Automate, automate, automate! Now you can even automate your research and writing process with a new web tool called OuiWrite. The brainchild of 25 year old Peyton Fouts, OuiWrite is featured on the free site OuiBox (link here) – which combines your e-mail, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts with OuiBox’s own own social network, news, calendar, photo, music, video and blogging applications. OuiWrite is one of those applications. The tool will automatically research your points as you write. Additionally, the tool will format your writing in MLA, APA or Chicago Style and create footnotes.
Guess what? Fouts is enough of a genius to create a version of OuiWrite specifically for legal research, leveraging both Westlaw and Lexis sources (link here). It is a paid version, but how much would you pay for a brief that writes itself?
I encourage you to hit the jump over to the site, watch the videos and take the free trial. It is a pretty cool set up.
It will be interesting to see if OuiBox and OuiWrite Legal gain any traction. Seems that deveoper and consumer interest is out there. Just need to build the “write” mousetrap.