How to Use iPads for Depositions

courtroom-technologyYour iPad is probably a huge part of your life. You use it for entertainment, to check your email, and to play around on your apps and pretty much run your life. But did you know that you could use your iPad for a legal deposition? That’s right, that little tablet can go to work with you too. Read on to find out all about using iPads for depositions!

IPads and tablets in general have been pretty popular among consumers ever since they came out. Now legal teams are incorporating these handy little pieces of technology in the courtroom! They’re now using their iPads to make read client files and make notes for them outside the office, access client files during depositions, and more. This can be a time saver when it comes to retrieving needed information because it’s quicker than sifting through papers and material files.

An iPad can serve different functions depending on the app that you use! With more apps than ever, you can use your iPad in so many new and convenient ways. For instance, use your iPad to access and review client files on Dropbox, a well-known file-sharing software program that can be downloaded for free!

Dropbox of course has an app on the market so with just the touch of one little button you can get a treasure trove of resources at your fingertips. Dropbox on your computer and iPad will let you share files and access them on either device, constantly updating, changing, accessing or adding onto files so that it is always up to date! Signing up for a free account is easy, and if you want to upgrade to a pro account to take advantage of great storage (up to 500 GB), feel free– you can do that at any time.

Benefits of Dropbox:

  • You can access files from anywhere
  • Free has 2 GB of storage
  • Pro comes with 500 GB storage, only $9.99 a month
  • Easy to share files
  • Not too expensive to upgrade to more space
  • Files too large to email can be shared
  • Serves as a backup for your files in case of hard drive crash

You can also check your email and access virtually anything digital using your iPad! Now you don’t have to run back and forth to grab physical files. Your work life will be so massively improved. Many professionals are using iPads as a matter of course these days, so it’s easy to see how these tablets are going to be integrated more in the future when they are utilized so often now.

Dropbox is one of the most frequently use apps on the tablet in this line of work, but there are bound to be many more if the professional world keeps using apps and tech like this. If you don’t have an iPad, it may be time to consider getting one. If the convenience is greater than the cost, consider purchasing one or try borrowing a friend’s to try out the services. It may be well worth the money in added convenience and productivity!

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