The construction industry has evolved significantly in recent years, with technology now playing an increasingly vital role right across the sector.
These advancements mean there is now a wide range of useful apps that tradespeople can use for a number of reasons. Whether it’s finding work, growing your profile or planning your schedule, we’ve picked out some of the best apps for tradespeople in 2023.
More than 3 million homeowners used Checkatrade to search for tradespeople last year, with the organisation’s own research finding that a third of all trade work comes via the platform.
The Checkatrade app allows tradespeople to build and update their profile and connect with potential customers on the go.
Over 50,000 homeowners use Rated People every month to seek out tradespeople, making it another great platform for finding work. Rated People allows a max of three tradespeople to give quotes for each posting, improving the chances of you being chosen by customers.
The app also comes with time-saving organisation tools like a lead tracker and invoice generator.
An incredibly helpful creation from Japanese power tool giant Makita, the company’s app transforms your smartphone into a multi-purpose toolbox that includes an in-built spirit level and distance-measuring tool.
The modern-day Yellow pages, Yell offers businesses a full range of managed digital marketing services like web design and advertising that can help you grow.
Yell’s online directory also enables your business to appear on Amazon Alexa and Apple Maps.
Designed with independent tradespeople in mind, the Fixington Calendar app lets users keep track of all jobs and appointments. It also comes with a built-in invoice function that syncs with various messaging apps, helping you stay on top of tedious admin tasks.
An all-in-one workflow and business app, Powered Now includes a number of management tools designed to streamline your day-to-day tasks.
Through the app, you can take care of sending and tracking invoices and estimates. It also allows you to build your team’s schedule, with each individual able to track their hours and availability.
MyBuilder operates as a directory in a similar way to Checkatrade and Rated People, however, it doesn’t charge a monthly or annual listing fee, making it a cost-effective solution for those who may just be starting out as a self-employed tradesperson.