Home issues always occur when we least expect it. And when they do, it turns out that very few of us really know how to fix the broken shower or repair the roof. In the past people had to call their friends and special services in order to find someone who can do carpentry works professionally and that task required a lot of time and energy.
Nowadays with the development of technologies we have access to the thousands of handyman which surely can save us from all this home work that we have no idea how to do. Or, at least, we can always find an easy and fun tutorial and fix the situation ourselves quickly. Whatever you prefer – act on your own or trust a good specialist – here are the best 15 handyman apps for you.
1. Family Handyman DIY Tip Genius
The Family Handyman Magazine presents its new app which contains a number of DIY tips. Using it you will find any information on how to save your time, money and other resources and in addition to that you will find out how to master your project instead of another failure. The app contains thousands of tips on how to deal with carpentry and cleaning things, painting and pests, woodworking to washing windows. Whatever project you choose, the app will assist you so you can improve your work and make it easier and more effective.
All you have to do is to launch the app, then go to the menu section and choose the option you want. If you are looking for something specific, type it in the search barrel. You can also scroll down to categories and click on each one you need. Or, if you use this app just for curiosity, you can click on “tip of the day” section and just read some useful information about different crafts. You can also mark your favorite tips. Each block of information includes an image and a detailed description about it. In general, the app looks very decent and well-designed.
2. The Family Handyman
This is the same brand but represented as a digital magazine for iOS. Basically, this is just a collection of tips on how to improve your house covered in magazine style. Once again, in this app you will find a bunch of tips about carpentry, cleaning, painting, etc. Those who want to have more space in their house, learn about new cool tools, appliance repairs and plumbing will find everything they are looking for. In your every choice you will get a list with information and also step-by-step instructions with photos.
If you need some help in order sheer to improve your skills you can find some tips about it as well. After everything is done you can be proud of what you have achieved with the aid of Family Handyman. Please, note, that monthly subscription is not free. All in all, this app would be more preferable for those who want just to learn more about housecraft in their leisure time.
This app is called after its main character and includes DIY tips for each life case. It has level to measure distances, decibel meter indicating the volume level, compass that will guide you in the right direction, metal detector, vibrometer indicating the level of vibration, magnifying glass thanks to which you don’t miss a thing, spectrum analyzer visualizing surrounding you sounds. As you launch the app you can see a picture of a handyman. Click on it and there will be a cloud with images of tools you can use. Control each tool using special indicators. In general, this app is extremely simple and those who like diversity can find it a little bit boring.
4. TaskRabbit – Handyman & cleaning help
TaskRabbit was developed in order to assist you with all your domestic chores and give you free time for all your hobbies and other important activities. You can organize literally everything with this app – from cleaning and repairing to moving and deliveries. Workers will take care of your staff while you can pay your attention to more essential things. You can hire anyone you need in 1 minute. All you have to do is to describe the job you need to do, when and where and stuff will come for you. All the workers are verified by the app and all tasks are fully insured up to $1 million. Via TaskRabbit you will always stay connected to a worker who you hired. When the task in complete you pay directly in the app.
Now the service is avaliable in San Francisco (Bay Area), New York City, Los Angeles & Orange County, London, Boston, Chicago, Washington DC, Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Miami, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, San Antonio, San Diego, and Seattle. TaskRabbit is remarkable for its simple but nitty design. As you launch the app you can see all the sections of tasks so you can click on them and find a suitable worker.
5. Fumble – Find your handyman
Using this app you can find a handyman in your local area who can help you to fix the thing around your house. As you find the person you need you negotiate services, prices and time. After the work is done you can rate a handyman, there’s a profile picture and text. Anyone with necessary skills can also become a handyman and register in the app.
As you launch it you can see the map with the images of available handymen on it and choose one. Text them and then decide over all the details in conversation chat. Each profile contains detailed information about the craft the handyman can do.
If you are planning some projects and you need help this app is for you. Thumbtack connects users who are looking for handymen with professionals in any area they need. Painting for a birthday party, building the new bench, Halloween, roof leaking, broken TV – you can find a specialist for everything.
You must fill the details about your project into the bar and then wait until up to 5 handymen respond to you. Of course, you will not have to make your choice by accident. All workers have profiles with reviews, photos and information about themselves. The app is available nationwide. Thumbtack includes almost 1000 project kinds so it is extremely easy to choose one. Type the details, description, time and location and you will find a worker to help you with that. When choosing a handyman you can see their prices immediately.
BrightNest will help you to do things around your house without breaking a sweat. Just because it contains tons of tips on how to make your home work a little bit easier. In thus app you will find a lot of useful information on how to decorate, clean, fix, etc. Everything you need to shape your home in the best way.
You can find tips about how to change air filters, to decorate things with chalkboard paint, unclog a showerhead, to make home made disinfectant spray, unicycle wine bottles, inspect your attic, organize your jewelry, clean a microwave with lemon and many others. Looking trough the app you will discover a number of captivating project which do not require much efforts and time to accomplish. All the posts have images, what is more, you can add them in the list of wishes so you can return to it later, explore the craft in general or search for something specific. The interface is quite simple and convenient which is an additional plus.
