Apps for Architects: 12 Handy Digital Tools for Home Design

Sun Seeker
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Wondering whether the house you’re thinking about buying gets any sun in the winter? Looking to determine solar angles throughout the year to design an optimal passive solar structure? Check out the Sun Seeker app. It uses GPS and a magnetometer to find the solar position and path for your current location, with flat compass views, a 3D augmented reality camera overlay, map views and more. Also great for photographers!

Architect Apps Archisketch

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Freehand sketch your ideas, refine them with accurate to-scale measurements and export them to CAD applications with the Archisketch app for iPad. Duplicate shapes, zoom in and out without losing image quality, snap your creations to a grid, insert symbols and generate blueprints up to A3 size.

ARchitect Apps Pinterest

Pinterest is good for more than just kid-friendly craft ideas and casserole recipes. Create digital bulletin boards packed full of inspiration for any kind of project and take them with you wherever you go using the app.

AutoDesk Homestyler
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See how furniture and home decor items will look in your home before you buy them with AutoDesk Homestyler. This app enables you to snap a photo of a room and then view it on your iPhone or iPad to try out wall colors and insert objects from a range of well-known brands with realistic renderings.