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Floorplans Pro App for iPad Adds 3D Viewer

New York, NY, May 23, 2014 — Green Tea Software is excited to announce the latest version (2.1) of its popular Floorplans Pro App for iPad, its popular floorplan creation tool used daily by thousands of homeowners, apartment seekers, realtors, contractors, architects, appraisers, as well as interior designers.

For the very first time, Floorplans Pro now features a full 3D viewer that presents an overview of an apartment, as well as a walkthrough mode. All 2D furniture graphics have been given a 3D counterpart. Users can select wall coloring and wallpaper options. The 3D Viewer is available as an In-App Purchase, allowing existing users to upgrade their already purchased apps.

Version 2.0 introduced an entirely redesigned interface featuring a flatter, more modern look akin to iOS 7.

Floorplans Pro allows users to create floor plans from a blank canvas, or to import existing files and enhance them with the precision of PDF graphics. Additional furniture packs, such as the CSI pack, extend the app’s existing selection of objects to tailor specific needs: documenting crime scenes, creating fire escape plans, or planning electrical wiring.

The Floorplans Pro App is available for $15.99 from the App Store on iPad or at




GoSmart 200 Series Freedom Stylus Review

The tip of this stylus is made from Teflon covered metal allowing for smooth gliding over the iPad’s glass screen. This lack of friction is a definite advantage over rubber tipped styluses. However the way the tip is angled does require that the stylus is held at a specify angle, making it slightly awkward.

Read review by Daily Tekk


Drawing Floorplans with a Stylus

A recent article in the New York Times features a thorough comparison of various types of styluses that are compatible with the iPad’s capacitive screen. While Floorplans works perfectly fine by only using your fingertips, a stylus can alleviate strain on the hand caused by maintaining pointing position for an extended time. A stylus also allows you to use your iPad while wearing gloves.

Here is a link to the article.

We decided to order and test the HAND stylus which was recommended by the reviewer. The HAND stylus seemed like the most reasonable option: it resembles and works just like a pen featuring a retractable tip. It also has a much finer and therefore more accurate tip compared to other models. Ordering a set of replacement tips is recommended as they do wear out eventually.

Quote from Rick

I am a general contractor in Austin, TX (I am also an author of a NY Times bestselling book on construction and I teach construction classes). I use your App almost every day and have recommended it to many other builders and students. It is the best floor plan software available for iPAD. It’s just a great piece of software and worth every penny.

Floorplans 1.6 coming soon…

The development team at GreenTea software is working very hard to release the next version of Floorplans. Here are some of the most notable features to be included in the upcoming release:

  • iCloud Sync
  • Dropbox Backup
  • Support for additional furniture packs through In-App Purchase
  • New walls will automatically snap to right angles
  • Angled wall indicator
  • Performance and Stability Improvements
  • New Localizations: Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Russian, Korean, Japanese

The update is currently in beta testing. If all goes well with the iTunes App Store review process the update should be in the store by the end of September.