This is one of the most popular DIY apps. You can find any tutorials on any topic with instructions, illustrations, tips and so on. There are more 150000 articles and guides. If you want to read an article later when you are going to be offline you can mark it and save it. In order to get any plan from the app into life, follow the step by step instructions. You will also find various videos which will make the process of creation much easier for you.
In addition, there is always an article of the day on wikiHow with some curious projects. In case if you want more entertainment just try an option “random articles”. This app also has a section with the information on what to do in emergency situations. It also contains a very detailed explanation of any kind of an extreme case, for instance, what to do if you are attacked by a bear. A distinct feature of this app is that it is not actually only a DIY guide, but an informative app, where tutorials are represented as articles.
9. Surface Level – Angle and slope measure tool
This is an app for measurement of any type. You can use it in different situations to detect very precisely the distance between objects. It will be really useful for carpentry works, measuring angles and slopes, home decoration and other. In the lower part of the screen you will see two detectors showing the degree of the angle. When you have done your measurement you can press on the lock button and save your results. There is also a chance to set some options for the app.
This is another app for making measurements in cm or inches. All you have to do is put your finger on the screen and slide your gadget. Select a type of the ruler by tapping on the screen. It is very convenient since now you can have your ruler anywhere with you. In case you are not sure how to use i-Ruler there is a video instruction. For fun you can set different types of backgrounds in this app. It is extremely popular among users worldwide.
11. Paint Tester
If you are planning to re-paint your walls but you are not sure how it will look then you will need this app. With its help you can test any colors on your walls and see the ultimate result. As you launch the app, you need to choose a color from a palette, then take a photo of your room and apply it to the picture. Using a range of tools you are able to re-decorate your space without actually painting it in real life and wasting time and money.
Remember that in order to apply the paint, the photo must be well lightened, be clear. On those pictures of the best quality the paint will be layered automatically. You can also paint only one wall of the room and compare it in opposition to others. Change colors until you are satisfied with the result. In addition, you can use a sample of a color and see how the walls are going to look in different types of lighting. There is a chance to select density, shade, intensity and many other features of a color.
12. Watch DIY
This app will allow you to watch this DIY TV online on your gadget. You will get a chance to watch your favorite TV shows such as Rehab Addict, Texas Flip N Move, Tiny Luxury and more. Peruse videos and get inspired to transform your own space. Included in your cable or satellite subscription through participating TV providers. All you have to do is to create an account and get the full access to the DIY TV and enjoy new exciting projects.
The app updates regularly – all new episodes are added permanently and also there is a chart of the most popular DIY shows at the moment. AirPlay is now supported to watch through your Apple TV. If you are running out of time while watching the video you can just stop it and save it to your preferences, then get back to it later. When you tap a heart on your favorite videos you will see automatic selection of relative videos in your feed. You will find any kind of information about the home carpentry and decoration. Under each episode there is a short description of it so you can find out in advance the topic.
HomeAdvisor will help you to find a handyman for your house and project. This is the #1 home improvement service connecting homeowners with home improvement contractors. You can view the profiles of workers, read reviews and rate them. The app has any kind of a worker for any case. Now you have a chance to plan your schedule without worrying about home problems. Here you will find an instant booking option so you do not need to make phone calls to reserve the time. Each profile has a price which a carpenter asks for their job and you can decide if it is worth it.
What is more, track your projects and contractors so you are in a full control of everything. When you need help with roofing, painting, cleaning & maid services, windows, tree services, concrete, handyman services, heating & furnace systems, pest control, decks, etc. you can jst open this app, find a person and book a project with them.
14. Smith: Home Remodel, Improvement & Repairs
Another app for you to find a handyman for your home projects. You will find a good specialist for any kind of job – maid services, pest control services, gardeners (Arborist & Landscaper), roofing, and movers. You will also see a list of the best professionals for your task and will be able to choose someone you need. What you have to do is to take a picture of your project, then the app will send a list of professionals who can do this job, after 24 hours you will be presented with the top 3 bids from our prescreened contractors for you to choose, then just pick a contractor and start your work.
The main feature of this app is that you do not have to spend much time on choosing the right handyman, watching reviews and looking for specific skills. The app will do it for you. So next time you will have to deal with kitchen repairs, bathroom remodeling, maid service, changing floors – you just connect with our contractor who will find an assistant for you.
15. Woodworking with The Wood Whisperer – Premium
The main theme of this app is dealing with wood stuff. You will find a bunch of video, articles, shop tours and projects. You will find any type of information about working with wood in this app. As you launch the app you can switch on the categories of videos and find a type of tutorial you are looking for. There is also access to the history of your views, section for beginners, section with new techniques and many others.
Choose a video and you will be guided to its page with a description. The app also contains audios and articles with illustrations. But the most fulfilled and demanded part is obviously videos. So those users who need help with wood materials or just those who are curious about it will find this app quite valuable for them.