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iHandy Carpenter

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$ 1.99
Genres: [Utilities | Entertainment]
Developer: iHandySoft Inc.
Release Date: Oct 17, 2008
Version: 2.2.3
Size: 23.24 MB
$ 1.99
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The lightest, prettiest and most handy carpenter tool kit in the world, right on your iPhone! Get 5 professional tools in ONE app at only half the price of buying each!


You can hear from app reviewers and happy users:

"Not only are these tools functional, they're also gorgeous, with woodgrain and lighting effects that makes them seem straight out of Leonardo da Vinci's workshop." - O'Reilly Media, "Best iPhone Apps"

"Father's Day App for Your #1 Dad" - CNN

"Really handy and I like the style of the user experience a lot. I'm a picky user but I have to say these tools are nicely done and worth the price." - our customer


There are 5 tools in this Carpenter tool kit:
- A plumb bob, the easiest way for you to verify the verticality of lines or walls
- A surface level, the best tool to level any flat surface
- A bubble level bar, exactly as you can see in carpenter tool kit shops, and more beautiful!
- A steel protractor, measuring angles from 0 to 180 degrees.
- A steel ruler, supporting both inches and centimeters. By swiping it left and right, the ruler is capable to measure things much longer than your iPhone!
- 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.


A few tips for better use of iHandy Carpenter:

Calibrate it first before any serious usage!

Two ways to test the verticality of a wall:
1. Put your iPhone back-to-back onto the wall you measure (Recommended).
If the shadow of the plumb bob is on X axis (y equals zero), it then indicates your wall is perfectly straight and vertical to the ground. Please note that in this way the reading of "x" does NOT have to be zero.
The back of 3G iPhone is not totally flat. But it's accurate enough just to use the flat part of your 3G iPhone.
2. Put one edge of your iPhone on the wall you measure.
If the shadow of the plumb bob is on Y axis (x equals zero), it then indicates your wall is perfectly straight and vertical to the ground. Please note that in this way the reading of "y" does NOT have to be zero.

A few ways to measure the slope of a surface:
1. Use the Surface Level (Recommended).
Put your iphone onto the inclined surface (The edge of iPhone should be in line with the slope direction of the surface. To verify this, just to check whether the reading of "y" is around zero).
The reading of "x" is the slope angle of the measured surface.
2. Use the bubble level bar
Put one edge or back of your iPhone stick to the inclined surface (The edge of iPhone should be in line with the slope direction of the surface).
The reading is the slope angle of the measured surface.

If the surface is almost vertical to the ground, we suggest that you use the plumb bob tool to measure the surface instead.


Please refer to "Help & Instructions" in iHandy Carpenter settings page
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Download iHandy Carpenter app for for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and iPad mini.
Download iHandy Carpenter on PC or Mac:
1. Go to the iHandy Carpenter application page in your iTunes.
2. Click the button to download the App.
3. Sync your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or iPad mini with iTunes to install the iHandy Carpenter app.
Download the App With iOS App Store:
1. Open the App Store on your iDevice.
2. Search for iHandy Carpenter.
3. Click the button to download and install it on your device.
4. Enjoy.


