Best Apps and Calculators for Woodworkers

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 (.99 for iOS)
Handyman Cal-culator (.99 for Android)
Board Feet Calculator app (.99 for iOS)
Spirit Level Gold (free for iOS)
Anglemeter (free for iOS)
Flying Ruler app (.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 (.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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20 Replies to “Best Apps and Calculators for Woodworkers”

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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