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We write this blog to help you draft and review better - with tutorials, case studies, news, interviews.

This blog teaches you how to write and read smarter and faster - with guides, case studies, industry news, interviews, and other resources.
Feb 7, 2024
Knowledge Work

Best 7 Robin AI Alternatives (In-Depth Guide)

The best legal AI alternatives to RobinAI are Macro, Casetext, Spellbook, Harvey, Pincites, Juro, and Litera Kira. This article covers each product's most popular features, reviews, and pricing details.

Fred Melanson
Feb 6, 2024
Knowledge Work

5 Best Document Comparison Software for 2024

The best document compare software for 2024 are Macro, Draftable, Version Story, Litera Workshare Compare, and Microsoft Word Compare.

Fred Melanson
Feb 1, 2024
Knowledge Work

10 EvenUp Alternatives You Need To Know About

EvenUp alternatives are split into injury claims automation tools and AI copilots. They include MyCase, Leap Legal, Smokeball, Mitratech, CLMs, Roznama, Macro, Casetext, Harvey, and DoNotPay.

Fred Melanson
Jan 30, 2024
Knowledge Work

11 Ironclad Alternatives: Do firms even need a CLM?

The best alternatives to Ironclad are Macro, LinkSquares, Juro, Lexion, Spotdraft, DocuSign CLM, Concord, Conga, Icertis, Litera, and Agiloft. This article covers each product's features, pros and cons, and pricing.

Fred Melanson
Jan 29, 2024
Knowledge Work

A 5-step framework for driving innovation at law firms.

Discussion with Colin Levy on how to drive tangible innovation inside law firms. Macro's Legal Tech Expert Series.

Fred Melanson
Jan 26, 2024
Knowledge Work

9 LinkSquares Alternatives you need to know about in 2024

The best alternatives to LinkSquares are Macro, Juro, Ironclad, Conga, Litera, Lexion, Concord, Icertis, Spotdraft, and Agiloft. This article reviews each in detail.

Fred Melanson
Jan 25, 2024
Knowledge Work

AI for Lawyers: 8 Alternatives to Harvey

The best alternatives to Harvey are Macro, Spellbook, Casetext, Robin AI, Pincites, Litera Kira, Pincites, BlueJ, and ChatGPT. This article breaks down the differences between each in detail.

Fred Melanson
Jan 19, 2024
Knowledge Work

8 VersionStory Alternatives in 2024

Top VersionStory alternatives for 2024 are Macro, Litera Compare (formerly Workshare), Draftable, Novo Compare, Compart, DiffChecker, Beyond Compare, and Microsoft Word. This article covers each in detail.

Fred Melanson
Jan 18, 2024
Knowledge Work

Top 9 Casetext Alternatives for 2024

The best alternatives to Casetext in 2024 are Macro, Spellbook, Harvey, RobinAI, Litera’s Kira, BlueJ, Diligen and ChatGPT. This article breaks down each solution.

Fred Melanson
Jan 12, 2024
Knowledge Work

Top 10 Juro Alternatives in 2024

Alternatives to Juro are Macro, Lexion, Contractbook, Linksquares, DocuSign CLM, IronClad, Concord, PocketLaw, Spellbook, Conga, and Robin AI. This article reviews their differences, pricing, and features.

Fred Melanson
Jan 12, 2024
Knowledge Work

Top Spellbook Alternatives in 2024 (According to reviews)

The best alternatives to Spellbook are Macro, Casetext, Harvey, Robin AI, LinkSquares, Litera, Pincites, ChatGPT, and Microsoft Copilot.

Fred Melanson
Dec 19, 2023
Knowledge Work

What happened to Workshare Compare?

Workshare Compare is a document comparison software that detects changes across document versions, most often legal documents. This article covers the product, what happened following Litera’s acquisition, and alternatives in 2024.

Fred Melanson
Dec 5, 2023
Macro News

Macro TLTF 2023 Presentation

During TLTF conference in Miami in 2023 our founder Jacob Beckerman presented at the startup showcase. Here are the slides.

Jacob Beckerman
Nov 23, 2023
Knowledge Work

Litera Pricing: Overview and Insider Scoop

Litera and Macro.com offer distinct choices. Let's delve deeper into what Litera offers and how Macro.com positions itself as a competitive alternative.

Jacob Beckerman
Nov 23, 2023

DocuSign Pricing: Overview and Insider Scoop

This article dives into what Docsign offers for knowledge workers, its pricing and how Macro.com positions itself as a competitive alternative.

Jacob Beckerman
Nov 23, 2023

Acrobat Pricing: Overview and Insider Scoop

This article unravels Adobe Acrobat's pricing maze and its impact on businesses, spotlighting the search for viable alternatives in the PDF management space.

Jacob Beckerman
Nov 23, 2023
Using Macro

How to use AI to review contracts

While all contract reviews can (and often are) done by humans, AI can expedite the process tenfold — here are some ways AI can help you analyze your files.

