Thank you to iManage for sponsoring iPhone J.D. this month. iManage is the industry's leading email and document management application, allowing lawyers to create, manage and collaborate on work product. Over 2,000 law firms use iManage. I have been using iManage at my law firm since 2003, and over that time I've seen the product evolve and improve greatly. (The name has changed too — from iManage, to Interwoven, and now back to iManage.) As iManage has improved over the years, the iPhone and iPad integration has improved greatly over time.
iManage is sponsoring iPhone J.D. to promote iManage Work version 10, which is a major upgrade, offering tools for lawyers to work on documents from anywhere on any device. Indeed, iManage 10 advertises that it uses a "mobile-first user experience" so that you can learn the software once and then have a consistent experience across phone, tablet and desktop, enabling you to work from anywhere and stay productive on-the-go. iManage Work 10 includes smart features such as personalized search, document timelines, and intelligent worklists. Companies around the world in the legal, accounting and financial sector use iManage to handle their documents and emails.
iManage manages not only documents, but emails too. On the PC in my office, I use the iManage software which is incorporated into Outlook so that I can take any email from my Inbox and drag it in to the appropriate folder in iManage. That way, case-related emails are stored with the appropriate case, and can later be found by browsing or searching. I see that iManage Work 10 also works with Lotus Notes and Gmail.
Since you are reading this post, I'm sure that you are especially interested in the iOS app for iManage. I use the iManage app on my iPad or iPhone to access documents and emails that are stored in iManage. Here are some things that iManage says about the iOS app in iManage Work version 10:
Manage Work Mobility for iOS is a native iOS app for iPhone and iPad that enables professionals to view filed documents and emails, file newly received emails, respond to emails and even edit documents in MS Word, enabling a completely functional and secure user experience with the native iOS functionality, look and feel.
The iManage Work Mobility for iOS app automatically keeps recently accessed content in a local briefcase, which allow users to review work product when disconnected on a flight or in a remote location. Work product in the briefcase is refreshed with a single tap when back online, ensuring all information is up to date with the latest versions of all engagement files.
If you want to get a better sense of how the iOS app works, here is a video which shows off the iManage Work Mobility app on an iPad. It also shows how iManage can be configured so that you can access your documents directly from the Microsoft Word for iOS app. It looks similar to the way that you can access Dropbox apps from within the Word app:
If you are looking at adding or improving document management at your law firm, you should definitely check out iManage. And thanks again to iManage for supporting iPhone J.D.