Best Mobile Architecture Apps

1. iRhino 3D (iOS)

Sick of carrying your bulky laptop wherever you go to work on your 3Ds?  The iRhino 3D app allows you to pan and zoom effortlessly. The interface is very easy to use.

2. MagicPlan (iOS/Android)

This is one of the most practical architecture apps. It works like magic when you want to need to measure a room but you do not have a measuring tape. This app uses your camera to measure rooms, create floor plans, and suggest work estimates. Later on, you can easily export then make any edits. And the best part? it is absolutely free.

3. Construction Master Pro (iOS/Android/Windows)

Let’s face it, not all architects are good at math calculations. This is one of the architecture apps that assist you in any calculations like areas and volumes. Not to mention that it saves you from carrying a physical calculator.  Solve those tough calculations and decrease errors on site or in the office. It offers many possibilities from laying out stairs to figuring out how much drywall to use.

4. Morpholio Trace (iOS)

You know that moment when you are brainstorming and find yourself in desperate need of a tracing paper? Now you can do any editing you like anywhere you are. As you would do in actual tracing paper, you can sketch on top of images. However, unlike regular tracing paper, your layers of ideas will safe and sound, accumulated above each other. The free app is perfect for sharing ideas with your team.

5. Harvest (iOS/Android)

No one can deny that time management is a huge challenge for most architects. Although this app is not related to drafting or designing, it is the best when it comes to time tracking. Additionally, it helps with billing and budgeting with the option of syncing the files to other apps.

6. Leafsnap (iOS)

This simple landscape architecture app that recognizes a plant just by looking at its leaf! This app is quick and handy whenever you notice an unknown plant that you are curious to know more about. Luckily, it does not just mention the species name. Leafsnap does not only give info about the details of fruits and flowers but also the bark. Consequently, you will know everything you want about any plant you randomly meet.

8. AutoCAD 360 and Autodesk FormIt 360 (iOS/Android)

As architects, we sometimes get too attached to our drawings that we need them with us all the time. This Autodesk app is a lifesaver. It allows you to access your AutoCAD and Revit files wherever you are.

You can mark up files while you’re with a client and share with the team. Afterwards, you can easily update the work when you’re back at work. This is definitely one of the essential architecture apps that you must have.

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