Hi all. I’m a soon-to-be-certified HI, changing careers and looking forward to working for myself. I’ve read a lot of the posts regarding HI software and recommendations, but it seems like most of these are a couple years old, and tech changes so quickly. I thought I would pose these questions to you all:
for a new inspector, is there one software program that is really helpful to a newbie? To be clear, I don’t have problems with tech in general or learning software. I’m talking more about a program that makes sure I really cover all the things I need to cover, something that won’t let me miss a big potential problem (if, in my excited newbie state, I forgot to look at the roof, as a dumb example).
as for platform to run it on, I’d love to do it all from my mobile device (LG Velvet), but I’m concerned about screen size limitations and the annoyance of constantly scrolling. So I’m thinking a tablet device is the way to go. Any strong recommendations there? I’d prefer to not use Apple devices if possible, but if you all say it’s the only way to go, then so be it. Or if you say that working off a mobile device is quite easy, then great!
and not really a question per se, but I will be working in Oregon, so if there is a program that is better suited to that state’s requirements, please advise.
Thanks in advance for your collective wisdom!