Westlaw App Reviews

By Thomson Reuters

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Westlaw app review

Westlaw App Info

  • 49 Ratings
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Reference
  • Updated: Sep 3 2019
  • Version: 6.2.1
  • Size: 62.58 MB
  • Seller: Thomson Reuters
  • © Thomson Reuters

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Customer Reviews of the Westlaw App

Buggy and hard to use

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Fghdhvv's Review of Westlaw

Reviewed on 9/3/19 1:29 PM

Makes you log in again after like 2 minutes of being out of the app. Doesn't have any hyperlinks to useful headnotes. Needs serious work. Barely useable as is

Awful

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Frustrated judge's Review of Westlaw

Reviewed on 9/3/19 1:29 PM

Would give zero if I could. While scrolling through a case or clicking on headnote number, some domain name seller takes over the screen.

Westlaw app..

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I Durley's Review of Westlaw

Reviewed on 9/3/19 1:29 PM

This app. Inconveniently arranged. It did not work properly for me. Allowed me no research. Or any info. Whatsoever. After attempting to explore and compare different Histories nothing worked when pressed. Giving this app one star is generous.

Following links loses place in case

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Andrew Henley's Review of Westlaw

Reviewed on 9/3/19 1:29 PM

While reading a case, when I click a link to another case or a statute and then click the back arrow to return to the original case, the original case reloads at the top instead of remembering the page I was on when I clicked the link. This makes the app virtually unusable for me.

Inconvenient Presentation

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Whyask4aname's Review of Westlaw

Reviewed on 9/3/19 1:29 PM

The user interface of the mobile app is too dissimilar from its desktop site's user interface to be readily useable. The only way to find information from any source is too perform a keyword search.

Cases will not open

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Easy run's Review of Westlaw

Reviewed on 9/3/19 1:29 PM

I told them months ago that cases from some databases will not open. They have not fixed it. The app is useless if the cases will not open. Maybe Lexis could give us a better deal.

Highlighting?? Related Documents?

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Cyn3's Review of Westlaw

Reviewed on 9/3/19 1:29 PM

4 years ago I wrote a review complaining that the highlight function was not working. Now, however, highlighting seems to be eliminated altogether. What gives? I want this function. Also, for the huge amount of money I pay for "Related Documents," I expect them to come up in the app. But, no, I can't access them. Big disappointment. That means I can only use the app for light research - and not to access everything I pay for. Disappointing. Third, I'd like to change the screen that welcomes me when I open the app. The "alerts" screen is pointless to me. I'd rather see favorite resources, like on the web interface dashboard, or anything else. Overall, having the platform on my phone is awesome. If I wake up in the middle of the night lying in bed, if I'm in the hallway at the courthouse, or if I'm a passenger in a car, I don't have access to a full computer and I like the ability to research on my phone. But, for the money I pay a month, I expect premium service from an app like this and I have high standards. Westlaw is supposed to be the Ritz Carlton of legal research. If I wanted less capability, I'd go with Fast Case. Hence the 3-star review. Hope someone who can make changes reads this.

PLEASE UPDATE E-TRANSCRIPT

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jamosc's Review of Westlaw

Reviewed on 9/3/19 1:29 PM

Your E-Trascript app no longer functions in iOS 11. Please update it immediately. Many of us rely on this app for reading depositions carefully in motion practice.

A disappointing app

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tylrmrtnz's Review of Westlaw

Reviewed on 9/3/19 1:29 PM

1. The default and unchangeable homepage is the alerts page, which is nearly pointless. 2. There is no list of resources to browse unless you first search and filter. 3. Perhaps most disappointing: You cannot page forward to the next statute, rule, or section, and you the documents contain no hyperlinked tables of contents. This makes looking at documents within the same source a pain. It is 2016. Top quality legal research tools are expensive. This app does not save time and maximize resources. Please do better.

Fail

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Bfjfvhdcbbc46744's Review of Westlaw

Reviewed on 9/3/19 1:29 PM

I never write reviews for apps. But I felt quite compelled to write one for this app. It's terrible. It took me 10 seconds using it to realize it will do me absolutely no good. I was hoping for a dumbed down, streamlined Westlaw Next I could use in court. What I got was a sad, obligatory app release to appear like Westlaw is competing with Lexis by having an app. Check out the Lexis app to know what a good, usable app looks like. This is not it. One example of this app's fail-ness: the headnotes are now footnotes. You must click their links from the text to read what you just read. That's not why headnotes exist, obviously. Another example: no way to see cases that cite the document you are looking at, at least no way I could easily find. I use that feature all the time, especially for making sure the attorneys are correctly construing statutes. It would be nice to be able to do that quickly in court like the Lexis app allows. Not with this app. TLDR: it's terrible.