The Champion

January-February 2013 , Page 55 

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Digital Age & Practice

By Kristina W. Supler

iAnnotate: Efficient, Easy to Use

Paper can be a defense attorney’s best friend and worst enemy. In even the most routine cases, a defense attorney can quickly accumulate hundreds of pages of documents. Similarly, when working on appeals, volumes of transcripts full of sticky notes and tabs can quickly overrun one’s office. At a cost of only $9.99, iAnnotate, created by Branch Fire, provides an affordable and easy-to-use tool for reducing one’s paper consumption and for increasing efficiency away from the office. iAnnotate is a PDF reader that allows a tablet user to create PDFs and to make extensive notes and changes to documents similar to the way the user would do so when working with paper documents or working on an office computer.

Getting Started

Upon first use, iAnnotate reveals its intuitive design. A user will immediately notice the ease in which a document can be opened directly from email or file-sharing programs such as Dropbox. After opening a document, a user ca

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