Whether starting up a new law firm or looking to transition the technology at your current firm, choosing to make it an all-Mac law office is a good idea. By choosing Macs, you’re choosing reliability, security, longevity, and user-friendliness. But as you get started, know there are a few things to think through first to ensure success. Here are some factors to consider:

  • Mac hardware – The first question you’ll want to address in terms of hardware is whether to invest in a desktop or laptop. The most obvious difference is mobility. As you decide which Mac computers are best for your law firm, consider whether you will be working exclusively from a single desk or if you plan to work remotely. Then, the main focus is to ensure your computer has the processing speed and functionalities you need to get your job done.
  • Security – All computers are susceptible to viruses, even Macs, though it is significantly less likely. Because Apple designed their hardware and operating system to work together, it is much easier for them to roll out a patch or an upgrade. That said, law firms still need enhanced securities to protect their data and clients. Get good password encryption software – we recommend Keeper as a Password Management app that encrypts passwords and credit card information. From there you will still want to look into other encryption systems, separating private and personal accounts, data backups and restricting usage (we can help with that).
  • App compatibility – Most apps that your law firm needs will be web-based, but it’s always smart to ensure that whatever apps your firm needs (e.g., Notion, practice management apps, file management apps, etc.) will work seamlessly on your Mac.

As you make plans for the here and now, you should also be thinking ahead to the future. Macs are designed for longevity, which is why they are one of the smartest investments you can make in your firm. As an IT company that focuses exclusively on law, our team at Honeycrisp is here to help you get started with your all-Mac law office. Get in touch with us to ask your questions.

Luke Kumanchik

Entrepreneur, programmer, backyard farmer & Dungeon Master Extraordinaire.