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
18 Apr 2019, by Christine Pamintuan
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
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
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
Quiktract is a really useful app that takes away the stress and hassle of dealing with contractors and provides the ability to set legally binding service agreements with ease. Both parties can set an agreement, modify it and track the whole process from start to finish, even allowing a simple payment system on completion or as agreed. Reviews in the Appstore are very strong.
- Create legally binding agreements between client and the contractor.
- Communicate between each other
- Track the process through a simple interface
- Pay or get paid easily and instantly
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
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