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Figure 16-2. DroidLaw

For legal students, there are lots of study guides and flash card games. There are also a few specialized apps for calculating billing hours and target dates. You may also consider apps like Locale that automatically turn your phone's ringer off at certain locations, such as the courthouse. See Table 16-2 for example law and legal apps.

Table 16-2. Law and Legal Apps

App Name

Price

Notes

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DroidLaw, by BigTwit Software

Free/varies DroidLaw is a legal reference app. The base app is free, but you can expand it through paid apps with the material you need, such as Supreme Court cases ($2.99) or United States Code ($3.99).

LangLearner Legal Dictionary, by LangLearner

Free

This app is a simple dictionary of legal terms for lawyers, legal assistants, and people studying law.

This app is a simple dictionary of legal terms for lawyers, legal assistants, and people studying law.

Wathen Legal News, by Genwi

Free

This app provides international legal news stories and allows you to comment.

Lawyer's Calendar Calc, by Hawkmoon Software

Free/$1.99 This app calculates target dates and numbers of workdays between two dates for legal billing purposes.

Real Estate

Real estate agents can also benefit from many more generalized apps, such as to-do lists, galleries, e-mail apps, and note-taking apps. There are also a number of apps using the MLS database both for professionals and consumers. Zillow (Figure 16-3), for example, is a Google Maps-based app that makes estimates of house values and shows current listings. If you click a property listing, it will show a picture of the property and details. It provides useful general information for both consumers and agents.

Figure 16-3. Zillow

See Table 16-3 for more real estate apps.

Table 16-3. Real Estate Apps

App Name

Price

Notes

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Mortgage Free/$4.99 This is a fairly straightforward mortgage

Calculator, by and autopayment estimator with PMI

Adonis Apps (private mortgage insurance). It relies on data from Bankrate.com. The pro version offers more options.

Mortgage Pro, by Skynet Creations

Free

This is a mortgage calculator that helps buyers evaluate 15- or 30-year mortgages, points, balloon payments, and other mortgage options.

RE/Max University, by Mediafly

Free

Real Estate Vocabulary Quiz, by Upward Mobility

Zillow Real Estate, by Zillow

Free

This app was written specifically for RE/Max agents and includes corporate communications and training videos.

Studying for a real estate broker exam? This app offers vocabulary quizzes. The company also offers many state-specific versions.

This app comes from the same makers as the Zillow web site. This gives estimates ("Zestimates") of property value and shows listings on a map.

Studying for a real estate broker exam? This app offers vocabulary quizzes. The company also offers many state-specific versions.

Sales and CRM

CRM (customer relationship management) seems like something that was meant to be done from your phone. You can find tools that work with Microsoft CRM, and Salesforce.com is developing tools that are not yet on the market. There are plenty of smaller CRM companies that are willing to work with Android, such as Simply Sales (Figure 16-4), and several developers have introduced standalone apps for the freelancer.

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