Whether you're a handyman (or woman) around your house or you do handiwork for a living, there are a variety of tools you'll need in order to get the job done. Have you ever considered that your device is a multi-tool on its own and could be useful to you in your work? Whether you use it for tips or to find out if the painting you are hanging is level, you're sure to find a helpful app in our list of the best handyman apps for iPhone and iPad.
The best handyman apps for iPhone and iPad
17 May 2017, by Christine Pamintuan
Fumble is an app dedicated to helping users find the perfect handyman in their local area. Search for the perfect handyman, contact them and negotiate services, prices and availability. Users can rate the handyman, there’s a profile picture and text. Additionally, users can also register as a handyman if they have the relative skills. So, now you can earn some extra money for handyman work on the side. This app is a cool concept and very useful. Whether you are looking for a handyman or you would like to be hired as a handyman, this app is a solid option for all users.
- Search for a handyman in your area
- Register as a handyman and earn some money
- View profiles, photo and ratings
- This app is very simple and easy to use
- Negotiate services and prices through in-app messaging
TaskRabitt is an ingenious platform where users can hire skilled professionals and laborers to come and take care of jobs or tasks around the house. You can get access to a network of thousands of skilled Taskers, who can meet any number of needs like handyman services, deliveries, errands, house cleaning and more. All taskers are carefully vetted and all tasks are ensured. Communicate directly through the app and pay through it as well. This app is active in about 19 major cities, with more on the way.
- Access to thousands of Taskers
- Hire a Tasker to perform handyman services
- Taskers are carefully vetted
- All tasks are insured
- Pay and communicate through app
Thumbtack connects customers, who are looking for household and handyman services, with professionals who will get the job done and meet your needs. This app is available nationwide, so you are certain to find skilled contractors and handymen in your area. Start by answering some questions about your needs. Within a few hours, you will get up to 5 qualified individuals that are a good fit for your project. You can also compare quotes, check out reviews and profiles, hire who you think is best for your project and more.
- A great app for those looking to hire a handyman
- Connects users with Professionals based on project
- Enter your project details then get up to 5 available handymen
- Compare reviews, quotes and profiles
- Available nationwide
BrightNest is a home organization app with instructions on how to complete important tasks, reminders, and a personal schedule. It has information on basic maintenance, home décor ideas, and more. You get a free account, customized tips, a home quiz that helps the app customize your house profile with your personal goals, and reminders when important things need to be done. You can schedule tasks and create custom tasks and set them on a certain schedule. You'll have access to articles covering how to unclog a shower head, changing air filters, cleaning your microwave, and more.
- Free account
- Customized tips
- Useful articles
- Free handyman app for iPhone and iPad
The wikiHow app has more than 150,000 how-to guides on all kinds of topics so you're never going to be at a loss on how to to do something. Need to unclog a drain? Want to know how to install a counter top? Need to rewire a lamp? You can find a how-to guide on this app. You can bookmark articles to read later, even if you're offline, and each article has step-by-step instructions and photos or illustrations to help. Some articles have videos, too. The app offers featured articles of the day and you can browse the entire collection whenever you want. It also has the Survival Kit which has a collection of articles covering emergency situations like how to do CPR, basic first aid, or how to land an airplane.
- Over 150,000 how-to guides
- Bookmark articles to read later
- Photos and videos
- Articles of the day
- Survival Kit
- Free iPhone and iPad app for handymen
Surface Level is free for a limited time, so grab it while you can. Use the app to measure angles and slopes in carpentry and a bunch of other applications. The app is easy to calibrate: just hold the phone or iPad against a reference surface and press the Calibrate button. The app is available in a wide variety of languages and is part of the iMetalBox collection, which includes a flashlight, stopwatch, spirit level, surface level, ruler, protractor, and battery info.
