Monthly Archives: September 2011

Android Supreme Court Apps

I will be highlighting Apps for Android and IPad/IPhone in the blawg. I have previously blogged about IPad Apps for law students and lawyers.(New IPad Blog, 07/20/2011/, Top IPad Apps for Lawyers 07/07/2011) Here are two Apps for Android phone and tablet users.

The first App is OyezToday (http://oyeztoday.com/). This App tracks the current business of the U.S. Supreme Court in the form of abstracts in all cases granted review.  There download information states that, “OYEZTODAY provides: easy-to-grasp abstracts for every case granted review, timely and searchable audio of oral arguments &  transcripts, and up-to-date summaries of the Court’s most recent decisions including the Court’s full opinions.”

The second App is PocketJustice , also from Oyez. This App focuses on the Supreme Court’s decisions and recordings of arguments. The free version provides, “… abstracts, voting data, searchable arguments & transcripts, and opinions in the top 100 most frequently employed cases found in constitutional law casebooks. There is a paid version that covers the entire corpus of over 600 cases”.

These Apps are available from the Android market place. They are also available for iPhone/iPad at the App Store with additional features. Law is going mobile and is becoming accessible from anywhere, see if these Apps fit into your legal environment. [DEL]

 

Online Highlighting and Management Tool

Here is a new technology tool for you, Diigo (www.diigo.com/).  This online application requires that you join the site but there are no other fees to use it.  It operates simply, as you find something of interest on the web, instead of bookmarking, you can highlight portions of web pages that are of particular interest to you. You can also attach sticky notes to specific parts of web pages. Diigo highlights and sticky notes are saved. Whenever you return to the original web page, you will see your highlights and sticky notes superimposed on the original page.  All of the information including the highlighted paragraphs, sticky notes, and the original URL are saved on Diigo servers. You have the ability to search, access, sort, and share your notations from any PC or Smart Phone. There are of course a basic and professional version with more features and functions,  but with  additional costs. The free version allows unlimited bookmarks, 1000 highlights per year, and a 30 pages cache. There  is a special package for educators. Another online tool for you to keep track of ideas that you want to look at later. [DEL]