The Deponent App review
According to the developers, version 1.3.0 has been submitted to Apple for approval, and should be out any day now. New features will include on-the-fly call-outs, block highlighting, block redacting, export to Dropbox & Photos, batch move & delete, and UI updates.
What’s New in Version 1.2.0
EMAIL: Email your exhibits to a colleague, the court reporter, opposing counsel, or anyone else with whom you want to share. Exhibits must be 10MB or smaller to email.
PROJECTS VIEWER: Have a lot of projects in Exhibit A? Now you can jump instantly to the desired project using the Projects Viewer to quickly locate and select your project.
STABILITY ENHANCEMENT: Improved handling of very large PDFs resulting in significantly improved speed and stability when presenting these documents.
Performance Enhancements : General performance enhancements in certain sections like Juror Info, Case Info, Juror Observation etc.
There’s now a Pro version available, which adds red ink for signatures. It can also input your GPS location into the meta data. It sells for $99.99. The regular version is only $3.99. Maybe it costs a lot to get the GPS data in there? According to Justin Esgar of Autriv (developer), “As for Pro – the reason for the price jump is that it’s targeted for those who have businesses that require such a feature.“
Android App Available
They also offer an Android version of this app, also $3.99, according to their website.
So, I nabbed a copy for my Nexus S Android phone (see my phone review here) and just signed another form. It’s a quick and easy “green” method, using Dropbox or your email. You can also point the app to a website to download a form. I would recommend using a stylus (iPad-compatible) for this, but your finger can work.
Sanction 3 missed the announced release date of March 29, but it appears there is now a Beta version available for download. While this is likely to be close to a final release, unless you’re very comfortable working with new software that is likely to have bugs and issues (that’s what Beta testing is for), I’d recommend not running off to trial or upgrading all of your current databases with it just yet. A 30-day demo is available for free download now. While it’s a bit unusual to offer a Beta to the public, it can certainly help getting it in the hands of more users to try it and report any potential problems.