At a time when mobile is everything, this is nothing. Print to PDF blocked on iPad. “Open In” is nonexistent. No export or conversion to other formats. Enjoy your sandbox. The rest of the world moves on... and by the way, it is round.
This app isn’t very intuitive but it DOES work 4/5
If you’re struggling to open your ptx or ptz, it’s because you can’t open the file for, the app itself.
You have to open the file somewhere else, like Dropbox or the iPad file manager, then hit the “share” or “export” button (the square with an arrow pointing up). Scroll through the apps until you see this one. I can confirm it does work Dropbox.
Cannot upload new ptx files! 1/5
The app is supposed to review ptx transcripts but you cannot load new files. In essence, you are stuck with the one preloaded deposition.
the worst app ever 1/5
The app is not functional at all. Can’t add new transcripts and can’t remove the sample transcript existed in the app. I seriously don’t know what the point of this app is.
Doesn’t Open At All With iOS 11 1/5
Please update this app. It does not work at all.
Please Update 1/5
I have transcripts that I can’t access since this hasn’t been updated. Notes and highlights in never never land.
Please update 1/5
DropBox capability, pencil use etc....
Essentially useless 1/5
It seems they no longer care about the users of this app limited functionality and even more limited function.
UPDATE THIS APP, PLEASE! 1/5
In its current form, this app is essentially useless. It crashes upon opening and is not functional at all. This app could be a great tool, especially when iOS 9 is available that will allow for dual screen multitasking for the iPad Air 2. Please get this app in good working order.
Crashes every time 2/5
Are you ever going to update this app? Still crashes every time I try to open a deposition
Still crashes 1/5
Please update. Was so easy to use and now useless. If there is another etran reader out there will someone let me know??
This app will no longer open. It was a great app when it actually worked.
Westlaw, if you want to be serious about being better than Lexis, get a real smartphone app with actual substance!
App crashes every time I try to open a transcript. 1/5
And then you can't reopen it. Am I missing something?
It crashes every time I try and open
We need a version for MacBook.
Wish it had Dropbox support though.
Good app with flaws 3/5
This is a great idea, but there are flaws with it. I've noticed that the line numbers don't match up with the actual paper transcript. More importantly, a lot of pages have has several lines missing, so the question or answer is either partially or fully missing. So when reading from this app, you may go "what?" before realizing what happened. If this gets fixed, it would definitely be a great app to identify, highlight and jot notes, so you can easily find the parts to be used in a brief or at trial.
Good start but buggy 2/5
This app crashed on opening most of the time. When I can get it to work, it is great. But too unreliable as it crashes way too much. West, if you read this, please help!
Works fine, hope it does more in the future 3/5
This deposition transcript app works well for me. You have to send the transcripts to the app (I did this by opening them from my email) but they loaded up just fine. The app works with .ptx format, which is proprietary to Westlaw. You can review and annotate the depositions inside the app. It's nice to be able to carry all of my transcripts from one case, and all the basic features seem to work.
I think the app could have more functionality, and I hope it improves in the future. For example:
- I would like to be able to search across more than one deposition (often necessary when you can't remember which witness testified X)
- I can't seem to sort my depositions by case. There is only one list and ALL depositions go there, sorted by date.
- You can't erase the sample deposition the app comes with. Mildly annoying.
- You can't edit the deposition metadata information. So if the court reporter types the name, date, or volume number incorrectly in the metadata, then you're stuck with it.
So this is a good app, but it could be a great app with some more work. I look forward to it.
Works great, needs more support. 3/5
By Michael Pawlak
The app works as described for both the iPad and iPhone but you can only download etrans from an email while using the Safari browser. PLEASE add support for Chrome!
Does not work 1/5
This app does not work. It does not give you the ability to add a transcript. The edit button does nothing whatsoever! If you can't add a transcript, it's worthless! The other good reviews are from insiders obviously.
Not much use apart from just reading the transcript. Better off getting it out of the the ptx format.
Good first step 3/5
App appears to do what is promised, but I have yet to have the app successfully import a PTX on the first try. The app usually crashes on the first one or two attempts, then works. Really needs ability to work with PTZ files that have exhibits linked to be really useful. I look forward to the next generation of this app.
Easy to use 1/5
Best transcript viewer around!
Amazing app!! 5/5
Well designed app. Easy to use! Nice integration with Case Notebook!
Lacks features 1/5
It is great to be able to use the etranscript format on the ipad, but to really make it useful, you need a way to save and share annotations in ptx or PDF format. Also, there should be a way to save and share just the annotations without having to share the whole transcript.
Excellent App! 5/5
By Transcript User
Excellent app! Great technology! Thomson Reuters Westlaw has hit this out of the park.