Our Top Picks

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AR EComm
As a way to increase online sales, AR EComm provides businesses with the means to create 3D/AR versions of their products. Consumers get a more comprehensive view without needing special apps or software. Its dashboard provides real-time engagement and revenue data for better tracking and management of ROI. AR EComm integrates with popular platforms, such as Shopify, Magento, and WooCommerce.

Summary

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AR EComm
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Content Creation
    No
  • Drag-and-drop Selection
    No
  • Real-world Backdrop
    Yes
  • Superimposed Objects
    Yes
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Augmania
Augmania is a SaaS platform that helps businesses easily build and deploy their digital media assets across multiple platforms. Its no-code DIY solution provides a strictly in-browser consumer experience that's easily shareable. The combination of machine learning and image recognition technologies lets you tell your story visually, increasing engagement and reducing the kind of friction that weakens ROI. Augmania has an extensive library of templates to help you get started, in addition to a real-time dashboard that keeps you abreast of your business's health.

Summary

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Augmania
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Content Creation
    Yes
  • Drag-and-drop Selection
    Yes
  • Real-world Backdrop
    No
  • Superimposed Objects
    No
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Augmentir
Frontline workers use Augmentir's AI-powered AR platform to facilitate the digital transformation of their sectors. Workflow processes are automated, reducing errors and the time between order receipt and fulfillment. Standardized procedures are easily communicated with team members, and AI-based analytics help to maintain quality control, making it easier to create an audit trail. Augmentir integrates with a company's existing ERP systems, creating seamless data sharing and convenient content storage.

Summary

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Augmentir
  • Starting Price
    • Small Business: $25/month/user
    • Professional: $40/month/user
    • Enterprise: Starts at $60/month/user
  • Free Trial/Demo
    30-Day Free Trial
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
  • Content Creation
    Yes
  • Drag-and-drop Selection
    Yes
  • Real-world Backdrop
    No
  • Superimposed Objects
    Yes
Banuba allows developers to create fun face filters for their apps, and beauty brands can engage customers with virtual makeover animations. Face AR SDK uses a 3D face mesh to detect and track features. It has multifaceted action and also works off-line. Banuba uses 3,308 vertices to map facial features. This level of detail improves the accuracy of the software's virtual try-on feature, which is designed to increase customer engagement and conversions.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    14-Day Free Trial
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Content Creation
    Yes
  • Drag-and-drop Selection
    No
  • Real-world Backdrop
    No
  • Superimposed Objects
    Yes
EON 9 is an AR software tool designed to help educational organizations and institutions to create immersive training and lessons. Users can import their own content or use any of the 3D assets from the built-in library to get started. With their own annotations and voiceovers, companies can create 360-degree videos and other mixed media for mobile devices and headsets. EON 9 has a free plan for up to five users, and premium plans start at $36 per user per month.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Free Version Available
    • Trainee: $124/month
    • Trainer: $190/month
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
  • Content Creation
    Yes
  • Drag-and-drop Selection
    No
  • Real-world Backdrop
    No
  • Superimposed Objects
    No
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Help Lightning
Help Lightning provides cutting-edge remote visual assistance that increases first-time fix rates and customer satisfaction. It's intuitive and easy to use, allowing users to add or freeze images. They can even merge fields of view by adding real objects. Teams can quickly get to the root of an issue and organize the solution in the least possible time. Help Lightning integrates with existing CRMs, such as Genesys and Salesforce.

Summary

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Help Lightning
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Content Creation
    No
  • Drag-and-drop Selection
    No
  • Real-world Backdrop
    Yes
  • Superimposed Objects
    No
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HoloBuilder
The HoloBuilder platform provides remote access to construction job sites for detailed product progress management. Its JobWalk app facilitates 360-degree and 2D photo capture of your job site, and full photographic progress documentation is always available for stakeholders to view. Project managers can coordinate tasks and mark up photos for more accurate punch lists. HoloBuilder integrates with many of the top 360-degree cameras as well as software solutions, including Autodesk and PlanGrid.

Summary

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HoloBuilder
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    21-Day Free Trial
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Content Creation
    No
  • Drag-and-drop Selection
    Yes
  • Real-world Backdrop
    Yes
  • Superimposed Objects
    No
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INDE - Broadcast AR
BroadcastAR by Inde provides fully immersive, cinema-quality 3D AR experiences by combining real-world and digital content. It has a library of off-the-shelf content packages that are ready to use, and because there are no special applications to download, visuals are easily accessible from anywhere. BroadcastAR by Inde is not only ideal for training and education, but it helps businesses with sales and marketing content creation.

