On-demand Online Legal Services, Always-On Communication, Free Encryption, and More — Episode #47

On this episode of Optimize, Automate, Outsource, Ari and Nick have another handful of apps and services to point out for your consideration. They cover a new free encryption service for website owners, an always-on communication device, a new “wait in line” service in New York, and a video-based daily catch-up app for teams. Oh, and don’t forget about the online legal services company, UpCounsel. You’ll find all of them on this episode of OAO.

Online legal services that don’t cost you an arm and a leg.

Online legal services may sound a bit risky, but consider this: UpCounsel works directly with former big law partners, senior associates, and general counsels who average over 14 years of experience from top-ranked law firms and Fortune 500 companies. The lawyers who work for them (and you) have graduated from some of the best law schools in the world. They regularly verify the lawyers in the network and their active client review system provides full transparency, allowing new clients (you) to select the right attorney and receive high-quality work. It’s something you should consider, especially because you won’t be paying for the 60% costs associated with the overhead of a typical law firm. Find out more about it on this episode.

Tired of waiting in lines in New York? Here’s your solution.

It may sound cool. It may sound lazy. But it works. And the people working it are not only making a living, they are also able to do their own work while they wait in line for you. The service is called “Same Old Line Dudes” and it’s designed so you can hire someone to wait in line for you, say for those in-demand concert tickets, the release of the new iPhone, or whatever. It’s a great idea that many people are already taking advantage of.

Has the cost kept you from getting your website encrypted?

You don’t have to have that excuse anymore. Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority service provided by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG). They provide the digital certificates needed in order to enable HTTPS (SSL/TLS) for websites, for free, in the most user-friendly way possible. It’s also automatic, secure, transparent, open, and cooperative. If you haven’t encrypted your site yet, you should check this out!

It’s time for you to check out the world’s best off-grid communication device.

Sonnet enables your smartphone to send all kinds of messages WITHOUT any coverage or satellite service. It’s the world’s most advanced off-grid communication device. With it, you can send text messages, voice recordings, images, and GPS locations on your phone without cellular coverage, satellite, or Internet access. It’s dust-tight and water resistant and can be used for 24 continuous hours. Amazed yet? Listen to hear more about this amazing and affordable device.

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