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User Ratings

May 06
(5★) Useful & Substantial!
A useful and beautiful tool, one of the first apps from my first iPhone onwards.
(5★) The best level is the one you have with you.
I rarely carry around a ruler and/or level. This is good enough to be good enough, and the fact that I always have it with me
elevates it to great.
Apr 29
(5★) Love this app, works perfectly!
What a handy tool to have in your pocket, I recently used this level to build an awesome dog house & I couldn't be more satisfied
with its accurate performance.
Apr 25
(5★) Awesome app
This is the perfect app for so much stuff I do around the house. What would make it even better is add the ability to have the
camera on in the background of the pendulum.
(5★) Handy little app
It works. Comes in handy. I like it.
Apr 23
(5★) Absolutely wonderful
I frequently work with my hands and this application helps out tremendously. It works flawlessly without the bugs that I've come
to expect with other apps.
Apr 22
(5★) Awesomeness
This is the an awesome app! Use it all the time
Apr 17
(5★) Stair builder approval
I use this app primarily to find the pitch of the stairs I build.
(5★) waterwalker1953
Everything you need in a pinch. Everything is very accurate. Highly recommend it, would give it 10 stars.
Apr 13
(5★) iLike
Solid execution. Highly recommended.
Apr 12
(5★) One of the best
The best app of its kind. Once you get the hang of using it, works like a charm even on my older iPhone
(5★) Love this app
I use the tools in this app all the time!
Apr 11
(5★) Great app, must have for the handy man!
I have used this app for home, office, and clinical projects and it continues to impress!
Apr 07
(5★) Perfect
If you truly use this app you will love it. It does everything it purports it can do.
Apr 04
(5★) Excellent
This app packs several excellent tools into one inexpensive, reliable product. Well worth the small price!
(5★) Great App for home use
I've used this app to level items to hang on the wall and to level any uneven floor surface . Many uses and easy to use. Love it
Apr 02
(5★) Best app
Never going to another app like it. This ones too good.
Apr 01
(5★) Awesome!
I love the hockey puck level and use it all the time for shower drains
Mar 31
(5★) Tommy Tink
Often handy and beautifully executed.Nice!
Mar 30
(5★) Super app
Really love the App. I find all kinds of uses for it.
(5★) Very Flexible Array of Tools
Super job on update of ruler function ! Been using the App for a long time; it's a great resource !
(5★) Virtually flawless
Does what it's designed to do and does it exceedingly well. Now looks good on my iPhone 6, too.
Mar 15
(5★) Very Useful App!
This is super easy to use and comes in really handy when you don't have tools around.
Mar 02
(3★) Great app, needs update for iPhone 6 models.
Works great in all but one use, the measuring portion of the app, there is no way to select different phone models to have the
measurements adjust to the right size for your phone (I have the 6 Plus,
Feb 28
(2★) Useful app, but ruler is inaccurate
I have an iPhone 6 Plus and it seems like the developers have been too lazy to update it for this device. One inch on the ruler is
actually almost and inch and a half. Other functions work fine, but c
Feb 26
(5★) No mames de pelos!
Esta madre me ayudo a terminar de construir mi casa y de pasada ayudar a los que constuyeron el sistema del metro en mexico DF.
Feb 20
(5★) Beautiful!
Gorgeous, useful, functional interface
Feb 04
(5★) On the level
Have used it in the field often, comes in handy.
Feb 03
(3★) Handy, but.
I just noticed that the ruler is not correct. On my iPhone 6, the ruler is about 12% longer than an actual ruler. Maybe it's
correct on smaller screens, but not the 6.
Jan 23
(2★) Great App but not accurate on iPhone 6
This is a fantastic app. I have used it a lot. But the ruler is NOT accurate on iPhone 6. Please update!
Jan 16
(3★) IPhone 6 support?
CM and Inch just stretched on the iPhone 6.I hope they will fix it soon.Other then that it's a pretty useful app!
Jan 14
(4★) Solid level tools
Very nice app. Ruler is a little awkward, but that's more a limitation of using a cell phone as a tape measure. Leveling tools are
