An App That Frees Architects From the Hassle of Field Reports and Punch Lists


ArchiSnapper: the app that frees architects from the hassle of field reports and punch lists. Image © ArchiSnapper

ArchiSnapper: the app that frees architects from the hassle of field reports and punch lists. Image © ArchiSnapper

In 2012, Belgian software developers Peter Eerlings and Jerry De Paepe were contacted by an architecture firm looking for a solution to simplify their field reports. Creating field reports was an extremely time-consuming activity for them: first, writing down notes on paper and taking photos during a site visit. Back at the office, transferring the photos to the PC with a cable. Next, adding annotations to photos with Paint, deciphering and typing out the handwritten notes, struggling with the layout while inserting photos in Word, and so on. Over and over again. It was an administrative hassle that easily took more than an hour for each field report – sometimes two or three.

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