7 apps lawyers need to be using

Peyton Duplechien • 11 Nov 2019 • 3 min read

If you’re looking to streamline your work and become more efficient, then you should consider some of the great apps that are amazing for time management. From doing legal research for upcoming cases to creating the ultimate to-do list, there are many affordable options for helping you work more effectively, and hopefully freeing up some time in the process.


Imagine having access to an entire law library at your fingertips. With Fastcase, that’s exactly what you’re getting. Prepare for upcoming cases with speed when you use Fastcase. This app has become one of the fastest growing in popularity apps among modern lawyers. Look up cases, statutes, public records, regulations, motions, court rulings and more.

Genius Scan

Attorneys are constantly handling and reviewing important documents. This app allows you to scan documents from anywhere. All you have to do is take a picture of the document using your phone and then a PDF is created instantly. Genius Scan has the ability to share new scans through all major cloud providers. You can even scan multiple pages at once and in just a few seconds. Those documents can be organized and archived all within the app.


Looking to grow your law firm? Of course the best way is to drive in new leads through marketing campaigns. But it can be difficult to manage your marketing efforts on top of everything else you need to do every day. With LeadOwl, you can view analytics from your website and sales funnels and get new lead information delivered directly to your app. You can also get reminders to call new leads.


This is a pretty simple concept, but it’s proven highly effective for its many users. Todoist is a virtual to do list to help you stay organized and on track. Not only can you lay out your tasks and goals in a simple and clean format, you can create shared projects with other users for easy collaboration. One of the most popular features of the app is the Smart Schedule, which is an artificial-intelligence powered scheduler that helps create the best possible timeline and deadline for your tasks.


Wondering where all your hours go each day? You probably have a general idea, but with Toggl, you can pinpoint exactly where your time is going. Not only can you use this yourself, but you can bring your staff in, as well, so you get an idea of your whole firms’ efficiency. It’s more than just a time tracking app, though. You can use it to plan your time and then review it to become even more efficient. You can break down your time by projects, clients and tasks. This simple-to-use app is highly recommended if you want to streamline your workflow. This also applies to your billable hours, which makes billing incredibly easy.


Zipwhip turns your personal phone into a business texting line. Stay in communication with clients easily by texting them using your smartphone. Zipwhip allows attorneys to text clients while keeping their personal phone number private. If you’ve found that it’s difficult to reach your clients by phone or your clients don’t readily have access to email, then consider downloading Zipwhip and use consumer’s preferred method of communication – texting.

VoiceNation mobile app

VoiceNation is a live legal answering service. When you’re too busy to answer your calls, or you want to open up your phone lines to after hours and weekends, simply forward your calls to VoiceNation’s U.S.-based operators. They’ll answer your calls, take messages and send them to you instantly via the app. You can also use the app to return calls using your VoiceNation number, meaning your personal number stays private. The app also takes your call data and generates valuable reports and analytics, so you can turn that data into market research. VoiceNation offers a free, seven-day trial.