The most important tool in a contractor’s toolbox is no longer their hammer or tape measure; it has become their smartphone or iPad. These tools allow all contractors to work smarter and not harder helping you with all aspects of the job. We have compiled a list of 8 popular apps created to help all contractors and construction companies.

Allows you to track your time for multiple projects with a visual timeline, smart reminders and detailed reporting.
Available for: iPhone and iPad

Joist Estimating and Invoicing
Save time and money with this tool for contractors who work in the field and on the go. It allows you to quickly create estimates and invoices and send them from anywhere.
Available for: iPad, iPhone, and Android

Can’t stand your expense reports? Look no further! Expensify makes capturing receipts, tracking time or mileage, business travel, and creating expense reports quick and easy. Expensify takes the time, paper, and headaches out of your expense reports.
Available for: iPad, iPhone, and Android 

PlanGrid is a construction app that lets contractors and architects collaborate with all their project plans, specs, and photos. Upload your PDF drawings to and they will automatically sync to all your team’s iPads in real-time. Any markups you make can also easily be shared with everyone on your construction project.
Available for: iPad, iPhone, and Android

Construction Master Pro
Provides a wide range of calculators with powerful built-in solutions that make it ideal for completing layouts, plans, bids, and estimates. Features include Full trigonometric function, work in and convert between all building dimensional formats: feet-inch-fractions, inch fraction, yards, decimal feet (10ths, 100ths), decimal inches and metric (m, cm, mm), built-in right angle functions simplify square-ups, rafters, slopes and more.
Available for: iPad, iPhone, and Android

Construction calculator with advanced baluster, stair and fence functions. Additional interactive functions include fully interactive stair, baluster, compound miter, and diagonal and hip/valley functions.
Available for: iPad, iPhone, and Android

Punch List & Site Audit Report
As the name implies, Punch List & Site Audit Report is designed to quickly create simple punch lists on the fly. It’s perfect for audits, walkthroughs, safety inspections, insurance claims, and checklists.
The app lists each collaborative report with photos and notes allowing the team to tackle unfinished projects so you can finish the job and get paid.
Available for: iPhone and iPad

FieldLens is a tool for the construction industry to help workers in the field. From pre-construction to punch list, FieldLens allows everyone on the project to see and manage the build in real-time.
Available for: iPad, iPhone, and Android

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