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Jan 21 2014

105 Apps for the CRE Professional


What apps are commercial real estate pros using for business? Todd Clarke, CCIM, and Todd Kuhlmann, CCIM, discussed their favorites during The T’s in Technology session at the CCIM Live! conference in Denver.

We might have missed a few, but from our notes, below is a listing of most of the apps mentioned along with the approximate point in the video where it is discussed. Some of these apps have competitors with similar functions, and some may be available in Android at the Amazon Android App Store or Google Play.

3.39 10BII Calc HD for iPhone | 10BII Calc HD for iPad
4.11 Geocoding of Photos on iPhone/iPad
4.49 Dropbox for iPhone | Dropbox – Dropbox for iPadfor syncing docs between computers and tablets
5.46 iBooks – iPhone | iBooks – iPad PDF Tool
6.18 GoodReader for iPhone | GoodReader for iPad for day to day PDF management
6.57 PDF Expert – iPhone | PDF Expert – iPad read, stamp, sign and annotate your documents
8.03 PDF Merger – iPhone| PDF Merger – iPad: merges multiple pdfs into one; also unzips .pdfs
8.27 iAnnotate PDF – iPad: write on PDF
9.00 Keynote – iPhone | Keynote – iPad: imports powerpoint slides
9.20 Prezi Viewer – iPhone | Prezi – iPad : presentation tool
10.09 Haiku Deck – iPad: presentations, slideshow maker; searchable styles and themes for powerpoint
11:15 Quickoffice – iPhone| Quickoffice – iPad: open and edit word, pdf and excel from apple device
11.55 Pages – iPhone | Pages – iPad : Apple’s word processer
12.24 Numbers – iPhone | Numbers – iPad: Apple’s spreadsheet program
13.04 Evernote – iPhone | Evernote – iPad : quick notetaking and categorizing of data, syncs with other devices and computers
15.01 WordPress – iPhone | WordPress – iPad: blogging framework, accessible from various devices
15.36 Scanner Pro – iPhone | : Scanner Pro – iPad take photo of document, convert into PDF and email or fax it
16.38 CamScanner Free – iPhone | CamScanner HD – iPad: similar to Scanner Pro
18:17 Whiteboard
18:33 Optiscan QR Code Reader – iPhone : QR codes – create your own or read someone elses
19:42 i-nigma – iPhone | i-nigma – iPad: QR code reader: quick, easy focus
20:15 RingCentral – iPhonec| RingCentral – iPad : send and receive faxes through devices
21.09 Google Maps – iPhone | Google Maps – iPad:
21:41 Folders – iPad: organize folders
22:13 Viber – iPhone: use your iPhone anywhere in the world at no cost
23:09 Skype for iPhone | Skype for iPad : VOIP calls over wifi
23:18 Spin for iPhone | Spin for iPad: add contacts and share documents via video
23:58 Jibbigo Translator for iPhone | Jibbigo Translator for iPad: language interpretation (speech or text)
24:53 Word Lens for iPhone | Word Lens for iPad : language interpretation
25:31 Rise for iPhone | Rise Alarm Clock – iPad : alarm clock
26:18 Meeting Planner – iPhone | Meeting Planner – iPad : Assistance with time zones while scheduling meetinsg
26:58 Find My iPhone – iPhone | Find My iPhone – iPad: Track phones of associates or family members
27:55 My Data Manager – iPhone | My Data Manager – iPad: Metrics on where you are getting your data charges
29:38 Podcasts – iPhone | Podcasts – iPad: Capturing and listening to podcasts
29:53 Fast Camera – iPhone | Fast Camera – iPad: Microburst photos on your iPad to improve chances of getting just the right shot
30:47 Photosynth – Microsoft Corporation stitches photos together
31:25 HootSuite – iPhone:HootSuite – iPad | social media management
32:19 Clinometer + slope finder + bubble level – iPhone | Clinometer + slope finder + bubble level (3 in 1) – iPad : slopes and levelers
32:43 NODE: Temperature sensing, color matching, more (requires an additional device)
33:56 Elevation – iPhone: determine your elevation
34:16 Theodolite – iPhone | Theodolite HD -iPad : – compass bearings for surveyors, compass, rangefinder, inclinometer
25:31 GPS X – iPhone – record all of your movements and turns
36:29 MagicPlan – iPhone | MagicPlan – iPad : – develop commercial floor plans
38:25 Newsify – iPhone | Newsify – iPad : – news reader
38:51 Zite – iPhone | Zite – iPad : news reader
41:10 Walk Score – iPhone : shows how walkable a site is
42:06 Route4me – iPhone | Route4me – iPad : calculates most efficient route to take to visit multiple sites
43:12 Airbnb – iPhone – quickly find a place to stay tonight–hotels, private rooms, apartments
44:22 Square – run credit cards through your iPad (external device)
45:27 FlightTrack 5 – Mobiata– monitor flights
46:31 iFlyPro – iPhone | iFly Pro HD – iPad : monitor flights and airport information
47:25 Plane Finder AR – iPhone | Plane Finder AR – iPad : aim at a plane and determine the flight
48:11 mSecure – iPhonemSecure – iPad or eWallet – iPhone | eWallet – iPad : login password management for frequent flyer and other accounts
49:52 Kindle – iPhone | Kindle – iPadC: read books, magazines
50:32 Teleprompt+ for iPhone | Teleprompt+ for iPad :- use phone as teleprompter for filming video
51:20 Action Movie – video filming special effects app
52:58 OnLive Desktop for iPad open up PC files through your Apple via the cloud
53:50 LogMeIn – iPhone | LogMeIn – iPad : access your desktop PC
53:54 Ignition – iPhone | Ignition – iPad. : access your desktop PC
55:57 Photon Flash Player for iPhone – | Photon Flash Player for iPad – : web browser aid, access flash files via the cloud
58:32 ipFob – iPhone | ipFob – iPad : Manage alarms at home
57:19 SlideShark Presentation App – iPhone | SlideShark Presentation App – iPad : run powerpoints
57:42 join.me – iPhone | join.me – LogMeIn – iPad :share your screen with other users, conduct online meetings
59:43 CardStar – iPhone : store your discount/affinity store cards
1.00:00 iDisplay – iPhone | iDisplay – iPad : run multiple screens at one time
1:00 00 MaxiVista – iPad– run multiple screens at one time
1.00:27 SG Project Go – iPhone | SG Project 5 – iPad : project planner, scheduler, reporting, forecasting, GANTT Charts, and assignment tool
1.01:54 Grafio – iPhone | Grafio – iPad : flow charting, drawing, imaging, then share as pdf or email
1.03:07 Survey Monkey – take polls or gather opinions automatically
1.04:07 iThoughts (mindmapping) – iPhone | iThoughtsHD (mindmapping) – CMS : mind mapping / project planning
1.07:02 Google Earth – iPhone | Google Earth – iPad : aerial views, street views, 3D
1.07:39 Google Voice – iPhone: voice mail and telephone # tool; translates voice mails into texts that are sent to you
1.09.34 CCIM Live! – iPhone | CCIM Live! – iPad : – CCIM Live meeting Tool
1.09:56 BAO – ESRI – iPhone | BAO – ESRI – iPad : – demographics and comparisons
1.10:18 TheAnalyst Real Estate – iPhone | TheAnalyst Real Estate – iPad : Extensive advanced CRE Calculator tools including NPV and IRR


