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Buildings
http://market.android.com/details?id=com.openbuildings.buildings

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Created by architects, “Buildings” gives tourists and architecture enthusiasts a mobile encyclopedia of more than 40,000 buildings across the globe to discover at their fingertips, complete with expert commentary and insight. The app enhances your experience by using GPS to identify your location and highlight interesting ‘Nearby’ buildings.

Architect Design Estimating
http://market.android.com/details?id=air.ArchitectCalc

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Easy to use estimating calculator for architects and interior designers. This is an imperial units calculator (feet and inches) for architects. Calculate lengths, areas, hypotenuses, and simple volumes. Add a unit cost to estimate the cost of construction, remodel, or room finishes. Convert easily between imperial units such as square feet and square yards, or feet and inches and miles.

Frame design 2D
http://market.android.com/details?id=dako.dakosoftware.nl

Professional 2D Linear Analysis FEM application at your fingertips. This 2D linear static analysis app allows you to analyze the force distribution, deflections and tensions in 2D structures

Design Dimensions
http://market.android.com/details?id=com.SolidDesignStudio.DesignDimensions

An extensive visual database of commonly referenced items and their corresponding dimensions. With Design Dimensions you will find it remarkably easy to navigate through hundreds of illustrated items to find the exact information you are looking for.

My Measures & Dimensions Lite
http://market.android.com/details?id=si.sis.mymeasureslite

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My Measures is a powerful application for storing and sharing object dimensions. A must have tool for all real estate agents, engineers, carpenters, architects, auction sellers, construction workers.

SketchBook Mobile
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.sketchbook

Unleash your creativity with SketchBook Mobile for Android! Autodesk SketchBook® Mobile is a professional-grade paint and drawing application offering a full set of sketching tools and a streamlined and intuitive user interface.

Dwell
http://market.android.com/details?id=com.zumobi.android.dwell

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Dwell delivers photos, videos and more for fans of modern architecture & design. With fresh, intelligent coverage of modern architecture and design, tailored for mobile devices, the Dwell App features: Videos and slide-shows showcasing the best in modern home design, Photographs and editorial of product collections, Dynamically updated stories for staying on top of the latest trends while on the go, Facebook and Twitter integration for sharing inspiring design ideas with friends.

Autodesk AutoCAD WS
http://market.android.com/details?id=com.autodesk.autocadws

Experience the freedom of taking your designs with you — wherever you go.
AutoCAD® WS is a mobile CAD application that gives you the freedom and flexibility to view, edit, and share your DWG™ files on your Android phone or tablet. AutoCAD WS mobile app offers a simplified, intuitive set of viewing, editing, and markup tools so you can work on your designs while you are on the go. Open drawings from email attachments, sync your files from the web, or upload drawings directly from AutoCAD software. Drawings can also be saved locally so you can work in the field without an Internet connection.

Adobe Photoshop Express
http://market.android.com/details?id=com.adobe.psmobile

Edit and share photos virtually anywhere. Touch to crop, rotate, adjust color, and add artistic effects. Access all your photos and videos directly from your free Photoshop.com account. Quickly share with family and friends. Requires SD card. By downloading you agree to the Terms of Use at http://www.photoshop.com/misc/terms.html

Adobe Collage
http://market.android.com/details?id=air.com.adobe.collage

Adobe® Collage lets you capture and refine concepts by combining inspirational images, drawings, text, and files from select Adobe Creative Suite® components into modern, conceptual moodboards. Upload your files to Adobe Creative Cloud* to refine later or share with others.

Adobe Kuler
http://market.android.com/details?id=air.com.adobe.kuler

Adobe Kuler is the most powerful color inspiration tool you’ve seen on a tablet device. Create harmonious color themes that can inspire any project with easy-to-use tools. Explore hundreds of thousands of color themes created by the Kuler community – a vibrant social network of color enthusiasts.

Smart Ruler Pro
http://market.android.com/details?id=kr.aboy.ruler

Smart Ruler Pro is the easy and useful measuring tools. It has 5 tools for measurement, and includes Protractor pro version. 1. Ruler : for length 2. ProtractorⅠ(Touch) : for angle 3. ProtractorⅡ(Plumb) : for slope 4. ProtractorⅢ(Camera) : goniometer 5. Surface level : clinometer * Pro version added features 1) ProtractorⅢ, Surface level 2) Horizontal x Vertical 3) Multi-Touch mode 4) Caliper mode 5) Architectural and Engineering Scales 6) Thread pitch gauge 7) various Tilt units 8) App2SD

Construction Calculators

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This amazing App Features THIRTY ONE (31) Easy-To-Use TIME-SAVING TOOLS for Home Owners. No other construction calculator offers as many features as this one. This simple calculator not only allows you to do all the calculations for your home project, but also allows you to SAVE your calculations. STORE all your notes in the app and also ADD TO CALENDAR any of your notes for remainders. Now features search and full calculator.

