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There’s an app for that

In today's technology-driven world, there's a phone application for everything. While construction apps aren't widely available, the ones that do exist strive to make the lives of contractors easier.

In today's technology-driven world, there's a phone application for everything. While construction apps aren't widely available, the ones that do exist strive to make the lives of contractors easier.

In today's technology-driven world, there's a phone application for everything. From recipes to games to shopping, nothing is excluded. While construction apps aren't widely available, the ones that do exist strive to make the lives of contractors easier. From management to advice, there's a program for it all.

Fulfill your equipment needs
Owning your own machinery can be expensive. However, with Getable, you don't have to worry about that. With the app, contractors can rent construction tools when they need them and while remaining within their budgets. According to its website, the creators of the program tailored it to fit the needs of both vendors and workers, with a version for each. While the app has been around since 2010 for item rentals, it recently expanded its reach to the east coast and decided to focus solely on construction, explained Equipment World.

Getable is solely for renting, but it makes the process easier. All with the touch of a finger, you can search for the products and power tools you need for a project. The platform provides you with vendors nearby who are leasing the equipment and you can take your pick. If you already have a specific supplier who you work with, the app can also connect you two. Once you lease a tool, you can set a budget, update its status and keep track of its location all within the app.

Managing made easy
If you're at the head of a construction company, you're probably wearing more than one hat. You do it all – management, payroll, accounting, customer service, etc. It can be stressful, but with busybusy, all of your work is combined into one place, which you can access either from the app or website. According to creator and 19-year construction veteran Isaac Barlow, 70 percent of companies fail within the first seven years due to labor costs. No one was doing anything about it, so he set out to fix it, he told Equipment World.

The app combines time clocks, payroll, projects and employee information all in one location. Managers can keep track of when employees punch in and out, the status of each project, and how they're doing budget-wise all from busybusy, even when offsite, according to its website. Since many small companies don't have the funds to hire people to do the extra work, busybusy hopes to help simplify the management process.

There are many apps out there to aid in construction. Getable and busybusy are just a few that can help contractors with their daily workloads. There's an application for your every building need. All you have to do is look.