Technology Matters-Handy Man Apps

    Planimeter is the perfect app for measuring land area and distance on a map.  The app uses satellite imaging to help you do the job.  Drop a pin at the starting point and another pin at the ending location.  Its that simple.  It allows for measuring of lawns, fences and paving.  Roofing and more.  The app is 7-99 for iOS.

     iHandy Level Free turns your smartphone into a level for doing everything from hanging pictures to measuring a wall.  Even making furniture level.  The app uses graphics that look just like a traditional bubble level.  Download the app, be sure to calibrate your phone using the calibration button and you'll be off and leveling.  The app is from for iOS and Android.

    DeWalt Mobile Pro provides calculators and conversion tools for those serious about home improvement.  It comes with templates for area, length and  volume, as well as estimating studs, drywall and concrete slabs.  The free app also offers numerous ways to customize the interface based on various trades, such as carpentry, concrete and landscaping.  The app is free for iOS and Android with premium features available for purchase.

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