Law firms should constantly be seeking ways to improve productivity and optimize their workflows. Doing more with less is a mantra we can all get behind, especially when that means you can pump out more billable hours.
Fortunately, your firm is already well on its way to boosting its operational efficiency simply by having Apple products, but there is likely more you can be doing. Here we share some top productivity tips specifically tailored for law firms using Apple products.
Way to Power Up Your Productivity
- Leverage Apple’s productivity suite – Apple’s iWork offers a powerful suite of productivity tools, including Pages, Numbers and Keynote. These applications can be used to create professional documents, spreadsheets and presentations both at work and on the go. It also offers collaborative features that allow multiple team members to work on the same document simultaneously.
- Know your shortcuts – Mastering keyboard shortcuts can significantly speed up your efforts. Apple devices have a range of shortcuts that can save time and reduce the need to switch between a mouse or trackpad and keyboard.
- Sync and access files with iCloud– Apple’s iCloud provides seamless synchronization across devices so you can access files and documents wherever you are.
- Use Siri for voice dictation – Save time by using Siri’s voice dictation feature to transcribe your thoughts or draft documents. Instead of typing long paragraphs or notes, simply speak your ideas, and Siri will convert them into text.
- Implement document automation – Document automation tools can significantly enhance efficiency in law firms. Apple users can leverage apps like TextExpander to create custom shortcuts for frequently used legal phrases, boilerplate clauses or standard templates. For example, with TextExpander, “LTC” auto-populates as “Letter to Client” without you having to type out the full phrase.
- Embrace mobile productivity – With Apple’s ecosystem, you can extend your productivity beyond the office. Apps like Notion and time-tracking solutions enable you to work anywhere, anytime so you can make the most of your billable hours.
- Automate everything – Take advantage of automation features on Apple devices to create productivity-focused workflows. Apps like Shortcuts allow you to automate repetitive tasks, create custom actions and integrate various applications. Another great tool especially for paralegals is Automator.
By implementing these productivity tips, law firms can save time and improve efficiency. To discover even more cool things Macs can do to increase productivity at your law firm, check out this post and contact us at Honeycrisp anytime to ask your questions.