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I know this will be disappointing, but I can’t post my full articles here on the blog – you’ll need to visit and sign up for the SmallLaw Newsletter which is where most of my columns are published. Don’t miss another one of my iPad app columns!

Here are the topics I’ve covered so far this year:

January 2012: The Best iPad Stylus

TechnoLawyer SmallLaw Brett Burney The Best iPad Stylus

In my first column I wanted to discuss the best stylus for the iPad since I knew that several of the subsequent columns were going to work better with a stylus (e.g. handwriting apps, signature apps, etc.). The styli I review are:

  1. Kensington Virtuoso Touch Screen Stylus and Pen
  2. Adonit Jot Pro
  3. Wacom Bamboo Stylus

February 2012: The Best iPad Handwriting App

TechnoLawyer SmallLaw Brett Burney iPad Handwriting App

My second column discussed the best app for handwriting notes. I wanted to duplicate the experience of writing with a ball point pen on a yellow legal pad. Here are the iPad handwriting apps I review:

  1. Penultimate
  2. Notes Plus
  3. Noteshelf

March 2012: The Best iPad Signature App

TechnoLawyer SmallLaw Brett Burney Best iPad Signature App

Following the best handwriting app, I was excited to look at the best iPad app for obtaining signatures on PDF documents. You could use these apps to sign a document yourself, or it could be a way to have your client sign a form. Here are the iPad signature apps I review:

  1. Sign Docs
  2. SignMyPad Pro
  3. PDF Expert

April 2012: The Best iPad App for Annotating Documents

TechnoLawyer SmallLaw Brett Burney Best iPad App for Annotating Documents

Last month I determined the best iPad app for highlighting and marking up PDF files, similar to how we annotate a paper printout. Instead of hitting the print button, you can save a document as a PDF and then use these apps to highlight text. Here are the iPad annotation apps I review:

  1. PDFpen
  2. GoodReader
  3. iAnnotate

May 2012: The Best Trial Presentation App for the iPad

This hasn’t been published yet but I’m working on it! This column will actually not appear in the SmallLaw Newsletter but will be published in the LitigationWorld Newsletter. So as long as you’re visiting, make sure you sign up for both the SmallLaw and LitigationWorld Newsletters!

Here are some of the topics coming up later this year:

  • The Best App for Creating PDF Forms on the iPad
  • The Best App for Typing Notes on the iPad
  • The Best Word Processing App on the iPad
  • The Best Calendar App on the iPad
  • The Best Task Manager Apps for the iPad
  • and much more!

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