By: Gail Doby, ASID
With so many new technology tools becoming available every day, design professionals have the ability to streamline and optimize their work in unprecedented ways. Though having options is great in some ways, it also means needing to sort through hundreds and maybe even thousands of options to find a great productivity tool for your business.
One tool we recommend to our clients is a free application for your iPad or iPhone called MagicPlan by Sensopia. You can get it for free in the Apple store. Click here now to download it.
Rather than struggle with a tape measure for the majority of your work, you can now take pictures of your space and MagicPlan automatically creates your floor plan! But keep in mind you still need to take a measuring tape with you, and you will want to practice in your home or office to be sure you know how to use MagicPlan when you go to your client’s project. And one of the best features is the ability to create a .jpg, dxf, or PDF, which ensures that you’ll be able to use your drawings in other programs to complete your designs.
Be sure to watch next month for the third tool we recommend for your business.
Gail Doby, ASID, is the CO-Founder and Chief Vision officer of Design Success University – your shortcut to a more profitable interior design business. Be sure to download your complimentary copy of the 2013 Interior Design Fee & Salary Survey eBook. ($179 Value)