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Top Legal Research Browser Extensions, Plugins, and Add-Ons

As a former law firm librarian during the days when cite checking meant ruffling through maroon-colored hardbound books, today’s legal research options seem revolutionary. Lawyers, librarians, and paralegals no longer have to sit at dedicated Westlaw and Lexis terminals. They simply open a browser on their computer or whatever device is handy, and begin typing. […]

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Productivity in Your Browser: Extensions and Add-Ons for Lawyers

Extensions and add-ons increase productivity by adding new features and enhancing the functionality of web browsers and applications. Here are a few that lawyers will find useful. Some are free standing and others work with apps. Some work with only one browser and others work with all the major ones. Bestlaw – Billed as a […]

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20 Essential Keyboard Shortcuts For Firefox Power Users

The latest in our Keyboard Shortcuts series. Keyboard shortcuts let you access frequently used features with a keystroke, and with your fingers never leaving the keyboard to use the mouse on your computer, saving time and increasing productivity. Many applications have scores or hundreds of shortcuts, but who can remember them all? It can be […]

Too Many Open Tabs In Your Browser? Try These Tips

Ideally, you shouldn’t have more than nine tabs open, but let’s be real. I try to keep them in the single digits for much of the day but when I’m in the middle of a research project (most days), it’s often a losing battle. But, when the browser or my computer starts slowing down, I […]

How to Speed Up Firefox Browser

Although speedy Google Chrome is now my browser of choice, using a second browser is unavoidable – like when you need to login to more than one Gmail, Twitter or other accounts with multiple usernames; or to test your blog or website style changes. I love the open source community that is Firefox and the […]

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20 Essential Keyboard Shortcuts For Google Chrome Power Users

The latest in our Keyboard Shortcuts series. Keyboard shortcuts let you access frequently used features with a keystroke, and with your fingers never leaving the keyboard to use the mouse on your computer, saving time and increasing productivity. Many applications have scores or hundreds of shortcuts, but who can remember them all? Instead of an […]

App of the Week: Make Chrome Your Default Mobile Browser

The snappy Chrome has become the browser of choice for hordes of laptop and desktop users. But for owners of iPhones and iPads, the default browser is Safari. You might want to change that and sync your bookmarks, extensions, apps, tabs, and other browser preferences. Pages load fast and navigation is snappy in the trademark […]

7 Useful Google Chrome Tips

I’ve forsaken Firefox, my longtime favorite browser, for Chrome. Firefox became too frustratingly bloated and slow, even after removing most of the browser extensions. Meanwhile, Chrome continues to be snappy, even with a few extensions installed. I still use Firefox occasionally, like when I need to subscribe to an RSS feed, many of which, Chrome […]

Quickly Fire Up an Online Notepad In Your Browser

Browsing online or on a call and need to quickly take notes? You no longer have to fire up another application like Evernote or the native Mac Stickies. Simply open a new tab in your browser, enter a line of text and you’re good to go. Here’s how: In the new tab or window, type […]

Secure Online Browsing: Security and Privacy Tips

You’ve secured your passwords, but did you know that browsing online and visiting your favorite sites also leave you vulnerable? Here are a few tips for a more secure online browsing experience. Always use HTTPS – If you’re at Starbucks or the library and checking email, Facebook or any site with a password on a […]