Over the last few years the explosion of smart phones on the job site have made people’s jobs easier, quicker, and most important, safer. With the addition of new technologies and computer software, it’s never been a more exciting time to work in the trades. To help you sort out what’s what, we’ve gone through the and compiled a list of the Top 10 Best Android/iPhone Apps for the Trades:
tpMobile – tpMobile is used to help truck drivers and their fleet managers meet the hours of service regulations for drivers and also keeps track of vehicle data such as fuel economy, gas levels, and engine repair warnings. Fleet managers are then able to receive the driving data from a secure website.
BigRoad – BigRoad helps truck drivers keep track of their hours of service and also offers vehicle inspection reports and GPS location check-ins. It has GPS locations of places that every truck driver will need such as truck stops, weigh scales, dealers, etc. and even provides real-time traffic monitoring.
Construction Daily Report Log – Construction Daily Report Log creates project reports every day and is able to email those reports as a PDF to supervisors, customers, or anyone who wants up to date information.
Punch List – Punch List allows you to store all of your daily project reports into one central location and to attach photos from a camera or phone and add comments to make the report more detailed.
Construction Time and Material – Allows workers to record additional project demands beyond what was listed in the customer’s contract and offers an additional work authorization signature screen.
Pipe Trades Pro – For plumbers that are looking to be able to calculate pipe lengths, fill weights, flow rates, pressures, etc. from any style of pipe.
Plumbing Toolbox from Glowworm – Offers plumbers the ability to contact management so that you receive a notification as soon as a customer request happens, and a place for information storage.
PlanGrid – For construction workers and contractors to coordinate work with architects on their project plans, measurements, and photos. You are able to upload a PDF of drawings and make edits right on the screen.
Miller Weld Setting Calculator – This app lets you get your weld parameter settings right from the screen of your phone or tablet. It is a handy reference for weld parameters, electrode/wire type, basic techniques, and process information for TIG, Stick, or MIG.
Welding Journal – This app helps welders keep up to date on the latest products, trends, technology, and welding events with articles, photos, and illustrations. There are also educational articles on topics such as testing and inspection, maintenance and repair, design, training, personal safety, and brazing and soldering.
WorkHands App Anyone in any trade can use WorkHands to display examples of their work, references, skills, and work history. Connect with people in your industry from all over the country and share your personal experiences about what your day on the job looks like. Use your profile to stay up to date or to search and apply for jobs.
Agree with our list? Did we miss an app you use every day? Let us know!