One of the greatest things about living in 21st century is that there is literally an app for absolutely everything. Need to find a restaurant? Track your run? Find out which dinosaurs used to live in your area? There’s an app for that, and much more. But most importantly to us, there are loads of awesome apps out there that will help you figure out what office furniture you need to buy. Here are a few that are worth checking out. All are low-cost, and some are even totally free.
Before you can figure out what office furniture you need, you have to get some idea of how much space you have to work with. Anyone who’s ever wandered around one of those offices with corridors too small to fit two people knows why this is important. This app, which is totally free, works best for open plan offices.
Another free app, this one for Android, the Office Furniture & Design app will help you figure out which style of furniture is right for your office. Includes design ideas, office pictures, and video. One small caveat: Although this app is a rare five-star entry in the Google Play Store, it’s also only been reviewed by two users. But at this price (or lack thereof), you can afford to take it for a spin.
This iPad app was designed for private homes, but its richness in terms of features and relative cheapness (only $4.99 in the App Store) make it a solid choice for small offices as well. You can create floor plans, select materials, arrange furniture, and share your designs, all through this app. Requires iOS 3.2 or later, which probably won’t be an issue for most iPad fanatics at this stage of the game.
Steelcase brand Turnstone created this app in order to simplify the process of planning, choosing, and ordering office furniture. The coolest thing about this app is that it offers 3D models. So not only can you design your new office space, but you can get a look at it from every angle before you commit to purchasing furniture. Space Matters also lets users share their designs via Twitter, Facebook, and email. Free from the App Store.