4th National Pro Bono ConferencePractical Low Costor Free Tech Tips and ToolsXavier’s 30 tipsXavier Beauchamp-TremblayLawy...
Oldies but goodies
Manage your passwords withLastpasshttps://lastpass.com/                             1
• “Secure” online storage for passwords• Allows using an unguessable different  password for every single website• Fills i...
Stop wasting time filling-in     forms with address (and credit               card info)!• Detects fillable forms• Does a ...
Ubiquitous text substitution withTexterhttp://lifehacker.com/238306/lifehacker-code-texter-windows                        ...
Ubiquitous plain text pasting withPuretexthttp://www.stevemiller.net/puretext/                                       3
•A vast sea of stars serves as the backdrop forthe main title. War drums echo through theheavens as a rollup slowly crawls...
A vast sea of stars serves as the backdrop for the main title. War drums echothrough the heavens as a rollup slowly crawls...
Command line searching withYubNubhttp://yubnub.org/                              4
Install YubYub in your browser ofchoice:http://yubnub.org/documentation/describe_installation
Examples:jq + keyword = Search in text ofQuebec jurisprudencelont + keyword = Search in titleof Ontario laws and regs
Full list of legalcommand lines: http://www.docstoc.com/docs/54   04635/Commandes-YubNub
TOP 5Inbox-chopping     skills
Your email software is aRobot, not an email dump                           5
Flags are uselesswithout search folders
Plug it in     Simplyfile :     Free to try     40$ to buy   www.techhit.com/SimplyFile                                6
Use Subject LineGood subject“Pro Bono Conference: send slide decksbefore October 26”Bad subject“Conference”“Re:”[Empty sub...
Go dark…           8
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook-help/turn-on-or-off-new-message-alert-pop-up-window-HA010355032.aspx
SendLessEmail        9
• Rediscover talking to your  colleagues• Don’t just “dump” problems to  somebody else via an email• Read this: “I Banned ...
Presentation tips
Understand that:bullet points are usually  the WORST way of  expressing an idea                            10
11
Understand that:People cant read slides and listen to    a speaker at the same time    http://www.speakschmeak.com/2008/02...
Understand that:Under 20 point font, most people      can’t read your text                                   13
Use less textWrite what’s leftBIGGER
Understand that:   Copying a picture is copyrightinfringement (in many many cases)                                    14
Sources of copyright free pictures:
Library of Congress on Flickrhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress                                             ...
Wikipediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Alexander_Graham_T              elephone_in_Newyork.jpg                        ...
You!       16
miscellaneous© http://www.tagxedo.com
Translation precedent databaseLinguee.frhttp://www.linguee.fr/                                 17
Block yourself from unproductivesitesStayFocusd+Leechblockhttps://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/leechblock/https:...
More security in the cloudTwo-FactorAuthenticationhttp://lifehacker.com/5938565/heres-everywhere-you-should-enable-two+fac...
Discover stuff with the newStumbleUpon apphttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stumbleupon/id386244833Also on Windows 8 store  ...
http://venturebeat.com/2012/09/19/stumbl                           eupon-for-ios/
Dispatches from a legal professionon the brinkLaw21www.law21.ca                                     21
Ubiquitous task trackingTodo.txthttp://todotxt.com/                           22
Control what you installPortableapps.comhttp://portableapps.com/                           23
Delete babies, political stuff fromnewsfeedunbaby.meunpolitic.mehttp://unbaby.me/https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail...
39$ of pure speed. Upgrade to:Windows 8http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/windows-8/meet                                  ...
Highlight & bookmark the webDiigo.comhttp://www.diigo.com                               25
Automatic page turningAutoPagerhttps://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/autopager/https://chrome.google.com/webstore...
Automatic social / file managementwithifttt (if this then that)https://ifttt.com                                 27
Blackberry users, treat yourselveswith a better browser withOpera Minihttp://www.opera.com/mobile/                        ...
• Faster• Better rendition of web pages• Easier navigation
Blackberry users, type even fasterby tweakingWord Substitutionhttp://crackberry.com/word-substitution-possibly-best-featur...