1.12:10 NAI Latter & Blum – iPhone | NAI Latter and Blum HD – iPad : listings
1.15:07 TheAnalyst Real Estate Pro – extensive CCIM real estate and financials including DCFs, equity yield curves, return calcs (in development)
1.16:58 Livescribe+ – iPhone | Livescribe+ – iPad : (digital pen–external device, records both the audio and the written word)
1:17:42 Fantastical 2 – iPhone: calendar
1.18:29 SVN Connect – iPhone| SVN Connect – iPad : (Sperry Van Ness)
1.18:45 Real Estate by Zillow – iPhone | Real Estate by Zillow – iPad :home sales in an area
1.19:08 LoopNet Commercial Real Estate Search – iPhone | LoopNet Commercial Real Estate Search – iPad :listings in a general area
1:22.46 CloudOn (with the MS Office® 2010 Suite) – iPhone | CloudOn (with the MS Office® 2010 Suite) – iPad : Manage documents through the cloud
1.23.06 SHOT NOTE – iPhone | SHOT NOTE – iPad : take picture of handwritten note, it will OCR it and convert it to text
1.23:30 Paper by FiftyThree – iPad: create sketches and drawings and share
1.23:49 CardMunch – iPhone : business card reader from LinkedIn
1.24:26 US Census Browser – iPad: census data
1.24.57 Appsfire : find apps
1.26:27 Uber – iPhone : cab alternative in some cities

Learn more about Todd Kuhlmann’s High Tech Marketing for Commercial Real Estate course here.
A few other apps we like:

JLL – Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated
JLL The Investor – Jones Lang LaSalle
CNBC PRO for iPhone – NBC Universal, Inc.
CNBC for iPad – NBC Universal, Inc.
The Weather Channel® – The Weather Channel Interactive
The Weather Channel for iPad – The Weather Channel Interactive
Clever HD – Another client for smart people – Toc
ScoreCenter for iPad – ESPN
LinkedIn – LinkedIn Corporation
LinkedIn – LinkedIn Corporation

Which apps do you like?



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