What are the best iPad apps for architects?

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  1. 14

    #1Architect'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.




    Devansh Rodrigues
    Written on November 18, 2017
    "Great app. Not quite robust enough for a professional firm, but I have used it for a few home projects with high success. Has good adaptability for most types of buildings."
  2. 9

    #2Structural Navigator

    Structural Navigator
    This app will allow you to get reviews of 3D structural models, so designers like yourself will be able to view and edit 3D models using their phone. You will be able to see the models in multiple angles, and share them in a really easy way. 




    Vicky Zhong
    Written on January 24, 2018
    "Structural Navigator is a really great app that allows you to be able to view and edit 3D models using your phone. you can share them and look at them from multiple angles. My Husband is an architect, He likes to use it while we are waiting for appointments or just in his down time. Foe a phone app it's really detailed. I was pleasantly surprised"
  3. 6



    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

    Jeffrey Hayes
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "This is a great tool for construction collaboration. Say goodbye to multiple paper copies of architectural drawings. I can easily bring up the specs of whatever project I'm working on at my fingertips without having to carry around multiple sets of blueprints. The best part is I can share with my teammates so we can all be on the same page at the same time. "
  1. 5

    #4Steel 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

    Austin Grant
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "This app, and its big brother apps is a must have for any steel engineers and architects. And if you're like me, and just curious about building materials and techniques, it provides some enlightening info. Working, studying, or just checking things out, this is a very cool info provider."
  2. 5


    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

    Kimberly Hoffman
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "Autocad is the best design tool that exists in the market, its easy to use, and you can design everything you need with it. "
  3. 4



    Paper is a free application for iOS devices that enables users to create checklists, spot details in pictures, and sketch diagrams. It also has an auto-correction feature for drawings and also has a 3D journal.



    Free- with in-app purchases

    Vihaan Rangarajan
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "Nice app for people working in arts and design. It allows you to quickly sketch some ideas that spontaneously came to your mind. It allows to make diagrams and draw on photos. However, I don't think this app would be enough for a serious project. "
  4. 0

    #7Architectural 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

    Patrick Ward
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "Architectural Design is a bi-monthly publication that reports from the cutting edge of the architectural industry. There's also a print version, and if you get the print version then you get free access to this app. I like the easily accessible and navigable format. It's a pretty clever design. Which is comforting, for you know, a designing magazine."


Best What are the best iPad apps for architects
1Architect's FormulatorApps 14 Paid
2Structural NavigatorApps 9 Free
3PlanGridApps 6 Free
4Steel ProfilesApps 5 Free
5AutoCADSoftware 5 Paid
6PaperApps 4 Free
7Architectural DesignApps 0 Free

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