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The 4 Apps That Every Architect Should Have

ArchDaily took a poll on their Facebook page for the top 4 apps every architect should download now. If you’re an architect, pay attention to the picks below!

Fans overwhelmingly voted for AutoCad WS as the App they favor most. Why? Probably because AutoCad WS lets you annotate and revise drawings on the go – and lets you share them easily. Or maybe because the latest version features 3D viewing and GPS integration. But we’re also guessing it’s your favorite because of the price tag: AutoCad WS is 100% FREE – for ios / for Android

Created by the five architects behind the Morpholio project, this super cool App seeks to re-imagine the portfolio. As they put it, the App transforms “the users portfolio into a constantly versioning and customizable collection of images that is more reflective of the way we work today.” It also lets you collaborate with and critique the works of others, integrating you into an architectural community. Best of all, it’s FREE – for ios only

Apps for Archs_sketchbook

Sketchbook Mobile, one of many of Autodesk’s Sketchbook offerings, lets you draw, paint, and sketch – and it works in layers so you can edit easily as you go. $1.99 for ios / $0.25  for Android

Apps for Archs_Rhino

iRhino 3D lets you view your 3D Models any way you want – with a tap or drag of the finger you can easily zoom in, pan out, and even rotate your models. Plus, you can load your Rhino models from web sites (Google Docs, DropBox, email attachments, etc.) and then save them later to markup or email. $3.99 – for ios only

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Design Gone Digital

With the latest mobile technology getting more advanced every minute, people have to stay up to date with the newest trends. We are seeing more and more digitally-based design tools with each new smart phone, tablet and other Internet accessing device. Check out some of these 21st Century ideas that are changing design:

QR Codes

This year at NeoCon, QR (Quick Response) Codes were popping up in multiple showrooms, giving onlookers a fast way to scan the code and be brought to a website for more information.

FurnitureLab was showcasing their chair (left) with a large QR code printed on the back. The concept behind the chair is that a person can scan their seat before taking it and receive information from the place it’s located (i.e. school or hotel). Some showrooms were even using QR Codes as art, with a small QR Code at the bottom to scan, of course.

APPS FOR DESIGNERS

(Clockwise from left)

  • Moodboard – Add photos, text, color swatches, and special elements to your mood or inspiration boards, then share them with friends and colleagues, anywhere, anytime. Compatible with iPad ($9.99)
  • Color RGB – Helps you find the color you need by giving you the Hex Code, RGB, or Hue values for the color. Compatible with iPad ($0.99)
  • Palettes Pro – A powerful productivity tool for creating and maintaining unlimited color palettes and schemes. Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad ($5.99)
  • Think Ink: Color Unleashed – Create palettes based on colors captured in your photos and your creation of CMYK or RBG values. Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad (Free)
  • cliqcliq Colors – Create palettes based on colors you like best and quickly convert between RGB, HSB, and CMYK as well as integer and floating point scales. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch & iPad (Free)
  • Loupe – Capture color inspirations and create color swatches from your photo library or using the camera to save colors as you find them. Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad ($0.99)
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