- Measure angles in slopes
- Carpentry applications
- Easy to calibrate
- Part of iMetalBox collection
- Free for a limited time
i-Ruler allows you to measure length in inches or centimeters using your iPhone or iPod Touch (iPad not supported at this time). Put your finger on the screen and slide your phone to measure. Choose the ruler type by tapping once on the screen; the developer has added more ruler types so you can now upgrade to different types depending on your needs. If you have questions about how to use the app there is a video on YouTube or you may also contact the developers and they will respond very nicely. Individual in-app purchases offer different rulers like a 1-meter ruler, a half-meter ruler, and a 3-foot ruler.
- Measure in inches or centimeters
- Use your iPhone or iPod Touch
- Put your finger on the screen and slide your device to measure
- Different ruler types
- Free with in-app purchases for different ruler types
Paint Tester is a cool app that lets you see how new colors will look on your walls, without actually painting them! You can easily try out several different colors. If you have a color in mind that isn't available on the palette, take a photo of that color. Apply the color you want to try to a photo of a room in your home and know what it will look like before going through all the mess and work of putting paint to walls. You can even apply multiple colors at the same time so you can see how an accent wall would look. The smart paint bucket will only color the wall, without bleeding it onto neighboring walls or other surfaces.
- Test new paint colors
- See how new colors will look without painting
- Try out an accent wall
- Use the palette or take a photo of a color
- Free with in-app purchase to upgrade to Pro
DIY Watch lets you watch your favorite DIY shows and gives you inspiration for your own home upgrades. You can see clips, full TV episodes, and other original content from DIYnetwork.com. Look through the videos and find ideas about how to change your space. If you have a participating TV service provider you can also stream DIY network live for free. Some current providers include DIRECTV, Google Fiber, Comcast XFINITY, AT&T U-verse, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon FiOS. Some of the features include closed captioning, a full TV schedule, and custom designs. The app is also compatible with Apple Watch.
- Watch your fave DIY shows
- See clips and full episodes
- Stream live for free with participating providers
- Closed captioning
- Free handyman app for iPhone and iPad
HomeAdvisor is a free app that gives you the ability to find and compare professionals for home repair, improvement, maintenance, and renovations. You can read reviews from previous customers, look at pricing, and book appointments. The app lists almost 100,000 background-checked professionals. You can keep track of your projects and pros, read verified ratings, see project pricing for hundreds of different home projects, and more. Complete a short survey to clarify your contracting requirement. Reduce the risk of hiring an unknown contractor with the HomeAdvisor app.
- Easy to use and find a reliable contractor
- Find and compare professionals
- Read reviews
- Almost 100,000 pro listed
- Free handyman app
Have a repair or home improvement job but don't know where to look to find someone to do it? Smith retrieves multiple quotes from qualified general contractors for all of your home remodeling, improvement, and repair jobs. You can also use the app to get other service professionals like gardeners, roofers, maids, pest control pros, and more. Take a photo of your project and the app sends the photo to the pros who will bid and provide estimates on the job. Within 24 hours you will get the top three bids from the pre-screened contractors. Just choose the contractor and book the project through the app.
- Get multiple quotes from general contractors
- For home remodeling, improvement, and repair jobs
- Find other service professionals like maids, gardeners, roofers, and more
- Submit your job and the app will get you three quotes within 24 hours
- Free handyman app for iPhone and iPad
Woodworking with The Wood Whisperer gives you access to TheWoodWhisperer.com, a free woodworking resource with hundreds of how-to articles, videos, and viewer projects for you to enjoy. Features of the app include the ability to turn on Notifications so you don't miss a new video or Flash Friday sale, a pull-down search function, and hundreds of woodworking shop tours, articles, videos, and more, all with a searchable interface. Tap a header to go back to the top of a list, pull down a list to search for something specific, and listen to the Wood Talk podcast from inside the app.
- Free woodworking resource
- How-to articles, videos, and viewer projects
- Notifications so you don't miss new videos
- Flash Friday sales
- Searchable interface