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.

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 –
Calculatorsoup –
Crown Molding Miter and Bevel Finder, a free on-line calculator –
The Wood-shop Calculator ($9.99) –
Shutter Design Wizard –
Cutlist400, a basic but functional cutout optimizer program –

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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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