Improving and Optimizing the WestlawNext Mobile Suite
Thomson Reuters Debuts the WestlawNext AndroidTM App; Mobile Enhancements
Thomson Reuters has added powerful new functionality to WestlawNextTM with the introduction of the WestlawNext AndroidTM app. The mobile app will work on both Android tablets and smartphones, extending the capabilities of legal professionals and giving them mobile access to the preferred legal research service to enhance their productivity and efficiency.
Features that can be leveraged through the app include the ability to: search all core content with WestSearchTM, the world’s most advanced legal search engine; use KeyCite® to confirm whether your cases and statutes are still good law; read and email documents; add notes to documents; and access and add documents to your folders. The app, which will work on devices using Android OS version 2.2 or higher, is streamlined for optimal viewing and provides users with all the content and functionality needed while on the go.
"The release of the WestlawNext Android app is the latest in our effort to accommodate the rapidly evolving mobile workflow of legal professionals," said Dinyar Mehta, director of New Product Development at Thomson Reuters. "The app provides very easy and intuitive access to the best content and features of WestlawNext for our customers who are frequently on the go, and enables our Android-using customers the same convenience as users of our other mobile platforms, including our mobile WestlawNext interface and the WestlawNext iPad app."
Developed as an additional resource to access WestlawNext, the Android app delivers on the goal of helping customers increase their responsiveness, improve productivity and deliver better client service by accessing legal research anytime, anywhere. Now, wherever and however WestlawNext is accessed, research is automatically synchronized, allowing work to begin in one place and continue on any web-enabled device, whether through the new Android app, the mobile site or the award-winning iPad app.
Recent enhancements to the WestlawNext iPad app, which was named the Best Legal Research iPad App in the 2012 Best of The National Law Journal’s inaugural Reader Rankings, have included: folder sharing; West km integration; supporting web-hosted client validation (VPN); high resolution graphics to optimize the Retina display; and default font size for a better reading experience.