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Home improvement apps to keep in your toolbelt  by GirlGoneGeek

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GirlGoneGeek says: Android is all about making it easy to be more mobile, but these apps are some of the best to use for projects around your own home. Whether you're just hanging a picture or contemplating a major construction overhaul, there's an Android app to get - and keep - you on track.
GirlGoneGeek's picks
  1. Magnetic Stud Finder
    Magnetic Stud Finder If you're hanging anything heavier than a walnut, use your phone's magnetic capabilities to make sure you drill or hammer into a sturdy stud.
  2. iHandy Level Free
    iHandy Level Free Then level it off. This simple app uses your phone's accelerometer to help you make things plumb and perfect.
  3. TapeRuler
    TapeRuler This app works like a measuring tape and is most accurate over short distances. I wouldn't use it to measure a whole wall, but to get small things right, it's easy.
  4. Handy Construction Calculators
    Handy Construction Calculators Planning something a little bigger than a shelf? Use this set of calculators to figure out specifics like area and estimated cost for a whole slew of building materials. It costs a bit, but for the chronic DIY-er, you can call it an investment.
  5. Construction Master Pro
    Construction Master Pro This one tops out the price range at $20 and is really for the most serious home improvement nuts of them all. It's gotten great reviews by construction professionals on a lot of websites. This Android version includes even more features than the iPhone version, including professional calculators and detailed images with definitions. Look at my link next to this article for a detailed review.
Discussion

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Westbatman

You make the best lists! Keep up the great work!

Reply to comment Posted February 04, 2011

KatieS

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There is another one, that helped me a lot: Partometer. It is a useful and handy camera tool for object dimensions measurements that can be used as a ruler or tape measure. It uses the phone camera and any available object with known size as a reference. Most common objects like credit card, sheet of paper, DVD/CD, etc. are included in the application. Or you can use your own custom objects with known size.

Associated Apps:  Partometer - camera measure

Reply to comment Posted September 27, 2013

KatieS

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By the way, that developer has another one - Telemete, but i didn't use it much. I believe this tool is "useful in such areas as distance measure, moving, layout design, construction, room measurement and planning, house and room decoration and furnishing, trips and so on, where quick estimation of object dimensions, distance and size, orientation and exact horizontal, vertical or angular alignment are needed", ...

Associated Apps:  Telemeter - camera measure

Reply to comment Posted September 27, 2013