Smartphones and tablets have completely changed the way we work these days by allowing us to be more connected, more in touch with our colleagues and clients and providing necessary tools right at our fingertips, wherever you may be! Whether being constantly connected to the office in this way helps you “switch off” from work is another debate altogether, however, we hope you enjoy our list of favourite Android Design Apps aimed at making your life a little easier!
HOUZZ INTERIOR DESIGN IDEAS
Houzz is the go-to site for just about anything in the world of interior design. Their app is easy to navigate with an attractive layout: a must for everyone with a design fetish!
AUTODESK: HOMESTYLER INTERIOR DESIGN
Another well made Autodesk App, Homestyler allows you to paint walls, insert furniture and decorate your space. You are able to use one of their images or work on your own photos to create your look. This app also allows you to browse the Design Stream for inspiration, share your designs through Facebook and much more.
A handy little app that allows you to look up standard dimensions of common items. Very useful!
DESIGN MILK RSS READER
Design Milk brings you all the best articles and news from the website: designmilk.com, featuring design ideas, architecture, modern furniture, home decor, art, style and technology.
AUTODESK AUTOCAD 360
A very useful app for AutoCAD users, AutoCAD 360 allows you to upload your drawing files to the cloud and access them anywhere. You are able to edit drawings but only able to create new drawing files through the app with a paid subscription. I find this app works best on a tablet rather than a smartphone, preferably with the use of a stylus.
Silestone is an excellent quartz based surface than can be used anywhere around the home. The company’s app allows you to browse their catalogues and colours straight from your phone or tablet, making it easier when making selections with your clients.
RESENE COLOUR MATCH
A useful colour matching application: use your phone’s camera or an image from your gallery, select a colour from the image and the app will match it with a Resene paint colour. Very handy and lots of fun!
Our favourite brand of hardware, Blum is renowned for their quality products. This app does not disappoint! Providing a smooth and user friendly interface, this app allows you to browse all of Blum’s catalogues and brochures, watch informative short videos about the company and their products and much more. A very useful tool when specifying hardware!
AUTODESK SKETCHBOOK EXPRESS
A great app for your tablet: a quality paint/drawing app for all your sketches. This app does not disappoint with the amount of options available: there is an endless amount of colours and tools to choose from!
CAMCARD FREE – BUSINESS CARDS
CamCard reads business cards from a photo and automatically fills in all the contact’s data, allowing you to keep all your contacts in the one place. This app saves heaps of time by eliminating the need to manually type in your contact’s every detail however, I have noticed that quite often a little editing is required.
Tradelink Specification & Design Catalogue 2013/14: A user friendly and simple app that acts as a quick reference and selection tool for all your plumbing requirements when on the go.