What it is: An app that has five tools used for spatial measurements.
What it does: This app includes the following five tools: a plumb bob, an easy way to verify the verticality of lines or walls; a surface level for leveling a flat surface; a bubble level bar; a steel protractor to measure angles from 0 to 180 degrees, and a steel ruler supporting both inches and centimeters – by swiping it left and right, the ruler is capable of measuring things longer than the phone. In addition, once calibrated, the plumb bob, the surface level and the level bar can also be used as an inclinometer/clinometer by reading the angles on the device’s screen. The cost of the app is $1.99, which is less than the cost of buying each individual tool separately.
Who it’s for: Designers, contractors, builders and anyone who needs an easy way to take accurate measurements of a room.
Why kitchen and bath designers need it: This is an inexpensive tool to allow a kitchen and bath designer to take measurements on a project site. It is particularly helpful to have five tools all encompassed within one mobile app on your phone.
Who makes it: iHandy Inc.
Platform: iOS for the iPhone, Android OS
Where to find it: On the iTunes Store, on Google Play