The whole world has gone mad for digital. Your phone isn’t just for calls anymore, in fact it’s quite the opposite.

And it seems like there’s an app for everything these days from fitness routines to rifle scopes.

Now tradies can get tech too. Sourceable have listed 10 handy apps designed with the builder in mind.

BIMx (Free, iOS, Android)

Users can open and explore ArchiCAD files to gain a greater understanding of a design. The app features visualization tools such as real-time 3D cutaway and element selection; navigation tools such as fly mode, gravity, and home view; and display modes such as hidden line, simple shading, and stereo 3D.

Users don’t need to be ArchiCAD experts to use the program, so it’s useful with clients.


Aconex Mobile (Variable pricing, iOS, Android)

Aconex is a full-featured software package for the the construction, infrastructure, and energy and resources industries. This app connects users on the fly to collaborate, complete RFIs, share documents, images, and project videos, access emails, review and mark up plans, and so on.

This app essentially helps the user manage all the information and communication that are part of construction projects. According to the company, it’s used by seven of the 10 largest general contractors in the world.

PlanGrid (Free, iOS)

PlanGrid facilitates annotation and collaboration for contractors and architects. The app lets users upload plans and changes, and automatically syncs so each team member has the current version. Users can mark up drawings, take progress photos and pin them to blueprints, and create automatic punchlists that will sync and become searchable.

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