Court reporting firm now uses mobile app to make business easier

JCR: Journal of Court Reporting, TheJCR.com, JCR WeeklyThe Las Vegas, Nev.–based office of Depo International announced the debut of a new mobile-phone app in a press release issued Sept. 2.

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Track your CEUs and more using the NCRA Convention app

NCRA app screenshotBefore heading to Las Vegas for the 2017 NCRA Convention & Expo, download the official NCRA convention app. Click here to find the app directly based on your type of phone or tablet or search for “National Court Reporters Assn.” in the Apple App Store or Google Play. Log in using the email address used to register for the 2017 Convention & Expo and the password “NCRA2017”. If you did not use an email address to register, log in using your first initial and last name (ex. John Smith’s login would be “jsmith”) with the password “NCRA2017”. Note that this is a totally new app from what NCRA has used in previous years. You can change the password either upon initial login or, once in the app, by logging out and then clicking the button that says “change password.”

“I’ve honestly never seen a more complete convention app,” said Doug Zweizig, RDR, CRR, an official reporter in Towson, Md. “This one is from soup to nuts. It has the schedule, speaker bios, CEU tracking, exhibitors, attendees, and much more.”

Attendees must use the app to track their CEUs (a QR code will be available at the end of each session), but everyone is encouraged to take advantage of all the other features. Connect with other event participants, exhibitors, sponsors, and speakers by sending them an email directly through the app. Create a personalized agenda with reminders and a Map It feature to help find your way. Access session materials and participate in polls – you might just win a prize! Post pictures to our event feed to share your experience with other participants.

If you get stuck, use this cheat sheet for simple steps to download the app, log in, set up your personal profile, and get started connecting with other event attendees, personalizing your agenda, and accessing up-to-the-minute event information.

If you have any questions about the app, contact membership@ncra.org before traveling or visit the Membership booth or registration desk on-site.

TechLinks: Apps we can’t live without

TechLinks_logoThe Technology Committee members recently shared their “must have” apps. These apps are all either free or operate under a freemium system (meaning a free baseline service with premium options for a fee).

  • LastPass is a password manager. Available on iOS and Android.
  • Dropbox provides storage and file sharing. Available on iOS and Android.
  • Dashlane is a password manager and digital wallet. Available on iOS and Android.
  • Speedtest by Ookla tests Internet connectivity speeds. Available on iOS and Android.
  • Flightaware is a live flight tracker and provides flight status updates. Available on iOS and Android.
  • Evernote keeps and organizes notes. Available on iOS and Android.
  • F.lux adjusts the device’s display to match time of day. Limited availability on iOS and Android; download directly from the website.
  • TurboScan scans documents, photos, etc., and saves them as either PDF or JPEG files. Free on iOS; available for a fee on Android.

Don’t miss a minute of NCRA’s Convention & Expo coverage

Freelancer business tipsBe sure to check out the TheJCR.com while at the 2015 NCRA Convention & Expo for daily updates and news about what’s happening on site. Information will include special event highlights, contest results, a brief Board of Directors report, session coverage, and more. Watch for a special convention issue of the JCR Weekly, NCRA’s e-newsletter, to hit your email inboxes on Monday, Aug. 3.

You can also follow what’s happening on the convention Facebook page and Twitter (#NCRA15) and keep up with the schedule by downloading the official NCRA Event app. The app is available in the Apple App store and Google Play.  Search “NCRA” in the App Store on Google Play to download. Can’t find it through search? Visit NCRA.org/mobile on your phone’s Web browser, and you will be redirected. Note: This app is also compatible with iPad (reduced display) and on Droid tablets.

Stenograph unveils new app

ICVnetThe August 6, 2012, Law Technology News reported that Stenograph has unveiled iCVNet, its Apple iPad app based on its CaseViewNet realtime transcript viewer. The free app provides instant viewing of realtime deposition and trial transcripts on an iPad.

Source: Law Technology News