1. Carpenter’s Sq.
Certain, the iPhone’s not sufficiently big to exchange an actual carpenter’s sq., nevertheless it kicks the crap out of “that appears shut sufficient” when your sq. is miles away again in your toolbox. Within the image above I used to be constructing a little bit of impromptu signage (learn: an 8′ tall stand to carry a banner). The outcome: shut sufficient that it stood straight even in some fairly stiff wind.
2. Brief Straight Edge
Once more, it’s a bit small to exchange a ruler or yardstick. But when you could scribe a line throughout, say, a 2×4, it really works fantastic. Simply bear in mind to make use of the facet with out the quantity management. Word: If you find yourself with just a few scratches on the again of your iPhone, put on them with pleasure. A minimum of you’re_ using_ your telephone, proper?
3. Bubble Stage
This $0.99 app from CirkelSoft leverages the iPhone’s accelerometers to show it into a reasonably efficient bubble degree. The draw back: you could calibrate the app first with an actual degree to present it any accuracy. However after calibration it’s all the time there with you, even once you present up at a buddy’s home to hold cabinets solely to find that he doesn’t personal a degree. Doh!
4. (Sorta) Poor Man’s Dynomometer
Need to know for certain if that chilly air consumption or chip actually makes a distinction in your automobile’s 0-60 time? You can spend $200 for a G-Tech Professional Efficiency Meter (or a ton extra for an actual dyno session), however the $13 Dynolicious app provides you fairly rattling related knowledge by way of a tool that’s already in your pocket. Moreover capturing and displaying varied velocity and acceleration exams (0-60, 1/4 mile, and so on.), it additionally data and shows lateral and braking Gs — together with a real-time graphical skidpad show — and may estimate your automobile’s horsepower by factoring in acceleration and weight.
5. Store Digicam
Any digicam telephone works for snapping fast pix of an merchandise earlier than you are taking it aside. However in contrast to most digicam telephones, the iPhone means that you can pinch-and-pull to zoom in photograph element. Mix this with a fairly large display (as cell telephones go) and the iPhone turns into an asset once you’re re-assembling drum brakes or attempting to recollect which wire went the place behind a automobile sprint