Great new blog post by Kevin O’Keefe on How lawyers can use an iPad for professional and business development, based on a presentation Attorney Tom Mighell gave at the Texas State Bar Annual Meeting last week. I’ve read a number of posts on this topic and learned three new things:
- The days are numbered for reading news and information on a browser. The best way to consume information, hands down, is to use a newsreader such as Google Reader. By using Google Reader as your news/information database or hub, you can use applications on your iPad to pull news and information onto your iPad for easy reading. Google Reader not only allows you to subscribe to sources (blogs, publications, columns) by RSS, but also allows you to subscribe to subjects (Google News search or Google Blog search) by RSS. Additionally, Google Reader also allows those feeds to be stored by folder organized by subjects or sources.
- You see more information from trusted sources in less time by using the iPad app Google Reeder, to read news and info fed from Google Reader. Reeder strips away the design of the source (blog or other publication) and allows you to read the content, see images, and watch video in an elegant and simple interface. Mighell uses Mr. Reader as his iPad RSS Reader app.
- You can use Zite as more than an RSS Reeder on your iPad. Zite, self described as a personalized magazine (blogged about earlier), pulls in news and information from blogs, newspapers, and publications on various topics it thinks you would enjoy. Zite determines your interests based on what you follow in your Google Reader and who you follow on Twitter.