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Question: How Can I Run the Software on an iPad or other Tablet

Answer: You can access the full Family Law Software application on your iPad, as long as it is also running on your desktop (Windows or Mac).

What is happening is that you are using the iPad as a terminal to access your computer in the office. So your computer in the office needs to be turned on and connected to the Internet.

Your iPad also needs an Internet connection, either through WiFi or a paid subscription with a phone company.

There are various applications that will let you set this up.

We will discuss two of them here.

1. Parallels Access.

This is available in the App Store. Search for "Parallels Access." There is a free trial download, then you have to pay an annual fee.

You can find the price by searching Google for "parallels Access price."

(We do not write it here, because it may change, and we are not monitoring the price.)

You also need to download host software to your PC or Macintosh. To do that, go to Parallels Access, and download PC or Mac software, which they call the Parallels Access Agent.

Once the software is downloaded from the App Store to the iPad, and the agent software is installed and running on your PC or Macintosh, start your iPad and then start Parallels Access.

To add Family Law Software as an application, click the "+" sign in the upper right-hand corner of the Parallels Access desktop screen running on your iPad.

That will put a Family Law Software icon on your Parallels Access desktop on your iPad.

To run Family Law Software, tap on the Family Law Software icon.

In our trials, the fonts looked very clean and the program ran quickly and smoothly over a fast Internet connection.

At this writing, Parallels Access is available for iPad but not for any other tablet devices.


2. Splashtop

Splashtop gives you remote access to your Windows or Macintosh desktop.

You get the full desktop, not one application at a time. That could be a benefit or a drawback, depending on what you want to do.

In our trials, Splashtop was not as smooth as Parallels Access, but it is significantly cheaper and it is available for a range of tablet devices..

Like Parallels Access, SplashTop has an iPad component and a PC or Mac component.

The desktop application, called SplashTop Streamer, is a quick free download from Splashtop.com.

Here are the steps:

Download SplashTop Streamer to your office computer.

On your office computer, start Splashtop, click Network, and enter a Google e-mail address and password. (You can set one up free at Google.com if you don't have one now.)

Then pick up your iPad and buy Splashtop Remote Desktop for $5 from the iPad App Store.

On the iPad, start the Splashtop App, click the gear icon in the upper right corner, select Internet Discovery, and enter the Google e-mail address and password.

You do that once. After that, it just works - wherever you are - as long as both your office computer and your iPad are on and connected to the Internet.

This will be similar for other tablet devices, such as those using Android, and it even works on phones.

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