November 9, 2010

Vic Mahfood

Handy Man DIY

Developer Quote: "A feature packed home improvement planner designed to assist you in renovating your home by providing the information you need to complete a new project."

- COST: $2.99     - RATING: 5 Stars
- Categories: Calculator, Lifestyle, Native, Reference, Tools, Utilities

Are you sprucing up your home for the winter holidays? Perhaps you are adding on a room extension, redoing the kitchen in preparation for the many holiday meals to come, or even tiling or laying down a wood floor. One project sparks another, and before you know it, you'll need to repaint and freshen up that trim too! When you need to figure out your room measurements for purchasing materials, or just gain knowledge of how to complete a job, Handy Man DIY does a fine job of calculating the math for you. You don't need to be a professional contractor when you have Handy Man DIY's excellent videos and instructions. This app provides you with a ready-made list of materials for household projects. One feature I like is that it also allows you to enter price information from your favorite hardware stores so that you can estimate your project's cost. Some of the useful features of Handy Man DIY are as follows:

- Store room details for later reference, as well as calculate various room dimensions
- Floor and wall square footage
- Total length of walls (great for determining amount of crown molding, chair rail, or trim)
- Room volume
- Store dimensions for windows and doors for later reference
- Create shopping lists
- Pre-built shopping list of common home improvement projects
- Over 500 frequently used items to choose from
- Estimate how much a project will cost by entering in quantity and price information
- Email shopping lists
- Create task lists of things you want to accomplish for each project
- Detailed written description of how to proceed on a project
- Video tutorial to show you complete a project
- Material list of items needed for each project
- "Getting Ready For The Season" displays seasonal reminders of tasks to get your home ready

Handy Man DIY is impressive with its attention to detail. Pre-built measurement lists are extremely handy in recording information as you work your way through your project room. The shopping checklist is indispensable also. I can't tell you how many times I've taken a trip to the store, only to come home missing some critical item to finish the job. Instructions are clearly written and simple to understand so as not to frustrate you on your mission. Handy Man DIY is certainly a handy utilities app with which to begin any project idea which has been brewing in your head!

--Date/Version: Updated 11/5/10 - Version 1.2
--iOS/Age Rating:  This app requires iOS 3.0 or later. iOS 4.0. Rated 4+.
--Tip/Tutorials: This application and the application makers are are not associated with the content in the “How To” section contained within this application. All trademarks, properties, and copyrights belong to their respective owners.
--Device: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
--Languages: English
--Developer Link: Wowzer Software
--Twitter Link: @handymanapp
--Facebook Link: N/A

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