Friday, 21 November 2014

Top 5 apps for landscape professionals

There are quite a lot of applications related to landscaping for the iPhone and iPad, but a few are better than the others, thereby enabling the user to have an enriching experience. So, why waste your time and money on a landscape app that is not so good? We are going to discuss about a few apps that make the cut as the 5 best apps for landscaping, hence making it easier for landscapers to choose what app to use.


Morpholio was founded in 2011 by a group of architects and specialists, to help utilize the device culture, the cloud and social media and to use these factors to aid the creative thinking of people part of the image driven culture. The platform of Morpholio allows for collaboration between designers from various professions. It also includes features that allow for uploaded work to be critiqued by the Morpholio community. It is a unique sketch utility that allows you to easily develop ideas in layers and connects fluently with your global network. It definitely is user friendly and gives wide range of options for landscape professionals.

Landscaper’s Companion

This is an app that includes information on 25,000 shrubs and trees. The search categories and features cover the United Kingdom, USA and Australia amongst various other countries.  This app helps advice architects and landscapers on the basis of USDA zone.  We can enter data about the spot’s attributes and features; desired flower color scheme, height and spread, etc. The app then gives a list of flora that can be used for the specific location. This can be extremely useful for those who need to retrieve quick information.


This app uses measurements from satellite maps to find a site’s perimeter, distance, and area.  It includes both imperial and metric measurements. It helps us to measure the surrounding area in context and elevates the quality of the app while using the features. Search for a location by address, or let your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad find your current location. This land and area calculator is used in industries for concrete, seal coating, and to measure distances for bike rides, golf courses or race tracks. Builders can also quickly measure sizes of buildings, flat roofs, and roads. This app is certainly one of the best apps available at the moment.


We are very much aware that landscaping is about portraying information in various ways. Dropbox was founded in the year 2007 by Arash Ferdowsi and Drew Houston. Dropbox provides client software for Mac OS XIOS, LinuxMicrosoft Windows, BlackBerry OS, Android and web browsers, and also unofficial ports to Windows Phone and Symbian. It enables us to share and collect information on the iPhone, iPad, or any computer. The information stored about a location can be accessed from anywhere using this app.


This app was developed by Columbia University, University of Maryland and the Smithsonian Institution. Using visual recognition software, the software identifies trees from photographs of their leaves.  On placing the leaf from a tree at the location on a white background we can immediately start taking snaps.  Currently covering tree species of the Northeast United States, it will soon cover the entire USA as it is further being developed.  This app could soon become one of the most popular apps for landscape professionals primarily due to its uniqueness and quality.