Aside from streaming movies or keeping tabs on your weight loss diet or just generally killing time playing mind numbing games, you can in fact put your iPhone or smartphone to constructive physical use by letting it assist you in your day to day chores around the house and garden.
Garden Plan Pro Price: $9.99
Latest version rating: 2.5/5 from 21
This gardening app is designed to help you plan and manage your fruit, vegetable or herb garden with the help of in-built expert advice with simple to use tools.
Its key attraction to user’s is that it’s designed to work with any garden, be it raised beds or rows, where it will explain how to rotate crops, plan succession planting and importantly what and when to plant.
The feedback however for this app so far is mixed as prior to recent changes it seemed to be working effortlessly yet now there are a few issues with it freezing up.
This app comes from the creators of growveg.com with 100k+ users and their technical support is normally described as very responsive, so check latest user feedback before purchasing to see how it now performs.
Home 3D for iPad Price: $8.99
This interior design app is designed for you to create a 3D set up of your home, where you can then place furniture and bits and bobs which you own or are fixed in like the kitchen sink in their appropriate room, and you have yourself a 3D virtual tour.
Once bought there are no-up sells or in-app costs, just a onetime price where you can then go to designing the interior of your house using many features like mixing and matching up the floor, paint or wallpaper materials, use the apps videos to guide you through some navigational tricky spots, find out if that new sofa will fit and a lot more.
There is little negative feedback of this app as some user’s do mention that they hope the future upgrade will include more varieties of furniture.
That said, the popular parts of the apps seem to be the night mode spec where you can test the look and feel of lighting and the ability to change the color and design of furniture in the multiple objects section.
Woodcraft Price: $9.99
Current version rating: 4/5 from 17
Ever wanted to get into carpentry?
Well, this app does come highly rated with a simple to use interface you can work in either 2D or 3D and tackle any project from old garden tables to units to bed side tables.
Whether you’re a newbie to this profession or experienced, this intuitive app has lots of great features.
You can align, rotate and move objects using 3D virtual grid settings, use the apps knowledge to go shopping for the right equipment, refer to on screen measurements when working and available in 4 European languages so far this app offers video tutorials and online guides and documentation to keep your carpentry plan easy and straight forward.
Of course carpentry is a skill which takes years to perfect but the display screen layout of this app is argued to be so tip top notch that it can really help you improve your skills in a “do it at your own pace” environment.
Specifically so far this app is designed for plywood sheet with straight line cuts at any angle and stick lumber projects like building a bridge or some decking with a useful list provided for the right materials to use.
You can also go online and upload and share your project with other designers and home carpentry enthusiasts to get some constructive positive feedback.
Reprinted courtesy of www.Apppicker.com