Ed. Note: I thought some of you might like to know what applications I use in the office these days and for what. If you’re not interested then ignore this post. If you are interested or would like to suggest a better alternative, please have a look. – MMH
Internet-based collaboration platforms streamline communications, help keep everyone on the same page, reduce the cost of communications, boost productivity, etc. I currently use a series of simple, inexpensive systems that do the job at the right price ($0 is always the right price). Here they are
http://37signals.com/ (office tools)
37 Signals is legendary. They only invented the signature programming langugae that made Web 2.0 into … well, Web 2.0. Their productivity suite consists of a series of component pieces, any of which can be used alone, and all of which are free up through a certain amount of usage. Even then the charge is modest. I currently keep contacts, manage my appointments, do my billing, and prepare and send invoices, all through web-based tools like these for about $12/mo.
I also use
www.keeptempo.com (billing and time)
www.jott.com (voice to text)
Of course there are many, many other choices – most of which are feature-rich and at least as attractive (if not more so) than the services listed above. One such alternative is lawyer-specific service Clio which I think will be a big winner.
How about you? What are you using to get things done?