Mobile Helix Announces the Release of LINK 3.3 with Local Edit and Digital Rights Management

We are thrilled to unveil our new LINK 3.3 release at ILTACON 2017.

What’s new in LINK 3.3

  • Local edit using the Microsoft Word app
  • Option to send a document using iOS Mail
  • Ability to read an NRL link in iOS Mail
  • Integration with Azure AD Information Rights Management
  • Secure in-app PDF annotation
  • Lighter, faster User Interface

LINK’s direct integration with the Microsoft Word app fulfills a key request from CIOs — the ability to use Word to edit documents, without the use of the Cloud. Another frequent request comes from lawyers who like the familiar use of iOS Mail. In response, firms may now opt to use the iOS Mail interface for two key functions: sending documents and viewing NRL attachments. LINK combines iManage Work® and NetDocuments® DMS with Outlook and the Microsoft Word app for a single app experience.

Our CEO, Seth Hallem said, “LINK 3.3 is a significant step forward in enabling lawyers to review, edit, and share work product from their ever-present mobile devices. At the same time, legal content is highly sensitive and its protection is increasingly critical. In our 3.3 release, LINK can be integrated with Microsoft Azure AD Information Rights Management. Only the AD user can decrypt a document, no matter where it resides. IRM is transparent to the user. Security is increased without encumbrance on the user.”

See you in booth 703 at ILTACON today!

Get the LINK 3.3 datasheet here.

 

Surface Pro v. iPad: 3 Legal Mobility Insights from the ILTA Technology Survey

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Each December the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) publishes their tour de force Technology Survey. Where BlackBerries were indispensable, iPhones dominate and iPads are nearly ubiquitous – but the Legal mobility scenario is dynamic. Here’s a look at three charts from the survey.

Microsoft Surface Pro – Making a Run for It 

Is it a bird, is it a plane? Is a Surface Pro a tablet or a notebook PC? Whatever you call it, the Surface Pro is on the radar in Legal now.

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Biggest Challenge: Security Management – 2015 ILTA Technology Purchasing Survey

The 10th Annual 2015 ILTA / InsideLegal Technology Purchasing Survey was released at ILTACON last week. It’s a quick read and I recommend taking a look at the entire report.

As an introduction to the tech survey, I’ve highlighted the five points that I found most interesting and indicative of our times.

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LINK 2.0 & iOS Apps at ABA TECHSHOW 2015

It flew by like lightning and now the carpet has literally been rolled up on the ABA TECHSHOW 2015. As always, the best part was the chance to network with lawyers who are not only tech savvy but tech enthusiasts and very generous with their knowledge. I attended the “60 iOS Apps in 60 Minutes Session”, which was deeply informative and lots of fun. A few of the top recommendations were:

TranscriptPad – Review and annotate transcripts. Per Jeff Richardson, @iPhoneJD, “at $90 worth twice the price.”
Overcast – Legal podcasts are a popular way to keep up with the latest in legal technology. Overcast is free for the basic version, but the $5 version is particularly productive. It removes the spaces between words and accelerates speed. Adriana Linares, @AdrianaL, especially likes that with Overcast you can send a colleague a link to a specific episode of a podcast.
Scannable by Evernote – An easy way to scan docs and business cards. Email docs or save to several apps including Evernote. Free. Recommended by Tom Mighell, @TomMighell.
Automatic App – This app provides data from your car, including mileage driven and service reminders. Joe Bahgat, @j0eybagodonuts, recommends it as it makes tracking business usage of your car a breeze. $99.95 for the adapter which plugs into your car’s diagnostic port.

There were 56 more apps, including Headspace, for mindfulness/meditation, and the Sonos speaker controller. Jeff Richardson will post them all this week on his blog, iPhoneJD.

LINK Email with File AttachMobile Helix made two major announcements. We released the new version of our mobile app for lawyers, LINK 2.0. LINK 2.0 integrates with WorkSite/FileSite and NetDocuments so that lawyers can securely access their docs and email them to clients and colleagues from smartphones and tablets. With LINK, when you send a colleague a doc which is stored in WorkSite she will receive a viewable .nrl attachment.

Two terrific new features, doc editing and file to WorkSite/FileSite will be released later this quarter.

NetDocuments announced their new Apps Marketplace at ABA TECHSHOW. We are thrilled to be one of their partners. Using their APIs we integrated LINK with NetDocuments so that NetDocuments users can access their docs, Outlook, SharePoint, and other apps from one secure app, LINK, without having to sign-on to each app. LINK’s efficient integration makes it easy to draft an Outlook email, attach a doc stored in NetDocuments, and send it to a client from your smartphone or tablet.

You can test drive LINK for free. Download LINK from the App Store here and follow the directions to “Take a Test Drive.” Try composing an email and attaching a file from SharePoint. If you have a NetDocuments account you can login into NetDocuments from the LINK app and access your own docs in LINK.

Take LINK for a drive. We would love to know what you think!

–Maureen

maureen at mobilehelix dot com

@mobilehelix