I’m an Android guy, but I can’t pretend the wider offerings of software for the iPad and iPhone don’t make me a little green with envy once in a while. Here are eight great apps for any commercial real estate pro:
Photoshop Express Because managing your property photos can be a pain — cropping and color correction and brightness are a must-have for property shots – photo management should happen fast and on-site, Photoshop Express is the iPad’s leading solution, bringing much of the power of the world’s leading photo software to your pad. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 4.2 or later.
AutoCad WS View, edit and share AutoCad drawings with anyone from the site with AutoCad WS. Easily open DWG and other file types and get close with your prospective tenants on improvements while on-site.
Dragon Dictation Voice recognition app that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. Up to five times faster than typing on the iPad keyboard. Tap to record, tap again to pause, doubletap when complete.
Dragon Recorder Use the free Dragon Recorder app with your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch (4th gen) to conveniently dictate complete memos, reports, or articles – anytime, anywhere. Play back, rewind and fast forward the audio recordings. Then wirelessly transfer the audio files to your Mac or PC for quick and accurate transcription with Dragon speech recognition.
Dropbox Emailing yourself a file so you’ve got access to it at your desktop or mobile device is a hassle. Dropbox cuts out the hassle – its’ a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. Any file you save to your Dropbox is accessible from all your computers, iPhone, iPad and even the Dropbox site.
ArcGIS by ESRI Ideal for building data on top of locales using maps. You can get to key demographic and market indicators, map distances, run keyword searches and manipulate layers. Ideal for access plans.
Pro HDR So much of onsite photography depends on light factors that we can’t control. But you can make up for the shortcomings using High Dynamic Range photography that takes multiple shots at once, then sums them together for the best looking exposures – all automatically.
Sign-N-Send Sign any Microsoft Office document or PDF and send to anywhere with Sign-N-Send. Universal app that works on all iOS devices.