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How to use speech dictation on the iPad

On today’s fast-paced job-site, technology has allowed us to regain some of the time lost in our busy workweeks. But, one element of the past would be very useful today — a scribe. Wouldn’t it be great if you could multitask and record your thoughts at the same time? Luckily, you can. The iPad can… Read more

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How to lock the screen orientation on your iPad

Industrial painting can create some strange working angles on the job-site, many of which aren’t classified as standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and your hands at an optimal distance for viewing your iPad. These angles can create frustration as your iPad switches back and forth between landscape and portrait orientations. Luckily, locking screen orientation… Read more

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When should a painter go to the tablet for industrial painting quality control?

The past few months, we’ve had the opportunity to travel to numerous trade shows and industry speaking events to showcase our industrial painting app. In our travels, without question, one of the top questions we continue to get from owners of industrial painting and industrial coatings companies is “When is the right time for my… Read more

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How to turn off your iPad

At some point, on some industrial painting job, you’ll need to turn off your iPad. Whether it’s a persnickety flight attendant while flying out to a painting job-site or it’s you just taking five on a large industrial coating project, in just a push of a button and a swipe of the finger, you’ll have… Read more

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How to do a hard reset on your iPad

So, you’re on the job-site and TruQC and/or your iPad is acting a little wonky. Don’t fret. It happens. Why? Well, could be a variety of reasons – software updates, app updates, an iPad bad hair day…who knows? What’s important is that your industrial painting project won’t be delayed, as your iPad fix is a… Read more

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Industrial painting apps: the need for integrated industrial painting software

Our quality assurance app and industrial painting apps for the iPad were developed based on a real need I (along with many others in the industrial painting industry) was noticing. It was the need to quickly and accurately document activities taking place on an industrial coating job-site. Keep in mind, to date, the industrial painting… Read more

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Just one example of how the TruQC Document Library improves workflow

The┬áDocument Library brings an array of new functionality to the job-site. From managing employee access to job-specific documents to keeping everyone as up-to-date on a project as you are, the TruQC Document Library improves on-site accessibility and functionality with the ability to quickly store and access anything project related and even attach relevant documents to… Read more

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Reason #67 the Apple iPad is the best tablet for job-site documentation and construction

Okay, maybe not really reason #67, as we’re not really keeping track. But we can tell you that there are many reasons that the iPad is better for job-site-related work than other tablet platforms and not getting malware just happens to be one of them. While Android is seeing a strong market resurgence, their success… Read more

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An iPad case that makes a case for itself on the job-site

The technology behind the iPad and its apps is revolutionizing the way that we in the painting industry are doing business. But one thing will never change – our industry’s job-sites are a rough and challenging environment. Drills, radios and saws are built to survive the beating of everyday use. But the iPad isn’t and… Read more

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Job-site heat safety tips

It’s no secret – we’re having a heat wave. Unfortunately, it ain’t no tropical heat wave. Just an old-fashioned, Midwestern, grab-your-pets-and-hang-out-in-the-basement heat wave. And┬áthe show must go on. Projects are underway and for a myriad of reasons, they can’t be delayed. So it’s absolutely imperative to be smart on the job-site. Per the CDC website,… Read more