Rather than having to search various web sites for apps, we've gathered them here - well, most of the apps that we think are useful.
If you are looking for additional apps other than what are listed here, check out the following sources:
|Your Operating System||APP Source|
|Apple iOS||App Store|
|Blackberry OS||Blackberry App World|
|Android OS||Android Market|
Let us know if you have a favourite app that you would like to share with our readers.
|Stanley Floor Plan, Android iOS, $9.99/month or $2.99/plan|
STANLEY Floor Plan creates inside maps. It measures your rooms and draws your floor plan just by taking pictures. Simply add objects, annotations, and attributes to create an inside map. Turn your phone or tablet into a floor plan mapping, job estimating, space planning tool with the STANLEY Floor Plan App. You can pay to get your plan in PDF, JPG, PNG, SVG, DXF, and CSV formats, as well as publish an interactive map on the web.
|American Species Guide iOS Android Free|
Everything you need to know about 20 major American hardwood species, profiling the appearance, physical and working properties, availability and typical applications of each.
|Baluster Pro Android $2.93|
Makes calculating spacing of handrail balusters a quick and easy task. Can be used for any job requiring equal spacing between boards or slats.
|Board Feet Calculator iOS $0.99|
Calculate board feet and total cost based on lumber dimensions, quantity, and price. The interface is easy to use and read. Results can be emailed, and the most recent information is automatically saved.
|Bosch ToolBox Android iOS Free|
This new version adds construction documentation, site measuring camera, unit converter, and flashlight to the existing dealer locator feature.
|Box Fill Pro iOS Android Free|
An easy to use app that calculates "Box Fill" requirements for an electrical wiring box.
|Bubble Level Pro Blackberry $0.99|
|BuildCalc Android iOS $19.99|
Advanced design layouts for balusters, stairs, miters, arcs, hip/valley rafters, jack rafters, common rafters, polygon angles, rake walls, square-ups and more.
|Builder's Helper iOS $14.99|
Advanced, feature-rich, intuitive & user-friendly construction app.
|CabinetMaker FDM Android iOS Free|
Read CabinetMakerFDM magazine in a mobile format - for professional woodworkers and wood products manufacturers, appealing to everyone from one-man shops to large production facilities.
|CamCard iOS $6.99|
A business card reader with high recognition accuracy. Take a picture of a business card and CamCard recognizes the contact information and saves it.
|Canvas iOS, Blackberry, Android $20|
A wide range of business and productivity apps- download the app, store data on the Canvas server so that you can access it anywhere, anytime.
|Carpenter's Helper Lite iOS Free|
An advanced construction calculator, capable of handling even the most demanding construction projects. Easy-to-use layout & features.
|Clinometer Android iOS Free|
|Concretulator iOS .99|
Calculates your project down to the cubic yard and the number of 40#, 60#, and 80# bags you will need. You can also save the project and open it while shopping in your local home store.
|Construction Master Pro iOS $19.99|
The official Construction Master® Pro from Calculated Industries - an advanced construction math calculator.
|Contractor's App Box iOS $11.99|
Features the most commonly used forms in the construction industry. Complete your paperwork in the field for rapid distribution to the office, clients and consultants, saving time and money while monitoring the project.
|Convertbot iOS $1.99|
A unit conversion robot. Convert currency, length, mass, time and much more. In addition to its innovative interface, our robot is smart enough to convert to and from mixed units.
|DeWALT Mobile Pro iOS Free|
DEWALT Mobile Pro is a full-featured calculator and reference tool designed especially for construction professionals. It comes with a construction and scientific calculator plus various calculator templates for everyday area, length and volume computations.
|DIYZ Android iOS Free|
Combines step-by-step instructions accompanied by segmented tutorial videos, curated suggestions for tools which can be purchased in the app, as well as the option to video chat to get professional advice from one of many expert contractors who can see your project and provide help.
|Electrical Calc iOS Android $11.99|
A professional electrical application for calculating common electrical problems. Not only calculates simple formulas but returns code results including wire sizing, conduit sizing, fusing, overload size, ground and bond size, etc, based on the Canadian Electric Code.
|Electrical Wiring Pro Android $3.95|
Dozens of electrical code & design features for working professionals.
|Electrician Pro iOS $19.99|
Features tools needed to manage your clients, appointments, projects, products, services, time tracking, estimates, invoices, and point-of-sale. Requires no Internet access or desktop software, you control everything from your iOS, iOS, or iPod Touch!
