Law Practice Management Software

On Premise Law Practice Management Software HoudiniEsq 2.0.0.280

IMPORTANT This is a on-premise install only! For our Cloud option click here. This is not Free Ware or Open Source software. HoudiniEsq is licensed software.

If you are a Solo Practitioner or just want to evaluate the product you may download and use HoudiniEsq on-premise for free perpetually. A Solo license disables the following features: Triggers and Automation features, Chat, Customizing Matter and Contact Forms, Creating Custom Forms and Custom Workflow otherwise the product is identical in every way. However, these features only become unavailable after the first 30 days of use for evaluation purposes.

You can add additional users at any time by upgrading to a Practice or Elite multi-seat license which removes these restrictions. If you presently have a HoudiniEsq 1.9 license your license will be converted to a 2.0 license for FREE and you can continue to use HoudiniEsq 2.0 under your current license term.
This is Enterprise Class software. You only need to install it on a single machine that will act as the host. The product runs on just about every operating system. HoudiniEsq is installed as a service, it is not a end user program. There is no app you click to login. You and your staff will use a Web Browser of your choice to interact with the product. Typically using a URL that looks similar to this https://localhost/houdini or https://yourLawFirmDomain.com/houdini.

What will I need? You do not need an expensive server. Any computer you can pickup from BestBuy for around $300-$400 bucks will do very nicely. Keep in mind that all your data, emails, email attachments and documents will be stored on this machine so a large hard drive (500GB+) is very important. You must also invest in or provide an external hard drive (required) to perform routine backups of the HoudiniEsq install folder (1TB+). Please note, although you will be using a Web Browser you are NOT going over the internet when connecting locally although you will be using a web browser to interact with the product’s user interface. 

If you want to connect to your instance of HoudiniEsq remotely or want your staff to access their data from a mobile device when on the go, working from home, a court room or from any PC outside your local network, then you should install HoudiniEsq onto a standalone PC in your office not your personal laptop. Remote access will require a static IP address, an optional Domain name and a SSL Certificate or sign-up for a Cloud account Today and start right away.
All your data will reside on the host computer regardless if you access HoudiniEsq locally or remotely. 
You will find more information here

HoudiniEsq New Install

HoudiniEsq Installers

You may download and try HoudinIEsq On Premise for 30 days. You may purchase a license for just $240 ($20mo.) per user per year anytime. No need to download any new software, just purchase the licenses you need.
Windows 64bit 7.0 and above
Download HoudiniEsq

OSX 64bit 10.10 and above
Download HoudiniEsq

HoudiniEsq Updates

HoudiniEsq Updates

You must have HoudiniEsq 1.9.9.3 or greater to upgrade. Please verify that the login screen of your current instance does in fact reflect this version or above before proceeding with an update.

Start by locating your existing copy of HoudiniEsq on the host machine then download the appropriate update installer on the right.
Windows 64bit 7.0 and above
HoudiniEsq installed in Program Files
Download HoudiniEsq Update

Windows 32bit 7.0 and above
HoudiniEsq installed in Program Files (x86)
Download HoudiniEsq Update

OSX 64bit 10.10 and above
HoudiniEsq installed in Applications
Download HoudiniEsq Update

HoudiniEsq Utilities

HoudiniEsq Repair Utility

These utilities reinstall the HoudiniEsq Service. Your data is unaffected.

On rare occasions a Windows or OSX operating system update may remove the HoudiniEsq Service.

Start by locating your existing copy of HoudiniEsq on the host machine then download the appropriate repair installer.
Windows 64bit 7.0 and above
HoudiniEsq installed in Program Files
Download HoudiniEsq Repair

Windows 32bit 7.0 and above
HoudiniEsq installed in Program Files (x86)
Download HoudiniEsq Repair

OSX 64bit 10.10 and above
HoudiniEsq installed in Applications
Download HoudiniEsq Repair
LogExpert.exe Utility

This utility is useful for monitoring the HoudiniEsq logs on Windows. Similar to the Unix tail -f command and OSX's Console, the view is updated in real time as the log is being written to by HoudiniEsq. This utility eliminates the need to continuously reload a log file to see what was added to it as HoudiniEsq executes.

To monitor the HoudiniEsq log download and run this application and point it to any file located in c:/Program Files/HoudiniESQ/logs/ folder, for example houdiniesq-stdout.2018-02-04.log
Windows 7.0 and above
Download LogExpert Utility
HoudiniEsq 64bit Upgrade Utility

This utility will upgrade your existing Windows 32bit installation of HoudiniEsq to a Windows 64bit installation. If your instance of HoudiniEsq is presently installed in the c:/Program Files (x86)/ folder then it was installed as a 32bit application. IMPORTANT This utility does not perform a HoudiniEsq update. It solely upgrades the HoudiniEsq Service and its dependancies to run in 64bit mode. Windows 64bit 7.0 or above is required.

ATTENTION This utility will move HoudiniEsq from c:/Program Files (x86)/ folder to the c:/Program Files/ folder.
You must change your backup software to point to this new location after successful installation.
Windows 64bit 7.0 and above
Download 64bit Update

HoudiniEsq Plugins

These plugins are free and tightly integrate with HoudiniEsq. You can work in the native applications you are already familiar with.
Outlook • Word • Excel • WordPerfect • Acrobat • QuickBooks • Calendar Rules • SoftFile • Google • B.I.R.T • US Post Office • Law Pay • and more
Microsoft Outlook
Adobe Acrobat
CalendarRules.com
Microsoft Word
WordPerfect
Google
Microsoft Excel
QuickBooks
Law Pay
Windows, OSX, Linux see plugin details
Download Plugins Here

HoudiniEsq Plugin Utilities

If you get an error message when installing one of the MS Plugins e.g. Outlook, Word, etc., this utility will install the required MS libs. Install this lib and restart plugin installation.

Windows 7.0 and above
Download Microsoft-VS Repair
May be required for some older versions of Windows

HoudiniEsq Mobile

Best thing to hit practice management
The way HoudiniEsq runs on the iPad is phenomenal. I would say the price of the iPad is justified even if you just use it for the HoudiniEsq App. It will pay for itself. I walk into court with just my iPad now.
William Burns Esq Bartlett Burns LLC