What are the best iPhone apps for DIY lovers?

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    #1iHandy Carpenter

    iHandy Carpenter

    iHandy Carpenter is an app that features five virtual tools for carpentry projects. Includes a plumb bob, a surface level, a bubble level bar, a steel protractor and a steel ruler.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    $1.99

    Barbara Medina
    Written on December 10, 2017
    "everyone has a little DIY in them. its a ,little hobby itch that makes you feel good when your done. this app is perfect for people with all the right ambitions but with the lack of know how. this app is a how to for many different projects. for men who hate asking questions, this app is gold. all your buddies will think you are much more of a man. "
  2. 15

    #2Houzz

    Houzz

    Houzz Interior Design Ideas is a complete app that will help you to design the home that you want. Discover and buy furniture and accessories with the best prices, watch how they fit in your room and know local professionals.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Gerald Perry
    Written on December 15, 2017
    "excellent application, the simple fact of seeing how it would be an article in a physical space similar to the one I have helps me a lot to decide whether I buy it or not, the 3d application section is perfect to have an idea of how the product will look, this lightens the design work of an area in your home, and if you are remodeling you can discuss with your designer more accurately your idea of how you want it, simply show it to them instead of describing it, and if you have no idea how you want it you can choose which one like more, the images are of very good quality, the environments are very varied, you can give exactly your need, and spend hours designing your dream environment, excellent application."
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    #3ColorSmart by BEHR® Mobile

    ColorSmart by BEHR® Mobile

    ColorSmart by BEHR® Mobile is a free app that allows you to find the BEHR® color you're looking for, showing you a preview of how it would look on an interior or exterior wall.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Lei Xu
    Written on December 20, 2017
    "ColorSmart is an app that allows you to find and choose potential paint colors to paint your room. You can preview colors on pre-loaded images and get a general sense of what your selected color may look like. It's pretty neat and very customizable. This is a cool app perfect for any DIY-ers."
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    #4Home Improvement Calcs

    Home Improvement Calcs

    Home Improvement Calcs is a useful app that features more than 55 estimators for carpentry, installation and concrete projects, among others. With this tool you easily understand and manage project timings and deadlines.

    Apps

    iOS

    $1.99- with in-app purchases

    Amber Woods
    Written on December 12, 2017
    "For anybody who lives in a dwelling of any sort, this is an app that cannot be done without! This app is for iOS 9.0 or later, and costs $1.99, with additional 99-cent in-app purchases available for extended features like measuring angles or estimating project costs. However, for basic measurements like the square foot of a room or figuring the mass of a concrete post hole, this app is invaluable."
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    #5iHandy Level

    iHandy Level
    iHandy Level is one of the tools included in iHandy Carpenter app that you can download for free. It is a useful tool for home decoration, angle measurement or roof pitch calculation, among other uses.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Julio César Cisneros
    Written on December 10, 2017
    "everyone has a little DIY in them. its a ,little hobby itch that makes you feel good when your done. this app is perfect for people with all the right ambitions but with the lack of know how. this app is a how to for many different projects. for men who hate asking questions, this app is gold. all your buddies will think you are much more of a man. "
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    #6Homestyler

    Homestyler
    With Homestyler Interior Design & Decorating Ideas you can visualize how furniture and decoration fit in your home before you buy them. You only have to snap a photo of the space and the app will transform it into a virtual room. 
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Megan Ford
    Written on December 21, 2017
    "I picked up the Homestyler Interior Design app when I moved into a new apartment and had no idea where to begin when it came to decorating. It covers everything I needed -- paint, wallpaper, furnishings, accessories -- and it gives you specific brands, not just ideas that you may or may not be able to find on your own. Likewise, it's really cool how you use photos of your own space rather than general prototypes. My only quibble is the inability to use it offline."
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    #7magicplan

    magicplan

    The magicplan app will help you to design your home like a professional. You can create floor plans, view the rooms in 3D and furnish your home. After, you will be able to export your plan in different formats and share them with the community of users of the app.

