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Apps to Help You Manage Your Construction Business

May 29, 2015
 / Mobile Apps / 

At HCSS, we think our software and mobile apps offer the perfect solutions for your major construction business problems. But we also know you face plenty of smaller issues every day.

Managing your construction business can be tough if you don't have the right tools. But the solution might be right at your fingertips. Here are eight phone and tablet applications that can help you take notes in the field, eliminate paper sketches, or even create field markups to make your work life just a little easier.

 

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Todoist

Platform: iOS and Android

Price: Free

Todoist helps you accomplish tasks, whether you’re a procrastinator or an organization freak. Create and edit your to-do list from your phone, tablet, desktop, email, or smartwatch on or offline. You can also collaborate with others by adding joint goals.

 

 

My Measures & Dimensions

Platform: iOS and Android

Price: $2.99

Save time on the job by using this app to eliminate paper sketches. Add dimensions, arrows, angles, and photos of details to existing photos with My Measures & Dimensions and add text comments to the photos.

 

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OSHA's Hazard Identification Training Tool

Platform: Web-based

Price: Free

This training app teaches you how to identify potential hazards on jobsites, prevent injuries and illnesses, keep workers safe, and establish best practices using example scenarios. Use the tool as a business owner or as an employee to pinpoint and resolve hazards with practical and effective solutions.

Platform: iOS and Android

Price: Free

Keep everyone on your team connected -- from project managers at the office to foremen out in the field -- with Onsite Planroom, which lets you upload, review, and share your plans and construction documents. Different permission settings allows you to control who can view and/or edit files.

 

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Allmand

Platform: iOS and Android

Price: Free

Virtually set up portable light towers to determine the placement, quantity and light configuration you need to illuminate your construction site. You can even access lighting parts manuals and request sales and lighting specs directly from Allmand.

 

Control Center 7

Platform: iOS and Android

Price: Free

Control Center 7 allows employers to watch the live streaming videos from their jobsites and make sure their projects are moving successfully. The videos can be archived with searchable metadata such as dates, location, and weather. 

Waze screen shotWaze Social GPS, Maps & Traffic

 

Platform: iOS and Android

 

Price: Free

Waze determines the fastest way to get to your destination, with live data on accidents, road hazards, police traps, and road closures. It automatically reroutes as conditions change and learns your frequent destinations, commuting hours, and preferred routes. It can even find the cheapest gas station on your route.

 

Xpense Tracker screen shot 2Xpense Tracker screen shot 1XpenseTracker - Expense Tracker & Mileage Log

Platform: iOS

Price: $4.99

Business travelers love XpenseTracker for its intuitive, easy-to-use interface. XpenseTracker allows you to record mileage and expenses on the fly and even sorts expenses by date, payment type, and client. You can keep an eye on your spendings with updated running total in your default currency. XpenseTracker produces exportable clean and professional looking expense reports in PDF and Excel formats.

Need the heavy hitters of construction software and mobile applications? Contact HCSS today.

 

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