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The AJ’s top 10 iPad and iPhone apps for architects

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From The AJ’s own iPad app to online portfolios and sketching tools there are many apps out there for architects

1. The AJ iPad app


AJ iPad app

The AJ launched its iPad app back in November, an interactive weekly edition of the magazine with touch drawings and extra features. This week’s edition is free to download from the app store.


2. Photoshop Express for iPhone and iPad

Photoshop Express

Photoshop Express

Photoshop, the standard image editing tool of all architects, has been simplified in this app version, allowing you to add effects to images which you have taken on your mobile device.


3. Morpholio for iPhone and iPad

Created by architects, the Morpholio app creates a platform for displaying, sharing and critiquing drawings.


4. Open Buildings for iPhone and iPad

Open Buildings

Open Buildings

The Open Buildings app includes over 40,000 buildings across the world linked to maps to make them easier to find. 


5. SketchBook Pro for iPad



This app turns your iPad or tablet into a sketchbook with a variety of different pencils, airbrushes, pens and markers.


6. Magic Plan for iPhone and iPad

The Magic Plan app from Sensopia creates floor plans from photographs speeding up measured drawings and surveying.


7. AutoCAD WS for iPhone and iPad



AutoCAD WS allows you to view and markup AutoCAD format drawings on your iPhone and iPad.


8. Architect’s Formulator for iPhone and iPad

Architect's Formulator

Architect’s Formulator

This app from multieducator contains 400 formulas including acoustics, beam depths, structural loadings, brick sizes, and environmental calculations.


9. iRhino 3D for iPhone and iPad



With this app you can open your 3D models from an online source, navigate around your model, and save images for markup and email.


10. Architect QuickQuotes for iPhone and iPad

Architect QuickQuotes

Architect QuickQuotes

This app contains a selection of quotes from architects including Frank Lloyd Wright, Christopher Wren, Alvar Aalto, Francesco Borromini, Antonio Gaudi, Rem Koolhaas, and Maya Lin.


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