As a legal transcriptionist, accuracy and speed are critical skills. Good apps make work less daunting and save you precious time. If you want to streamline your transcription service and make use of some innovative technology, consider the following five of our favorites:
Fastcase lets you search legal terms and statues quickly. The app also allows you to browse, search, read and save legal information from a vast online legal library. With Fastcase, you can carry out a case search using a case name, keyword, date or jurisdiction. Upon running your search, you will see the first paragraph of the case, the time and the case name. After reading through the information you are looking for, you can save it in the ”saved documents’’ tools section in your device for future reference. You can also sync the collected materials to your desktop for easy access while at your computer.
Create, store, and share cloud content from Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides, Microsoft Office files, and Dropbox Paper alongside traditional files in Dropbox. This app offers a modern workspace that was designed to help you manage your busy work schedule. It puts your files together in one central place where you will find it easy to access from anywhere and at any time. And most importantly it offers a secure, distributed infrastructure—plus admin tools for control and visibility—keep your company’s data safe.
Grab screenshots, PDF’s or research articles from the web and save them in Evernote without exiting your browser. If you have found it difficult to save your research in an easy-to-organize-and-retrieve-later way, then Evernote’s Web Clipper might be just the thing you’re looking for. Shared notes are great for collaborating on projects. Evernote’s shared notebooks let you (and those you specify) view all documents and to-do lists that will make your make your jobs run much more smoothly.
Buffer works perfectly for legal transcriptionists with little time to waste on updating their social media accounts. It is super easy to use. You only need to install the Buffer app to help you connect with the entire world and your colleagues in one click of a button. This app manages your accounts, such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Buffer app allows you to schedule posts or tweets and have them sent out at a specified time. It also enables you to draft posts and coordinate with your team quickly.
Black’s Law is the most widely used law dictionary in the United States. It’s the reference of choice for terms in legal briefs and court opinions and has been cited as a secondary legal authority in many U.S. Supreme Court cases. A tried and true reference; it’s been in use for more than 100 years. It has over 15,000 legal terms and is a must-have item in the legal transcription world. We keep a desktop reference and utilize the free online Black’s Law dictionary App that works perfectly on any mobile device.
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