3 Great Productivity Tools for Lawyers - Carlos GaminoBy Carlos Gamino

If you’re like me, you’re always looking for ways to become more productive. After all, there are only so many hours in the day – and only some of them are allocated to work.

Fortunately, these three amazing productivity tools can help you right now.

3 Great Productivity Tools for Lawyers

#1: Slack

Slack, a cloud-based program that’s free to use, lets everyone in your office collaborate on projects using message boards that help keep your inbox clear and file storage so you can easily access documents anywhere. One of its best features is the ability to search through old conversations, decisions and work – that way, you never have to hunt for something you (or someone else) said months ago. It’s all right in front of you.

#2: Command Hound

Command Hound is a task-management system, but it’s bigger and better than most. It lets teams create tasks, assign them to individuals, and create due dates. It’s far superior to Teamwork and Asana, which do the same things, too, because if a task is “Late” on one of those two sites, all you can do is mark it “Late” and hope someone finishes it. On Command Hound, you can escalate late and unfinished tasks to partners or other lawyers so nothing falls through the cracks.

#3: iTimeKeep

iTimeKeep makes it quick and easy to do lots of things we all need to do: dictate, enter time worked on projects and even set timers to switch tasks. You won’t miss billable hours, which really add up a tiny bit at a time, and it’s really secure. It’s easy to install the app on your phone, tablet or desktop, too.

What Do You Think?

What apps do you find make you more productive? (You don’t have to be a lawyer to answer!) I’d love to hear your thoughts, so please join the conversation on Facebook or Twitter.

Carlos Gamino