Most designers well know that it takes a lot of time and energy to be creative. While there are always good ideas out there, the best ideas are the ideas that are allowed to develop. Hence in part why designers find the amount of “work” it takes to be humorous and sometimes depressing. Here is a collection of quotes from some of the most well-known creative people from various creative industries and what conclusions they came to learn about design… hopefully you find some inspiring.

“The opposite of play is not work — it’s depression.” — Stuart Brown

“Leisure is the time for doing something useful.”— Benjamin Franklin

“Architecture is the reaching out for the truth.” — Louis I. Kahn

“I never design a building before I’ve seen the site and met the people who will be using it.” — Frank Lloyd Wright

“Good design is good business.” — Thomas J. Watson Jr.

“A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” — Antoine de Saint Exupéry

“If design isn’t profitable, then it’s art.” — Henrik Fiskar

“Computers are to design as microwaves are to cooking.” — Milton Glaser

“It’s art if can’t be explained.  It’s fashion if no one asks for an explanation.  It’s design if it doesn’t need explanation.” — Wouter Stokkel

“All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space.” — Philip Johnson

“Color does not add a pleasant quality to design – it reinforces it.” — Pierre Bonnard

“Design is a formal response to a strategic question.” — Mariona Lopez

“Good design goes to heaven; bad design goes everywhere” — Mieke Gerritzen

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” — Abraham Lincoln

“Supposing is good, but finding out is better.” — Mark Twain

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” — Henry David Thoreau

“Good designs come from the heart, not from the brain.” — Danny Sengers

“Form follows function.” — Louis Sullivan

“The definition of an expert is someone who knows what not to do.” — Charles Willson

“My secret is being not terrible at a lot of things.” — Moby

“There is no design without discipline.  There is no discipline without intelligence.” — Massimo Vignelli

“If I Had More Time, I Would Have Written You a Shorter Letter?” — Marcus T. Cicero

“Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous.” — Bill Moyers

“You can use an eraser on the drafting table or a sledge hammer on the construction site.” — Frank Lloyd Wright

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” — Albert Einstein

“Stop looking at yourself as a designer, and start thinking of yourself as a deliverer of ideas.” — Stle Melvr

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward apperance of things, but their inward signficance.” — Aristotle

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” — Leonardo Da Vinci

“Bad design is smoke, while good design is a mirror.” — Juan-Carlos Fernandez

“Content precedes design.  Design in the absense of content is not design, it’s decoration.” — Jeffrey Zeldman

“If you do what you always did, you will get what you always got.” — Albert Einstein

“Design is the concious effort to impose a meaninful order.” — Victor Papanek

“The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.” — Neil Gaiman

“Design is an opportunity to continue telling the story, not just to sum everything up.” — Tate Linden

“The details are not the details.  They make the design.” — Charles Eames

“If the users can’t find it, the function’s not there.” — Human Factors International

“People ignore design that ignores people.” — Frank Chimero

“If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.” — Albert Einstein

“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world.  But it takes people to make the dream a reality.” — Walt Disney

“Great stories happen to people who can tell them.” — Ira Glass

“Whenever I have an idea I write it down, even if it’s not a very good idea. Sometimes the bad ideas will lead to better ones.” — Steven Snell

“Form follows function — that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.” — Frank Lloyd Wright

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” — Dr. Seuss

“When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution isn’t beautiful, I know it is wrong.” — Richard Buckminster Fuller

“Math is easy; design is hard.” — Jeffrey Veen

“Less is more.” — Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

“Roses are red, violets are blue. I won’t send the job unless you pay me.” — Giulio Pinotti

“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” — Pablo Picasso

“Have no fear of perfection — you’ll never reach it.” — Salvador Dali

“Learning never exhausts the mind.” — Leonardo Da Vinci

I saved one of my favorites for last…

“Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.” — Thomas Edison

Now get out there and perspire!