I am now officially a "happy camper" – let me to explain. I had reached the conclusion (and been complaining) that I couldn’t really fully use my iPad for work until DropBox released its iPad app. As I discuss in one of my more popular seminars, my office workflow relies heavily on DropBox (along with Evernote and Rocket Matter) because I "run my law office in the cloud."
DropBox is one of the integral parts of the workflow system I have developed and implemented, as it serves three specific functions in my office:
- All paper that comes into my office is scanned into DropBox into an "Incoming Mail" folder;
- All documents that are drafted (whether by me or by my assistant) are placed into a "Docs to Review" folder; and
- Once documents in these two folders are reviewed, they are moved into the individual client’s folder stored inside our main "Clients" folder.
Because each of these folders is located inside DropBox, it is fully accessible by my assistant and by me – on my iMac, MacBook Pro, online at DropBox.com, iPhone, and now my iPad. As a result, I am able to access all of my client data all of the time – no matter where I am.
The DropBox iPad app is as visually beautiful as it is functional. I installed it tonight, and it appears to work seamlessly. I can view all of my documents inside DropBox in full screen on the iPad, both vertically and horizontally. What’s even better, I can open the documents inside my "Docs to Review" folder in the Pages app and work with them right on my iPad.
If you want to learn more about DropBox’s iPad app, you can read the review here. If you want to learn more about how to "run your law office in the cloud" come see one of my upcoming seminars.