VIRGINIA  IS FOR LO❤ERSBLACKBERRY   IS FOR  T❤PING
99 other tips99 Life Hacks to makeyour life easier!http://shialabeowulf.tumblr.com/post/33670447154/99-life-hacks-to-make-...
30 Low Cost Tech Tips for Lawyers
30 Low Cost Tech Tips for Lawyers
30 Low Cost Tech Tips for Lawyers
30 Low Cost Tech Tips for Lawyers
30 Low Cost Tech Tips for Lawyers
30 Low Cost Tech Tips for Lawyers
30 Low Cost Tech Tips for Lawyers
30 Low Cost Tech Tips for Lawyers
30 Low Cost Tech Tips for Lawyers
30 Low Cost Tech Tips for Lawyers
30 Low Cost Tech Tips for Lawyers
30 Low Cost Tech Tips for Lawyers
30 Low Cost Tech Tips for Lawyers
30 Low Cost Tech Tips for Lawyers
30 Low Cost Tech Tips for Lawyers
30 Low Cost Tech Tips for Lawyers
30 Low Cost Tech Tips for Lawyers
30 Low Cost Tech Tips for Lawyers
30 Low Cost Tech Tips for Lawyers
30 Low Cost Tech Tips for Lawyers
30 Low Cost Tech Tips for Lawyers
30 Low Cost Tech Tips for Lawyers
30 Low Cost Tech Tips for Lawyers
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  1. 1. 4th National Pro Bono ConferencePractical Low Costor Free Tech Tips and ToolsXavier’s 30 tipsXavier Beauchamp-TremblayLawyer, Trade-mark agentNovember 2, 2012
  2. 2. Oldies but goodies
  3. 3. Manage your passwords withLastpasshttps://lastpass.com/ 1
  4. 4. • “Secure” online storage for passwords• Allows using an unguessable different password for every single website• Fills in password automatically
  5. 5. Stop wasting time filling-in forms with address (and credit card info)!• Detects fillable forms• Does a great job at filling form for you 2
  6. 6. Ubiquitous text substitution withTexterhttp://lifehacker.com/238306/lifehacker-code-texter-windows 3
  7. 7. Ubiquitous plain text pasting withPuretexthttp://www.stevemiller.net/puretext/ 3
  8. 8. •A vast sea of stars serves as the backdrop forthe main title. War drums echo through theheavens as a rollup slowly crawls into infinity.It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evilGalactic Empire.During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to theEmpires ultimate weapon, the Death Star, an armored space stationwith enough power to destroy an entire planet.Pursued by the Empires sinister agents, Princess Leia races homeaboard her starship, custodian of the stolen plans that can save herpeople and restore freedom to the galaxy...The awesome yellow planet of Tatooine emerges from a total eclipse, hertwo moons glowing against the darkness. A tiny silver spacecraft, a RebelBlockade Runner firing lasers from the bbbb bb bbb bbbb,races through space. It is pursed by a giant Imperial Stardestroyer. Hundredsof deadly laserboltsstreak from the Imperial Stardestroyer, causing the main solar fin of the Rebelcraft to disintegrate.
  9. 9. A vast sea of stars serves as the backdrop for the main title. War drums echothrough the heavens as a rollup slowly crawls into infinity.It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have wontheir first victory against the evil Galactic Empire.During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empiresultimate weapon, the Death Star, an armored space station with enough powerto destroy an entire planet.Pursued by the Empires sinister agents, Princess Leia races home aboard herstarship, custodian of the stolen plans that can save her people and restorefreedom to the galaxy...The awesome yellow planet of Tatooine emerges from a total eclipse, her twomoons glowing against the darkness. A tiny silver spacecraft, a Rebel BlockadeRunner firing lasers from the back of the ship, races through space. It is pursedby a giant Imperial Stardestroyer. Hundreds of deadly laserboltsstreak from the Imperial Stardestroyer, causing the main solar fin of the Rebelcraft to disintegrate.
