Woodworking is an art that people take years to master. You need skill, patience, and hard work. There are a lot of woodworking tools that make the work easier. But, since the last couple of years, we have seen the digitalization playing its important role in woodwork. There are a lot of software and apps have come to the market. These apps are really effective and help you in different aspects of the woodworking.
With these woodworking apps, you can do better designing, angle measurement, and much more. Some of the apps are free, and some are paid. Most of them are supported by iOS and Android both. So, let’s dive into the top 14 woodworking apps one by one. Read the whole article thoroughly, in case you have any doubt, you can ask us in the comments below, we’ll try to reply as soon as possible.
1- iHandy Carpenter
Most of the times, when you are dealing with the lines, straightness is very important. A slight tilt in the line can jeopardize the whole design. There are five different tools that you get with the iHandy Carpenter. With the plumb bob, you can verify the verticality of walls or lines. Then there is a surface tool which helps you in measuring the flatness of the surface. Then, for measuring the angle, you have a bubble level bar with which you can measure up to 180-degrees.
There are several other features as well in the app that you can use and take your woodworking skills to the next level. The app is not free, but it’s very cheap. It costs less than $2. The kind of features that you get with it clearly makes it worth the investment.
This is, again, an awesome app for woodworkers. Unfortunately, it only comes for iOS user, there is no Woodcraft Android version till now. This is for professional use, and it costs around $19.99. You can do computer-Aided Design, and you can also do 3D modeling as well. In the app, you can design your complete project from scratch. The application is very easy to use and has intuitive navigation. You can create your own lumber type in the app. It helps you an incorrect measurement of the lumber. You can also graphically cut the wood by using a table and hand saw.
You can also generate the project booklet with the woodcraft app and easily get it mailed or get the printout. They also give you access to their woodcraft community where you can share your designs and get suggestions from other like-minded people. The app works in metric or imperial units. You can also generate your shopping lists and bills. Though the app might sound a bit costly, let me tell you that it is worth its investment.
3- DEWALT® Mobile Pro™
This is a free woodworking app suitable for iOS and Android. You can do a lot of DIY stuff with this app. It allows you to do a lot of experiment and helps you to bring your imagination to reality. Though the app is free, there are some add-ons that you can go for. According to the company, it is designed for construction professionals. You also get scientific calculator with the app where you can do a lot of calculations at your disposal. For more advanced features, you can go for the pro version of the app. There is a lot of question answer as well that you can read for a better understanding.
You can use the different trigonometric and hyperbolic function for your calculations. There are different aspects of the pro version that includes landscaping, Site work, trim carpentry, concrete work, and more.
4- The Woodshop Widget
If you want to do your woodworking job at minimal accessories, this is the app that you need. This is a paid app and available for both iOS and Android. It is suitable for a DIY project, and you can also do a lot of professional stuff. You can accurately measure the board foot, volume, and test squares. There is a lot of wood related information available in the app that you can go through. It allows you to do the comparison between the density, hardness, and movements of different woods.
5- Woodworking with the Wood Whisperer
It is one of the highest rated woodworking apps that you can go for. What i really love about the app that they add new content very frequently, which keeps you updated with the latest projects. It has very simple navigation, and you can get very quickly used to it. The app is full of advanced resources, which include articles, videos, shop tours, and viewer projects. You name the topic of the woodwork, and you’ll find the video about it in this app. You can easily set your favorites in the app, and the next time you come back, you can easily navigate to the features that you like. They also have podcast once in a while where you get to listen to the woodwork gurus who are best in the market.
You can do angle and other measurements with this app but don’t expect it to be 100% accurate.
7- Stanley Level App
This app is only supported by iOS devices. It is completely free, and the app size is around 27.6MB. This app is a portable leveler and does the job pretty effectively. For the precise and accurate use of the app, i will recommend you to do the calibration properly before you start using it. You can also check the straightness of the line with this. Though, i am not a huge fan of this app. But still, it is free of cost and has some features worth having a look.
8- Learn carpentry
More than woodworking app, this app is preferred for carpentry purpose. They have loads of tutorials in the app that you can go through and have a better understanding of carpentry and woodworking. The courses are in high definition; high-quality images have been used. If you are a beginner, this app would really be helpful as you would learn a lot of basics about the woodworking which includes measurements, marking, use of tools, cutting, nailing and other related uses. The app is only available for iOS devices. You can download it from the below link.
9- Woodworking 101 – Woodwork Lessons
This app is full of some amazing lessons. It takes you to the journey from basic to advanced woodworking. There would be different chapter like introduction, safety precautions, different types of woods, different saws, measurement tips, and more. The app has properly covered different aspects of woodworking that one should be aware of. Woodworking is a broad market; you can set up your own business and make money by understanding it properly.
10- Drill Calc
This app is easily made to help you out in finding the right size of bit for your drill. Things could be really frustrating if you are not aware. The app will help you in doing the calculation of the bit. The app uses the bolt or tap diameter in order to calculate the drill size accurately. You get an ample amount of data so that you don’t get confused. It gives information about threads per inch, percentage of thread, major dap diameter, and more. It covers numeric drill sizes, fractional drill sizes, and wood screws as well.
11- Homestyler Interior Design
This app not actually a woodworking app, instead it’s for interior designing. It has a 100k+ active community of people. You can be part of it and interact with other home styles as well. The app helps you to visualize the decor and furniture of your home. To use this, you have to take a picture of your home, and then virtually you can color the walls, use the decors items from real brands to have a proper idea that how the room will look like once it is completed.
The 3D models provide you a real immersive experience and keep you motivated about home styling. There are also other design templates available. You can choose one among them. The app has very good support, as well. You can mail your query at [email protected], and they are very quick to respond.
12- Felder Group Woodworking
Felder Group is a very reputed community of professional woodworkers. They are known for making accurate and durable tools. The app has received really good rating online and supported to Android and iOS both. It is less than 10MB in size and gets very frequent updates. There are a lot of other cool features with the app. You can use the Felder Calculator, which will help you in finding the cutting speed, golden ration, wood wastage, and much more. The app is free. Though, it is not a very popular app but still worth having a look.
13- Woodworking Utilities
This is the app launched by Mike B. Hill. It has all the features that you’ll need in woodworking. You can do the board foot calculation, spacing calculation, decimal-fraction calculation, and dovetail jig calculation as well. You also have a shopping cart in the app where you can track all your purchases. There are also some new techniques added to the app that gives you a completely new perspective. The app has received really good ratings online and has some good number of installs.
14- Photo Measures
This app basically helps you in measuring the dimensions. It is supported by both iOS and Android. This is a paid app, and the size is around 1MB. In this app, you can take the photo, and it will help you in measuring the accurate dimension. The big magazines like Architectural Digest & AppSafari have appreciated the quality of the app. It is very helpful in interior designing; it makes the work really convenient. For more precision, you can also zoom in the app. The interface is very intuitive, and after a couple of days, you become used to of it.
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