App’late Review

Brought to you by the Ruth Lilly Law Library


Using new technology brings with it the task of learning to integrate the new with the old. Managing your daily technological needs across multiple platforms is, at a minimum, daunting. This issue of App’late Review highlights productivity apps that help bridge the gap. If you missed last week’s inaugural issue, you can find it on the Law Library’s webpage.





Splashtop Remote

With Splashtop Remote, you can control your desktop from any location with an internet connection. This app allows you to use the desktop of your home or office computer remotely on your iPad. 

Splashtop Remote consists of two components: an application running on the iPad and an application running on the computer. We’ve prepared a brief “how to” tutorial, or you may contact Ed Finn, the library’s Educational Technologist, for assistance in getting started with Splashtop Remote. A Splashtop Remote FAQ is available. This app currently costs $4.99.


Dropbox is the ultimate file storage tool that eliminates the need to update the same information in multiple locations. This cloud-based service software syncs files of all types online and across your computers.  On your computer, Dropbox functions like any other folder. 

Installing Dropbox on your computer and iPad provides you with access and editing capability to all your Dropbox files and folders wherever you have an internet connection. A brief introductory video is available. The free app comes with 2 GB of free online storage.


This free app expands IU’s Microsoft Lync communications system to your iPad. Among other options, the app enables you to make calls, send emails, and exchange instant messages; change and check your status; and conduct conference calls. We’ve prepared a brief “how to” tutorial that explains the set up and how to use the features.  You may also contact Ed Finn, the library’s Educational Technologist, for assistance.

Written and created by Susan deMaine and Catherine Lemmer with technical support from Hannah Alcasid and Ed Finn.

May 2012, Issue 2