Designers Discuss App Usage for Their Businesses

"Dropbox and GoPayment are the two apps I use the most. Occasionally I use Skitch. I also have My Measures, Cut Calculator, MagicPlan, and Room Planner, but they take more time than doing things by hand. Their only advantage is that you end up with sendable files.”

Charles Cameron, owner

Design Details

Somerville, MA


"We use Houzz for design inspiration, along with MagicPlan to help with measurements. We have also supplied iPads to all of our designers.”

Kevin Telaak, president

Appliance Associates of Buffalo

Artisan Kitchens and Baths

Buffalo, NY


"In addition to AutoCAD and Google SketchUp, I also use apps on my iPad to work with clients. I can download photos for them to view. I can also draw and make notes right on the photos during the meeting. It keeps the appointment on track, is paperless and keeps overhead costs down.”

Suha Atassi-Dimon, owner/designer

Dimon Designs, LLC

Chicago, IL


"The only apps I use from a business point of view relate to calendars, phone numbers and list management. I find it more advantageous to use an Ultrabook than a cell phone when it comes to working in the field.”

Theresa M. Sterbis

owner/chief designer

Project Partners Design

Fremont, CA


"We do not currently use any apps for our business. It is something we would consider for the future as we are always trying to stay up to date and give our clients the best experience possible.”

Lisa Santosuosso, co-owner