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HandyMan Sidekick app review: a virtual sidekick



Just because you are taking on DIY projects doesn't mean you have to go about it on your own. The HandyMan Sidekick app for your iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad is exactly that:your own sidekick during your projects. This is a calculation tool that helps you figure out how much of something you will need in order to do a particular project. You can refer to this app when you need to figure out how much wallpaper you need, how much wood, paint, or other supplies. There’s no need to be an expert in order to achieve expert results.

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HandyMan Sidekick


Don't Guess Your Way Through

When it comes to DIY projects they can look extremely professional when you go about them the right way. The HandyMan Sidekick app helps you so that there is no need to make guesses as you go and risk messing up the project. This app provides you with an easy-to-use calculation tool so that you can figure out exactly how much of an item you need for a project. It can be used for indoor and outdoor projects and can save you not just time but also money since you'll purchase the right amount of material from the start.

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In its most recent update the load times were made faster and a flashlight tool was added, as requested by users. This app doesn't score particularly high, getting just 2.5 out of five stars from users. As I read through customer comments it seems there is stability issues plaguing this app as many users have complained it won't even open.


What it Can Help With?

So what exactly can this app help with? If you have a project that involves gardening, flooring, painting, or wallpapering, this is a tool for you. As mentioned there is also a flashlight that is operated by one touch. Does your DIY project involve drywall? The drywall calculator can help you figure out the exact amount to buy. In the latest version you also have a mulch calculator that can convert square feet to cubic feet, and you can change all calculators from Metric to Imperial units.

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I really like the idea of the app and the user interface is made to be very simple. All the calculator tools are found along the bottom tab on the screen and the calculations are easy to input with instant results. If the stability issues can be worked out this would make for a very handy tool.

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HandyMan Sidekick


Pros and Cons


  • Provides users with a number of handy calculator tools
  • Figure out how much material you need for gardening, flooring, wallpapering, and painting projects indoors and outdoors
  • Pick Imperial or Metric units
  • Calculations are instant


  • The app suffers from stability issues

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Final Thoughts

The HandyMan Sidekick app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone is meant to be a DIY handyman’s tool. I like the features it offers and it can definitely help save you time and money; it just isn’t incredibly stable.

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