If you into do-it-yourself projects then these seven apps will help you with your next project. From inspirational ideas, building tools, to helping you figure out how to get the project done, this collection of free smartphone applications for Android and iPhone can help you with your next DIY project.
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Plan your home projects by pinning inspirational photos onto your own custom boards for all your future DIY projects. Within Pinterest, you can easily search for pins by categories, popularity, or you can follow the feed of your favorite Pinterest accounts and save the images to your user account which can be viewed on your phone or your computer. You can also further expand your boards be uploading your own images from your phone, or find images for any website. For collaborative DIY project... board can shared with friends so that multiple people can post to one board, or you can share pins via email, Facebook or Twitter.
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Planning on painting a room? Explore and coordinate paint colors by creating your own paint palettes or use a pre-coordinate palette. Match your paint to anything, by using your smartphones camera take a photo an object or color and use the application to find the matching BEHR paint color. Need help calculating how much paint you might need? The paint calculator will tell you exactly how much paint you will need for your project saving you money from buying unnecessary paint.
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The next time you need to check if the new artwork you are hanging up is level, or that your structural posts are plumb try Bubble Level instead of searching in your toolbox for your level. This easy to use application is highly accurate and will show you the exact angle all for free.
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Smart Measure will allow you to measure the length of something by using your phone’s to take a photo of the selected length, and the application will use trigonometry to calculate the distance. The next time you are out shopping and need to check that the materials you are buying are the right size, or if they might fit in your car, just use this free application to check by measuring. Better still, unlike a traditional measuring tape, you can always have Smart Measure with you on your phone... and it can measure from 1 cm to 1 km.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
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Similar to Pinterest, Craftgawker is a photo gallery application that only has do-it-yourself projects that have been approved by the Craftgawker team. Sort by type of project, such as recycle, woodworking, knitting, jewelry, ceramic, paper or filter by popular projects. Liked projects are saved within your account in case you wish to review them at a later date.
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Martha Stewart CraftStudio
If you are into scrap-booking and card making this application is for you! With Martha Stewart CraftStudio you can use your own photos with the included templates, fonts, stickers, or themed papers. Within no time at all you can easily create your own cards, invitations, notes, or scrapbook pages which you can then print or send to family or friends.
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This calculator can help you easily convert measurements between feet and meters or calculate square footage. For home renovation projects you can input your data and Handyman Calculator can calculate the required amount of deck boards, voltage, blown insulation, grass seeds, concrete, brick, paint, tile, flooring, wallpaper etc. required. Perfect for the home DIYer who wants to save time calculating before starting a project.
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Browse user submitted DIY projects based upon popularity or by searching with keywords. New projects are added weekly, and you can save projects you like so that you can try them later, or click on the image to read the full tutorial. This is a great source for inspirational images, or to share your latest do it yourself project tutorial with the public.