What are the best apps for building your own house?

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    #1iHandy Carpenter

    iHandy Carpenter

    iHandy Carpenter is an app that features five virtual tools for carpentry projects. Includes a plumb bob, a surface level, a bubble level bar, a steel protractor and a steel ruler.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    $1.99

    Betty Pierce
    Written on November 25, 2017
    "My brother wanted some help building his mini house project so he asked me. I did not really have any experience in this field but the iHandy Carpenter app has been a nice tool to have. It mainly offers levels and rulers though so it is pretty basic."
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    #2iHandy Level

    iHandy Level
    iHandy Level is one of the tools included in iHandy Carpenter app that you can download for free. It is a useful tool for home decoration, angle measurement or roof pitch calculation, among other uses.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Shaurya Pillai
    Written on November 24, 2017
    "This is a good measuring tool for the digital age. Its accurate and easy to use. The best part of this app is most people always have their phone on them so you will never waste time looking for something like a tape measure every again. "
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    #3Legacy iScape

    Legacy iScape is a landscape design app for DIY and Pros. With this app you can easily create and share virtual designs of outdoor spaces.  Just snap a photo of your garden and then use the app to add new features to the image, like trees and other plants, water features and gravel paths.


    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

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    #4Home Design 3D - 3D Printing Edition

    Home Design 3D - 3D Printing Edition
    Design your home like a professional with Home Design 3D, an intuitive app that allows you to design your floor plan, select the furniture and decoration and visualize the result. You can import and export the plan and share it with the community of the app, that has more than 30 million people worldwide.


    Apps

    iOS

    $5.99

    Joyce Jimenez
    Written on November 27, 2017
    "For the creative mindset of the professional architect or home designer on the go, this app provides a mobile tool for use anywhere, and anytime, conveniently from your phone. This tool is handy to have when a creative idea strikes, and you need to model that idea immediately, or for showing your idea to a client in real time, without having to wait to share the idea using more traditional time consuming methods."
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    #5Geo Measure Area Calculator

    Geo Measure Area Calculator
    The Geo Measure Area calculator provides you with the calculation of all area measurement such as real estate and property.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Jacqueline Lynch
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "Geo Measure is useful if you are building your house, but it's really something that is more useful to the land surveyor or the builder, not the homeowner. It's highly technical so not really one directed at homeowners. But it is a good app that works well for the most part."
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    #6dotloop

    dotloop

    The dotloop app is a transaction and productivity optimization tool for real estate agents. It allows you to create loops to create transactions, collaborate in real-time, manage tasks and track progress.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Justin Hayes
    Written on July 6, 2018
    "The latest version of this App for iPhone has a lot of reported troubles and seems to be a step backwards. I also read some disturbing reviews of the company itself. Notwithstanding that, it's not really optimized for buildling you own house. It's aimed at real estate agents, and I would look for something else (not necessarily on my phone) and from someone else for managing a home building project."
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    #7Color Pal

    Color Pal
    Color Pal is the perfect app for designers and also for anyone who wants to paint a room! It is a complete tool that provides you several colour palettes /schemes.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Walter Harris
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "My father came to me for help when he had the idea to build a house. He asked what I thought of the Color Pal app and whether or not we should use it. I took a look and it was pretty apparent that this app is mainly helpful in the design process but that's it."
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    #8Home Design 3D

    Home Design 3D
    Home Design 3D is an intuitive app that allows you to create the home that you want. You can draw floor plans in 2D and 3D, select the furniture and decoration and visualize it. Also, you can import and export your plan and share it with the community.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Randy Tran
    Written on July 16, 2018
    "This is a fairly standard 3-dimensional home plan designer. There are a number of apps like this on the market, both free and paid, and for many different devices. This one seems to have a very polished overall look to it, and a generally good featureset for this application. User reviews also make this seem to be one of the more popular choices on the iOS App Store."
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    #9Touchsquid Remote

    Touchsquid Remote
    With Touchsquid Remote you will be able to control your electronic home devices, including TV, projectors, DVD and Bluray players, media servers and more. It has thousands of favorite channel icons and WiFi control.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Kimberly Robertson
    Written on November 27, 2017
    "This app is so convenient. It allows me to control my home devices, especially when I lose so many remote controls."
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    #10Houzz

    Houzz

    Houzz Interior Design Ideas is a complete app that will help you to design the home that you want. Discover and buy furniture and accessories with the best prices, watch how they fit in your room and know local professionals.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Rose Douglas
    Written on November 22, 2017
    "I am in the process of designing my house. Houzz Interior Design Ideas is a great app to have on the go to maker quick adjustments while visiting stores and designers. "
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    #11Homesnap

    Homesnap
    Homesnap Real Estate & Rentals is a useful app both for buyers and real estate agents. The app and site will help seekers to boost their search and find their new home. For the agents, is a tool to keep all the information in one place.
    Websites

    Yolanda Olivares
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "This is a realtor app, not something to do with building a house. I would be looking for something with how-to's and actual construction information."

Summary

Best What are the best apps for building your own house
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1iHandy CarpenterApps 8 Paid
2iHandy LevelApps 7 Free
3Legacy iScapeApps 5 Paid
4Home Design 3D - 3D Printing EditionApps 5 Paid
5Geo Measure Area CalculatorApps 5 Free
6dotloopApps 5 Free
7Color PalApps 5 Free
8Home Design 3DApps 4 Free
9Touchsquid RemoteApps 3 Free
10HouzzApps 2 Free
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