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lookout&hl=en • The general Google apps are great. Give them a try: https://play.google.com/store/apps/dev?id=5700313618786177705&hl=en

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The Berks Barrister | Summer 2016  

The Berks Barrister is the official publication of the Berks County Bar Association. www.berksbar.org. The Berks Barrister is published by H...

The Berks Barrister | Summer 2016  

The Berks Barrister is the official publication of the Berks County Bar Association. www.berksbar.org. The Berks Barrister is published by H...