How Lawyers Use Dropbox

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Monday, 09 February 2015 10:44

dropbox for attorneysDropbox is an online storage vault for your files that syncs with a designated folder on your computer and across mobile devices. It’s increasingly popular with lawyers as the 2014 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report indicates, with 65.3% of lawyers downloading Dropbox in 2014, up from only 15.2% the prior year. Here are stories from lawyers who use Dropbox.
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Automatically track your e-mail and smartphone time

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Monday, 06 January 2014 08:58

time billingNow you can keep track of your billable hours at your Mac, PC, iPhone, or Android - automatically.


A vast amount of money is lost annually from the professional consulting industries in South Africa

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Monday, 13 August 2012 14:06

Andrew Johnston smallWith the advent of technologies used in day to day business especially mobile phones and internet, professionals are now easier to get hold of and clients are often able to circumvent the professional’s administration structures. The problem is that often these professionals are handing out hours of free advice either by phone or e-mail.


Free online RSVP system

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Monday, 03 May 2010 17:30

rsvp_logoHere is a great application which caters for all occasions and events and is free to use for home and business. What I liked about the Saas application was that you still send out your invitation as you normally would - for me it was Outlook merge - then RSVPhere does the rest all online.


Chrometa now free to SA law students 4 ever

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Monday, 08 February 2010 16:23
chrometa_logoBrett Owens, co-founder of Chrometa says, "We’re excited to announce that we are now providing free licenses of Chrometa for law students, including those in South Africa, as requested by Tech4Law! The idea spawned from a conversation that we were having with the fine folks who run Social Media Law Student. We were originally planning to offer a steep discount on Chrometa for students in their listening audience…

10 simple ways to save on Deeds Office, CIPRO, and credit searching

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Wednesday, 04 March 2009 17:13

deedDeeds Office search costs are often overlooked, since all search costs are disbursed to the end client. What firms don't realize is that invariably they recover a standard amount anyway - typically around R80 per matter.


The best free software of 2009

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Friday, 27 February 2009 13:23

pcmag_logoThe best things in life are actually often free. Here, a list of 173 of the best things in life: free software, for launching apps, networking, backup, synchronization, entertainment, and more.



10 simple ways to save on Deeds Office, CIPRO, and credit searching.

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Thursday, 29 January 2009 07:37

deedDeeds Office search costs are often overlooked, since all search costs are disbursed to the end client. What firms don't realize is that invariably they recover a standard amount anyway - typically around R80 per matter. That means, however, that whatever they spend on searching is still a cost against that income amount. So how can you reduce your search costs?


Save costs by managing software licenses (Nov'08)

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Thursday, 30 October 2008 08:25

savemoneyApproximately 40% of money spent on acquiring a basic PC for a law firm is the cost of the operating system and an MS Office license. Add any other software components (and there usually are) and the software costs quickly exceed the hardware costs.


Access to South African legislation now free

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Monday, 27 January 2014 17:54

onlline free law resourcesMany aspects of our daily lives involve laws: registration of births and deaths, marriage, divorce, writing of wills, employing and firing employees, living in a sectional title home, paying income tax, to name a few. For the man in the street access to up-to-date versions of South African legislation will henceforth be free of charge.This is thanks to the joint venture between the University of Pretoria and the South African Legal Information Institute (SAFLII) which was launched on Tuesday by Judge Edwin Cameron of the Constitutional Court.


60% Saving on Electricity for PCs

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Monday, 18 March 2013 13:28

save power PCFor no good reason, most computers are left powered-on during non-working hours, resulting in a significant waste of energy. Because of the rapid rise in energy prices and an increasing environmental legislation, organisations like yours are seeking new and innovative solutions to a more efficient power consumption.



Save up to 68% of your print costs

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Monday, 25 October 2010 13:48

pretonToner and Ink Saving Software Company, Preton Ltd, announced last month the test results accumulated by the independent research advisor and consultant, bradham360 Ltd. and Industry Analysts, Inc. The test results, as established by bradham360 Ltd and Industry Analysts, Inc, proved that when employing the PretonSaver solution on a mixed content document (with text, graphics, and images), savings of 68.8% were achieved.


Chrometa offers Tech4Law subscribers a 20% discount

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Monday, 22 March 2010 15:28
chrometa_logoChrometa, creator of its proprietary automatic time tracking software, is proud to offer Tech4Law readers a special discount of 20%. Please use promo code "TECH4LAW" when checking out to redeem your discount. This offer will expire on the 30th April 2010 and is limited to Tech4Law subscribers. For more information on the Chrometa time tracking software go to Thanks to Brett & his team for this offer!

Why I Prefer Free, Open-Source Software

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Monday, 30 November 2009 09:43
free_noteThe terms free software and open-source software are hovering at the fringe of most computer users' consciousness. But whether you know it or not, you already use a lot of free, open-source software every day. You could be saving considerable money by using it in your law practice, too.

Free email accounts with Google Mail

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Friday, 27 February 2009 13:30
Software | Cutting costs

gmail_logoI always take it for granted that people know certain things, like the fact that Google Mail is one of the most popular email systems available, and that it is absolutely free.


Free converter from PDF to Word

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Friday, 30 January 2009 18:02

cnet_logo on technology for lawyersFree PDF to Word Doc Converter is a desktop document conversion tool to convert Adobe PDF to MS Word files. The program can extract text, images, and shapes from PDF file to DOC file and preserve the layout.



Cut costs by checking invoices more carefully (Dec'08)

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Thursday, 27 November 2008 09:26

billA partner at a law firm in Durban advises that if firms want to save money they should double check their transactional invoices from vendors.