The WestlawNext iPad app has undergone a bit of a makeover, and the new changes are getting rave reviews.
The biggest enhancement is the app's new offline capabilities. No longer do you need to carry a stack of case law and statutes when you're away from your desk. Now you can save documents to your iPad and view them offline.
You can even make notes and continue highlighting -- all new edits will be ported to your online account once you reconnect to the Internet.
This is great for those random moments of genius, which tend to occur at the most inopportune times. With the WestlawNext iPad app, you can notate a case or statute no matter where you are.
Jeff Richardson of review blog iPhone J.D. finds the new capabilities easy to use, calling the app "powerful enough to satisfy all of your legal research needs." He enjoys the ability to "lean back in a chair, run some searches, and think creatively."
He also named the WestlawNext iPad app the "best way to do quick legal research" in the courtroom. It's better than shuffling through papers or erecting a laptop monitor between you and the jurors.
It's also much easier to present an iPad to a judge than an unwieldy laptop.
In addition to offline capabilities, the app now recognizes a user's online delivery preferences; syncs KeyCite flags; and provides access to folders shared with another subscriber.
The WestlawNext iPad app is free to Westlaw Next subscribers.
[Note: WestlawNext is owned by Thomson Reuters, which also owns FindLaw.]
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