|Evernote All Platforms Free|
Helps you remember anything and everything that happens in your life. From notes to ideas to snapshots to recordings, put it all into Evernote and watch as it instantly synchronizes from your smartphone or tablet to your Mac or Windows desktop.
|Floor Plan Creator Android Free|
Create professional looking floorplans using predefined or free-form room shapes.
|Fraction Calculator iOS Free|
Work in and convert between all building dimensional formats: feet-inch-fractions, inch fraction, yards, decimal feet (10th, 100th), decimal inches and metric (km, m, cm, mm). No ads. Designed with simplicity, usability and beauty in mind!
|Genius Scan iOS Free|
Turns your iOS into a pocket scanner. It enables you to quickly scan documents on the go and email the scans as JPEG or PDF.
|Home Builder Pocket Reference iOS $1.99|
Puts home construction information you need to know at your finger tips. Includes over 500 illustrations and 30 calculators to help you understand and apply the information.
|gUnit: Unit & Currency Converter iOS $1.99|
An intuitive unit and currency converter that provides lightning fast results. Holds more than 330 units and currencies.
|HandyMan Sidekick iOS $1.99|
For managing a handful of common around-the-house project calculations - Dry Wall, Paint, Flooring, Wallpaper, Garden mulch.
|The Home Depot iOS Free|
Research and purchase from over 245,000 products, check store inventory, scan QR and UPC codes.
|Home Improvement Tools iOS $99|
Calculators for drywall, paint, carpeting, floor tiles, concrete, brick, mulch
|HoursTracker Android iOS Free|
Easily track your time and earnings for one or more jobs. Clock in and clock out as you work or enter start and stop times yourself.
|I.D. Wood iOS $4.90|
Pocket Guide to Woods from around the world with full screen samples and detailed information for over 200 different woods.
|iHandy Carpenter iOS Android $1.99|
Consists of a plumb bob, surface level, bubble level bar, steel protractor, and steel ruler
|Invoice2Go Android & iOS From $49/year|
Create invoices from your phone, tablet or computer. All your documents are synced across your devices, with charts and reports to track who has paid and who still owes you money. Also create estimates, purchase orders and more - all the documents you need, organized in one place.
|iQuick Estimator iOS $4.99|
Estimates Flooring, Drywall, Paint, Concrete, Roofing and Framing.
|iTimeClock Lite iOS Free|
Allows you to track the number of hours you work on a project.
|Joist Estimating and Invoicing Tool - iOS Free|
Joist is the new tool for contractors that allows you to estimate, invoice, collect payments, and manage projects from anywhere.
|Klein Tools iOS Free|
Your portal to Klein Tools - includes a Distributor Locator so you can find nearby Klein Tools distributors; New Products Feed to up-to-date with new Klein Tools tools; and a YouTube Browser so you can watch product and educational videos.
|LinkedIn Mobile all devices Free|
Mobile connection to your LinkedIn network.
|Milwaukee ONE-KEY iOS Android Free|
Milwaukee's Digital Platform for Tools and Equipment enabling you to manage your inventory, control wireless tools, and report performance.
|MiniBooks for FreshBooks iOS $14.99|
Puts the popular web invoicing software FreshBooks in the palm of your hand. Manage clients, send invoices, run timers, and record payments. Plus, MiniBooks fully synchronizes with your FreshBooks account.
|My Measures Android iOS $7.99|
Making paper sketches of objects can be a tedious job. You have to draw the object, add dimensions and make sure others will understand what you meant. Often they don´t. My Measure is a powerful application for storing and sharing object dimensions. All you have to do is take a photo of an object and add dimensions: arrows, angles, photos of details and equip them with text comments for easier understanding.
|Penultimate iOS $.99|
Powerful, easy-to-use handwriting app for iOS. Fast, tactile gratification of writing on paper, with digital power and flexibility. Take notes, keep sketches, or share your next breakthrough idea
|Pocket Informant iOS $12.99|
A fully integrated Calendar and Task solution for your iOS/iPod Touch The addition of a full-featured Notes tab, and complete Contact management eliminate the need to ever look elsewhere for your organizational purposes.
|Personal Information Manager|
|Power Tool Tune-Up - iOS $4.95|
This app shows how to properly tune up and maintain the most common power tools in your woodworking shop. You get step-by-step instructions, over 150 photos, and over 60 minutes of video from Woodworker's Journal magazine's tool experts Sandor Nagyszalanczy and Chris Marshall, as well as a maintenance calendar to keep your machines at their best all year round.