top shelf.I had to reduce it to 4 stars after I purchased an iPhone 6
(5★) Amazing app.
This app is very helpful to someone who does construction work or some type of home repairs.
Jan 10
(4★) Handy. Haha get it
Good app to have if your a handy man
Jan 09
(3★) Needs to be updated for bigger iPhones!
I love this app and use it frequently. But I just upgraded to an iPhone 6 Plus and the ruler is no longer accurately scaled!
Please fix!
(5★) Useful️
I started a project at work, hanging a 50lb. wall mount for a 65 inch, 70lb. monitor. I came to a point when I needed a level. My
co-worker whipped out his iPhone and shared this app with me! Was ama
Jan 04
(2★) Classic useful app needs update for iPhone 6
The first app I ever purchased (after watching the Apple commercial that used this app to demonstrate the gyro and motion
detectors inside a first generation iPhone). Still useful after all these year
Jan 02
(3★) Works Great Except.
Need to fix ruler on iPhone 6 Plus
(2★) Great app needs update
Love the app but ruler doesn't work with iPhone 6plus. The ruler isn't calibrated correctly. Will update review once
compatibility is fixed.
Dec 27, 2014
(2★) Ruler is broken on larger iPhones.
Since the display is stretched on the larger iPhones, the ruler is not accurate anymore.
Dec 24, 2014
(2★) Great app for iPhone 5 not 6
Last time this app was updated was before the iPhone 6 came out. iPhone 6 measurements are not accurate. Its a great iPhone 5 app
loved it with my 5 and used many times.
Dec 19, 2014
(5★) Great app!
No longer need to look for a ruler or a level everywhere!
Dec 17, 2014
(5★) One of the first apps I bought.
.and I will probably never get rid of it, I've used other apps with similar functions, but this one has always been the most
beautiful, and works perfectly.
Dec 15, 2014
(2★) Distance still not calibrated for 6
I have notified customer support over a month ago. The distances are still correct.
Dec 03, 2014
(5★) Two thumbs
Quick and easy even for the two left thumb challenged!
Nov 21, 2014
(5★) Great Looking, Top Quality Tools
Easily turns you into show-off. All the fellas drool over each tool, so just show one, then wait awhile before you "Need to check
something" with another attention getter. Chicks like all the "TOOL TA
Nov 17, 2014
(5★) Great and very handy indeed!
Used it to lever my washing machine which had been dansing on the floor. It has calmed down now and spins beautifully.
Nov 15, 2014
(5★) Very handy
Great for light household work!
Nov 14, 2014
(2★) No tone
The free one has a tone, I bought this fully expecting the paid one to have it too.
Nov 01, 2014
(4★) Needs iPhone 6 update
Ruler not scaled for iPhone 6 screen. Other apps work well, and nice skeuomorphic designs.
(4★) Ruler for iPhone 6, please
Have used this for years, especially the level, but please give us an iPhone 6 Plus version for the ruler.
Oct 27, 2014
(5★) Awesome App!
This is a great app. Handy to have in the phone. I love using for hanging pictures on the wall and getting it just right the first
Oct 23, 2014
(5★) Great Tool!
Amazing accuracy for wood projects in cabinetmaking! I truly love this app. It has saved me in many a fix!
Oct 09, 2014
(4★) Tool
Excellent addition to tool kit.
Oct 08, 2014
(3★) Good for 5s, bad for 6 plus
I enjoyed using this app for the 5s. Now that I have a 6 plus the screen ruler is not accurate. Please update the app.
Oct 07, 2014
(5★) The Very Best!
If you need a pocket, or any other type of small level, then this app is for you!I have made thousands of dollars using this level
in one for or another. They also have many more great apps.
Oct 03, 2014
(5★) Frequently used; a real help.
I use this app all the time, particularly for the "level" function, which comes in very handy when hanging pictures, adjusting
devices and clocks, etc. The ruler function has not been as helpful for m
Sep 30, 2014
(5★) One of my favorite apps!
This was one of my first apps back in 2008 and definitely my first "tool" app. Fantastic development and super handy for those
moments when you need virtual tools from the garage!
Sep 29, 2014
(5★) Worth the money
I work in the HVAC trade and use this app all the time. Great for leveling thermostats.
