The iphone is for more than Angry Birds… Apps for Engineers

Recently I came across this link on control engineering’s website and I just had to share it.  They have created an app that organizes and summarizes all the available useful apps for an engineer on the go.  From Autocad/Solidworks reference tools to basics on engineering topics to standards document references they have collected the perfect library for you to find the tools you need and maybe didn’t know existed.  And in the long run I think the goal is to make us more productive, even when sitting in baggage claim waiting for our toolbox.  As for me, I can’t wait until April when I can trade in my blackberry and get my iphone to give this app a spin.

Take a look at their offering, let me know what you think.  What apps are you using today for your designs?  What apps do you wish were out there for engineers?  Which apps should I download first?

Will Healy III is the Industry Marketing Director at Balluff Inc. in Florence, Kentucky and he is enthusiastic about smart manufacturing, automation and STEM education. Will graduated from Purdue University with a degree in mechanical engineering and has been sharing his passion for automation for more than 10 years in a variety of industries. He is published and quoted in various trade magazines, works as an industrial adviser for multiple universities and has widely presented on the value sensors, networking and IIoT bring to manufacturing.

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