Not only is this a Change of Friday, but it’s also the last day of the month. And on that doubly good occasion, I decided to try something different: I made a video.

Don’t get too excited; Martin Scorsese doesn’t have to worry about me upending his legacy. Instead, I got to try some funky animated functionality to convey some good news, which is: We at Arizona Attorney Magazine are going to improve even more our digital offerings. That’s right, an app is on your way.

Our digital edition already can sense (through computer magic, I guess) when you reach the site through a mobile phone. At that point, it opens up a version that is extremely readable. Still, we thought we could do better.

The app will be accessible via many devices, both iPhone (and iPad) and Android. And it will include not just the content from the print magazine, but feeds from a variety of our news channels.

I’ll send out more information as we get closer to our launch. But for now, enjoy a brief video that has two lawyers (O’Connor and Simpson) explaining the new effort.

Go on; click to watch the video. You can afford the minute and a half on a Friday!

Have a great—and animated—weekend.

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Do you want One Really Good Idea Every Day? Who doesn’t?

That is the genius behind a blog from the folks at Attorney at Work. They have stumbled on the brainy notion that busy people may skip all kinds of content, even if it’s valuable. But if you promise to provide one genuinely good thing once a day—and then leave them the hell alone—people may sign on. Hence, their cheeky six-word motto.

And so I did. And I haven’t been sorry.

And it was yesterday, therefore, where I read an insightful post regarding the new Android app for the Fastcase legal research tool. You should read it.

Catherine Sanders Reach

The post was (very well) written by Catherine Sanders Reach, of the Chicago Bar Association. I had the opportunity to meet and learn from Catherine in November 2010, when she presented at a State Bar of Arizona Solo and Small-Firm Conference. At that time, she headed up the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center.

Besides the good writer, the app is also a product worth your attention.

Arizona-admitted lawyers have free access to the Fastcase library, as it is a State Bar member benefit. Given that, there is no reason at all for Android users to pause before giving this new web app a try.

Once you do, let me know what you think. Does it—and Fastcase generally—help to meet your research needs?