Woodworking jobs often require a great deal of precision and care. Measurements need to be exact and tools should be appropriate for the task being completed; it isn’t just a case of ‘OK, that will do’. While all tradespeople will have a large supply of tools in readiness for any job, it can be tiring when you’re constantly transporting a cumbersome toolbox from one place to another. You might be able to lighten the load, though, thanks to the welcome presence of superb apps that can substitute perfectly for various tools.

A spirit level is one such example. It’s light and nimble, but usually requires plenty of space given its length and its total inflexibility. With apps like Stanley Level and iHandy Carpenter, you can leave out the spirit level if toolbox space is tight, as these contain technological alternatives which can do just as good a job. It isn’t just a marriage of convenience, either; these apps guarantee accurate readings which you can trust. On the subject of accuracy, there are several measurement apps which deliver on their promise to give you a precise reading. One such app is Photo Measures, which allows you to take a photo of a space and draw measurements onto it.

This infographic from Crowe Sawmills provides an ideal shopping list of apps for all carpenters and DIY enthusiasts. From digitalised tools to inspirational design ideas, these make for the perfect tech companion for anyone tackling a woodworking project.

Larry Sullivan

Larry has been writing Android and iOS app reviews for about 4+ years. In addition to app reviews, he conducts developer interviews, reports on new apps, and general mobile news. In addition to his own blog, App Review Central, Larry is a contributor to numerous other Android and iOS app review sites.

Larry Sullivan