iTools: The Ultimate Home Improvement Apps.

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home improvement appsWant to manage a project? Save Money? Find a tradesman? There’s an app for that…

We bet that, like most people, you couldn’t live without your mobile phone. They’re never far from our thoughts these days, whether we’re checking in or checking out what everyone’s up to. We sometimes even use ours for making a call! But they’re mostly just for playing games, aren’t they??

Well, if you’re smart, you’ll also use your phone for more than play. Smart use of your phone can help you to manage all of your home improvement projects. Here’s our top DIY apps to help you make the most of your time – and your bottom line!

Handyman Calculator

Whether you’re counting cubic metres or MPG, this is pretty much the complete construction calculator for working out materials, tracking time spent on projects, and saving calculations to a notepad. With over 7,000 Google recommendations and an average rating of 4.6 stars from 7,145 reviews, we think the effectiveness of the Handyman app speaks for itself. Download it to reduce waste, save time and money.

My Measures _ Dimensions PRO

Throw all those scraps of paper away – it’s time you joined us in the 21st century! Just take a picture and My Measures _ Dimensions PRO makes light work of storing and sharing dimensions. You simply add the dimensions into grouped folders, and you can share these images via iCloud, DropBox and Google Drive.

iHandy Level

Not just for fun either! If you calibrate this handy level properly, you can rely on it to give you very accurate results. It’s pretty handy to have a spirit level that fits in your pocket and goes anywhere.  Plus, this one is free – but you can also get it as part of the multi-function iHandy Carpenter toolkit. For just £1.49, it features 5 tools:

– A plumb bob
– A surface level
– A bubble level bar
– A steel protractor
– A steel ruler
Once calibrated, the plumb bob, surface level and level bar can also be used as an inclinometer/clinometer by reading the angles on the screen.

Find a Tradesman

Brought to you by, this app makes it free and easy for customers to post jobs, get prices and rate builders on the job done. Then other customers come along and find a builder or trade they are confident to use based on those reviews.

Already, has posted 1.2 million home improvement jobs and had over 250,000 ratings submitted, based on quality, reliability and value for money. In fact, it’s the biggest trade recommendation service in the UK.

Visit the Google Play store for these great apps and more.

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Philip Woods

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