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Top 5 Android Apps for Engineers

February 27th, 2014

Engineering specific mobile apps are making life easier for mechanical engineers and other scientific disciplines as well. While there are many worthy iOS engineering apps, here are five of the top engineering apps on the Android platform. Best of all, some of the apps are free!

EngCalc for Formulas and Property Tables

 Having an app laden with standard engineering formulas and property tables can be a godsend for engineers. EngCalc, available at the Google Play store for $19.99, is just such an app. It covers a wide area of engineering math, including mechanical, hydraulic, structural, machine design, electrical, fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, as well as thermodynamics.

Engineering Unit Converter

Engineers spend a lot of time converting between different units. Engineering Unit Converter is a free app that makes that process a bit more convenient. The easy to use interface features a host of conversions and a small memory footprint.

Fluid Mechanics Converter

Another useful free unit converter is Fluid Mechanics Converter. Handling the math around flow rates and viscosity is now easier for engineers using the app’s straightforward interface. Calculations involving mass, volume, and three different kinds of viscosity (dynamic, oil and water, kinematic) are easily accessible.

The Engineering Cookbook is a Useful Reference Guide

When traveling or at a work site, having an engineering reference guide in the form of a mobile app makes things easier. The Engineering Cookbook is a free app offering quick access to a host of useful materials, including heating and cooling load estimating, sound and vibration guidelines, ventilation rates for indoor air quality, in addition to a variety of design formulas and conversion factors.

Mechanical Engineering Magazine goes Mobile

A mobile version of Mechanical Engineering magazine is available for Android platform. The app is a free download, but some of the issues require an in-app purchase. Expect useful articles from both current and past issues.

These worthy engineering apps on the Android platform should add a measure of convenience to your daily work routine. If you are interested in advancing your engineering career, talk to the staffing experts at The Talley Group. One of the leading sources for mechanical engineering jobs; they can help find you a great position.


MultiEducator Mechanical Engineering App

April 25th, 2013

Those of you looking for a robust mechanical engineering app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch need to check out Mechanical Engineer available at the App Store from MultiEducator. Covered in passing in a previous post here at The Talley Group, let’s take a more detailed look at this excellent app for the mechanical engineer or the engineering student.

Mechanical Engineer is laden with formulas and features sure to inform and inspire engineers. Since it is a universal app, one download contains versions optimized for the screen size of every iPhone and iPad model, as well as the iPod Touch.

MultiEducator Mechanical Engineer Features

  • 300 important mechanical engineering formulas
  • 300 conversion formulas
  • 70 area formulas
  • Universal app compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
  • Saving of customized formulas
  • Email formula results
  • Available for $5.99 at the App Store

MultiEducator provides excellent support for the app, which is part of their Formulator line of mobile engineering software. The company actually takes suggestions on the inclusion of new formulas to be included in future versions.

Mechanical Engineer Formulas and Functionality

Mechanical Engineer arranges its nearly 700 formulas in a wide array of categories that spans the overall mechanical engineering world. A sampling of these categories includes some specific to transportation: Brakes, Vehicle Drives, and Clutches, while others cover topics like Fluid Power, Internal Combustion, Refrigeration, and Metalworking. These categories make it easy to find a particular formula, and the app also keeps track of those that are frequently accessed.

The app’s interface is functional, especially on the larger screen real estate of the iPad, with a useful pop-up calculator to enter formula values. The faux leather and paper graphic backgrounds add to the overall feel. The inclusion of area formulas and metric conversions provide convenience.

An app like Mechanical Engineer is great for engineering students and those already in a productive career. Students looking for their first mechanical engineering job, as well as experienced engineers on a quest for a new challenge, need to talk with the engineering recruiters at The Talley Group. As one of the leading engineering staffing companies in the United States, they can help you find a perfect mechanical engineering position so you can try out MultiEducator’s app while actually on the job.

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