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5 Apps You Should Know AboutThough the Iphone has been around for upwards of 5 years, there is always something new to discover! These apps can inspire you, keep you informed, not to mention they may entertain your Design senses for hours on end!
-We all have that moment when something so trivial, like the slightest shade of color from a promotional pen, can inspire an entirely new endeavor. Houzz is made specifically to give you the inspiration you need when working on any project. Over 500,000 high resolution photos of different Design projects are available at your fingertips.
-Like in any industry, networking within the Interior Design community is crucial. But what can you do instantly to ensure you keep in contact? Just use Cardmuch, which was created as a supplement of LinkedIn. Just snap a photo of the business card in question and they’re contact information will go right into you address book, as well as the accessibility to connect with them on LinkedIn.
Mark on Call: For Iphone: $1.99
-Though this app is aimed at private residential Interior Design, it allows you to properly measure a room to make sure your plans will fit accordingly. You can edit the floor and background details to the room you are Designing as well.
Benjamin Moore Color Capture: Free
-Found a color that just caught your eye? Just snap a photo of it and this app from paint maker Benjamin Moore will help you find a match to it from its over 3,000 paint color options.
Cool Hunting: Free
-Though this app is only available on the Ipad, it will keep you up to date with trends in the Design community. Daily updates and weekly mini-documentaries are included.
From Design Matters
On Tuesday, we brought you the top 5 iPhone/ iPad Apps you should know about as an Interior Designer. However, many Android users asked us where their representation was. Well you asked, and we listened! Here they are, the 5 apps you should know about as an Interior Designer for Android devices!
-A little bit of inspiration never hurt anyone, right? Take that notion to new heights with the Home Architecture and Design Apps. It features an e-book style app, with several photos and articles of Design projects, available instantly at your fingertips!
Carder Reader – Y Card: Free
-Similar to Cardmunch for the iPhone, this card reader will scan your business cards to keep them in order. The app also
allows you to organize contact information through the business cards you've collected.
Interior Design: Free
-With the simplest name out of all our apps today, Interior Design allows you not only to visualize your Design, but plan it as well. Everything from commercial office to flooring is included in this app. Plan away!
-Like the Benjamin Moore app we showed you for the iPhone, ColorSnap by Sherwin-Williams lets you take a photo of a color then have it matched with one of the many colors in their collection to get that perfect shade.
Design Dimensions: Free
Cited as the “go to reference tool for design professionals,” Design Dimensions includes a database of items you may commonly reference. Hundreds of illustrated items are available to make referencing as simple as possible!
|by Victoria Guerrero|