What are the best apps for contractors?

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  1. 14

    #1PlanGrid

    PlanGrid

    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!


    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jane Medina
    Written on November 24, 2017
    "PlanGrid is an app for contractors. You can manage all your documents like plans, photos and text without paper. Very easy to use."
  2. 12

    #2SmartBid

    SmartBid
    SmartBid is a construction bid management software for general contractors. It allows you to access and search your private network of subcontractors and bid projects on the go.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Keith Stanley
    Written on July 19, 2018
    "I think SmartBid is the best thing to come along for contractors in years. There is so much data tracked and arranged here Im finding new things every day."
  3. 11

    #3DEWALT Mobile Pro

    DEWALT Mobile Pro
    This free calculator is a useful tool designed for construction pros. Among others things,  this complete app comes with a scientific calculator and lets you share calculation results by email.
    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Linda Zhong
    Written on July 17, 2018
    "I used to have trouble with some of the numbers when I would work on any particular project. With this app, I am able to deal with the numbers much easier since it is more than just a calculator. The templates that allow me to figure out area and volume as well as estimate things like studs and drywall are simply amazing. It has made my work life much easier! "
  1. 10

    #4Construction Master Pro

    Construction Master Pro

    This app will allow you to solve every problem related to construction, which makes this app perfect for architects, builders, carpenters... You will be able to calculate areas, volumes, angles and many more basic stuff.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    $24.99

    Tejas Dasgupta
    Written on July 23, 2018
    "This is a useful contractor for various things. If you haven't tried it out and need an app I suggest checking it out."
  2. 9

    #5AutoCAD

    AutoCAD

    This is the official AutoCAD mobile app, the computer-aided design software that allows you to design every detail with 2D and 3D and share drawings across desktop, cloud, and mobile.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Katherine Weber
    Written on November 27, 2017
    "I'm really surprised I can do all this on my phone. I usually use Autocad on my desktop. There are so many features on the mobile version. It's great. "
  3. 7

    #6BuildCalc

    BuildCalc

    This app provides a fully-equipped calculator, which will allow you to solve every problem related to construction. 

    Apps

    iOS

    $24.99

    Aanya Jindal
    Written on November 27, 2017
    "This calculator has the most features I’ve gotten from an app. The masonry feature in particular is really usefull and saves a lot of headache. "
  4. 7

    #7Architect'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.

    Apps

    iOS

    $9.99

    Charlotte Fu
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "I'm still scratching my head over this. AF could be a BIG improvement over the (few) pencil/paper formulas we still must record. But ... that said ... at under $10 USD it is suspiciously inexpensive. Also, a search of features came up with 404s. Cannot recommend."
  5. 3

    #8Fast Concrete

    Fast Concrete
    Fast Concrete is an app that calculates how much concrete do you need for your next concrete pad project. The app calculates the total cubic yards needed and the costs. Yoy can send the results by email.
    Apps

    iOS

    $1.99

    Joan Parker
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "Concrete projects are hard to calculate even for experts with tons of years in the business. With this app, you can input the data and get access to the exact costs necessary."

Summary

Best What are the best apps for contractors
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1PlanGridApps 14 Free
2SmartBidApps 12 Free
3DEWALT Mobile ProApps 11 Free
4Construction Master ProApps 10 Paid
5AutoCADApps 9 Free
6BuildCalcApps 7 Paid
7Architect's FormulatorApps 7 Paid
8Fast ConcreteApps 3 Paid
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