Best Apps and Calculators for Woodworkers

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These apps and calculator programs will turn your smartphone, tablet, or computer into a valuable tool in your shop. You can do things like identify a tree species, calculate board feet, convert measurements, calculate crown molding dimensions, and set up parts layouts and cutting lists.

Apps:
Leafsnap (free for iOS)
American Species Guide (free for iOS or Android)
WoodMasterHD ($7.99 for iOS)
Handyman Cal-culator ($4.99 for Android)
Board Feet Calculator app ($0.99 for iOS)
Spirit Level Gold (free for iOS)
Anglemeter (free for iOS)
Flying Ruler app ($1.99 for iOS)

Online Programs:
University of Missouri’s free online board foot calculator – http://extension.missouri.edu/scripts/explore/G05506.asp
Calculatorsoup – http://www.calculatorsoup.com/calculators/
Crown Molding Miter and Bevel Finder, a free on-line calculator – http://www.construction-resource.com/calculators/crown-molding.php
The Wood-shop Calculator ($9.99) – http://www.woodshopcalculator.com
Shutter Design Wizard – http://www.rockler.com/shutter
Cutlist400, a basic but functional cutout optimizer program – http://www.delphiforfun.org/programs/cutlist.htm

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Comments

WhoDatBe Dare says:

Have a look at mobile app Inches+Meters. Been using it for years now.

Randy Green says:

Woodmaster HD is a waste of $7.99. Thanks for nothing.

J Ames says:

I am looking to build a smart coffee table with built in mini fridge, blue tooth speakers and adequate storage for a game room, does anyone know a decent blue print that could help me out with something like this? All the ones I find are the basic 4 legs and table top.

Beto Renteria says:

Informative. Well done.

CraftsManMark says:

Wow to the Woodmaster app. We have it for both Android and iOS at the shop here and it's hands down the best of the lot.

jray9242 says:

I enjoyed the video and wish those apps you showed would work on an Android phone/tablet.

Axnfell says:

You mixed out. Very useful app, Builders Calc, found this to be so useful…

Alan Sloan says:

Thanks for the resources, they'll come in handy on my next project.

rodney sharpe says:

load a S H I T E….

Erik P says:

Go metric……….makes life so much easier.

Jeremy Hall says:

Woodshop Calculator isn't free and you failed to mention that.

Cameron Redd says:

Thank you very much for sharing

justin barrett says:

neat video, helpful for the modern wood worker….albeit most of this is known, but not every woodworker is tech savvy…well done.

Dario DeNiro says:

You need an app to tell you how much the wood is going to cost ? cos simple maths isn't going to help !

Chuck Johnson says:

If the US would just switch to metric, we wouldn't have to worry about doing fractional arithmetic. USA, Liberia, Myanmar only countries not metric. Come on people!

Ken Fitzpatrick says:

Good info. Was disappointed with the Wood-shop calculator. It's list for $9.99 but when you get there its only for a 30 day trial. It's $39.95 per year after that. Unless your a cabinet production shop the cost is pretty steep.

Dusan Brestovansky says:

JUst use centimeters and millimeters as all advance world does.

randomusername987 says:

You guys really should take another look at the way you make videos. Theres too much unnecessary filler, at least for this kind of video.

martyn jones says:

Stupid Apple apps. Nothing for android or WP. Seems like you are sponsored by crapple.

Fredrik Rambris says:

Lots of iOS, not a single Android app.

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