5 Construction Apps You Need For Your Next Project

Construction Apps That Make Your Job Easier

Technology is improving every day. Construction apps, in particular, are becoming more sophisticated and advanced which is making our jobs much easier.

Let’s have a look at some of the best construction apps out there in the market right now that are improving efficiency, saving headaches and money. All these apps are available for both android and ios devices.

Save Time With iHandy Carpenter

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By combining 5 time-saving features into one, this brilliant construction app provides you with a range of professional tools for your next project.

Key Features

  • A plumb bob feature for verifying the verticality of lines or walls
  • A surface level feature
  • A bubble level bar feature
  • A steel protractor feature
  • A steel ruler (in both centimeters and inches) feature

Costs

  • Both a free lite and paid pro version available $1.99

Remember Measurements With Photo Measures

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Photo measures is a brilliant construction app that allows you to record, save and share key measurements and dimensions of any projects on your smartphone device. This is a real headache saver when remembering key dimensions of a space or a wall when shopping or meeting with your clients/contractors. Now you don’t have to worry about remembering what that measurement was again.

Key Features

  • Draw measurements on any photo that you have on your device
  • Zooming function for when you need more accuracy
  • Simple user-friendly layout
  • Add reminder comments to a photo
  • Categorise your photos
  • Export your dimensions in high resolution
  • PDF or JPG formatting supported
  • Import photos of any size and aspect ratio

Costs

  • Available in free lite and paid pro version which costs $6.99

Plan Day Light Entrance With Sun Locator

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This very useful app uses augmented reality to visual where the sun is in relation to time of day and geographical location. Now you can plan day light entry into a home and where shadows may form, which is perfect for optimising window size/design.

Key Features

  • Use your current GPS location or input geographical coordinates
  • Save pass locations
  • Optimise time of day
  • Recieve data about sunrise/sunset times, twilight (dusk/dawn), photography times (blue and golden hour)
  • Recieve data about moonrise/moonset and moon phase
  • View the position of the sun or moon at a chosen location and time overlaid on your device’s camera (Augmented Reality feature)
  • Locate shadow castings on map

Costs

  • Available in both a free lite and paid pro version $3.99

Solve Complex Issues With Construction Master Pro

Construction Master Pro is designed for builders, architects and DIY end users. Similar to a construction calculator, this app is built to assist in estimating, building, and bidding projects. The app was developed with complex construction problems in mind, which would allow anyone to solve their construction problem on the spot with their smartphone device.

Key Features

  • An easy to understand user guide
  • An User-friendly interface
  • Conversions between all standard measurement formats
  • Right Angle Solutions
  • Area & Volume Solutions
  • No internet required
  • Trigonometric Function Keys

Cost

  • One-time fee of $29.99

Mange Your Project Easier With PlanGrid

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PlanGrid is one of the best blueprint construction apps for ios or android. PlanGrid allows you to view and share plans, mark ups, photos and reports with colleagues from your smartphone device. You can sync and share information with anyone on the project so that everyone receives a notification on their device.

Key Features

  • Unlimited access to blueprints no matter the location
  • Share master sets of drawings with anyone
  • Add notes & hyperlinks to drawings
  • Add photos to drawings to highlight a key area/issue
  • Project management tools such as a request for information option
  • Create and track issues with customisable punchlists and task assignment tools
  • Push notifications which highligh any project changes

Costs

  • A wide range of plans available to suit your needs including a free trial

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