ArchiSnapper is a new, powerful tool for architects which takes away the time and effort required for producing construction site reports. Consisting of both an online portion and an app for iOS or Android devices, ArchiSnapper allows you to collect information while on site and quickly and easily assemble it once you're back at the office.
In collaboration with ArchiSnapper, ArchDaily will be offering 5 Business licenses (worth $119 a month) to our readers. To participate, all you need to do is become a registered ArchDaily user and answer a simple question in the comments section of this article.
To find out how ArchiSnapper works, and for your chance to win one of 5 free licenses, read on after the break...
To start using ArchiSnapper, add projects in the online portion of the tool. Insert the address and details of the project, link some contacts to the project - and then head out on your site visit. Simply take your mobile device, with the ArchiSnapper app installed, and you can download projects and begin a new report on the move.
Each report allows you to put in the status of the project, the people attending the site visit, and as many remarks as needed - where you can add comments, photos, quick sketches, people responsible for an action. You can also note whether the remark refers to a good, bad or neutral aspect of the construction.
Once the site visit is complete, you simply sync your mobile device with your online account; when you return to the office, all the information is saved online, ready to be turned into a pdf document at the click of a button. With this simple system, ArchiSnapper can save architects around 70% of the time they would normally spend on site reports.
ArchiSnapper might be particularly suited to sole practitioners and small companies where architects have much more important things to do than compile site reports. However, with no limit to the number of users that can be added to a license, ArchiSnapper could be equally as useful to a large company.
To win one of 5 free licenses, simply register, then answer one/all of the following questions in the comments below: How often do you write site reports, and how long do they each take? And in your experience, what's the most frustrating part of writing a site report?
Participants (both winners and unsuccessful participants) may be contacted by staff from ArchiSnapper to keep you up to date with new developments of ArchiSnapper.