Best engineering apps for Android & iOS

LAST UPDATED: August 4, 2017

The best engineering apps aimed at making engineers smarter!

Best engineering apps

As engineers develop smart things and tech for us, they should also have apps on their smartphone or tablet to facilitate their work. If you are an engineer or still studying to be, here are some great apps that can make your engineering life smarter and smoother.

11 must have apps for enginners

1. AutoCAD 360

AutoCAD 360 is a mobile representative of AutoCad desktop software. The app allows to view DWG files along with basic drawing and drafting tools for editing and share AutoCAD drawings on the go. This is a good companion app on site visits. AutoCAD 360 app offers a free 30-day Pro trial for new users with all pro features.

2. Programming Algorithms

The app is a must keep for all programmers since it has a massive storage of details on C Programmes, a number ofC++ programs, LinkedLists, Data Structures, Trees, Graphs, Algorithms, Time Complexity of Algorithms and Algorithms Explained with Figures. The app also contains Algorithms of Greedy Programming, Dynamic Programming, Searching and Sorting, Pattern searching, Backtracking, Divide and conquer and Bit Algorithms. Let us just say the app has enough to crack any interviews related to programming. For all types of programming languages, be it C, C++ or Java, this is the perfect all in one app.

3. Chemical Engineering Handbook

The Chemical Engineering Handbook app is a great resource on iPhone or some different tools. The app comes with unit conversion tools, and vapor pressure tools, Periodic table and more for quick calculations. The app is appreciated by professionals and students for daily engineering tasks.

4. Learn Java

Java is currently the most widely used programming language around the world, and Learn Java makes it easier for anyone to master it from anywhere at any time. The app can get you learn the language fast and efficiently with its 64 lessons covering everything in detail about Java. The step by step tutorial in this app is put in perfect order and details.

5. Mechanical Engineering One

The app is a great engineering tool for daily life design problems an engineer might come across. Designed by an engineer himself, the app knows exactly what is required and what needs to be served. Not only mechanical engineers but naval architects, civil engineers, HVAC engineers, electrical engineers and almost all kinds of engineers will find this useful. User-friendly and time-saving, the app comes with a very simple interface with all kinds of tools such as reference tables, calculators, converters, etc.

6. NEC 2014 Edition

NEC stand for National Electrical Code! Though its a most expensive app on iOS platform still the investment worth every penny of it for all electrical engineers. The app contains all the codes for all 50 states that comes very handy doing electrical designing at safety standards. Users can also read important electrical safety news and code development information from the NFPA.

7. Frame Design

This is a rich app for architects, mechanical engineers, students and civil engineers who need to design 2D frames. The app works by taking in inputs and also allows edit supports, forces, hyper static structures both textually and graphically. Some of the main features of the app include F, T and q loads, Fixed and hinge connections at beam ends, Moment, shear, stress deflection, reaction force and unity checks, Imposed deflections, fixed, hinge and roller support in any direction, scale of entire structure, wobbly effect and many more. What more, the app is available in 10 languages. This is one ideal engineering app since it allows engineers to import any steel profile or a general section from free engineering libraries. Engineers can also share their works, use automatic dimension lines and the list of opportunity is endless.

8. Engineering Professional

This might not be a good looking app with its old fashioned user interface but regarding functionality, the app is a great one. Engineering Professional is an excellent tool for Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Environmental, Hydrology and Mechanical Engineers with more than 650 formulas. It’s one of the best formulator app that helps engineers for various calculations.

9. C Programming

To revise the C language at a glance, or even master it anytime, the app is a magic wand! Along with detailed syllabus for C language, the app also contains more than 100 programs with the output. User-friendly and easy to grasp, the app also makes it possible to share program and tutorials. A separate section of FAQ is also provided to make the learners familiar with different kinds of questions usually asked at interview boards.

10. Electro Droid

With more than 105,000 downloads, the app is extremely popular amongst electrical and electronic engineers. With a simple user-friendly interface, the app presents almost all kinds of electronics tools and references. A few examples are Resistor color code decoder, LED resistor calculator, SMD resistor power calculator, decibel converter, frequency converter, Inductor color code decoder, Ohm’s law calculator, Reactance/Resonance calculator, Resistors ratio, value/series/parallel, Capacitor charge calculation, Operational amplifier, logic gates and the list is endless. The app also allows plug-in to extend the functionality of the application. Let us just say this app is one smart engineer itself.

11. Civil Engineering Dictionary

Here is a great app for civil engineers that contain everything in details. The dictionary of the app contains more than 10,000 words and their definitions, along with images. Everything is written in simple language precise language without leaving out any information. The definitions are easy and handy. Some other features that the app offers include Easy Searching of words and definitions, Explanatory images with 100s of words, “Add a Word to Favorite” option, Browsing of Civil Engineering Lectures, Notes, Tutorials, and Articles, the content of Dictionary available Offline and search history. The best part of the app is it takes a minimum of the space on the phone and uses as less RAM as possible.

All the above apps are for engineering purposes only and not really or general users. If you are an engineer already or aiming to be, get one of these apps today and engineer your way the smoothest way with smart apps on Android.


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