+ What is DocReviewPad?
DocReviewPad is a powerful legal document review and management tool developed for the legal profession for use in reviewing documents.
Using DocReviewPad you can assign Bates numbers, review documents, generate reports, and create production sets, while leveraging the portability of your iPad. It lets you create separate case folders, organize and sort important documents and photos, then assign Tags (Confidential, Privileged, Relevant, or Responsive) or your own Issue Codes. You can also annotate with the Highlight and Pen tools, and flag documents and add Notes.
DocReviewPad’s simplicity and intuitive user interface makes it the easiest and most effective way to review documents.
+ How much is DocReviewPad, and where do I buy it?
DocReviewPad comes with free technical support. There are no subscription fees, no registration costs, and no yearly maintenance.
+ How do DocReviewPad's features compare to other apps' features?
DocReviewPad is the only full-featured legal document review tool available on the iPad. Its capabilities are superior to many desktop tools at a fraction of the price.
+ How does DocReviewPad compare to desktop document review tools?
DocReviewPad is portable, and provides full transcript review at a fraction of the price of desktop software.
DocReviewPad allows you to review documents anytime, anywhere, for a better work-life balance, frees you from needing to be connected to firm servers, and lowers firm overhead. No other desktop or cloud-based software subscription is required.
GETTING STARTED WITH DOCREVIEWPAD
+ What file formats does DocReviewPad support?
DocReviewPad works best with the universally accepted Adobe Acrobat file format (PDF) for documents. Your Acrobat document may be just one page or hundreds of pages, it may be a photograph, or transcript, or any document that can be saved as a PDF file.
Additional supported file formats include: Tagged Image File Format (.TIF), Joint Photography Experts Group (.JPG), Portable Network Graphics (.PNG), and Text Files (.TXT).
IMPORTING DOCUMENTS INTO DOCREVIEWPAD
+ How do I import my files into DocReviewPad?
Files can be imported into DocReviewPad using several different methods:
- By pressing the Cloud Storage button you can access your files stored on Box, Citrix ShareFile, Dropbox, Transporter, or your own WebDAV server.
- Files can be imported one at a time from an email received on your iPad. Simply press and hold on any supported file type attached to an email and press the “Open In DocReviewPad” button.
- You can import files from another quality apps by selecting “Open In...” from within the other app and choosinge DocReviewPad.
- Files can also be quickly imported into DocReviewPad using the File Sharing option under the Apps tab in iTunes when you connect your iPad to your computer.
+ Is there a limit to the size or number of documents that I can import into DocReviewPad?
The only limitations are with the storage size limitations of the iPad itself. A 16GB iPad has been tested running DocReviewPad with tens of thousands of pages of documents without a problem.
+ What Cloud Storage options does DocReviewPad offer?
- Citrix ShareFile
+ What is WebDAV?
WebDAV (Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning) is a method that allows you to download files stored on remote servers. By linking to a WebDAV server from DocReviewPad, you can easily copy documents to and from your own remote server, like your own “private cloud”.
Note: Because there is no certification process for WebDAV server implementations, and due to the nature and differences between each WebDAV server, we are unable to troubleshoot or support WebDAV issues. You may have to check with your server administrator or web service provider for availability and configuration of a WebDAV server.
+ Does DocReviewPad support video and audio files?
Not at this time.
PRESENTING YOUR DOCUMENTS TO AN AUDIENCE
+ What hardware do I need to show my case to an audience?
If you want to show your documents to co-counsel or associates, connect your iPad to a projector or monitor using a VGA or HDMI cable, and the appropriate Apple adapter for your iPad model and the cable being used.
+ Does DocReviewPad mirror my whole iPad screen?
DocReviewPad will mirror your whole iPad screen, including your Document List, and is therefore not intended for presentation. (For presentation at mediation or trial, please see TrialPad.)
+ Does DocReviewPad support AirPlay and Apple TV to present wirelessly?
Things you will need:
- An iPad running iOS 10, or later.
- AppleTV (2nd generation or later) with Software Update 4.4, or later.
- A wireless network that will be the conduit for communication between the iPad and the Apple TV. You can use an Apple AirPort Express or a mobile hotspot device if you already have one. (Do NOT rely on courthouse WiFi!)
- An output device (projector or flat panel monitor) with an HDMI input.
How to set it up:
- Connect your iPad to your WiFi network.
- Connect the Apple TV to your WiFi network.
- Connect the Apple TV to the output device via an HDMI cable.
- On the Apple TV, under Settings, make sure AirPlay is set to On.
- Turn on Mirroring on your iPad by sliding up from the bottom of your screen to reveal the Control Center, press the AirPlay button. Select your Apple TV and slide Mirroring to On. The desktop of your iPad should now be visible on your projector or flat panel monitor.
- Once you launch DocReviewPad the projector or flat panel monitor will purposely go blank to prevent you from accidentally presenting documents.
- Once you open a case, select a document you want to present, slide Output to On, press Present.
+ Where can I find out what version of the iOS my iPad is using?
Go to Settings > General > About > Version
+ What is the best way to optimize PDFs for use in DocReviewPad
We have found that PDFs created with the Mac Preview app tend to be the most compatible with the iPad, displaying faster, and using less memory.
Optimize a PDF file by following these steps:
- Right click on your document and select “Open With”, then choose “Preview”.
- Choose “Export…” from the “File” menu (NOT “Export as PDF…”).
- Select “PDF” as the Format, and “None” for the Quartz Filter.
- Save the document with a new name, or in a different location, in order to preserve the original.
This also works for multiple PDF files:
- Select multiple PDF files in Finder.
- From the “File Menu” choose “Open With” and select “Preview”.
- From the “View” menu select “Thumbnails”.
- Select the first thumbnail to export from the left pane, and then from the “Edit Menu” choose “Select All”.
- Choose “Export Selected PDF Documents…” from the “File” menu (NOT “Export as PDF…”).
- Select “PDF” as the Format, and “None” for the Quartz Filter.
- Save the documents in a different location in order to preserve the originals.
+ How do I quit all the apps and do a cold reboot to refresh the iOS?
If you experience problems with an app on your iPad, one of the first things you should do is close all your apps and do a cold reboot. Please note that on an iPad quitting an app is very different from closing your app, and doing a cold reboot is very different from simply turning off your iPad. This is a good procedure to follow occasionally to "refresh" the iOS.
- Go to the home screen, then double-press the Home button (the only button on the front of your iPad) to bring up multitasking.
- Place your finger on the app preview screens, then do a swipe up gesture to quit each app. The preview screen will slide up and disappear, indicating the app has quit, and the other apps will slide in from the left. Once they are all closed, press the Home button again to close multitasking.
- Next, do a cold reboot of the iPad by pressing and holding the Home button AND On/Off button (at the same time) for 10+ seconds, keep both buttons pressed even when the screen goes black. Only release the buttons when you see a white Apple icon.