The HomeGauge ONE Web Writer

Lightning FAST, easy-to-use inspection software.

Create modern reports that are simple to make and convenient to share.

  • Works offline (via our mobile apps)
  • Works on any device (iOS and Android apps available)
  • Backed up in the cloud
  • Easy to learn
  • Connected to the HomeGauge ONE business suite
web inspection report writer

History of Web Writer

Since late 2019 we’ve been consulting with industry experts and collecting feedback from trade shows, our Support Team, and Inspectors like you. In early February of 2020 we began testing the Web Writer with focus groups to validate that we were on the right path.  In January 2021 we rolled out Web Writer to existing HomeGauge Inspectors at no additional charge. As of now, any HomeGauge ONE subscriber, both new and existing, gets access to Web Writer AND Classic Desktop as part of their HomeGauge ONE subscription.

Out of Beta & Into the World

Web Writer began as a Beta Program, where we collected feedback from a small group of trusted Inspectors to begin fully developing a product roadmap for you. Now, Web Writer is available for EVERYONE, and we’re excited to share in the progress as we continue to listen and grow with you.

We’re constantly working hard to incorporate all your great feedback. Below is an overview of what you can expect in the coming months as we continue to make your Web Writer experience even better!

Roadmap — What We’re Working On

Web Writer Roadmap

Choose the report writer that works best for you

We know running your business your way is important, and that’s why we want to give you the freedom to choose how you do that. With the addition to Web Writer to the HomeGauge ONE business suite, our Inspectors now have two choices of report writing capabilities to choose from, and both come at no extra cost with a subscription to HomeGauge ONE.

We have invested in the development of Web Writer to evolve with the modern way of conducting business, and it delivers convenience, speed, and efficiency for our Inspectors. A simpler, more intuitive experience means you can do more inspections in less time, and because it is web-based, you can take it with you anywhere.

You can also use our legacy Desktop Writer, which is available to those whose businesses still require it. This report writer takes a bit more time to configure, but is centered around the ability to customize every aspect of your reports and your business to suit your needs.

Here’s a comparison of what you get with each:

  Classic Desktop Writer Web Writer
Works offline
Create professional reports
Included in subscription
Access to Support
Mobile ready
Android compatible
Apple iOS compatible
Fully customizable
Custom report templates Coming this summer
Fast & easy
ScheduleNow integration
Homebuyer Plus
Improved comment management
Annotate on any device
Report transfer limit 600Mb Unlimited
Report size limit 500Mb Unlimited

Recent Product Updates

Here are some of the most recent updates to our platform. For full release notes on everything going on across our suite check out our release notes section in the Support Center.

Hiding items and systems in the report:

Hiding Items

Changing item status with less clicks:

Less Clicks

Crop and rotate from any app anywhere:

Crop and Rotate

More Product News & Updates

Report list
Web Writer Masterclass Has Launched!

Web Writer Masterclass Has Launched!

Get to know your new favorite report writer using our bitesize video modules. When you visit our Support Center, you’ll be able to find our newest video series, the Web Writer Masterclass. These videos were created to get you working with the HomeGauge Web Writer...

Common Questions

What’s going to happen with the Desktop Writer and how will HG continue to support it?

We will continue to support the Desktop Writer in addition to the Web Writer. We have a number of updates planned for the Desktop Writer in 2022. The focus for the Desktop writer updates will focus on reliability and compatibility. That said, the latest features and collaborative tools will only be available on the Web Writer.

What is the Web Writer?

The Web Writer is the next generation of HomeGauge software. It is focused on saving even more time and giving you a fast way to develop a modern, professional report. The Web Writer works across all device types.

Who is the Web Writer for today?

Web Writer is for anyone looking to try new software and new ways of working. Anyone who wants to shape the future of how the inspection industry works is welcome to participate.

What states can it be used in?

Web Writer is available to all users regardless of state. We have a Texas-specific report print format and are working to support forms in Florida.

Is this new tool faster than the desktop version I use today?

Yes, significantly faster. We have created a new photo -first workflow which allows inspectors to take photos and apply them to items more quickly than ever before. We’ve also eliminated the need to transfer data between devices manually. If you’re online, your comments, images, and disclaimers will be available across devices in real time. You can simply sync on your mobile device and pick up where you left off on your laptop.

Can I do commercial and RV inspections with the current version?

The current version of Web Writer supports residential reporting out of the box. We’re working on support for RV, Commercial, and a host of other variations in 2022.

Can I customize my reports?

At this time we are focused on speed and simplicity. One of the most complicated aspects of the current desktop experience is template customization. We plan to provide you with more options for customization and collaboration in our Web Writer in 2022.

Will video be supported?

Yes, we absolutely plan to support multiple media types in our reports.

Do you plan on supporting drone videos?

We are currently investigating this as a future feature.

Can I add, edit comments?

Yes, you can already add and edit comments while conducting an inspection. The product’s library allows you to edit comments and disclaimers across the application.

Can I bring my templates across from the desktop writer?

We plan to support customization of print formats and report templates directly within the Web Writer. We are working with our support team to provide migration options for our users.

Can I adjust the order of the systems?

We are working on the ability for inspectors to adjust the print formats and associate them with inspection templates within the Web Writer. We will be hosting some focus groups and feedback sessions to gather feedback on what inspectors would most like to be able to customize.

Will we have searchable fields vs dropdowns?

 Searchable fields are one of the great improvement ideas on our product roadmap that have come from our customers.

Are there more print formats coming for the Web Writer?

Yes, initially we wanted to provide one clean print format for the Web Writer. We currently support TREC 7-6 print format as well.

Later in the year we will allow inspectors to customize their own print formats.

What states/countries can it be used in?

Web Writer is available to all US users regardless of state, and users in Canada.