|Project Quote Estimate iOS $4.99|
Create professional PDF quotes. Use 19 different calculators and estimators to estimate materials and costs, including paint, drywall, staircase, roofing.
|Ridgid Digital Level - Android iOS Blackberry Free|
Features three vials for plumb, level and 45° miter. There is an optional sound feature that allows you to audibly determine your results for situations when you cannot view the screen.
|PRO iOS $19.99|
For roofing contractors and sales people to quickly estimate roofing cost, roof size, and roofing materials amount and prices.
|Shoeboxed iOS Free|
The easiest way to keep track of receipts and generate expense reports.
|Simpson Strong Tie ACE - iOS/Android Free|
Simpson Strong-Tie's Adhesive Cartridge Estimator (ACE) mobile app quickly calculates the number of cartridges of Simpson Strong-Tie Anchoring Adhesive necessary to complete your specific installation.
|Smart Cutter iOS $1.99|
Allows you to find the optimal cut layout of a large sheet cut into smaller pieces with minimum scrap. Just enter the large and small sheet dimensions, and the tool will generate the optimal cut layout diagram. You can email the generated output image, or save it into your Photos Album.
|Square iOS Free|
Accept credit cards on your iOS, iOS or iPod touch. It's only 2.75% per swipe for Visa, American Express, MasterCard and Discover. No contracts, monthly fees or merchant accounts. Funds are deposited into your bank account the next day.
|Stanely Level iOS Free|
Turns your iOS or iOS into a level.
|SugarSync iOS Free|
Puts all of your data from all of your computers right at your fingertips…anytime, anywhere from your iOS, iOS, or iPod Touch.
|TaskTask HD iOS $4.99|
Synchronizes with most Exchange servers to keep your tasks in sync between your mobile device and Outlook. Note: an Exchange Server account is required to synchronize tasks between Outlook and TaskTask HD. It is not compatible with Gmail, Comcast, or other non-Exchange e-mail accounts.
|Task This iOS Free|
Allows you to manage individual tasks or tasks grouped in project. Your contacts can be associated to your project. Each project can also have one or several budgets or shopping lists:
|Things iOS $19.99|
An intuitive task manager. Effortlessly manage to-dos, notes, due dates, and projects. A smart today list and the scheduling feature allow you to work as effectively as possible - every day.
|Tiny Flashlight + LED Android Free|
A simple flashlight app with LED light and several screen modes. Free plugins like the Strobe, Morse, and Blinking lights make this flashlight one of the best productivity tools for your device.
|TSheets Smartphones $10/month|
Time tracking, management and reporting app for Smartphone users,
|Walter Safety Application - iOS Free|
Provides metalworkers around the world with easy access to essential safety information when working on factory floors, job sites, etc.
|Wood Beam Calculator Android Free|
A Structural Engineering application for Engineers, Architects or Contractors to size wood members. Checks stress and deflection.
|Wood Calculator iOS $1.99|
Calculate the volume, weight or the calorific value for different types of wood. Ideal app for for foresters, forest farmers, forest owners and timber buyers.
|Wood Joist Calculator Android Free|
A Structural Engineering application for Engineers, Architects or Contractors to size wood joists. Checks stress and deflection.
|WoodShop Calculator All Platforms From $9.99|
Enter your door style and cabinet sizes, and the calculator will build a complete project plan with part dimensions and cutting guides.
|WoodworkerCalc iOS $.99|
Fraction calculator that tracks errors that can accumulate during layout. Calculations are displayed on tapes which can be saved and restored. There is also a panel for doing triangle based calculations.
|The Wood Whisperer - iOS Android Free|
A companion app for the woodworking community at TheWoodWhisperer.com.
|The Woodshop Widget iOS $3.99|
A collection of wood-related utilities, ranging from board volume calculation to shellac mixing aids, and squareness testing,
|XactScope iOS/iOS Free|
XactScope is a mobile estimating solution based on Xactimate. XactScope allows estimators to enter all information related to a claim, sketch complete floor plans and roofs, use live price lists, and generate PDF reports all while on site
|XpenseTracker iOS $4.99|
All-inclusive expense tracking and reporting application for anyone wishing to track their expenses & mileage.
|Expense Tracker & Mileage Log|
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