By Double Dog Studios
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I.D. Wood is a past iTunes Staff Favorites and here is what others are saying about I.D. Wood:
"Turn your already awesome iPhone into the best thing ever, with a decent wood guidebook." Sal Vaglica, This Old House
"With the I.D. Wood app for your iPhone, you'll look like a pro every time." BobVilla.com
"A well devised reference tool for those on the run, and also those perplexed by Bruce Hoadley’s work." Curated Magazine
"A must for any green builder or customer who is conscious about the materials they are going to buy....this app should be de rigueur." Charles and Hudson
"Remember the classic wood info and identification books on your shelf? This is the electronic version of those resources – somewhat easier to carry around in your pocket." Woodworker's Journal
I.D. Wood is your Pocket Guide to Woods from around the world with full screen samples and detailed information for over 200 different woods.
The standalone application will work with or without an Internet connection so that the samples and information are always at your fingertips. From the basic to the exotic, I.D. Wood turns your mobile device into a virtual guidebook for seasoned woodworkers, cabinet makers, designers, artists, architects, collectors, antique dealers, hobbyists, gunsmiths, musicians, homeowners, boat builders, carpenters and others.
I.D. Wood includes the following:
Over 200 High Quality Full-Screen Wood Samples (raw cut and non-finished)
* Species Names
* Botanical Names
* Other Names
* Wood Origins
* Wood Descriptions
* Woodworking Properties
* Common Uses
* Janka Hardness
I.D. Wood also features:
* Wood Glossary of over 90 terms
* Illustrations of Lumber Cutting Techniques
* Full text Search Tools
* Advanced Search
* Category Navigation
* Lumber Information
* Dimensional Lumber Conversions
* Thickness Measuring Screen
* Pilot Hole Reference
* Nail Size Reference
* Janka Hardness Scale
* Specific Gravity
* Lumber Grading Tables
* Board Feet calculator
I.D. Wood allows a user to quickly browse by Wood Samples, Species Names or Other Names to aide in quick identification. Categories allow for quickly finding woods of a particular use, durability or sustainable status.
We continue to add new types of wood in future updates.
What's New in Version 4.0
* Improved search and navigation
* Cleaner and faster interface
* Support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
Good Info / Not Intuitive
I'm trying to find a good guide for wood identification without carrying a book around. This app has good info but it's not functional enough. You can add woods to your favorites but then when you go to scroll from one to the next it's back in the main list mixed with African woods for example. It seems like it's just a database packaged nicely. Needs a back function, etc. I'd like to have a list of common American hardwoods I can quickly browse through.
Disappointed I spent $5, right now this app is worth $1 or free until it has more function.
Good, but room for improvement
There's a lot of great info, but the UI is frustrating (e.g., no back button), the organization isn't intuitive (e.g., the board foot calculator isn't on the calculator), and the glossary is incomplete (and some entries are rather brief). Not sad I bought it, but hopefully it improves. Another wish is to include info on woods used in instruments, but I can hardly offer that as criticism.
Great app. It would benefit from from a measure of the strength of woods.
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- Category: Reference
- Updated: Mar 29, 2015
- Version: 4.0
- Size: 46.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Double Dog Studios
- © 2009-2015 Jordan Silberman, Double Dog Studios
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 Plus.