We have given you, earlier this year, a list of 2017’s best architectural apps. Today, we give you a list of non-architectural apps which can be very useful to architects. They can be useful for organization, planning, storage, and other miscellaneous tasks. Every year numerous mobile apps are released which can do all sorts of tasks, and here we will check some of the latest apps which could save you big time and effort while doing your daily tasks and duties.

1. Google Drive

Google Drive is a cloud storage app which lets you save your documents, pictures, and other files on a free 15GB-Storage-Space and access them via your Google Drive account anytime. You can even grant access to others, which makes it possible to send extra big-sized files. If you are an android user then it is already on your phone.

Substitute: Dropbox is another popular cloud storage app which gives you a free space of 2GB for data storage, that can be extended to 16GB by inviting friends and linking it to social media

Available for: Android, iOS, Windows

2. Evernote

Evernote lets you take notes and make to-do lists, and sync them easily to the Evernote PC version or other apps. It lets you easily share your ideas and notes with anyone. Also, it has a handy search tool for words in images.

Substitute: Google Keep is another handy tool for planning and organization. It “captures your thoughts” by letting you keep notes, receipts, photos, or voice memos and retrieve them easily when needed. Its compatibility with other Google Apps gives it an added advantage.

Available for: Android, iOS, Windows

3. Wunderlist: To-Do List & Tasks

Wunderlist lets you create as many To-Do lists as you like with different titles, and enables you to share them with others. It also, lets you attach related photos or PDFs to your list and set reminders for tasks and deadlines.

4. ColorNote Notepad Notes

ColorNote is an easy and fast tool to prepare memos and checklists, and you can even set time reminders for your checklist. Plus, it has a sticky note memo widget, which is quite similar to the PC Windows sticky note.
Available for: Android

5. Pocket

Pocket is a reading list managers which lets you save articles and web pages of interest to a read-later list that can be accessed offline. The app also removes the “clutter” from the saved pages and enables you to change the background and text font and size for better reading.

Available for: Android, iOS

6. Blue Mail – Email Exchange

Blue Mails is an e-mail management app which can manage the user’s multiple e-mail accounts by different providers: Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook … etc.  Blue Mails has features like the People-Centric Mailbox and Clusters which let you sort e-mails according to sender, e-mail sent by people, groups, or services.
Available for: Android, iOS

7. Photomath

This app does beyond the job of a normal phone calculator. It can solve any mathematical problem or equation. All you have to do is open the app and let the camera scan the written problem, then the app will solve it instantly.
Available for: Android, iOS

8. CamScanner – Phone PDF Creator

While some Apps like Google Drive have a “scan” option, there are apps that are dedicated to this job, and CamScanner is a popular example. This app turns your phone camera into a portable scanner. It scans documents, notes, or receipts and converts them to JPEG or PDF files which can be easily enhanced and shared via e-mail or to social media.

Available for: Android, iOS, Windows

9. LastPass Password Messenger

LastPass saves your passwords and login credentials, as well as data like your credit card number and shipping address, then it autofills web logins so you won’t have to remember and fill in your data every single time. The app, also, lets you share your passwords securely and safely when needed, and it can help you generate new strong passwords.

Available for: Android, iOS, Windows

10. Chrome Remote Desktop

Finally, the Chrome Remote Desktop lets you access your PC remotely from your phone. You will first need to download the chrome browser extension for this app to be able to use it. Then you can follow the instructions provided by the phone app and connect your PC with your phone via your Gmail. After the connection has been set you can fully access your PC and send the file you forgot to e-mail or complete the job you left undone.

Available for: Android, iOS, Windows

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