There’s an overwhelming amount of apps for contractors on the market today that promise simplified workflows and other time-saving features. But with all the options available, how do you choose the best app for your construction business?
We’ve reviewed some of the most popular software to find solutions that are practical and easy to use.
These are the best construction apps of 2023.
Perfect for PMs and other construction managers who can’t be onsite every day, HoloBuilder’s 360° jobsite photo app offers real-time visibility from any location.
With HoloBuilder, you can visually monitor project progress from every angle through remote site access. Save time on travel and keep projects on track without leaving the office.
Already using Holobuilder? Learn more about our integration.
2. Sage Intacct
U.S. based Sage Intacct is one of the leading financial software providers in the industry. Their cloud-based professional accounting tools help construction companies of all sizes from startup to enterprise accurately track expenses and process payroll.
Use Sage to better manage your finances with reduced manual data entry and streamlined invoicing.
For many contractors, preconstruction is the most difficult phase to manage in a construction project. The STACK estimating app keeps you organized as you craft proposals and deliver estimates.
With tools that help you precisely calculate costs and collaborate seamlessly with stakeholders, STACK makes launching a new project easier and more efficient than ever.
Create detailed 3D models with SketchUp, one of the top construction apps for project planning.
With several different levels of service, you can purchase the plan that best suits your business needs—there’s even a free version. Show customers exactly what their finished project will look like and cut back on costly miscommunications between your field crews and design teams.
Build better floorplans on the go with Magicplan, a mobile app for sketching blueprints and determining measurements.
Design in 2D, 3D, or both, and automatically calculate estimates based on your drawings. Share your work in-app with both internal partners and clients.
Do you have billing blues? The Joist app was built specifically for the construction industry, providing tools to help busy contractors manage customer invoices.
With Joist, you can bill and accept payments online. Access the app on your phone, tablet, or desktop and log any change orders that affect your contracts.
7. Asset Panda
From tablets to tape measures, never lose track of a tool onsite again with Asset Panda. Manage all your assets large and small with this simple but powerful app.
With a built-in barcode scanner and unlimited user access, Asset Panda empowers all employees to help prevent losses, damages, and theft. You can also store documentation like warranties and user manuals in one convenient place.
Samsara’s fleet management app protects your heavy equipment and construction vehicles. Using GPS tracking, Samsara can provide an instant aerial view of your assets on desktop or mobile.
Track asset location, manage dispatches, and help your crew with navigation. And, in the event of a theft, quickly locate stolen property.
Positive reviews earn more business, but busy contractors don’t have time to collect and organize customer feedback. The digital review tools from Birdeye automate that process, helping you request reviews and share them in customizable formats.
Construction companies can use Birdeye to increase online ratings and win more contracts.
We couldn’t make a list of this year’s best construction apps without mentioning our own easy-to-use construction app. Raken’s digital solutions improve communications and simplify the daily reporting process exponentially.
Our app helps your team stay connected, no matter where you are, no matter what device you use. Collect field data using mobile data capture, gain automated production insights, and share reports instantly through the cloud.
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