What are the best iphone or ipad apps for architects?

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    #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.




    David Dunn
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "Architect's Formulator seems to function in that it indeed does help you calculate some more advanced and specialized formulas that certain professions might use, but the interface seems kind of outdated. It just doesn't seem like that professional or that slick of an app. If you personally like how it looks, it will probably not mislead you or give you wrong answers, but I personally did not think it looked that great. "
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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

    Scott Rios
    Written on July 22, 2018
    "This app is great for any professional or aspiring architect. I love being able to sketch and brainstorm on my phone without having to use paper and pencil. Another awesome feature is that you can share your plans directly from the app, which makes collaboration so easy!"
  3. 5

    #3Steel 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

    Felipe Aguirre
    Written on January 22, 2018
    "If you're an architect who needs to know about thing like beam lengths from countries around the world, then Steel Profiles is the app you're looking for. I have found it to be well designed and easy to use. It presents the information in a nice easy to follow way."
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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

    Jeffrey Black
    Written on November 11, 2017
    "Trello will only be useful for architects in the very generic sense that some architects will make to-do lists. Besides, this app is a mess. There are hundreds of better options."
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    #5Concrete Mix Design

    Concrete Mix Design
    Using this app you will be able to calculate the amount of cement, water and other materials you need in your concrete mix, which makes this app really useful for engineers and contractors. 




    Joyce Santos
    Written on January 15, 2018
    "I used this app to figure out how to extend my patio. It worked pretty good. I did not have too much leftover material. The design is laid out to make the choice of what you need easy to do. I just plugged in my footage and it let me know what to get. Real easy to figure out."
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    #6Architectural 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

    Sergio Pineda
    Written on November 17, 2017
    "I am not an architect but did want to try my hand at designing a tiny house. This was easy to understand how to use and the final product I created looked just like what I was wanting. I am sure that if I was better trained, this would be an app I would use more of."


Best What are the best iphone or ipad apps for architects
1Architect's FormulatorApps 14 Paid
2PlanGridApps 9 Free
3Steel ProfilesApps 5 Free
4TrelloApps 2 Free
5Concrete Mix DesignApps 2 Free
6Architectural DesignApps 1 Free

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