Tap into the world's most advanced legal research system on-the-go. Access familiar WestlawNext features including, WestSearch™, KeyCite™, Folders, History, document notes and highlighting, browse database content and more -- all redesigned for…..
Rated 5/5 based on 2 customer reviews.
Just thought I pass along my evaluation of the WestlawNext app for the iPad. I bought the iPad 2 over the weekend. Monday and Tuesday I was working out of a shed while my clients and opposing parties conducted engineering tests for a high profile case. While I was there, I received a phone call requesting that I supplement some of my research that I had done in the previous week. Upon launching the WestlawNext app, I was immediately brought to my previous research trial. Researching and reading various materials on the iPad was fantastic. The text appeared more crisp on the iPad than it did on my own monitor and far exceeded the screen on my laptop. I was able to drag my finger and annotate text that I needed and conduct all the necessary research while I was sitting on a metal chair in a tin shack and then email a couple cases to an attorney back at the main office. Absolutely fantastic product that I highly recommend. I even demonstrated the app for a couple of attorneys here this morning - that's how impressed I was with it. The app alone has made my purchase of an iPad worthwhile.
Best app I have
Recently, I bought an iPad just for annotating PDFs since my tablet PC was too heavy, even at 4 pounds. The annotator app, however, did not fulfill my expectations. I decided to return it because I could not justify the near $1000 cost versus utility. Over the weekend, I was researching Westlawnext in conjunction with my tablet as well as the ipad (for my gawd awful memo), and as I used each machine, the other would log me out. Frustrated, I discovered that a newly updated app was available. Within 5 minutes of use, the utility easily justified keeping the iPad.
Of the three options, I prefer WestlawNext and my only gripe is how excruciating slow it is, which is completely unrelated to either processing power or internet connection speeds.
This apps is blazing fast in comparison. The layout and folder options are superior to the web version. Highlighting and annotating are a snap. Long story short, I am keeping the iPad just for the sole purpose of using Westlawnext. In fact, I finished reading and annotating ALL my cases in half the time it takes me with the web version.
While it could be the typical disgruntled law students, I not sure why the older version received such poor ratings, but this must be a drastic improvement if it did such that much. The speed alone is worth it -well, it is free. Honestly, I would have paid $100+ for it. Although I'll be sure to paying far more for it in years to come. ;)
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