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Old 02-18-2018, 03:29 AM   #1
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What are some good apps that you use? I thought the best one was electrical reference but with the updates on the iPhone the app doesnít work anymore. I tried a few other apps but none were as good as the one I had. What do you guys think are the best ones?
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For me the extremely low tech 'Ugly's' in my back pocket is great.
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For me the extremely low tech 'Ugly's' in my back pocket is great.
And a notebook with your cheat notes or wite notes in the back of your codebook (you could use excel).

That's where you can put your favorite voltage drop formula.

This stuff isn't rocket science.
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And a notebook with your cheat notes or wite notes in the back of your codebook (you could use excel).

That's where you can put your favorite voltage drop formula.
Now that I'm in an area that cell service is not available all over a phone app is more useless than handy.
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What are some good apps that you use? I thought the best one was electrical reference but with the updates on the iPhone the app doesnít work anymore. I tried a few other apps but none were as good as the one I had. What do you guys think are the best ones?
I think I have the app your talking about. I just used it the other day to punch down a RJ45 connector. I opened it up now and it seems to be working fine on a iPhone 5C. I have the latest updates on the app and phone. I don't use it for any calculations, just stuff like NEMA plug configurations and telephone colors. For that stuff it's my favorite. I have two others that I should just get rid of because I don't use them.

For calculations I use Calculated Industries ElectriCalc Pro. I bought it a long time ago as an actual calculator. Eventually I bought it again as an app because I didn't like the few apps I tried. I use it mostly for wire ampacity, conduit fill, and ground equipment/electrode size, but it will do any electrical calculation you need. It will take getting used to before you trust that your using it right. I think the NEC updates are free, whereas with the actual calculator you had to buy the update chips that plugged into the back.

This is the app your talking about, right?
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Cabletie..yup thatís the one..That one was my favorite
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And a notebook with your cheat notes or wite notes in the back of your codebook (you could use excel).

That's where you can put your favorite voltage drop formula.
Now that I'm in an area that cell service is not available all over a phone app is more useless than handy.
Most Apps you donít need cell service for them to work
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Most Apps you donít need cell service for them to work
I don't carry a phone due to the lack of service I should have also stated.
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Wondering about this too, Electrical Reference stopped working for me after the update. The app was by far the easiest to use for most things. I have Ugly’s on my phone and a hard copy in my backpack, but nothing easier than scrolling through and determing the nema receptacle you need quickly or the color coding to 568b.

Would like to hear if anyone has anything better at the moment.
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I have a bunch of different apps. Voltage drop from Southwire, receptacle configuration from NEMA, etc. etc. But what I use the most are PDF's with the info that I need that I can reference quickly.
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Old 02-18-2018, 04:42 PM   #11
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I just bought the uglys app..so far I found that one seems to be the easiest one to use.
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I just bought the uglys app..so far I found that one seems to be the easiest one to use.
I wish it was just a pdf copy of uglyís seems it would be simpler.
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I like 'Electrician Bible' the free version is great, the paid version adds a bunch of NEC tables.
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Does someone have a link to the Uglys app? (for Android preferably)

I've been using the "Electrician Calculator Pro" app for voltage drop, conduit fill, etc.
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[QUOTE=mikesandy;4781505]Does someone have a link to the Uglys app? (for Android preferably)

I've been using the "Electrician Calculator Pro" app for voltage drop, conduit fill, etc.[/QUOT

Iíve been using calculator pro too but I think uglys is much better.. worth the $12. I donít have a link but canít you just search for it In your App store? Are use an iPhone and never had an android
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I've used Electrical Wiring Pro by Intineo for years. Easy to use, lots of features.
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