After receiving a great response for The Best Designing Software That Every Architect Must Use and my post on the Best laptop for Architecture students in 2021, I decided to do some more research and make a post around the useful available Top 5 useful and interesting apps for Interior Designers and homeowners too.
Top interior design apps are:
1. The Photo Measures app
The work of an interior designer or an architect or architect goes to a very different level on site where he has to take dimensions of different areas and objects for further modifications/improvements to be made.
The real problem occurs when either you forget the actual measurements or your observations and data gets lost, of which there is a high chance given to the fact that most of the architects and interior designers either try to remember everything or note it down on loose paper sheets. In short, the Photo Measures app gives a solution to this problem.
With this software, you can immediately take a photo of the wanted area and write the dimensions on it. You can also use some time on formatting if you want. Once you are done with all this formatting you can save your images in JPEG or PDF format for further application.
The salient feature of this app does not only help to remember dimensions only but also measure angles accurately. You can save the dimensions in both imperial or metric units. For more details about this application, you can visit the official page on Photo Measures app.
2. PlanGrid app
“Life’s too short to be using slow PDF viewers. Work with the fastest plan viewer in the Milky Way.” – This is what the PlanGrid software team says about their app, which is also valid to some extent.
Ranking number 4 on our list of useful and interesting apps for Interior Designers has worked pretty well so far and the reviews are as good as other apps used for similar work like PadCad lite.
Using this software you can work with all your teammates like you were sitting in the same workplace. Also, this software makes data entry, issue tracking, and distributing reports extremely easy.
3. iHandy Carpenter
This interior design app is useful for Architects on-site, Interior designers, homeowners, and as the name suggests for carpenters too.
This application would do equally useful for anyone else who needs to measure simple things like furniture, or the length of lines and walls and surface levels for any purpose. Personally, I have not seen any other power tool kit app which works great than iHandy. In short, iHandy is very simple and easy to use.
There are some weaknesses in the app but for general use, it works fine enough if you don’t have live tools.
- The tool kit in this app consists of 5 useful tools –
- A plumb bob for dealing with the length of lines and walls
- A Surface level
- A steel ruler which measures both in inches and centimeters
- A bubble level bar
- And a steel protractor to measure angles up to 180
This application is available for both platforms Android and iPhone. Click the Download now button to download instantly.
4. Color Capture app
Happens to me many times and I am sure that this happens to you too – A color that unknowingly contracts our eyes. It can be anywhere while roaming on the streets or surfing the internet or while appreciating nature’s beauty, we are surrounded by beautiful colors.
But the bad thing about it is that we soon forget what that color precisely looked like also we hardly know or remember difficult names of such colors (happens to men at least hahaha)…
Recommended by several top Interior Designers the Color Capture app here has given a solution to this evergreen difficulty of interior designers and architects. All you have to do is to take a picture of the color that excites you and you can almost instantly get its match from Benjamin Moore’s more than 3,300 paint colors.
Further, with this app, you can explore various options and color combinations for your designs and can also share them on social media or keep notes attached to them for further use.
myPantone app does related work but I personally think that this application works better also it chooses between 33,000 colors whereas myPantone selects from a range of only 13,000 colors.
5. MagicPlan app
Measured drawing of any place is now as easy as it could ever be with the help of the MagicPlan app for architects and interior designers.
This app lets you measure your rooms, take measurements and make plans within seconds without affecting measuring tape or any other instruments. You can easily produce internal plans with this app in minutes.
Although it takes practice to achieve perfection in using this app as it is not very easy to use. Meanwhile, it is user-friendly and thus, without a doubt this is a must-have app for any architect or interior designer.
You don’t even require to move fittings while taking measurements, what more could anyone in our field ask for.
Conclusion: MagicPlan app surely is one of the useful and interesting apps for Interior Designers