Monthly Archives: January 2014

Million Dollar iPad News – Seminars and Apps – 01/31/2014

Good morning, Million Dollar iPad Tribe –

First a reminder that I will be appearing for Apple at their Pasadena Briefing Room location on February 5 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. The event is already filled to capacity. But . . . you can add your name to the WAIT LIST! Just go to: http://www.apple.com/retail/pasadena/ and scroll down to the event. You will see the “Wait List” button.

Apple-Pasadena-2-5-2014

Then, I’m off to Santa Monica for another Apple event at the Third Street Promenade on February 11 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. There are still some seats available but they obviously fill up fast. RESERVE your place now by going to http://www.apple.com/retail/thirdstreetpromenade/.

Apple-Third-Street-2-11-2014
More information about my Bay area tour in February will be posted, soon.

Now, on to apps!

One of my favorite drawing/design/art apps is Sketchbook Pro. Normally, $4.99, today it is on sale for $2.99. You save $2.00. (Hint: You’re going to want to use a stylus with this app.)

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sketchbook-pro-for-ipad/id364253478?mt=8

Publisher Link – http://www.sketchbook.com/

People rave about this next app when I tell them of it during my seminars. It’s a virtual printer and PDF converter called ACTPrinter – Virtual Printer. It allows you to save a webpage as a PDF. And it also allows you to print a virtual document from your Mac or PC to your iPad. Wait, there’s more . . . you can actually send printouts from your iPad to printers that are connected to your Mac or PC, as well. Normally, this app is $2.99. Today it is $1.99. You save $1.00.

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/actprinter-virtual-printer/id296083171?mt=8

Publisher Link – http://www.houdah.com/ACTPrinter/

Finally, there is a new app out called Launch Center Pro. You’ve heard me talk about its predecessor, Launch, before. It really is a speed-dial for many of the tasks and actions you do all the time on your iPhone and iPad. The prior version did not support landscape mode on the iPad but I used it anyway. The new version, Launch Center Pro, now works in both Landscape and Portrait modes! The new version is normally $4.99. (Hint: the original version is normally $4.99 but is on sale at the moment for $2.99. You save $2.00.)

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id799664902?mt=8

Publisher Link – http://contrast.co/launch-center-pro/

Well that’s it for the moment. Go out and make it a million dollar day. – Scott

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Million Dollar iPad News – Seminars and Apps – 01/28/2014

Good morning, Million Dollar iPad Tribe –

There have been some changes to the apps that I regularly recommend.

First, Pocket Informant Pro just keeps getting better for the way I work. There was a major new version release for this app yesterday. Among other things, you can now print your list-view for events and tasks. And you can specify the date-range for the printout. You now also have event conflict checking. And if those weren’t enough, there is a FREE version that lets you try out the app. The FREE version lets you use a single calendar, manage one Apple Reminder list, and store 15 tasks. The paid version is $14.99.

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pocket-informant-pro/id380732176?mt=8

Publisher Link – http://webis.net/pocket-informant-pro/

Second, iThoughts HD was updated today. The new version allows you to use plain text in your email outlines. The app is $7.99.

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ithoughts-mindmapping/id294144368?mt=8

Publisher Link – http://www.ithoughts.co.uk/

Finally, another PDF scanner you might enjoy is TinyScan Pro. It was originally designed for you iPhone but works well with your iPad, as well. Most importantly, the app is FREE today. It is normally $4.99.

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tinyscan-pro-pdf-scanner-to/id556500145?mt=8

Publisher Link – http://www.appxy.com/tinyscan/

On the seminar front, there are LOTS of things going on. Here’s my current speaking schedule over the next few months.

January 30
The Blueprint for iPad Success Teleseminar – Powered by The iPad Lawyer
http://theipadlawyer.wordpress.com/new-teleseminar/
6-7p

February 5
Pasadena – Apple Briefing Room
http://www.apple.com/retail/pasadena/
54 West Colorado Boulevard
5:30-7:30p

February 6
The Blueprint for iPad Success Teleseminar – Powered by The iPad Lawyer
http://theipadlawyer.wordpress.com/new-teleseminar/
6-7p

February 8
University of La Verne – Private event
6-8p

February 11
Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade) – Apple Briefing Room
http://www.apple.com/retail/thirdstreetpromenade/
1415 Third Street Promenade
6-8p

February 13
University of La Verne – Private event
6-8p

February 18
San Francisco – Apple Briefing Room
http://www.apple.com/retail/sanfrancisco/
One Stockton Street
6-8p

February 19
Palo Alto – Apple Briefing Room
http://www.apple.com/retail/paloalto/
340 University Avenue
6-8p

February 21
Burlingame – National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association
https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=NRRDA&WebCode=AnnualConf
8:30-9a

March 12
Newport Beach (Fashion Island) – Apple Briefing Room
http://www.apple.com/retail/fashionisland/
1113 Newport Center Drive
7-9p

March 19
Rancho Cucamonga (Victoria Gardens) – Apple Briefing Room
http://www.apple.com/retail/victoriagardens/
12461 South Main Street
7-9p

March 27
Chicago – Apple Briefing Room
http://www.apple.com/retail/northmichiganavenue/
679 North Michigan Avenue
6-8p

Whew! I’m going to be busy. But, never too busy to answer your questions or get to know you.

