I use my iPad, a lot. Being able to utilize it for work is just an added plus! A while back I shared with you one of my favorite work apps, The Sketch Pad. It is still, by far, my favorite app to use when I’m on the job site. It is an unlimited sketch pad, the page has no boundaries (check out my original blog post about The Sketch Pad to learn all about its features!). Which is exactly what I need when I’m measuring an entire space for work. Today I thought I would share with you a few others I love!
Autocad 360 is like my shiny new toy, but I’m a little late finding out about this gem! I just found out about it when I watched the latest Apple keynote. What a lifesaver. Now I’m able to bring my construction drawings with me in CAD form, ANYWHERE! And I’m able to make changes on them, share them with contractors. You are required to have a subscription with Autodesk to utilize the app fully. As long as you already have a current subscription for AutoCAD, your login is the same!
Goodreader app is an all around perfect app used for reading, editing, and marking up PDF’s. Goodreader is able to handle huge files, manuals, books, magazines, and renderings of 100 mb and more at high speeds. I love this app because I am able to download PDF files of floor plans for clients, scan over them, mark them up and save them. Goodreader is able to sync with Dropbox, which is also one of my most utilized work apps! Goodreader not only supports PDF files but also
- MS Office – .doc, .ppt., .xls
- HTML and Safari webarchives
- High resolution images
- ZIP and RAR archives
- Even audio and video!
Currently, Goodreader is listed at $4.99. A decent price for an all around great app!
Dropbox is an oldie but a goodie. It allows you to store your files, large and small, and also share and collaborate with others. I mainly use Dropbox for my CAD files. I am able to put them in Dropbox, and collaborate with the other contractors. They can edit them, as well as add their own files. One of the best selling features of Dropbox is that you can access your files offline. This is extremely handy when you’re in an area with no cell coverage or wifi. Dropbox is also available for desktop usage and is currently free on the app store!