  10. 10. Command line searching withYubNubhttp://yubnub.org/ 4
  11. 11. Install YubYub in your browser ofchoice:http://yubnub.org/documentation/describe_installation
  12. 12. Examples:jq + keyword = Search in text ofQuebec jurisprudencelont + keyword = Search in titleof Ontario laws and regs
  13. 13. Full list of legalcommand lines: http://www.docstoc.com/docs/54 04635/Commandes-YubNub
  14. 14. TOP 5Inbox-chopping skills
  15. 15. Your email software is aRobot, not an email dump 5
  16. 16. Flags are uselesswithout search folders
  17. 17. Plug it in Simplyfile : Free to try 40$ to buy www.techhit.com/SimplyFile 6
  18. 18. Use Subject LineGood subject“Pro Bono Conference: send slide decksbefore October 26”Bad subject“Conference”“Re:”[Empty subject line] 7
  19. 19. Go dark… 8
  20. 20. http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook-help/turn-on-or-off-new-message-alert-pop-up-window-HA010355032.aspx
  21. 21. SendLessEmail 9
  22. 22. • Rediscover talking to your colleagues• Don’t just “dump” problems to somebody else via an email• Read this: “I Banned All Internal E- Mails at My Company for a Week”: http://onforb.es/S31CUk
  23. 23. Presentation tips
  24. 24. Understand that:bullet points are usually the WORST way of expressing an idea 10
  25. 25. 11
  26. 26. Understand that:People cant read slides and listen to a speaker at the same time http://www.speakschmeak.com/2008/02/why-you-cant- read-slides-and-listen-to.html 12
  27. 27. Understand that:Under 20 point font, most people can’t read your text 13
  28. 28. Use less textWrite what’s leftBIGGER
  29. 29. Understand that: Copying a picture is copyrightinfringement (in many many cases) 14
  30. 30. Sources of copyright free pictures:
  31. 31. Library of Congress on Flickrhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress 15
  32. 32. Wikipediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Alexander_Graham_T elephone_in_Newyork.jpg 15
  33. 33. You! 16
  34. 34. miscellaneous© http://www.tagxedo.com
  35. 35. Translation precedent databaseLinguee.frhttp://www.linguee.fr/ 17
  36. 36. Block yourself from unproductivesitesStayFocusd+Leechblockhttps://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/leechblock/https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/stayfocusd/laankejkbhbdhmipfmgcngdelahlfoji 18
  37. 37. More security in the cloudTwo-FactorAuthenticationhttp://lifehacker.com/5938565/heres-everywhere-you-should-enable-two+factor-authentication-right-now 19
  38. 38. Discover stuff with the newStumbleUpon apphttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stumbleupon/id386244833Also on Windows 8 store 20
  39. 39. http://venturebeat.com/2012/09/19/stumbl eupon-for-ios/
  40. 40. Dispatches from a legal professionon the brinkLaw21www.law21.ca 21
  41. 41. Ubiquitous task trackingTodo.txthttp://todotxt.com/ 22
  42. 42. Control what you installPortableapps.comhttp://portableapps.com/ 23
  43. 43. Delete babies, political stuff fromnewsfeedunbaby.meunpolitic.mehttp://unbaby.me/https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/unpoliticme/ecnbjncmlfdfdpnnbloliloehpcmjglg 23
  44. 44. 39$ of pure speed. Upgrade to:Windows 8http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/windows-8/meet 24
  45. 45. Highlight & bookmark the webDiigo.comhttp://www.diigo.com 25
  46. 46. Automatic page turningAutoPagerhttps://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/autopager/https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/autopager-chrome/mmgagnmbebdebebbcleklifnobamjonh 26
  47. 47. Automatic social / file managementwithifttt (if this then that)https://ifttt.com 27
  48. 48. Blackberry users, treat yourselveswith a better browser withOpera Minihttp://www.opera.com/mobile/ 28
  49. 49. • Faster• Better rendition of web pages• Easier navigation
  50. 50. Blackberry users, type even fasterby tweakingWord Substitutionhttp://crackberry.com/word-substitution-possibly-best-feature-blackberry 29
  51. 51. VIRGINIA IS FOR LO❤ERSBLACKBERRY IS FOR T❤PING
  52. 52. 99 other tips99 Life Hacks to makeyour life easier!http://shialabeowulf.tumblr.com/post/33670447154/99-life-hacks-to-make-your-life-easier 30

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