Jackson Kustec
Nov 21, 2023

How to compare attachments in Outlook

Learn how to run a redline from email and on mobile by sending documents as attachments in Outlook.

Jacob Beckerman
Nov 16, 2023
Knowledge Work

What is Macro Compare and why you should use it

Compare can help alleviate these issues by consolidating edits into a single platform that’s simple and faster than everything else on the market.

Fred Melanson
Nov 9, 2023
Knowledge Work

The State of Legal GPTs

The AI race is on in legal. Leading contenders (covered in this article) are Macro, Spellbook, Casetext, Harvey, ChatGPT, EvenUp, and Pincites.

Fred Melanson
Nov 3, 2023
Using Macro

What is Live Linking and why you should enable it in Macro

Live Linking is Macro’s core functionality that can identify different key terms and create hyperlinks in legal documents.

Jackson Kustec
Oct 12, 2023
Productivity Boost

How to draw on a PDF for free in 2024

Not every PDF software offers drawing features for free. In this article, I walk you through three methods to draw on a PDF for free.

Fred Melanson
Oct 12, 2023
Productivity Boost

How to redact a PDF on Mac: 3 simple methods

Learn how to redact a PDF on Mac with three reliable tools.

Fred Melanson
Oct 11, 2023
Productivity Boost

How to open a PDF in Word ? [2024]

Learn how to open your PDF document in Word. If you don’t open PDFs properly, you risk altering images and tables, affecting their readability.

Fred Melanson
Oct 7, 2023
Productivity Boost

How to convert PDF to Word on Mac: Easiest Methods

In this guide, I explain how to convert PDF to Word on Mac with Mac’s Preview, Mac’s Automator app, Google Docs and Macro.

Fred Melanson
Oct 6, 2023
Productivity Boost

How to Type On a PDF: 3 Simple Methods

Learn the easiest methods to type on a PDF without spending hours on it.

Fred Melanson
Oct 6, 2023
Productivity Boost

How to annotate PDFs on Mac? [2024]

In this article, I walk you through 3 PDF annotation software you can leverage to mark PDFs easily.

Fred Melanson
Oct 5, 2023
Productivity Boost

How to sign a PDF in Adobe Reader? [2024]

In this article, you'll get a step-by-step guide on how to sign a PDF in Adobe Reader, as well as a modern option to sign your documents.

Fred Melanson
Oct 5, 2023
Productivity Boost

How to Insert PDFs to PowerPoint: 3 methods you can use

Discover three effortless ways to insert PDFs into your PowerPoint presentations for a sleek, professional finish. Enhance your document editing with AI.

Fred Melanson
Oct 4, 2023
Productivity Boost

How to edit a PDF on Mac for Free [2024]

Learn how to edit PDFs on Mac, for free. Explore the best PDF editor for Mac. Options are Quick Look, Preview, and Macro.

Fred Melanson
Oct 1, 2023
Productivity Boost

How to open PDFs on Mac: 4 best methods

In this article, I walk you through 4 methods to open PDFs on Mac, from the most modern free PDF reader tool – Macro, to other similar yet less powerful products.

Fred Melanson
Oct 1, 2023
Productivity Boost

Top 11 Litera alternatives in 2024

Litera alternatives are Macro, Donna, Thomson Reuters Drafting, Contract tools, Definitely, DraftWise, Word, Draftable, VersionStory, Kofax, Nuance, and Adobe.

Fred Melanson
Oct 1, 2023
Productivity Boost

How to print a PDF on Mac [2024]

In this article, I talk about how to print a PDF on Mac via free-to-use downloadable software – Macro and also through Mac’s Preview app.

Fred Melanson
Oct 1, 2023
Productivity Boost

How to edit a PDF in Word? [2024]

Navigating and editing your documents quickly in Word can be a hassle. In this article, you will learn how to edit PDF files in Microsoft Word.

Fred Melanson
Sep 30, 2023
Productivity Boost

How to Compare PDFs [2024]

Learn how to compare PDFs quickly and accurately with Macro PDF Reader. Optimize your workflow, ignore minor changes, and focus on significant differences.

Fred Melanson
Sep 22, 2023
Productivity Boost

9 best AI PDF editors in 2024 [In-depth review]

This year, some of the best AI PDF editors to try are Macro, UPDF, Foxit PDF Editor, PDFgear, LightPDF, PDFelement, Forma, PDFfiller, and HiPDF.

Fred Melanson
Sep 22, 2023
Productivity Boost

How to split a PDF on Mac [2024]

In this article, I walk you through the PDF splitting process, first with Macro and then with Mac's Preview app.

Fred Melanson
Sep 21, 2023
Productivity Boost

How to sign a PDF on Mac for free in 2024?

Step-by-step process of signing a PDF using our sleek, modern tool – Macro.

