Dan being the marketing guy, it would kinda dumb to give you advice without ever knowing what your plans for the future are.
Software, to me depends on if you gonna stay single man operation, one man per job operation (multi guys on their own) or a team approach.
Some will say do this and do that, but without knowing your long range goals, then its all just ill given advice.
What kind of report are you going to give? Mostly pictures or just a few? Do you want small videos in the report? Are you going to email the reports only or print them? Are they going to be long and detailed or small to the point check list types? Do you want to deliver he report on site or never do that? Do you prefer tablets, phones, laptops or desktops? Do you prefer a better software and poor customer support or good software with excellent customer support? Do you plan on merging your information together with a team approach? Do you want to pay per inspection or a one time fee or payments? Are you computer literate or not so good?
That’s just the BASIC questions for software choices. So instead of sitting here and asking what to do and what to get…what is your budget, if any. What services are you going to perform? Do you prefer to buy the best money can buy once, or plan on going cheap and then gradually getting the better equipment?
Just for moisture meters I have numerous surverymasters and MMS2’s. Why? Because I personally think they are the most reliable, I can check them calibration and they sure as hell are durable. But they are expensive the MMS2’s are at about a grand each. But then again you can find moisture meters for about $30 and they may or may not give you a decent reading, I don’t know, I do not own any of them. I just know when I take pictures and my equipment is in the picture, it usually far outperforms the “professionals” who are repairing the issues equipment. I am of the mind set, buy the best and if you can’t afford it, save up and wait until you can afford the best. But that is just me, years of wasting money on crap until I could finally afford what I wanted was money in the toilet! If I would have just waited a little longer I could have afforded what I really wanted instead of settling.
To give info without knowing you, your goal, your vision and you capabilities, budget etc…is just pure BS IMHO…but then its really only worth $.02 and most people want change back…