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WestlawNext

by Thomson Reuters
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.1
  • Bug fixes

Product Details

  • ASIN: B008AKQHRW
  • Release Date: June 11, 2012
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,417 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Use WestSearch to search all core content
  • Use KeyCite to determine the status of the law
  • Add, organize, and access documents to your folders. Folders can also be searched
  • Read and e-mail documents
  • Add notes to documents

Product Description

Get the world’s most advanced legal research system on your Android-powered device!

The WestlawNext® Android™ app gives you the flexibility to work no matter where or when the need arises. Be ready in an instant with the WestlawNext Android app.

Doing research on your subway commute? Working at an off-site client meeting? Whether you are a trial attorney in court or a law student preparing for class, gain the competitive edge you need when you access the world's most comprehensive collection of legal content on your Android smartphone or tablet. For help with research, call 1-800-328-0109.

Intuitive Technology and Design:
- Complimentary app
- Included in your subscription (WestlawNext subscription needed to use the app)
- Use your same username and password
- Optimized display and navigation
- Works with Android smartphones or tablets running 2.2 and higher

Your Research and Workflow is Synchronized:
Research is efficient on the go with your Android device. It automatically syncs with the WestlawNext website and the WestlawNext iPad® app, so research in one place is easily accessed and continued anywhere. Because WestlawNext is synchronized across all your devices, your research is always up to date.

Homepage:
Access previous research or begin a new research project. The Android app makes it very easy to find and read documents, save research, and more.
Designed for research efficiency and productivity, you can: Browse Content, KeyCite® a document to assess whether it’s still good law, access your main Project Folder, Recent Documents, and Recent Searches.

Search:
Search all core content using WestSearch®, the world's most advanced legal search engine. It incorporates 125 years of West's proprietary analysis of the law to deliver the best results faster. You can run simple descriptive terms or Boolean Terms and Connectors searches.

Folders:
Save and organize your research while on the go! Access your folders at anytime from the home page by clicking on your Project Folder. View documents in your folders and create new folders.

Notes:
Understand the content better by adding your own notes to it. You can add a note to the document for later review.

E-Mail Content:
When you find a document you'd like to deliver, simply email the document from the Tools menu.

KeyCite:
Check the status of the law using KeyCite from your Android device.

Terms and Conditions:
To learn more about the terms and conditions to provide access to WestlawNext though our Android app, please follow this link: http://store.westlaw.com/about/terms-of-use/westlawnext-android/default.aspx

Technical Details

Size: 291.8KB
Version: 1.1
Developed By: Thomson Reuters ( Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window )
Application Permissions: ( Help me understand what permissions mean )
  • Open network sockets
  • Write to external storage
  • Access information about networks
Minimum Operating System: Android 2.2
Approximate Download Time: Less than 10 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Keep trying, Westlaw. December 13, 2012
Verified Purchase
I was excited when I saw this app, but after using it for several days now (I am a law student), I have a few issues.

1. The mobile interface leaves a lot to be desired. I had to go onto the full version of WestlawNext to change my default folder in order to not have to go through multiple extra steps each time I wanted to open a saved document. What's the point of a mobile app if I have to go to the computer each time I change topics?

2. The app periodically logs me out due to inactivity while I'm reading a case or article. But it doesn't warn me that this has happened. I understand that there are charges involved in using Westlaw, but it takes me more than a few minutes to get through one display page of a case or article when I'm taking notes. Example of the problem: I'm reading the article, and I click on a footnote, only to be brought to the login page. Which brings me to my next point.

3. Once I have logged back in, I have to go through ALL the steps I went through to get to the article I had just been reading. Once I finally get back to that article, I have to then click "Next Page" at the bottom of each screen until I get to the page I was reading when I got logged out. There should be a "go to page ___ " function on this app, as well as some sort of memory ability so it brings me right back to where I left off.

4. There is no highlighting and no annotating. You can make a note at the beginning of a doc, but that's all.

5. There is no ability to delete documents from your saved folders. So you have to make a note that you don't need it and later delete it when you get to a computer. In the meantime, be prepared to open that doc over and over again, because you can't see your note unless and until you open it.

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing app September 6, 2012
By sunny
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This is an amazing app. I couldn't believe it when I saw it pop up on the available apps for my kindle fire. I use westlaw all the time (I am a law student) and have only had access through a computer. I now keep my kindle on my desk and can access info immediately. I recommend this highly to law students and attorneys both.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What you see is what you get. June 17, 2014
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Having been used to using Westlaw Next as a student for the last two years, I was very pleased to discover there is virtually no difference in the mobile version. This app does exactly what an app should do: takes you immediately to the desired location where you can log in using the exact same methods as on your desktop. Bravo to the developers.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars link not app August 21, 2013
By Tara
This is not an app; it is a link to their mobile site. Just use your phone's internet browser to go to m.next.westlaw.com. This app isn't worth the space on your device.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good start, needs work. June 18, 2014
By Frank
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They need to have a few people in the business work with the engineers on this app. It's not set up for lawyers or even legal students to use. It's close, but you just keep stumbling on the odd choices that were made.

Also it's another one of those 'free' apps that is basically a lie. While I understand I have to pay my membership due to use Westlaw, I am getting sick of these 'free' listings for programs that must be part of a paid account to use at all.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Apple app is better. August 18, 2013
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I use this for work on my kindle fire. I've also used coworkers iPads and the app on there is much nicer. The layout is easier to use and it doesn't cause you to sign out all the time.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A good start July 11, 2012
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Not a bad start for Westlaw Next and Kindle Fire users. I could do the research steps well enough, but it was a bit cumbersome trying to save work to the right research folder. I prefer the click and drag method, which is not available here. I imagine it will be improved over time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Handy! May 26, 2014
By D Pope
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As a Criminal Justice Student I found this handy to have. Full of information for research. Even since graduation I have referred to it several times, so glad to have it on hand.
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