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free

    Elizabeth Walsh
    Written on December 9, 2017
    "I love this app! I was looking to remodel my newly purchased house and needed a little nudge for some inspiration. Thank goodness for magicplan! I love how it was 3D! It made it super easy to look at and navigate with. The different formats are able to be exported and I can share them with the community! Definitely a positive for a DIY lover like myself! I love being able to spread inspiration."
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    #8The Home Depot

    The Home Depot

    The Home Depot is an app that allows you to buy home improvement-related supplies just from your mobile devices. It's available for Android and iOS. The Georgia-based retail company is also known as Home Depot.

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free

    Hemant Jayaraman
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "About what you would expect from a Home Depot app. It can tall you what products are in which location and you can even track your orders. It's well laid out and easy to find what you are looking for. "
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    #9Mark on Call

    Mark on Call

    Created by interior designer Mark Lewison, Mark On Call is an app that will help you to plan and decorate your home. Create room templates, measure spaces and furniture and make shopping lists to track your buying decisions.

    Apps

    iOS

    $2.99

    Joshua Anderson
    Written on December 12, 2017
    "I find this app to just be a bit awkward to me. It's a cool concept but I feel like it falls flat in a mobile device aspect it is going for. I tried to change up my living room arrangement with it but it just didn't work out like did in the concept of the app."
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    #10TapPainter

    TapPainter
    TapPainter is a useful app if you are thinking of painting the walls of your house. It allows you to explore colors and visualize the space. Just take and upload a picture of the room, select the color, tap and you instantly paint the wall.
    Apps

    iOS

    $2.99

    Danielle Reyes
    Written on December 17, 2017
    "The TapPainter app that is suggested is far too specific for the topic. With this app, you would not be able to fully encompass a DIY project that ventured outside of painting walls. Therefore, this app suggestion falls short of the desired outcome."
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    #11Dark Sky

    Dark Sky
    Dark Sky is an application for monitoring weather. It has a 24/7 weather forecast, images of current conditions, saved locations, and weather maps. It has rain notifications and a status bar. It is free but can be upgraded to a premium version. 
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Tyler Olson
    Written on December 21, 2017
    "This weather forecast app has saved my bacon so many freaking times! It has up to the minute forecasts so I always know if there's a thunderstorm coming. I don't know if it's available for iPhone, but it definitely works well on my Android. "
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    #12BrightNest

    BrightNest

    BrightNest is a complete tool to keep your home in great shape. Know new cleaning tricks and interior design ideas and learn DIY to decorate your home. Schedule tasks and play its interactive quiz to learn new tips you can use.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Abhinav Subramanium
    Written on December 18, 2017
    "This app is truly a life changer for me. It is a magical, simple tool that I can actually use. The ease of use and the simplicity and beauty of the whole app has stolen my heart!"
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    #13iHandy Translator Free

    iHandy Translator Free

    iHandy Translator is a free mobile application available for iOS devices. Users can translate any phrase or sentence to and from fifty-two world languages. It also has a copy-paste function. The app is from the company iHandySoft.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Peter Ward
    Written on December 20, 2017
    "I speak both English and Spanish, so I know when a translator screws up. Compared to Google Translate, iHandy does a terrible job with grammar, constantly uses the wrong gender, and refuses to translate uncommon words. The interface is nice, but iHandy fails at the one thing I expect it to do."

Summary

Best What are the best iPhone apps for DIY lovers
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1iHandy CarpenterApps 16 Paid
2HouzzApps 15 Free
3ColorSmart by BEHR® MobileApps 13 Free
4Home Improvement CalcsApps 12 Paid
5iHandy LevelApps 10 Free
6HomestylerApps 9 Free
7magicplanApps 8 Free
8The Home DepotApps 7 Free
9Mark on CallApps 5 Paid
10TapPainterApps 5 Paid
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