Markup Home Inspection Photos In Tap Inspect

Our most requested feature has been, hands down, the ability to add circles or arrows to a home inspection photo inside of the Tap Inspect iPhone and iPad applications. I have to admit, up to a little while ago I just did not understand what all the fuss was about. Now, I have to say I am sold and one of the believers.

There is just no substitute to being able to add an arrow to show the crack your are talking about or drawing a circle to highlight a stain. I can finally see how handy a feature like this can be and how much it can help clarify what I am trying to explain.

Starting with version 5 of Tap Inspect an Edit button has been added to the Photo Viewer and you can markup your home inspection photos inside the app. No more using another 3rd party app like Skitch or dealing with the extra fuss.

Two of the coolest features about the new Photo Markups are that it works across all the devices you have Tap Inspect installed on and it also saves the original, unmarked, photo.

That means you can take and add a home inspection photo from your iPhone and when it syncs over to your iPad you can add an arrow or circle or two. Then when it syncs back to your iPhone and you are still not satisfied you can change or remove those markups and add more.

It also means that you can always get the original unmarked home inspection photo from the Extract Photos screen of the app or from your web account if you need to use it somewhere else.

As a home inspector that has never used markups like this before, it has made my job even easier.

Give it a spin, markup some home inspection photos and let us know how it works for you.


  1. Not able to find information on my download. I tried to add arrows or circles to my pictures, but was unable to, believe that I may not have 5.0 installed.
    Not sure how to check and/or update.

    1. Hey Steve,

      To update to version 5 go to the App Store on your device and then tap on Updates. You can update all you apps or just Tap Inspect.

      You may want to open the Settings app and go into iTunes & App Store as well. There you can turn on Updates to automatically download and install. It’s a pretty nice feature to make sure you always have the most current version.

  2. I absolutely LOVE this new feature!
    However, something has happened in that now when I use the ‘arrows’ I can only add big, chubby arrows, rather than the slender arrows that were present when I started using this feature. How can I get the slender arrows back?

    1. Hey Kevin, I’m glad you love the new feature!

      The arrows will ‘stretch’ as you make them longer. I will send you comment to our support system so we can be sure everything is working as it should.

  3. I’ve been using your app for a number of years now. Any plans to go Android? I’m really tired of being stuck on an Apple device.

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