50 Tech Tips Video & Tip List

50 practical technology tips for working remotely crowd sourced from the LSNTAP email list and community. This is a special working from home edition of one of our most popular webinars.

In this webinar you'll learn about:

•    Online Free and Low cost web apps for legal work

•    Who is offering free Versions of the best tools during this crisis

•    Ways to collaborate better online

There will be a takeaway list of all tips with links available also 

LSNTAP Email List: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfqlhH3el3SCOyl6X-Y-eiUSYLvOsXm...


  1. Search for “X Product / service” + Covid

  2. PandaDoc Free Covid


  1. Jitsi - private and secure video conferencing - meet.jit.si or jitsi.org

  2. Jitsi self Install 

    1. Git Hub https://github.com/jitsi/jitsi-meet/blob/master/doc/quick-install.md

    2. How to https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/how-to-create-your-own-video-conference-using-jitsi-meet-on-ubuntu-1804/

    3. Forums https://community.jitsi.org/c/install-config 

  3. Zoom Security Toolbar - 

    1. https://blog.zoom.us/wordpress/2020/04/08/zoom-product-updates-new-security-toolbar-icon-for-hosts-meeting-id-hidden/ 4-8-2020

    2. zoom.us

  4. Discord text chat, and audio chat, free noise suppression https://discordapp.com/ 4-10-2020  

  5. Marco Polo - Video messages https://www.marcopolo.me/ Apple and Android

  6. Loom Free Screen Recording Chrome Extension, very easy to use. Loom.com

  7. Open Broadcast Studio OBS - Free Streaming software for any platform  https://obsproject.com/

  8. How to stream to facebook live https://brightspark-consulting.com/facebook-live-via-obs/ 


  1. Slack collaborative work space https://slack.com/

  2. Box https://www.box.com/resources/downloads Secure file sharing with lots of integrations

  3. Microsoft Teams, all in one internal collaborations, chat, video and much more https://products.office.com/en-us/microsoft-teams/group-chat-software

  4. KanbanFlow -Free agile project management software very easy to use and track tasks.https://kanbanflow.com/board/6XWeSw

  5. Monday - Robust project management with lots of steps and easy to use https://monday.com/

Leaning online

  1. Tech Soups Courses - Free nonprofit track that includes Teams how to 

    1. https://techsoup.course.tc/catalog/track/coronavirus-mitigation-track

    2. https://page.techsoup.org/covid-19-resources

  2. Pluralsight -  high quality online training courses Free in April 

    1. Pluralsight.com

  3. Tech & Learning - classic blog focusing on technology and learning tools.  Lots of helpful tips, quick reads with practical takeaways. Techlearning.com 

    1. Article on avoiding pain at home techlearning.com/how-to/how-to-teach-from-home-pain-free

  4. Meetup online - Use MEetup to create and promote online learning events

    1. https://www.meetup.com/

    2. https://help.meetup.com/hc/en-us/articles/360040609112

Home Office

  1. Chair

    1. Adjustable height

    2. Back Support

    3. Arm support

  2. Noise Cancelling Headphones

    1. $70 to $300

  3. Shredder @Home 10 sheets plus

  4. Docking station

    1. Video / Second or better monitor

    2. Storage

    3. Ethernet port optional

    4. Extra USB

    5. Power

  5. Phone Book -Foot rest

  6. Work Only profile - 

    1. Windows https://www.webucator.com/how-to/how-create-second-user-account-windows-10.cfm

    2. Apple https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/set-up-other-users-on-your-mac-...

  7. Ring Doorbell - get your door bell on your phone with video, save time not having to answer the door for deliveries. https://ring.com/

  8. 1Password- Indefinite trails great password management and sharing,https://1password.com

  9. SignRequest signrequest.com Simplefast signatures 10 free per month https://signrequest.com/#/

  10. Ring Central All in one phones, video, team messaging with e-fax built in https://www.ringcentral.com/home_u.html

    1. Free Covid NPO https://www.ringcentral.com/lp/covid19-offer.html

  11. RedFax - Faxes to and from email starting at $5 a month, stand alone lower cost solution https://www.redfax.com/landing-2/


  1. Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport Book and how to deal with our digital lives, calnewport.com/books/digital-minimalism/

  2. Attention Merchants by Tim Wu, law economics and a little phycology on the new digital addictions including cell phones and social media http://www.timwu.org/AttentionMerchants.html

  3. Daywise - Notification control for your phone - https://getdaywise.com/

It Support

  1. Connectwise - Remotely control uen users computer for IT

    1. https://www.connectwise.com/software/control/pricing

  2. Splashtop - Remote PC Access From Tablet, Smartphone & Computer. Very price competitive https://www.splashtop.com/

  3. Microsoft Learn free classes for IT intro and IT Support https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/

  4. MicrosoftDirect Access - Unified Remote Access, is a VPN-like technology, that provides intranet connectivity to client computers when they are connected to the Internet https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/remote/remote-access/dir...


  1. Signal - Free secure private messaging including video calls and disappearing messages.

  2. Antivirus is a must! Sophos Home Free Reliable, https://home.sophos.com/en-us.aspx

  3. Carbonite - Reasonable costed, reliable backup. https://www.carbonite.com/

  4. G Cloud - 10 GB free of storage for your phone https://gcloud.zoolz.com/Account/Login

  5. Lock away a physical copy of your one time password

  6. LastPass - one time passwords https://support.logmeininc.com/lastpass/help/use-temporary-one-time-pass...

Get the Word Out

  1. Transcend Legal Icons - free legal icons - https://transcend.net/legal-icons.html

  2. YouTube - Create a Channel! Sample channel

    1. Northwest Justice project 

    2. https://www.youtube.com/user/IllinoisLegalAid/videos

  3. YouTube Creators Academy Quick Start Guide https://creatoracademy.youtube.com/page/course/bootcamp-foundations?hl=en

  4. Unsplash Beautiful Free Photos - https://unsplash.com/

  5. GroupMe.com

  6. Scanbot.io

  7. Philips LiveSpeech.com

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