Missing App: Translate Google Calendar Entry into Fee Entry in Time-Billing Program #Android
“Droid does.” It’s a comment that is synonymous with the Android marketing campaign from Verizon. It’s probably even trademarked, who knows.
The fact is though, sometimes Droid doesn’t. There are some times when the plethora of applications available for Android OS just don’t go far enough. This is especially true in the realm of apps for lawyers.
Admittedly, as a self-proclaimed Android guru (I do publish The Droid Lawyer blog afterall), I sometimes envy iOS users, especially those with the “fancy-schmancy” iPads. Quite simply, some of the iOS apps, such as iJuror or TrialPad, are fresh and unique, making me want to move to the “dark side.”
Those are the easy ones though. For me, I think my choice for the missing app would be a time-billing app that would integrate well with Google Calendar.
In my vision, the app would track incoming/outgoing phone calls, much like my favorite app, CallTrack, but also go further, allowing you to designate matters, clients, contacts, etc. The app would automatically convert the call to a fee based on settings I determined.
The app would go further though, and enable me to track time, such as reading cases, depositions, and other non-phone-related tasks, and make the same assignments for fees and information.
When I’m back at the office, I could easily translate the calendar entry into a fee entry in my time-billing program. With a simple tracking program, I could regain some of the lost time from at-home or away-from-the-office projects.
Certainly there are some Android apps in Google Play that accomplish similar goals, but I have yet to find one with comprehensive features geared toward attorneys.