When it comes to doing jobs around the home, it is fair to say that most of us need all of the help that we can get. Tackling a DIY project can be a great deal of fun, and something which will keep you occupied for a long time, it can also help you to save plenty of money. In order to ensure that your DIY project goes as well as it can, why not look at using some phone applications to assist you?

We’ve rounded up some of the best DIY apps, check them out and give them a try for your next project.


Wikihow is a brilliant website which features how-to guides on just about everything that you can think of. This is a great resource for any DIY project which you are undertaking and their phone app is an absolute pleasure to use. The mobile app can be your perfect assistant, helping you with guides, photographs and images, as well as some videos to keep your project on track.

iHandy Carpenter

There aren’t too many DIY tasks out there that won’t require a spirit level at some point. Spirit levels however, can be cumbersome pieces of kit which aren’t exactly handy to have around. It is for this reason why we recommend iHandy Carpenter, an app which utilizes the built in sensors on your mobile device, to tell you when something is perfectly level.

Tap Painter

Picking color schemes for your rooms is not always easy and unless you have a particular eye for design, getting the colors and tones just right can be a pain. When you use the mobile app Tap Painter however, all of these problems disappear and you can ensure that you get the exact color that you are looking for in your newly redecorated room. The app works by simply taking a photo of your room, and then it will allow you to change the color of walls and floors, until you find the perfect shade.

Roomscan Pro

Wouldn’t it be great if you could somehow see the floorplan for the rooms in the house, without having to measure and sketch them all out by hand? Well now you can have this with the new Roomscan Pro app. This app also uses your phones sensors, you will need to follow the instructions to calibrate the phone and use it to measure the room, once this is done, you’ll have a perfect floorplan to work with. This is especially helpful when you are trying to work out where to put furniture.

Handyman Calculator

When you are working on a DIY project you will run into lots of different types of measurements and dimensions which can be difficult to understand. For this reason you need the Handyman Calculator app, a simple solution which can work out just about any type of conversion, in order to make your life that little bit easier.

Why not try out some of these apps for your next DIY task, and see how technology can help to make that job simpler.