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Old 7/2/11, 9:37 PM
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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?

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Old 7/3/11, 12:40 AM
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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?

Thanks for your help.

Chris Coburn
Oklahoma Inspector
Most have a free trial download. Try them all and see which works best for you.
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Old 7/3/11, 9:21 AM
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Most have a free trial download. Try them all and see which works best for you.
I agree, choose what works best for you. With free trials you can take them all for a test run. Most people here will chime in saying this one or that one is the best without ever trying the others.



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Old 7/3/11, 10:21 AM
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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?

Thanks for your help.

Chris Coburn
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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.

Search these boards, it is discussed to nauseum.
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Old 7/3/11, 10:31 AM
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When I was in school, home gauge and inspectvue were the instructor's favorites.
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.



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Old 7/3/11, 10:53 AM
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Most have a free trial download. Try them all and see which works best for you.
Yes ,you are correct other than the LINK.
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Yes ,you are correct other than the LINK.
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I'll second Jeffs comment on InspectVue. I've been using this software for years now. Couldn't be more happy with it.




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I, too, agree with Jeff Pope about Inspectvue. Great program - NO SUPPORT. Give Home Gauge a try. I've used it for two years now and everyone, especially clients, like it.
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Chris,

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.

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Old 7/7/11, 7:53 PM
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I created and use my own software/reports. All of the others were not detailed enough, and not user friendly. Now, I can print on site, and it takes almost no extra time.



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Down load them all and try them. I tried all and chose 3d for ease of use and the dtail I can put into my report
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3D..



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I agree with Nick




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