Now go out and make it a million dollar day. – Scott

New Apple Event – February 5 – Pasadena

NEW APPLE EVENT: Just added. “iOS in Business” at Apple’s Pasadena Briefing Room – 54 West Colorado Boulevard. February 5 starting at 5:30 p.m. I’ll be showing you how to take your business to an incredible new level at this amazing event. But . . . SPACE IS LIMITED and you do need to reserve your seat. Call Annie Itsell (Apple Business Events Lead East Hollywood Market) at (626) 463-6226 so we can make sure to meet.

http://www.apple.com/retail/pasadena/

Apple Pasadena

Million Dollar iPad News – “The iPad Lawyer” Hits #1 on Amazon

The iPad Lawyer” was released nearly a year ago . . . and look at where we are TODAY – No. 1 in Law Office Education! Thank you everyone for continuing to support my writing. – Scott

Amazon-iPad-Lawyer-No-1-Thank-You

The Million Dollar iPad | Using Your iPad to Access and Store Lots of Information for Use Offline

Using Your iPad to Access and Store Lots of Information for Use Offline

by

Scott Grossberg

The question has been asked about options for storing lots of information for use on an iPad when there is no internet connection available or allowed. The following should give you some mighty workable solutions.

On the iPad, itself. One of my must-have, go-to apps is GoodReader (http://goodreader.com/goodreader.html). Depending on the memory available on your iPad, this might be the most consistent and efficient way to go. It is how I travel easily and effectively with my iPad. And I carry LOTS OF DATA with me! GoodReader essentially becomes my file management system. Here’s a prior article of mine that explains how I use GoodReader in a little more detail:

http://theipadlawyer.wordpress.com/2012/08/20/trial-preparation-tricks-youll-actually-use-part-2/

Pros: Everything is stored on your iPad so you don’t have to worry about connectivity. Further, you can design the folders and storage of information to suit your personal needs.

Cons: Storage size is everything. If you don’t have sufficient memory on your iPad, you might not be able to use this method effectively.

Dropbox. Dropbox remains that force to reckon with when it comes to Cloud storage. Among other things, it allows you to “star” particular documents for offline reading/use. To use the offline feature, access the Dropbox app on your iPad. From file browser, find the files that you want to save for offline use and touch the “star” icon. This marks the particular file as a “favorite” and it is downloaded to your iPad for later use.

Pros: By using the Dropbox option to initially store all your information/documentation, you have access to it from any computer or mobile device. This makes Dropbox a necessary part of any road warrior’s success toolkit. The offline access, by the way, is part of your free account.

Cons: The files are downloaded onto your iPad. So, storage still becomes an issue. Further, you can’t make a Dropbox folder a “favorite.” This means, if you have to “star” lots of files, it can be very time consuming.

Evernote. Many don’t know that this note taking and archive product also allows offline use for paid accounts. Most importantly, you can enable offline access to an entire notebook at one time. From your iPad and while you have internet connectivity, go to your Evernote app. Touch on your account name to open up a call-out menu. From there, tap on “Offline notebooks.” The menu will change and provide you with several options: “Do not download notes,” “Download all notes,” and “Download selected notebooks.” You can designate certain notebooks with all the notes stored in that notebook from here. Tap on your account name, once again, to finish up.

Pros: You can quickly and easily download all of your notes from one notebook. You don’t have to select each and every file as you are required to do with Dropbox.

Pros: Once again, you will be downloading data to your iPad. Be aware of space availability. This option requires a paid account.

External iPad storage. There are now a number of external drives that will work with an iPad – options that provide wired and wireless solutions. I don’t use one of these external drives, myself. However, you might want to check out products like – Kingston Wi-Drive (http://www.kingston.com/us/usb/wireless#wid) which provides you with up to 64GB of added storage and can be used by three different devices simultaneously (and it’s also a battery charger for your iPad), and the Seagate Satellite Mobile Wireless Storage (http://www.seagate.com/external-hard-drives/portable-hard-drives/wireless/seagate-satellite/) which provides you with 500GB of storage and can be used by eight different devices at one time (and you can even stream three different movies to three different devices).

For those of you who have asked at my live events for a USB reader, here is an option for you, as well: Kingston MobileLit Wireless(http://www.kingston.com/us/usb/wireless#mlw221).

Pros: With external storage, you get the best of both worlds; namely, you can store a great deal of data without having to download it on your iPad. You don’t have to worry about iPad storage capacity with these.

