Mobile Apps

Note: we cannot determine the quality of every app listed as we have not downloaded/used all of them; download apps only after you have conducted sufficient research.


  • Black’s Law Dictionary (app that is available for purchase; costs range from $55 to $60. Available for Apple products, Androids, and Windows phones)
  • The Law Guide (free app has a dictionary, US law guides, and more. Is available for Apple and Android products)

Law Articles

  • SSRN (the Social Sciences Research Network provides access to papers on social science topics, including law. Many articles are available for free. This free app is available for Apple products)
  • HeinOnline (app that allows one to search HeinOnline. Available for Apple products. Please note: at UNB, we use IP authentication that allows students to access HeinOnline. In order to IP authenticate using this app, you must be on campus. After you IP authenticate via the app, your authentication will expire in 30 days. Therefore, after 30 days you must return to campus to IP authenticate the app again)

Canadian Law and Law Databases 

  • Ontario Reports (from the Law Society of Upper Canada through LexisNexis Canada. This free app is available for Apple products)
  • LexisNexis Quicklaw (app that allows one to search Quicklaw. The app itself is free, but to use the product you have to have an id and password, which is only available to UNB Law students and faculty. Available for Apple products)
  • Westlaw (Westlaw does not have an actual app, but does have a mobile version of its website. Please note that the mobile version is Westlaw, not Westlaw Canada or WestlawNext Canada, so it is the American version. One can still search for Canadian cases, but it may be a bit more difficult. Limited to UNB Law students and faculty. PLEASE NOTE: At this time, there is no WestlawNext Canada app. There is a WestlawNext app (US version) but it does not work with Canadian passwords.)
  • WiseLII (free app that provides access to legislation, case law, and other legal information available on CanLII. While developed with CanLII’s permission, it is not affiliated with CanLII. Available for Apple products).
  • The Criminal Code and Related Acts (free app available for the iPad, but the creators have indicated that they will charge for it in the future. Provides access to the Criminal Code and related acts (for example, the Extradition Act, the Youth Criminal Justice Act, and the Firearms Act, just to name a few). Unsure how often it is updated with amendments)


  • Dropbox (free app. Available for Apple products, Android, Blackberries, and Kindle Fire)
  • TWEN (TWEN does not have an actual app, but does have a mobile version of its website. This is only available to UNB law students and faculty who have an id and password)
  • Non Law Apps (list of academic apps made available by the UNBF and UNBSJ libraries)