Our top 8 organsation apps for law students
In the ‘always connected’ world we live in we are a nation of smartphone and tablet lovers. If we are not texting or tweeting we are sure to be taking a selfie or sending a message on snapchat. As fun as all of this is, our smartphones and tablets can work a lot harder for you and there are apps galore which promise great ways to organise your work and give you specialist help too. So which apps are the best? We’ve scoured the internet and chosen our top 8 to give you a head start.
- The law in your pocket
iLegal £49.99 or £149.99 for a lifetime subscription
First, breathe. There’s a 7-day free trial for this app which will help you decide whether it’ll be worth the outlay. With iLegal you can access the revised text of almost all UK, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales primary legislation as well as Acts of the Parliament of Great Britain and English Parliament. It’s all stored offline on your device so you don’t even need a connection, just the Bank of Mum and Dad.
- Student organiser
iStudiez Pro £2.29
This one is aimed at the student who wants to keep their life in order. It provides you with the opportunity to manage your work and life, but entails a fair degree of commitment. From a colour-coded interactive calendar to cloud synching, it organises those who might be fairly well organised anyway.
- Easier organiser
Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. It means you can stay organised, save your ideas and improve productivity. Evernote lets you capture photos, create to-do lists and record voice reminders. What’s more, your notes are completely searchable which is especially good for heavy note takers, as law students are.
- Terms (with conditions)
Halsbury’s™ Legal Terms Free with subscription
You can have this one for free as long as you’re a Lexis Library subscriber. It’ll give you access to key points of law and links to Halsbury’s™ Laws of England. So if you need to find the meaning of a legal term, the legislation where that term was defined and read the key cases about that definition, this pretty much covers the full spectrum of legal topics.
- Cases at your fingertips
Lexis Library On the Case Free with subscription
Another Lexis app which may well make the subscription worthwhile. On The Case allows you to get the basic facts of a case without hassle. As well as summaries, it’ll tell you about the judicial treatment of a case and remember your previous searches. It doesn’t replace research, but it’s a handy quick reminder.
- Social media made easy
You’re going to have less time to spend on social media. Luckily HootSuite helps you make the most of your time on Twitter, Facebook and the rest by letting you manage and schedule your posts.
- Virtual filing cabinet
Sometimes you just want a completely straight-forward cloud-based storage system that anyone could manage. This one is it. The free download includes 2GB of space to store any kind of file you want, and it works fine across your mobile devices, desktop, or laptop computer.
- Take down and upload
Dictamus £3.99 – £11.99
This easy-to-use app means you’ll always have a recorder at hand, without having to plug in a device. It’ll be handy for lectures and once you start your training contract. Better still, it uploads to Dropbox. Viva convergence.
Those are our favourites at the moment, but we’ll add to them as we find more. When you’ve considered what your favourite app would be and why, take a look at the opportunities we offer our graduates and see how it could help you.