The good news is that if you’re set up with an all-Mac law firm, you’re already realizing significant productivity gains, especially relative to your PC competitors. The better news? You can be doing even more to optimize workflows, implement automation, and boost your firm’s billable hours.

Here are 5 tips your Apple law firm can use to increase productivity. To learn even more tips for leveraging technology so you can do more with less, check out this post.

Tip #1: Take advantage of 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.

Tip #2: Master keyboard shortcuts – Want to save time? Learn shortcuts. Apple devices have a range of shortcuts that can save time and reduce the need to switch between a mouse or trackpad and keyboard.

Tip #3: Use Siri for voice dictation – Transcribe your thoughts or draft documents by using Siri’s voice dictation feature. Instead of typing long paragraphs or notes, simply speak your ideas, and Siri will convert them into text.

Tip #4: 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.

Tip #5: Embrace mobile productivity – With Apple’s ecosystem, you can extend your productivity beyond the office, which is one of the key advantages of establishing an all-Mac law firm. Moreover, compatible apps like Notion and time-tracking solutions enable you to work anywhere, anytime so you can make the most of your billable hours.

Bonus Tip: Automate everything –Another key way to improve productivity and efficiency at your law firm is to automate everything. For example, 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 and other productivity tips, your law firm can save time and improve efficiency. For help discovering even more cool things Macs can do to increase productivity at your law firm, give us a call at Honeycrisp to ask your questions.

Luke Kumanchik

Entrepreneur, programmer, backyard farmer & Dungeon Master Extraordinaire.