Summary

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INDE - Broadcast AR
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Content Creation
    Yes
  • Drag-and-drop Selection
    Yes
  • Real-world Backdrop
    No
  • Superimposed Objects
    No
Architects, engineers, and construction management teams can use IrisVR for fast design and model review tasks. Users can load their 3D files and quickly launch their presentations. It has reliable voice chat and a shared virtual environment for immersive collaboration. The software optimizes frame rates for a more comfortable experience, and its automatic file conversion makes transfers seamless. IrisVR integrates with 3D tools, such as Revit, and has headset support. Premium plans start at $225 a month.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Individual: $225/month
    • Workstation: $350/month
    • Enterprise: Custom quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo and Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Content Creation
    Yes
  • Drag-and-drop Selection
    No
  • Real-world Backdrop
    No
  • Superimposed Objects
    No
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LiveTour by iStaging
Real estate professionals who want to take their promotions to the next level and generate quality leads can use LiveTour by iStaging. With real-time guiding, you can remotely walk customers through your presentation and annotate important features in real-time or edit captured panoramas. For added impact, agents can add a call button to their virtual tours. LiveTour add-ons include 2D floor plans, virtual tours, and social media videos. Plans include Pay by Usage at just $5 per month for up to three live tours and annual plans that start at $115 per year for five live tours.

Summary

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LiveTour by iStaging
  • Starting Price
    • Pay by Usage: $5/month
    • Annual 5: $115/year
    • Annual 10: $219/year
    • Enterprise: Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Content Creation
    Yes
  • Drag-and-drop Selection
    Yes
  • Real-world Backdrop
    Yes
  • Superimposed Objects
    No
Mirra is a no-code AR/VR software tool. It uses drag-and-drop functionality to professionally build your vision, whether it's a room or a piece of art. You can upload your own assets or choose from the library. Sharing with anyone is easy because it's viewable from a browser. Mirra offers a 14-day free trial, and annual payment plans start at $15 per month.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Basic: $15/month
    • Premium: $50/month
    • Business: $100/month
    • Enterprise: Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    14-Day Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Content Creation
    Yes
  • Drag-and-drop Selection
    Yes
  • Real-world Backdrop
    Yes
  • Superimposed Objects
    No
NuSpace is an AR/VR platform that allows people to interact in real-time in an immersive mixed-reality environment. It's a design, training, and maintenance tool that simplifies remote work. Companies can use it as an interactive training platform to build product showrooms or as a product design environment. Healthcare professionals can use it to provide remote medical sessions and get established in the telehealth/telemedicine sector.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    Online
  • Content Creation
    No
  • Drag-and-drop Selection
    No
  • Real-world Backdrop
    No
  • Superimposed Objects
    No
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Powertrak CPQ
Powertrack CPQ by Axonom is a comprehensive AR/VR platform that allows companies to take their entire catalog with them to trade shows, pop-up events, and other road venues. Customers get to interact with 3D products for a more impactful, memorable experience, and the streamlined configure-to-order process reduces the time between conception and operational use. Powertrak integrates with platforms such as Oracle and NetSuite, and pricing starts at $500 a month.

Summary

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Powertrak CPQ
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Content Creation
    Yes
  • Drag-and-drop Selection
    Yes
  • Real-world Backdrop
    Yes
  • Superimposed Objects
    Yes
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Roux by scandy
Roux by scandy lets you add 3D visuals to apps with the help of an API that interacts with multiple sensors. This development tool uses proprietary technology to scan, mesh, track, and analyze scans. With just 10 lines of code, initialization is easy. This SDK handles the majority of the technical aspects, so it's relatively easy to learn, and there's a knowledge base as well as a Slack workspace available for support. Roux offers a free 30-day trial and two pricing plans: a product license at $99 per month and a building license at $249 per year.

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Roux by scandy
  • Starting Price
    • Roux Membership: $249/year
    • Production License: $99/month
  • Free Trial/Demo
    30-Day Free Trial
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Content Creation
    Yes
  • Drag-and-drop Selection
    Yes
  • Real-world Backdrop
    Yes
  • Superimposed Objects
    Yes
Sayduck is a product visualization AR solution that helps brands improve customer engagement. With its virtual try-on feature, known as 3D Configurator, customers can test out different color or design configurations to tailor the product to their liking. Sayduck comes with a fully functional API for custom interfaces and works with Apple's AR Quick Look and Google's ARCore, so testing custom products on Android and iOS devices is quick and easy. There's a free plan available, and premium plans start at $99 a month.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Free Version Available
    • Premium: $99/month
    • Business Pro: $299/month
    • Enterprise: Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    14-Day Free Trial
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Online
  • Content Creation
    No
  • Drag-and-drop Selection
    No
  • Real-world Backdrop
    Yes
  • Superimposed Objects
    Yes
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Skylight
Upskill's Skylight is an enterprise app platform that delivers scalable AR solutions. Developers can build, preview, and test prototypes within the tool and use custom logic to visually design their apps. Security features, such as access control, are readily available out of the box. To facilitate app data extraction and event analysis, customizable API connectors are available for any language. Skylight offers over-the-air software updates, and users can work even when offline. Qualified developers who want to learn the app can access it for free. Pricing starts at $30 per month to build professional custom apps.

