Smartphone Mobile Cloud AppsIt’s that time of year again, time to choose the 10 most popular mobile apps from our Legal Productivity Blog’s App of the Week series. Here they are: the top 10 most popular apps of 2012 based on number of page views.

1. Card Munch – Turn your business cards into contacts. This is a great free app for managing business card clutter. An added bonus is that it gets you to spend a bit more time on the valuable LinkedIn social network.

2. Bluebook – Used by lawyers, judges, paralegals, law students and others in the legal profession, The Bluebook, A Uniform System of Citation, is the authoritative style guide for legal citation in the United States.

3. Rulebook – Rulebook offers a viable replacement to the paper rule books all lawyers buy each year, saving lawyers hundreds of dollars each year. Rulebook does not require an Internet connection in order to read, search, highlight and annotate the various court rules, all of which are available in one app.

4. Waze – Waze is more than a maps app, it’s a fun, hands free, voice operated, community-based traffic & navigation app, 20 million strong. 

5. Vocalyze – Volacyze turns blogs and other written web content into audio snippets. Choose from a large library of blogs, news sites and websites which you can add to your playlist. Can’t find your favorite newspaper, magazine, or news website? Fill out their content source suggestion box.

6. TranscriptPad – TranscriptPad, designed to provide complex transcript review tools right on your iPad, is transforming the way lawyers review transcripts and conduct depositions. Review sophisticated transcript anytime, anywhere.

7. Buffer App – The popular social sharing app that helps you manage and schedule your tweets, Facebook and LinkedIn updates, comes to the iPhone.

8. Pocket – The terrific Read It Later app gets a face-lift and a new name. Save articles, blog posts, videos and web pages for later viewing on your phone, tablet or computer.

9. Haiku Deck – Haiku Deck provides a quick and easy way to create stunning presentations — whether you are pitching an idea, teaching a lesson, telling a story, or igniting a movement — on your iPad.

10. Smart Dockets – This app aims to remove calendaring errors, one of the leading causes of legal malpractice law suits, by providing attorneys and legal assistants with the ability to calculate dates and deadlines using court rules.

Have a favorite app we haven’t featured yet? Let us know in the comments below.