What are the best apps for architecture students?

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    In the same app, you can set alarms, see what hour is and count down. A simple and useful app that always is welcomed. Alarm sound can be personalized. 




    Vihaan Patel
    Written on November 18, 2017
    "Some of the other students told me about Clock and said I should check it out. I tried it and I can't say enough good things about it. Lots of options and I now use it as my default clock on my android. "
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    #2Architect's Formulator

    Architect's Formulator

    This app has everything an architect will ever need: over 400 electric, carpentry and plumber formulas that are basic for every construction.




    Nancy Gray
    Written on July 11, 2018
    "The ARCHITECT’S FORMULATOR is the perfect tool for any Architect. This program contains over 400 formulas helpful for architect. ARCHITECT’S FORMULATOR combines all of the formulas from our Electrical, Carpentry and Plumbing Formulators. In addition, this product also includes Concrete and Excavations formulas, that perform calculations for excavating or filling soil, the concrete required for a job and the bricks required for a wall. The program also includes special formulas just for architect for concrete and steel design, parking area and sidewalk design and even swimming pool design, as well as basic formulas for wind load and wind overturning force. The 23 formulas just for architect’s included now are just the start of what we expect will grow to over 100 formulas in coming months. "
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    Evernote is an app that allows users to create all kinds of notes and keep all their ideas organized and collected in the same spot. The app also offers a lot of tools to share ideas and even create agendas for their teammates.   


    Web, Android, iOS, Mac, Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Philip Hicks
    Written on November 11, 2017
    "I'm not exactly sure why Evernote would be considered one of the best apps for architecture students. Sure, it's a good app and whatnot, but it's not specific to architecture. You can use it, absolutely, why not, go ahead, but it won't help you design a building or anything."
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    AutoCAD is a computer-aided design software that allows you to design every detail with 2D and 3D and share drawings across desktop, cloud, and mobile.

    Windows, Mac, iOS

    Varies by plan

    Timothy Scott
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "AuctoCAD's biggest drawback is its price. This thing isn't cheap. Fortunately, it's worth every penny. You won't find a more valuable app anywhere."
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    PlanGrid lets you manage all your document without using paper. This free app allows you to share plans, photos, and any type of text in a very easy way!


    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Carl Jenkins
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "Great program for what it is. Intuitive and lets you keep track of things. However it doesn't stay stable, so I can't give it a good review if it keeps crashing. If they patch it, it'll get a better review"
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    Trello is an effective task management system that lets you customize your list of items, so it's easier to drag, drop, modify or assign tasks. This is ideal if you are involved in projects with other people.


    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Emily Gutierrez
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "The Trello app helps to manage and organize for professional and work use. If things get out of hand, let Trello be your guide to keep workflow or activities in order."
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    #7Steel Profiles

    Steel Profiles

    This app provides information about beam sections of a variety of countries, so you can know the composition of every beam section wherever you go. 



    Free- with in-app purchases

    Willie Morales
    Written on November 15, 2017
    "An app basically designed, but it's functional. It does what it sets out to do. It gives the steel profiles and their predefined metrics. I like that it'll synch across all my devices and the list of multiple countries is nice. "
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    #8Office Lens

    Office Lens

    Microsoft app to convert images into Word, Powerpoint or PDF document. With this app, you can scan any paper or board. It is a fast way to digitalize files.


    Android, iOS


    Carmen Nieto
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "It is a great concept with a lot of room for improvement. First of all I love the idea. To be able to scan anything and turn it into a Word doc or PDF is brilliant. But I run into problems. The lighting has to be perfect or it won't scan. And sometimes it just stops scanning mid way through. It is a great idea, keep working at it. "
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    #9Architectural Design

    Architectural Design

    Architectural Design is an app created by John Wiley & Sons that gives updates on the architecture industry. It is available on iOS devices. 



    Free- with in-app purchases

    Keith Bishop
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "my wife loves this app. she has always loved architecture and it amazed at this app."


Best What are the best apps for architecture students
1ClockApps 11 Free
2Architect's FormulatorApps 11 Paid
3EvernoteApps 7 Free
4AutoCADSoftware 6 Paid
5PlanGridApps 6 Free
6TrelloApps 5 Free
7Steel ProfilesApps 3 Free
8Office LensApps 2 Free
9Architectural DesignApps 1 Free

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