What are the most preferred software packages for home inspection?
When I was in school, home gauge and inspectvue were the instructor’s favorites. I have heard good things about homeinspectorpro too. What are the pros and cons of these software programs? Are there other comparable software packages?
Any one that is worth having has a free trial period with unrestricted use for a month or so. You need to try them and see what one fits your style best. I have two of the three you mentioned in your post and they are both great.
Stay away from InspectVue. While I believe it to be a superior software, the company offers no support and if you aren’t already proficient in its operation, you will be left stranded if/when you run into a problem.
Check out 3Dat http://www.3dinspection.com/ They have the best software out there. Easy to use, great support, great product. Works on your desktop, laptop, handheld and your Windows 7 phone. Contact me directly for further benefits as there is way too much to list in one post.
We have some people using it on the iPad with a program like gotomypc. It also runs on Mac & Windows natively and has since day 1. The only down side of iPad is that you can’t use it while you walk around as you currently need to use the virtual keyboard (which requires two hands). I’ve played with a few of the 3rd party handwriting apps but haven’t found any quite up to the task yet. I’m sure there will be soon though.
Horizon is also $12 per inspection unless you’re purchasing $2000 worth of reports at a time. I believe you also still need an internet connection at all times. If you have a great connection in your area that might not be a problem though.
What is $12 @ inspection times 200 ?
…and you pay that every year?
Is this software or a partner in the business?
Please ,someone tell me what Horizon does that is worth that kind of big time investment?
They have not bothered to post one comment on NACHI as long as I have been here and they are just not bothered because they get suckers to pay that kind of dough somehow with no need to respond to us simpletons.
I like Horizons appearance but it is even with HIP and HIP is priced to sell with a guy here named Dominic that is constantly supporting NACHI.(No brainer)
HG has more gadgets but the final product is not quite as good on the client side and the same follows with 3D.
Report Host is a poor mans Horizon.