Top 10 BlackBerry apps for legal practitioners
Last issue, National brought you its list of Top 10 iPhone apps for Lawyers: Now, it’s BlackBerry’s turn.
There’s a reason why RIM’s BlackBerry is affectionately known as a “CrackBerry:” it’s addictive, and lawyers are the first to admit they’re hooked. They might wax poetic on the peace and quiet they enjoyed before the mobile device entered their lives, but most of them balk at leaving it at home for a day or — worse—turning it off. So why not make the most of everything it has to offer? BlackBerry might be playing catchup with the iPhone in terms of the quantity and scope of its applications, but there still are plenty of practical, highquality apps available from BlackBerryApp World that can make your day run a little bit smoother.
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2. A plus World Clock
This app comes in handy for lawyers with clients in different time zones. With up to 100 pre-set time zones at your fingertips, you won’t ever make the mistake of calling at 5 a.m. again.
Tracking your phone and e-mail activity is a breeze with BlackTrack. The daily or weekly activity reports help you manage and bill your time spent on calls and e-mail.
4. BeBuzz - LED Colors andAudible Reminders
Customize your BlackBerry your way. Want disco lights every time you get an e-mail? Customized vibrations for incoming calls? BeBuzz does it all, and it won’t suck the life from your battery.
5. trackIT Expense Edition
Most expenses are accumulated when we’re on the go, so having an expense app on your phone makes sense. trackIT makes exporting data to Quicken, MS Money, or Excel so easy, you’ll want to use this for both business and personal expenses.
6. Call Control
You get enough calls from legitimate clients and contacts; you don’t need to be disturbed by unwanted callers. Call Control has your back with its preloaded list of spam callers, plus it lets you create your own Blacklist.
7. The Canadian Press Mobile
Keep up with the world around you. There are several Canadian news apps for BlackBerry including the Canadian Press, The Globe and Mail, and Maclean’s.
8. Tax Receipts Toolbox
This app won’t help you reduce your taxes, but it will make keeping track of them a lot easier.
Using GPS, Poynt locates people, businesses, and attractions and works in several countries, including Canada. This one is a BlackBerry favourite.
10. File Manager Pro-Zip and File Utility
Paperwork and lawyers go hand-inhand. File Manager Pro is a must-have for viewing, sorting and storing documents on your BlackBerry.
Written by Rose Wilson