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Law office computer users spend too much time obsessing over the internal specs of their machines and not enough time thinking about the devices they use to interface with all of that computing power. The mouse (or other pointing device, such as a trackball), keyboard, and monitor you employ will make or break your computer using experience. For example, if you are using the keyboard that came with your computer, you are making your job harder than it needs to be.

Many computer users suffer from a malady called mouse shoulder. It is a repetitive stress injury caused by moving a standard computer mouse around on a desk. One remedy is to switch to a different type of pointing device, such as a trackball.


We are pleased to inform you that Amicus Attorney is in the process of releasing version 2014 Premium Edition. Enhancements include:

An Interactive Home Page that gets you working on important items faster.

Integration with Dropbox turns this popular mobility tool into a lawyer’s filing cabinet. Amicus automatically creates folders in Dropbox for all your client files, so when you add a document to that folder in Dropbox it instantly appears in Amicus, associated with the client file. Another convenient way to access documents wherever you are. It’s like magic!

Real-Time Data On All Devices! Between Amicus' new direct integration with Exchange and the automatic Google synchronization, the updates you make on your phone are reflected in Amicus, ensuring everyone sees these updates in real time, and vice-versa – updates made in Amicus will be seen on your mobile device. Even if your office computer is turned off! It's real time information regardless of location or device.

More Cash Flow, Faster! Mass Email billing ensures bills are in your client's hands sooner and you get paid faster for your efforts.

See Better in Higher Resolution - Amicus has enhanced support for high resolution monitors, giving you clearer fonts and larger dialog boxes to read and work in.

Graphical Time Sheets give you a visual snapshot of your performance so you can stay on track, grow and profit!

Hide Inactive Contacts From View to unclutter and better manage your contact list.

Time Entry Summary helps you quickly see posted and uposted time and identify lost billing opportunities.

“Add To File” option lets you quickly add contacts, phone calls, tasks and appointments to any file with a single click.

Graphical Outlook Signatures let you easily add logos or images, helping build your professional look.

Not only is Microsoft ending support for the Windows XP operating system on April 8, 2014 (yes, less than three months from now), those who continue to use XP will do so without updated virus definitions from Microsoft's free Security Essentials antivirus software.

Last fall, Microsoft and discount domain registrar and web hosting company GoDaddy announced that users could purchase custom GoDaddy domain names directly from within Microsoft's Office 365 subscription-based office suite. Now that partnership has been expanded. Three packages that include email, calendar and contact syncing betweeen devices, as well as cloud-based SkyDrive storage are available jointly through Microsoft and GoDaddy.

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