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Provides information about current mobile applications that might be of interest to law students and lawyers. Download links for apps are provided for Android, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Blackberry, Palm, and other devices. Check back often for new apps!
Last Updated: Dec 18, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Mobile App Search Engines & Stores

  • Amazon App Store
    The Amazon App Store is curated by reviewers. Android users may search, browse, and purchase apps in the store and special discounts on apps and a "free app of the day" may be offered.
  • Apple Web Apps
    This site allows users to browse iPhone and iPad web apps online, outside of iTunes.
  • AppsZoom
    AppsZoom (formerly AndroidZoom) is a search alternative for Android, and now iOS, users. Apps may be downloaded from the site by using links or scanning QR Codes.
  • Blackberry App World
    Available online and as a download for Blackberry smartphones. Users may browse and search apps.
  • Evernote App Center
    Evernote App Center (formerly Evernote Trunk) is an app store for Evernote users and Center features many add-ons for users of the Evernote mobile productivity app.
  • Google Play
    Users may browse--and now search--for Android apps at this site both from their devices and online. Google Play was formerly known as Android Market.
  • Mobile Apps for Law
    Mobile Apps for Law is a searchable database that includes links and information for more than 900 mobile apps for all kinds of devices. The database features a user-friendly interface that makes searching a breeze. For details about pricing, click HERE.
  • New York Times App Index
    Described as a collection of all of the mobile app coverage that has appeared in The New York Times. Includes lists of favorite apps from Times writers.
  • Nokia Store
    This site allows Nokia smartphone users to search and browse apps compatible with their devices.
  • Mobile Apps
    This site provides information and download links for a variety of mobile apps created by the U.S. government.
  • Windows Phone App Store
    Users may browse and search for Windows Phone apps at this site both from their devices and online.


Mobile applications are becoming increasingly popular and relevant to all aspects of our daily lives. This LibGuide highlights a number of mobile applications that might be of interest to law students and lawyers. Please check each listing for download links for your specific device. If you know of a mobile app that is not listed in this guide, please let us know by sharing the link in the box below titled "Got Apps?"

 A word of caution: while many mobile apps are incredibly helpful, they should not be used as replacements for official sources of law. Please rely on the official sources available at the Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library, in your employer's law library, or on certified governmental websites when referencing sources of law.


Featured Apps

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Box is a great app that allows you to store, view, edit, share, and collaborate on files in a variety of formats from your device. Supported file types include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDFs, images, audio, videos, and Box Web documents. The app is FREE and provides 10 GB storage capacity. The app may be downloaded from the iTunes App Store for use on all iOS devices and from Google Play for Android devices.

NOTE: UCLA students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to use the UCLA Box Enterprise service for official campus business requiring file sharing. Members of the UCLA Law community should contact LawNET with any questions concerning this service.

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Future Interests Made Simple
Developed by University of South Carolina School of Law Professor Ned Snow, Future Interests Made Simple is an app designed to help law students learn the subject of future interests. Features include multiple examples and explanations; mnemonic devices to aid in the mastery of terminology; and 60 practice problems grouped according to difficulty level. The app may be purchased for $2.99 from the iTunes App Store for iOS devices and from Google Play for Droid devices.

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M&A Tax Report
CCH's M&A Tax Report provides convenient access to monthly reports on key developments in tax regulations and expert analysis on recent litigation, IRS Revenue Rulings and regulations, M&A transactions, private letter rulings, and other related content. The free app is optimized for use on the iPad. The reports are acquired via in-app purchases for $4.99 per monthly report. The app may be downloaded from the iTunes App Store.


Mobile Apps for Law - Newly Released Apps hosts a free RSS feed that provides information regarding new mobile apps that may be of interest to law students and lawyers. To view the full entry for featured apps, users must be subscribed to the database. Additional information about the database may be found at

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Got Apps?

Please note that we are working hard to add more links to apps for non-Apple devices, such as the Android, Blackberry, and Palm as they become available. If you know of a mobile application that might be of interest to law students and lawyers that is not listed in this Guide, please help make this Guide better by emailing the author ( or by submitting a link to the app here. Simply click on the "Submit a Link" button below and enter the requested information. Thanks!

 A big thank you to everyone who has submitted apps! Keep 'em coming!


Device Survey

What type of smartphone or handheld device do you use? If you use more than one type of device (such as the iPad and an Android phone), please let us know the types in a comment. Thank you!

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