Cons:  You must have Wi-Fi connectivity.

There are other options for accessing data offline on your iPad. Other Cloud storage providers have similar options (for example, Google Docs and Skydrive). The ones I’ve outlined, above, for me appear to be the most popular and reliable. As with any offline access situation, the real secret is planning ahead of time. Just give your offline needs some advance preparation and you will easily find a solution that works for you.

If you enjoyed this, I’d be grateful if you share this with others. That’s right, go ahead and help spread this information by emailing it to a friend, or sharing it on Twitter, Facebook, or Google+. And, if you’re interested in finding out how I can make a presentation to your law firm or association, please contact me at 909-483-1850 or email me at sgrossberg@cgclaw.com.
© 2013 by Scott Grossberg. All Rights Reserved.

Million Dollar iPad News – Apple Event Tomorrow

APPLE EVENT REMINDER: I will be appearing at the Victoria Gardens Briefing Center (Rancho Cucamonga) TOMORROW night from 7-9 p.m. Here’s Apple’s promo for the event:

Discover how legal professionals are successfully using Mac, iPhone and iPad in their businesses. Come meet Scott Grossberg, Partner at the AV-rated law firm Cihigoyenetche, Grossberg and Clouse and Author of “The iPad Lawyer: Real Secrets to Your iPad Success” and the newly released, “The Million Dollar iPad”. Scott will share tips and tricks on how he is using Apple products to enhance his practice.

You don’t have to be an attorney to get a lot out of these events. In fact, at the last event, I’d say that half the room was filled with students, teachers, doctors, and individuals who just want to learn to use their iPads, iPhones, and other Apple products to give them the lifestyle they desire.

And . . . Apple makes these events FREE for you to attend. But, you do have to RESERVE YOUR SPOT as space is limited and usually sold out for these seminars.

12461 South Main Street
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
(909) 803-5220

“See” you tomorrow night!

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Million Dollar iPad News – Seminars and Apps – 01/08/2014

Greetings, Million Dollar iPad Tribe.

Here’s a schedule update on some of my live iPad events:

January 15 – Rancho Cucamonga
7:00 p.m. – Apple Briefing Room | Victoria Gardens

Apple-Seminar-1-15-2014

February 18 – San Francisco
6:00 p.m. – Apple’s Flagship Store

February 19 – Palo Alto
6:00 p.m. – Apple Briefing Room | Silicon Valley

February 21 – Burlingame
8:30 a.m. – NRRDA Conference

March 12 – Newport Beach
7:00 p.m. – Apple Briefing Room | Fashion Island

March 27 – Chicago
6:00 p.m. – Apple Briefing Room | North Michigan Avenue

Also, the 5-Part “iPad Lawyer Blueprint for iPad Success™” teleseminar series will be starting tomorrow. It will run for five consecutive Thursdays. And even if you can’t be with me LIVE on each call, the entire teleseminar series is going to be recorded. That means you can replay any of the calls online or download them all for later listening at your convenience. Imagine me taking you through FIVE 60-minute sessions (each session might even run longer) and PERSONALLY showing you EXACTLY how I use the iPad. I will teach you my own, PROVEN iPad shortcuts, tips, and tricks. And I will showcase even more apps that I believe will change the way you practice law and run your business FOREVER. You see, I’ve spent countless hours and thousands of dollars working out the way I use my iPad. You can now copy what I’ve already done, stop wasting your time trying to figure out which apps to choose, and easily duplicate my iPad success . . . FAST!

You can find out more information here: http://theipadlawyer.wordpress.com/new-teleseminar/

On the app front, there are some cool deals available today.

You’ve heard me mention MagicalPad HD before. It’s a rather unique and intriguing way to capture notes, create flowcharts and mind maps, and an app that I adopted when it was first released awhile ago. Normally, MagicalPad HD is $19.99. Today it is $9.99. You save $10.00.

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/magicalpad-hd/id463731782?mt=8

Publisher Link – http://www.magicalpad.com/

Would you like to convert webpages and internet content to PDF format for later reading? Then, take a look at WEB to PDF. Normally, this app is $3.99. Today it is FREE.

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/web-to-pdf/id439658054?mt=8

Publisher Link – http://www.webtopdf.net/

Finally, I want to share with you a new utility app that I’ve put into my workflow. It’s called FileBrowser and it’s been described as “having Windows Explorer or Mac Finder on your iPad/iPhone.” It allows you to  access network folders on Macs and Windows desktops and even access files from Box, Dropbox and SkyDrive. Most importantly, for me, is that it does not require any additional software on my desktop computer or network drive. This app is $5.99.

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/filebrowser-access-files-on/id364738545?mt=8

Publisher Link – http://www.stratospherix.com/products/filebrowser/

Now go out and make it a million dollar day! – Scott