Clio's third annual Apple in Law Offices Survey is a wrap with over 1,200 respondents. The survey's results show Apple products, ranging from the iPad to MacBooks, are rapidly increasing in popularity among lawyers.
The iPad continues to be a game-changing device for lawyers: over 57% of respondents indicated they currently use an iPad in their law office. Of those that don't, nearly 60% planned on purchasing an iPad in the next year:
Enthusiasm for the recently-announced iPad mini was also high: 23% of respondents indicated they plan to purchase an iPad mini in the next twelve months.
On the mobile front, the iPhone continues to see broad usage with a 62% adoption rate; Android places a strong second place at a nearly 25% adoption rate. iPhone and Android have made gains at RIM's expense: Blackberry adoption is only at 7%, down dramatically from 28% in the 2010 Apple in Law Offices Survey.
The cloud and Apple's suite of mobile phones and tablets make a natural team — so much so that Apple released their own cloud storage and synchronization service, iCloud. The top 5 cloud-based applications utilized by survey respondents are:
- Dropbox (used by 26% of respondents)
- Clio (used by 26% of respondents)
- iCloud (used by 16% of respondents)
- Google Apps (used by 15% of respondents)
- QuickBooks Online (used by 5% of respondents)
The top 5 desktop apps were:
- Microsoft Office (used by 45% of respondents)
- Evernote (used by 16% of respondents)
- iWork ((used by 11% of respondents))
- Parallels (used by 9% of respondents)
- VMWare Fusion (used by 4% of respondents)