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Skylight
  • Starting Price
    • Free Version Available
    • Professional Edition
    • Developers: Free
    • Calling App Users: $30/month
    • Standard Users: $150/month
    • Enterprise Edition: Custom quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Content Creation
    No
  • Drag-and-drop Selection
    Yes
  • Real-world Backdrop
    No
  • Superimposed Objects
    Yes
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TeamViewer Pilot
TeamViewer Pilot is an AR tool for step-by-step remote support, allowing companies to reduce unnecessary site visits and increase troubleshooting fix rates through expert-guided repairs. One handy feature is the ability for technicians and customers to annotate real-life items in a live video shown on mobile devices or smart glasses. TeamViewer helps organizations be more proactive about their maintenance routines, which prolongs an asset's usable life. Annual subscription plans start at $30.90 per month.

Summary

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TeamViewer Pilot
  • Starting Price
    • $39/month/expert
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Trial
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Content Creation
    No
  • Drag-and-drop Selection
    No
  • Real-world Backdrop
    No
  • Superimposed Objects
    No
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ViewAR SDK
ViewAR is a convenient software solution for creating, testing, and publishing immersive AR applications. It offers many HTML-based library templates to accelerate app creation, and even users without JavaScript expertise can easily manipulate template UIs to achieve the style they want. You can upload and organize 3D assets in a web-based file manager, and apps can be previewed live anytime. ViewAR supports VisionLib and Google ARCore.

Summary

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ViewAR SDK
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Content Creation
    Yes
  • Drag-and-drop Selection
    Yes
  • Real-world Backdrop
    Yes
  • Superimposed Objects
    Yes
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VSight Remote
VSight Remote is a maintenance repair operation (MRO) solution powered by AR. Experts and technicians can collaborate remotely on diagnostics and troubleshooting, saving time and money. Teams can mark up, zoom, and share files, including 3D and real-world objects. Remote operations and communications via text chat can be recorded and archived for more complete audit trails. Organizations can use VSight Remote as a tool to train field technicians to improve their work accuracy and quality.

Summary

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VSight Remote
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo and Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Content Creation
    No
  • Drag-and-drop Selection
    Yes
  • Real-world Backdrop
    No
  • Superimposed Objects
    No
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ZapWorks
With ZapWorks, designers and developers can move beyond the basics and create tailored AR, VR, and MR experiences. Its 360-degree advanced customization scripts create more immersive videos to increase interactivity. E-commerce brands can help customers visualize products in a more favorable context, improving sales potential. Businesses can also connect print campaigns with AR, making them more innovative. The ZapAnalytics dashboard tracks metrics and reports on custom events, asset performance, and other key data. ZapWorks Suite offers a 30-day free trial, and pricing plans start at $85 per month.

Summary

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ZapWorks
  • Starting Price
    • Starter: $60/month
    • Pro: $150/month
    • Enterprise: Custom quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo and 30-Day Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Content Creation
    Yes
  • Drag-and-drop Selection
    Yes
  • Real-world Backdrop
    No
  • Superimposed Objects
    No

How We Chose the Best Augmented Reality Apps

Augmented reality, or AR, is still in its infancy, but it's already making waves across various industries. Retailers use it to help shoppers try items before they buy, while the ability to project objects into the real world facilitates repair and maintenance tasks. To find the best augmented reality software that can make your business more efficient, we looked at each provider's features, integrations, and reporting capabilities.

Features

Augmented reality software must be designed to be easy to use.  This includes little or no coding to get things started plus a WYSIWYG editor for easy uploading and design object insertion. On top of that, users should also be able to edit and scale models as necessary. 

Integrations

The best augmented reality software has built-in integrations for e-commerce, CRM, and other relevant business systems. It may also have connectors for hardware devices that support AR, including smart devices or glasses.

Reports

Reports help admins decide if the project is doing well or if its cadence is as effective as it should be. AR software analytics can include data from consumers or troubleshooting events that could improve key metrics, such as ROI.