6 Best Architecture Apps


There are many applications today that have impacted people’s life in different ways.  Some of these apps are just for leisure while others are professional and have helped people in their careers. For example, there are several architecture apps that have greatly changed the way architects work. Here is a look at the 6 best architecture apps available.

1. AutoCAD 360


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This is among the best architecture apps truly designed for architects’ needs. It allows you to annotate as well as revise drawings, whether you are in the field or in the office, and easily share them with others. Besides, the recently updated versions of the app feature GPS integration and 3D viewing.

AUTOCAD 360 on the App Store

2. Houzz

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This is a big database of home design pictures that you can have saved to a virtual idea book. It is similar to Pinterest but it is solely for home design ideas. This architecture app has both interior and exterior design ideas. 

Houzz on Google Play

3. Magic Plan

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Although this app is not very easy to master, eventually it is worth the struggle. It measures and draws floor designs just from your photos and then exports them in numerous different formats, meaning you can eventually leave your measuring tape at home.

Magicplan on the App Store

4. Sketchbook

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Autodesk provides several Sketchbook apps for iPod, iPad and iPhone. This app is very handy for a fast sketch when you cannot access pen and paper. The good news is that the mobile version of this app is very affordable at only $1.99.

Sketchbook on the App Store

5. Photoshop Express

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This is another great architecture app. It allows you to quickly change your renderings and intensify your pictures with filters or colors or borders. The best part of it is that this great app is available for free.

Photoshop Express on the App Store


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STEEL is among the pricier architecture apps on the list ($4.99) but it is worth it. With this app, you will never have to carry that hefty hardback again.

STEEL on the App Store

Author Information:

Tim is a drafting and architect consultant and has embraced smartphone and tablet technology and is seeing a widespread adoption of these technologies in his profession. He consults for many different companies, his latest being a seller and manufacturer of Patios in WA.


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Ben is a follower of Christ, a rabid computer geek, small business owner, and breaker of things. He is married way above his station in life and has three wonderful children who have made driving him insane their mission in life.

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