Sep 06, 2014
(3★) Ruler is useless
The ruler is useless. The level is handy, but I already had that as a free app. The only reason I paid for this version of the
app was for the ruler which looked like it would be cool. I thought yo
Sep 05, 2014
(5★) Nice Tool
Glad to have this App in my tool belt.
Sep 02, 2014
(5★) Elegant
Not only very useful in lots of situations but the elegant tools bring back memories of what things used to look like in the days
of beautifully machined tools. A pleasure to use.
Aug 16, 2014
(5★) My go-to app
I am by no means a pro carpenter. However once in a while I need to hang a picture or wall mount a shelf. This app is my go-to
level for such small tasks. Amazing in simplicity and functionality.
Aug 14, 2014
(3★) Great functionality - hate the background
This app works really well, but the dark background makes it usable for my application.
Aug 01, 2014
(5★) Being organized
It is the smart person who plans his project in detail so that he has all the necessary items BEFORE he begins work and thus is
insured of success. This app can insure his success.!
Jul 28, 2014
I can never find my level or plumb when needed and this works amazingly well
Jul 23, 2014
(5★) Handy app.
Great for leveling picnic tables at campsites. As well as other basic stuff.
Jul 22, 2014
(5★) Unusual use for this App
Finding a protractor that will measure 1 degree is impossible. To properly set up my Harley sidecar I have to tilt the bike in 1
degree. Taping my phone to the rear brake rotor and using the plumb bob
Jul 07, 2014
(5★) ممتاز جدا
برنامج مفيد جدا وقت الحاجه شكرا لكم
Jul 05, 2014
(5★) Amazing
Great tools for right in your hand
Jun 14, 2014
(5★) Handy
Have this on my phone & use it all the time, especially when traveling. Love The level in our RV
Jun 12, 2014
(5★) Handy tool to have
This app has helped me in many place at work
Jun 01, 2014
(5★) Really convenient.
Used for leveling RV more often than spirit levels.
Apr 22, 2014
(5★) Simply awesome
This is how I would have designed the app!
Apr 18, 2014
(5★) Gadget
This is a handy and wonderful app.
Apr 11, 2014
(5★) Kool Tool!
What a clever, useful app. Saves dragging a whole bunch of tools with me. Way to go guy
Apr 01, 2014
(5★) The next best thing to the real thing
You could hang a door with this app. Linear measurements require no case but a small price to pay for this gem.
Mar 31, 2014
(5★) Helpful
This is must have for anybody. Need to find and angle or see if something is level. Use your phone :)
(3★) Level is ok, ruler is not very useful
Bought the ruler thinking it moved when you slide the phone along the surface (pics and description are misleadingly ambiguous).
All it does it lets you manually slide the ruler with you finger which
Mar 16, 2014
(5★) Great!
Really like this app. Use it quite often.
Mar 15, 2014
(4★) Minus one star each time
Minus one star each time you ask for a review.
Mar 12, 2014
(5★) The Best App Ever Hands Down
This the best level app in the whole entire AppStore. I love it and recommend it to everyone that needs a level once in a while.
Mar 06, 2014
(5★) Great tool
I have realPlumb bobs, levels and so on but having this tool in my pocket saves time and steps for small projects.
Mar 05, 2014
(5★) Inventor
Great product just like the Lackey Bracket!
(5★) I handy carpenter
I love it comes in handy worth the money
Mar 02, 2014
(5★) Great for camper setup!
Great for leveling a camper in the dark! Easier in a case that you can set on its edge, but handy!
(5★) One of my favorite apps
Very useful and easy, every one I recommend it to also likes it.
Feb 25, 2014
(5★) Bob
I use your app every day at some point. I am a site foreman and the tools at my fingertips make my work go smooth.
Feb 20, 2014
(5★) Idgas
Works great have used it multiple times
Feb 17, 2014
(5★) Fast Eddie
Great app at home and helping friends hang photos or need something level!
Feb 07, 2014
(5★) Very handy!
I never knew how often I needed a level until I got this app. It seems like whenever I need a level my level is always stored away
whereas my iPhone is on my belt. This app gets used for measurements
Total 91 reviews with 89.4% ratings for this app.
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