Quick automated floor plans with a phone

iPhone/Android: Need a quick and dirty floor plan for your house? Free app MagicPlan can put one together using just your smartphone’s camera.

This is where the MagicPlan app comes in.

First, it uses your phone’s camera to measure the dimensions of each room, which means you can have your whole house measured in a matter of minutes, instead of spending a couple of hours wrangling a tape measure. The measurements are accurate enough for planning purposes (although I still recommend breaking out an actual tape measure when you’re going to build something.)

You can also download a PDF of your plans. The free version is watermarked, but doesn’t interfere with reading the plans or dimensions. Try it out using the links below.

MagicPlan | iTunes App Store

MagicPlan | Google Play Store