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Overview

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Tabs3 Software is a legal management suite that helps law firms manage all operations related to finances, billing, and practice...

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Clio is the leading cloud-based legal practice management solution that lets you manage your law firm from anywhere. Access...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from
$

32

  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based
Starting from
$

39

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  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

5

4

3

2

1

121

33

4

2

1

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
96%
would recommend this app

5

4

3

2

1

885

221

33

7

10

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
97%
would recommend this app

Pros

Maintenance is awesome and worth every penny. Flexibility in use with other programs is absolutely flawless.
For me, the billing and reporting functions are great. Customer support is accessible, knowledgeable and a big help.
I have been using this software for over 15 years and I still love it. With every upgrade they have listened and thoughtfully made great upgrades.

Pros

Clio provides effective and easy invoice creation and it's quite secure. Additionally, its costumer service is just amazing.
Overall, the best time and billing software out there. I have demo'd several and Clio was the clear winner.
Functionality is nearly universal while specially and jusisdiction costomization is great. Easy law firm branding and pre sale marketing is brilliant.

Cons

You have to do a reverse update to open and print old charges which is annoying when that info is needed. I print the bill each month so that I have the record handy.
Somewhat uncomfortable with use for flat fees.
It is very difficult to navigate and hard to learn if you are not trained well, and especially if you do not have significant bookkeeping experience.

Cons

My client started having trouble uploading her documents to me. Assignments went missing, and so deadlines were missed.
I hate when I am asked for instructions on setting up their client portal because I have no instructions to give them.
This is especially clear in light of its competition, Abacus or AbacusNext or AbacusLaw or whatever other evil derivative product they put out there which is all horrible in my experience.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review2 months ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last reviewa month ago

Key features

  • Total features57
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accrual Accounting
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Asset Accounting
  • Audit Trail
  • Automatic Backup
  • Automatic Billing
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Rate Management
  • Built-in Accounting
  • Bulk Send
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Case Defined Timekeepers
  • Case Management
  • Case Notes
  • Cash Management
  • Check Printing
  • Check Writing
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Completion Tracking
  • Compliance Management
  • Conflict Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contract/License Management
  • Conversion Tracking
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Cross Ledger Posting
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Statements
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Desktop Notifications
  • Docket Management
  • Document Automation
  • Document Check-In/Out
  • Document Classification
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Fee Calculation & Posting
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • Financial Analysis
  • For Legal Professionals
  • Full Text Search
  • General Ledger
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Legal Case Management
  • Microsoft Outlook Integration
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Project Accounting
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Real Time Data
  • Receipt Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SSL Security
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Staff Calendar
  • Status Tracking
  • Summary Reports
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Tax Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Timeline Management
  • Timer
  • Trust Accounting
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Vendor Management
  • Version Control
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features76
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accrual Accounting
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Asset Accounting
  • Audit Trail
  • Automatic Backup
  • Automatic Billing
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Rate Management
  • Built-in Accounting
  • Bulk Send
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Case Defined Timekeepers
  • Case Management
  • Case Notes
  • Cash Management
  • Check Printing
  • Check Writing
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Completion Tracking
  • Compliance Management
  • Conflict Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contract/License Management
  • Conversion Tracking
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Cross Ledger Posting
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Statements
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Desktop Notifications
  • Docket Management
  • Document Automation
  • Document Check-In/Out
  • Document Classification
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Fee Calculation & Posting
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • Financial Analysis
  • For Legal Professionals
  • Full Text Search
  • General Ledger
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Legal Case Management
  • Microsoft Outlook Integration
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Project Accounting
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Real Time Data
  • Receipt Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SSL Security
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Staff Calendar
  • Status Tracking
  • Summary Reports
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Tax Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Timeline Management
  • Timer
  • Trust Accounting
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Vendor Management
  • Version Control
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations5
  • Box
  • Clio
  • DocuSign
  • Dropbox Business
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • LawPay
  • Mailchimp
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft OneDrive
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Word
  • NetDocuments
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • SharePoint
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Total integrations66
  • Box
  • Clio
  • DocuSign
  • Dropbox Business
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • LawPay
  • Mailchimp
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft OneDrive
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Word
  • NetDocuments
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • SharePoint
  • Xero
  • Zapier

Tabs3 vs. Clio

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