iPad Apps for Faculty and Students
With much thanks to Terrye Conroy, the Assistant Director of Legal Research Instruction for the Law School's Legal Research, Analysis & Writing program, here are some useful iPad and Android applications, as well as resource sites on iPad apps for teaching, scholarship and productivity. Please note that many "free" apps are limited and require an upgrade to maximize their use.
Blogs and CALI Presentations
- The Legal iPad Revolution by Deborah Ginsberg (CALI Conference June 2012)
- Mobile Applications for Law Students and Lawyers (UCLA School of Law)
- Mobile Apps (Legal Productivity Blog)
Guides for Apps
- Android Apps in the Legal Academy (UFL)
- Apps for Law School and the Legal Profession (Maurer School of Law Library, Indiana University)
- Eleven Must Have Apps for Lawyers (ABA Law Journal)
- iPad Apps in the Legal Academy (UFL)
- Mobile Apps for Law Students (Cleveland Marshall College of Law Library, Cleveland State University)
- Mobile Device Resources for Law Professors and Students (Thurgood Marshall Law Library, University of Maryland School of Law)
- Most Popular Apps for Lawyers (ABA Tech Survey)
- Teaching with the iPad, by Mike Brown, USC's Best Institute
- Top IPad Apps for Lawyers (ABA GP Solo)
Apps for Legal Research
- HeinOnline (working on password/access)
- LexisAdvance (use your user/password)
- Rulebook: The Bluebook (group pricing available for faculty)
- WestlawNext (use your user/password)
Apps for Presenting
- 2Screens: A document manager and viewer application, which also has an integrated web browser and whiteboard.
- ShowMe & Educreations: Free apps that allow you to create whiteboard video lessons and tutorials.
Apps for Productivity/Scholarship
- Box (free): Another cloud based app that allows you to backup, sync & share in the cloud.
- CloudOn (free): Use Microsoft Office with your iPad (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel). Links to DropBox, Box & Google Drive. CloudOn has an Android version as well. site.
- DropBox (free): A cloud based app that allows you to backup, sync and share your files over all your computers. Dropbox has an Apple, PC and Android version as well. You can also login to Dropbox via a browser and access your files as well on their cloud site.
- Evernote: Evernote is an all encompassing application. It allows you to save notes, files, web pages, images and allows you to sync them on all your computers and devices. It also allows you to share your files and collaborate with other users. It has versions for Apple IOS, Android, Windows and MAC OS.
- Notability: A powerful Apple iOS app that allows users to create notes, presentations, annotate documents, record audio, fill out application forms and more.
- Pocket: An Apple iOS/Android/Kindle Fire app that allows you to store web articles, videos, images and more to view later or offline.
These applications allow you to annotate existing documents, including writing comments, highlight text and other features.
- Adobe Reader (free)
- GoodReader: A PDF annotation application
- iAnnotate: Another PDF annotation application that allows you to markup and share PDFs as well.
Other Teaching with Technology Resources
These are applications for structuring, presenting, and sharing digital information.
- PollEverywhere (free for small user group)
- Snagit (not free), from Techsmith
- Voicethread: Online conversations with multimedia (basic is free)