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Mobile Transcript [legal] [transcript]

mobile transcript2Each month I highlight web or mobile apps that are useful to lawyers. Sometimes the apps are developed specifically for lawyers and other times I feature non-legal apps that are nevertheless interesting to lawyers.

Today’s app is Mobile Transcript. This app allows lawyers to review deposition and court transcripts right on their iPhone, iPad, or Android device.

Why you want it: This app makes it easy for you to review digital copies of transcripts no matter where you are. No more lugging around large files and heavy transcripts. Instead, once the transcript is uploaded to the app, you can read, highlight, and email selected portions of the transcript to another lawyer or your assistant. And, the app logs your billable time as you use it.

The reviews:

The good:

The reviews of this app are from 2011 and 2010, but even back then, when the app was only available for smartphones, both reviewers generally praised the ease of use, functionality and utility of the app. Of course, since these reviews were written, a number of other apps have been released that aid in reviewing transcripts. But most aren’t free like this one is.

The bad:

There are some negatives. First, you have to create an account on the website associated with the app in order to use it. And with the free version, only participating court reporters can upload transcripts. But if you’d prefer, you can upgrade your account so that you can then upload transcripts on your own. Also important to note is that unlike other similar apps, aside from highlighting, you’re unable to annotate or otherwise mark up transcripts using this app.

The nitty gritty:

–Nicole Black

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