After all, no one wants a tool that has a steep learning curve or that doesn’t function intuitively. Reading reviews and getting a hands-on look at an app via a demo can give you a feel for how user-friendly an app may be.
Equipped with a knowledge base:
For more complex software, a knowledge base (or even a detailed FAQ) can be a handy tool that supports teams as they use the tools. These resources can act as user guides and are handy references for employees to use.
For job management software (like Commusoft) a detailed and thorough knowledge base is a great way for users with a way to educate themselves. They’ll be able to answer their own questions, all without necessarily having to contact support, every single time.
When you’re on the go, you need apps that work wherever, whenever: not only when there’s a mobile signal.
This is a given for offline mobile apps, but it applies to job management, accounting, and other complex software applications that engineers will find useful in the field.
Commusoft doesn’t just have a plumber app that you’ll find useful, our software covers a broad selection of comprehensive tools that have been specifically designed to help plumbing businesses thrive.
From managing Jobs to keeping on top of communication, Commusoft really does feature the best plumber app and selection of tools you could hope to use to manage your business.
2. For Fleet Management:
Fleetio Manage (Starts at around £2.50 per asset, per month: web prices in US $).
Whether you have 10 service vans or 10,000, Fleetio is available to help you keep track of your vehicles. Manage your fleet—and optimise your productivity—from anywhere with intuitive web and smartphone apps.
Have you ever realised once you left a job site that you forgot to take a very important measurement? With this app, you can still take measurements long after you snapped the photo.
If you’re wondering whether an appliance will fit into a specific space or how you’ll get that boiler through the doorway, ImageMeter can help. Just snap a photo and annotate it with dimensions on your mobile, and the app will calculate the dimensions, angles, and areas.
ImageMeter supports Bluetooth laser distance measurement devices plus devices from Leica, Bosch, CEM, Hilti, and TruPulse.
When you need the details on various piping and accessories for a job, bring up this plumber app to find out in a few taps. Pipe and Fitting will show you the material, dimensions, and strength of flanges, elbows, gaskets and other plumbing parts in metric and US measurements.
Slack (Free, also a variety of plans with p/m fees)
As your plumbing business grows, it becomes increasingly important to have everything in a centralised location. Slack is a chatroom-style platform that lets your team communicate in different “channels” and lets them upload files, use apps to create polls and perform other tasks, send direct messages, search message archives, and more.
Slack integrates with many popular apps for plumbers like Google Calendar, DropBox, Stripe, and ZenDesk, so your plumbing business will be truly organised and optimised.
Trying to work in cramped, dark spaces is no fun, nor is setting up lighting or holding torches/flashlights as you work. Whilst most phones will come with a torch function, a torch app can still be worth exploring.
Many apps add more functionality than the standard “on, off” your phone provides by default. A torch app can allow you to play around with different levels of brightness, or even let you turn your phone’s screen into a front-facing, less-aggressive source of light.
Sure, it’s simple, but that doesn’t mean they’re not effective.
There are a lot of well-reviewed flashlight apps that can work well. So, if you’re looking for a light in dark places, when all other lights go out, this could be worthwhile.
British Thermal Unit (BTU) Calculator (iOS – £0.99 and Android – Free)
Plumbers are no strangers to measuring up a room. Specialist devices are still common, but What size radiator do you need for that room? Just enter the room dimensions into this app, then fill in the “Assumptions” category—which includes criteria like wall type, flooring type, and which direction the room faces—and you’ll know how many BTUs and watts it will take to heat the room.
These apps for plumbers will help you save time, work more efficiently, manage your engineers, and delight your customers. Give them all a look, and click, tap, and swipe your way to success.
9. Accounting Software App:
Crunch Online Accounting Software (Variety of packages)
For growing plumbing companies who want to take control of their finances in a big way, Crunch is there to help. For over ten years, Crunch has combined easy-to-use, online accounting software with actual human beings, so that you’re always able to access your accounts and seek the support you need.
You can try Crunch for free for 14 days, or explore some of the most cost-effective online accounting software available to plumbing companies in the UK.