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9 Great Non-Legal Apps That Lawyers Need

By Casey C. Sullivan, Esq. on March 16, 2016 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

There are plenty of legal apps out there. Some are great, but many are a bit meh. I don't know too many attorneys who need an app to tell them how many days remain between now and their next court appearance. (Most of us know how to use a calendar.)

But lawyers do need apps. Indeed, a few good apps can make an attorney's life much easier. They just aren't often legal apps. Here are nine that we suggest trying out.

1. Google Docs

If you use Google Docs, you need the Google Docs app. It's not a life changer, but it does allow you to create, edit, and share documents straight from your smartphone or tablet. If you need to access docs on the go, using the Google Docs app is much easier than dragging a laptop around with you everywhere.

2. Clear

Five bucks might be a lot to shell out for a simple list making app, but Clear is worth it -- especially if you're the kind of person who forgets everything that isn't written down. Clear has a quick, intuitive, and, frankly, beautiful interface that makes putting to-do lists together something you'll actually enjoy.

3. 1Password

You've got a million passwords that you can rarely keep straight. And constantly recovery or resetting passwords just makes the problem worse. Thankfully, 1Password can make keeping your passwords straight a bit easier. It creates a secure password for your accounts and keeps it on hand for you.

4. The Food Apps

There are a ton of food delivery apps out there and they're all pretty much the same. But all of them come in handy when you're working a late night, whether you're ordering Pad Thai through Seamless, fresh salad through Sprig, or gorging on Grubhub. We recommend testing out several and keeping the ones you like the best.

5. The Booze Apps

Did the bottle of whiskey in your drawer run out? There's no need to make an embarrassing mid-morning liquor store run. (Joking. Wait 'til noon at least.) Apps like Saucey, Drizly, and Thirstie will deliver booze straight to your door.

6. The Driving Apps

Got a meeting across town and worried about parking? Just test out Saucey and not feeling like a drive? Call a car, via an app. Uber and Lyft are most people's go-to car apps, but Blacklane can help you get around in a bit more style. Their on-demand car fleet is made up entirely of swanky vehicles like the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

7. 7 Minute Workout

If you need a quick workout, this app is great. Close your office door, boot up the 7 Minute Workout app, and have a refreshing, and refreshingly quick, exercise session.

8. HotelTonight

Stuck someplace late? Want to take a last-minute weekend vacay? Hotel Tonight can help save you money. It shows you available rooms nearby and around the globe and since you're booking them last minute, they're almost always steeply discounted.

9. Task Rabbit

If you're swamped at work and neglecting other parts of your life, Task Rabbit can be a lifesaver. Task Rabbit simply connects you with folks willing to run your errands for you, for a small fee. So if you forgot to drop off the dry cleaning, need to grab a present for your coworker, or want someone to repaint your living room, Task Rabbit can hook you up.

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