Fred Melanson
Sep 21, 2023
Productivity Boost

How to combine PDF files without Adobe Acrobat in 2024?

This article explains how you can combine PDF files easily with Macro.

Fred Melanson
Sep 18, 2023
Knowledge Work

Reviewing long contracts used to be a huge pain. Here’s how we’re fixing it.

Reviewing documents is time-consuming, tedious, and costs you and your clients too much.

Jacob Beckerman
Sep 14, 2023
Productivity Boost

3 ways to combine PDFs on Mac: Easy, fast and free

Here’s a detailed guide on the newest, most hassle-free ways to merge PDFs – and guess what? It's all free.

Fred Melanson
Sep 14, 2023
Productivity Boost

How to delete PDF pages on Mac: fast and free

In this article, learn the best way to delete PDF pages on a Mac using a free downloadable tool.

Fred Melanson
Sep 13, 2023
Productivity Boost

3 ways to edit a PDF on Windows in 2024

This article discusses three different ways to edit on your Windows PC; Microsoft Edge, Acrobat Pro, and a new way: Macro.

Fred Melanson
Sep 13, 2023
Productivity Boost

9 Best SmallPDF Alternatives in 2024

The best SmallPDF alternatives you must try are Macro, DocFly, EasePDF, iLovePDF, pdfFiller, AllinPDF, Online2PDF, Foxit, and Abbyy FineReader PDF.

Fred Melanson
Sep 13, 2023
Productivity Boost

9 Best Sejda Alternatives in 2024

Top 9 Sejda alternatives for 2024 are Macro, PDFsam, Smallpdf, Nitro PDF Pro, PDF Expert, iLovePDF, CoolNew PDF, Lumin PDF, and PDFLiner.

Fred Melanson
Sep 13, 2023
Productivity Boost

10 best PDF editor apps in 2024

Top PDF editor apps available are Macro, Sejda, Xodo, Adobe Acrobat Pro, PDF Expert, Wondershare PDFelement, Foxit, Smallpdf, Nitro PDF, and UPDF.

Fred Melanson
Sep 7, 2023
Productivity Boost

11 Adobe Acrobat Alternatives You Must Try

The top Adobe Acrobat alternatives (covered here) are Macro, Foxit, Power PDF, PDFelement, pdfFiller, Nitro PDF, SmallPDF, Okular, PandaDoc, PDFescape, and Sejda.

Fred Melanson
Sep 7, 2023
Productivity Boost

Best 10 PDF Readers for Windows 11 in 2024 [In Depth Review]

The best PDF readers for Windows 11 are Macro, Foxit, Adobe Acrobat, DocFly PDF, Soda PDF, PDFescape, WinZip PDF Pro, pdfFiller, Xodo, and Speechify.

Fred Melanson
Sep 6, 2023
Productivity Boost

10 Best AI PDF Readers in 2024 [In Depth Review]

The best AI PDF readers you can try today are Macro, Snip, ChatPDF, HiPDF, PDFgear Copilot, UPDF AI, LightPDF, PDFelement, WPS.ai, and Foxit PDF Editor.

Fred Melanson
Aug 30, 2023
Productivity Boost

12 Best PDF Merge Software in 2024

Some of the best PDF merge software are Marco, SmallPDF, PDFsam, i❤️PDF, PDF Converter, TinyWow, SodaPDF, UPDF, Adobe Acrobat, PDFCandy, PDFExpert, and Sejda PDF.

Fred Melanson
Aug 30, 2023
Productivity Boost

13 Best PDF Markup Software in 2024

PDF markup software available online are Macro, Adobe Acrobat, OneNote, PDFescape, Foxit Reader, Markup Hero, Nitro Reader, Sumatra PDF, Sejda, Qiqqa, Preview, MuPDF, and EaseUS.

Fred Melanson
Aug 30, 2023
Productivity Boost

How to Edit Read-Only PDFs: 4 Methods to Use in 2024

You work in PDFs? Encountered the question - How to edit read-only PDFs? This article will discuss some methods for converting read-only PDFs to editable ones and making changes.

Fred Melanson
Aug 30, 2023
Productivity Boost

6 Ways To Edit PDF Without Acrobat [2024]

In this article, learn the best methods to edit PDFs without Acrobat and the factors you must consider before crafting your new PDF editing process.

Fred Melanson
Aug 29, 2023
Productivity Boost

14 Best PDF Editors for Mac in 2024 [Free & Paid]

Best PDF editors for Mac are Macro, UPDF, Skim, Sejda, SmallPDF, PDFespace, LibreOffice Draw, Adobe Acrobat Pro, PDF Pro, Foxit, PDFFiler, PDFElement, PDF Expert, and PDF Master.

Fred Melanson
Feb 15, 2023
Macro News

Announcing our $9.3M Series Seed

Announcing our $9.3M Series Seed round led by Andreessen Horowitz, Craft Ventures, and Box Group.

Jacob Beckerman