According to Business Insider, data accumulated by Toshl Finance, a personal budgeting app, showed that iOS users spend more on average than Android users. As the data was anonymous, there is no way of knowing how accurate this is but it could be that Android users are better at finding good deals and sniffing out freebies. Design apps are a case in point. Android users can download free apps of comparable quality to those that Apple users have to pay for. Here are three dining room design apps that prove free things can still be brilliant.
1. Dining Room Decorating Ideas by Zalebox
This free app from the Google Play store will change the way you approach the design of your new dining room. Enabling you to save and share dining room photos you find online, this app will give you inspiration for honing in on the perfect design, painting and decoration ideas for your new room. This app is suitable for dining rooms of all sizes in a variety of styles from contemporary to modern and even classically formal. One of the best features of this app is it allows you to share images with others and collaborate on your design with a spouse, partner or friend.
2. Virtual plan 3D by Adrien Motsch
This free app uses plans from virtualplan3D.com that you will need to access from a computer or laptop. Developed in collaboration with an engineering office, this app lets you scan the QR-code of a plan for a room and see a virtual 3D plan on the screen of your smartphone. Seeing a plan in 3D can help you decide whether your 2D design idea might work in real life. This is helpful and you usually need to pay to get 3D functionality from a smartphone app. Being able to see an idea in 3D really brings it to life. You can check whether items of furniture that seem to fit next to each other well would really work if you tried the plan for real. For example, on a 2D top-down plan view, you may place your sideboard next to a small table simply because the two items seem to make the best use of the available space. Once you see this arrangement in virtual 3D, it may look odd or affect the design of the dining room. Use this app to help you.
3. Inard Floor Plan by PärSteffansson
Perhaps one of the best all round apps for designing your new dining room, Inard Floor Plan enables anyone to plan out their new room in minutes. Uniquely, this app uses the sensors in your smartphone (the gyro and gravity sensor) to measure distances. You can essentially measure and draw your new dining room to scale. This is helpful when shopping for new dining room furniture at furniture stores in Miami as it lets you determine whether an item you see in a catalogue or online would fit into your available space. The makers of this app claim that a trained user can draw a room in five minutes, but you’ll need the help of the built in movies and interactive hints to help get yourself up to speed quickly.
Proving that you don’t have to spend a fortune to have quality apps, these three Android apps should help you design your new dining room in no time. Which other free design apps have you tried? Let us know and leave a comment below!
Author Bio: Warren Brown is a freelance blogger and an ace creative write with many years of experience writing for top blogs. Warren has written on a myriad of topics and has written several posts for us.