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Top 8 Free Apps For Tradies

There are not many industries that haven’t been disrupted by the development of innovative apps. And the trade industries are no exception.

There are some which have their use every so often, and then there are those that once you get them, you can’t imagine life without them.

We asked our tradie friends out there and compiled the top 5 apps they can’t live without!

1. hipages

hipages is a service that connects homeowners with trusted tradies in their local area. So it’s no wonder that the hipages app is extremely popular among tradies who operate as sole traders or in a small business capacity. 

If you haven’t listed your services on hipages, then you’re missing out on growing your business and connecting with new customers. And with such a convenient app to do it, there’s no excuse!


2. Airtasker

Airtasker is a great platform for those of you looking to help a fellow citizen out and earn some extra cash. There are always home improvement and construction jobs on offer.

While you don’t have to be a licenced tradie to do odd jobs via Airtasker, having a tradie background can certainly help you secure jobs for those occasional days when you don’t have a job on.

3. Paper

Feeling inspired? Paper is one of those productivity apps that everybody can benefit from.

It lets you doodle, sketch, take notes, capture images, create checklists and more. It’s essentially your digital wall of sticky notes – but a wall that you can actually carry around with you and easily share your creations and thoughts with your workmates and customers.

4. Houzz

If you haven’t heard of Houzz yet, then you’re definitely missing out on potential customers as a tradie. Houzz is fast becoming the hub to share home renovation and design ideas. 

It connects homeowners with local professionals – everything from builders and roofers to interior designers.

5. Ruler App + Photo Ruler

Nothing beats a trusty tape measure… but just in case you’ve left yours at home or it’s just simply too far to reach, Ruler App + Photo Ruler will have you covered. 

This app lets you use your phone or tablet to do a quick measure with its calibrated ruler. You can also take photos of objects and it’ll measure them for you.

6. Battery Doctor

If you’re always out visiting properties, meeting clients and taking calls. One of the handiest tools you have is your phone – but not if it runs out of battery!

Apps like Battery Doctor track which apps and functions on your phone are draining the life out of your battery.

You can change settings from inside the app and give your phone the power it needs to get through the day.

7. Sunseeker

The Sunseeker app uses GPS to display the position and path of the sun.

It’s a very helpful tool on overcast or rainy days when buyers are trying to get a feel for how much natural light a home or garden is regularly exposed to or even helps you plan property photo shoots.

8. Evernote

If you haven’t heard of Evernote by now, you’re probably the only one.

Evernote is like your own personal assistant making it easy for you to remember more about the people you meet.

The business card camera captures the clearest possible images of your business cards and saves everything into a contact note including:

  • A name, title, company and additional contact info
  • An image of the card
  • A photo of the person and LinkedIn profile information when available

You can keep a database of absolutely everyone you have ever done business with.

So, all you tradies out there? What did you think? Did you faves make the list? What are your favourite apps that you can’t live without?

From companies like Concrete Taxi and PBS Plumbing, we love working with service-based businesses in all the various trade industries. Interested in our digital transformation services? Contact us today!

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