10 Awesome iPhone Apps for Engineers

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For people who specialize in different spheres of engineering, the iPhone is not just a cool Apple gadget. With the proper upgrades, the famous Apple smartphone can serve as a work tool. In this sense, engineers got luckier than other professionals who use iPhones since the developers pay a lot of attention to designing applications specifically for engineers. Since there are a lot of tools that have already been invented and offered in the App Store, it is a good time to review the best of the best apps that gained popularity for being the most convenient iPhone tools for engineers.

FastFigures

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Price: $2.99

This is a very sophisticated tool for all people who are involved in the finance and real estate business except for engineering, of course. In addition to the convenient UI, the user has access to a number of premade calculator templates that he can change according to his current tasks by adding or eliminating available features.

Orifice

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Price $3.99

This is another convenient application for those who are looking for simple and easy-to-navigate tools with pre-ready calculators. Orifice contains 3 calculators that allow an engineer to calculate specific physical quantities such as the orifice size, delta P, and even volumetric flow. Such options are only available in a few other, more expensive iPhone calculators for engineers.

Engineer’s Calculator

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Price $1.99

If your budget is limited and you just need a good basic calculator with a handy interface, an adequate number of diverse engineering notations, and widespread mathematic functions, you won’t find a better tool in the App Store than Engineer’s Calculator. Another advantage of this app is that it has no limits for displaying all notations when performing long calculations.

element14Everywhere

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Price: free

This small app was designed especially for communicative purposes. Offered for free, Element14 Everywhere gives you a chance to become a member of a huge worldwide message board where engineers have signed up for the famous online project. On element14.com, you can take part in discussions with a global community of electronics design engineers. You can also connect your Twitter feed with this mobile app.

Electronic Toolbox

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Price: $5.99

Without a doubt, Electronic Toolbox will serve as a good reference database for those users who need information and conversion features combined into one convenient service. On the app, you can browse a huge built-in database of important electrical references and save the required ones through the app’s menu.

AutoCAD WS

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Price: free

If you need to create, view, edit, and share your DWG projects, this free iPhone tool is the best mobile version of the AutoCAD software. Currently available only as a desktop program, this application is one of the most downloaded free tools among engineers who work with DWG drawings right now.

Engineering Professional

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Price: $11.99

Over 600 mathematical formulas covering specific scientific branches such as civil engineering, mechanics, chemical engineering, and hydrology were gathered into one sophisticated mobile program. This is definitely a must-have app for all professional engineers who need a full reference database of all existing formulas in the field.

RC Beam and RC Design

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Price: $4.99 each

Two similar apps designed by the same developer are available in the App Store at a cost of almost $5 each. If you work in construction, you will definitely take advantage of RC Beam, which helps you design reinforced beams. Conversely, those specialists who work with reinforced concrete members will enjoy the capabilities of the RC Design app. However, it is better to buy both apps at once to get all of the benefits.

EE Basics

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Price $1.99

EE Basics contains a great reference database designed especially for engineers. The database includes a perfect selection of articles with the basic Electrical Engineering laws and tables so that all people who are involved in this sphere will find a lot of useful information while using this iPhone program.

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Comments

    • John McNamara says

      Mariah – Thanks for the comment! It’s been a little while since I wrote this one. I may need to go investigate a few more including Retaining Wall.

  1. says

    Thank god – I found what I was looking for so many days. Well I am pursuing Mechanical Engg.. and I was badly looking for an calculator which I can use on my iPhone4s which is Fast Fingure. Thank you author for listing these awesome apps. I will surely share all these apps with my friends – they will be really surprised :)

    • John McNamara says

      Akash – great to hear it but you should try to switch to an iPhone 5 it’s much faster.

  2. says

    Some of these apps are dear friends of mine. Now that I’ve got the ipad Mini some of them are a lot easier to use as well. Great list!

    • John McNamara says

      Glad to hear it. Thanks for the comments. If you hear of any others feel free to let me know.

  3. Johneli says

    Also check out Engineering Calculator.

    Although there are many calculator out there this one enables real unit calculations and includes reference tables for concrete and steel sections.

  4. says

    Now for the paid ones it seems i would have to wait for a while to save some bucks so that i could go for the purchase. They seem pretty good to be used. Thanks for sharing this one. The free ones are already in my iPhone ..

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