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DIY Calculator

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Description

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Featured in the Sunday Times Top 500 apps (Jan 2012)
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✭✭✭✭✭ Featured by Sunday Times - 'THE TOP 500 APPS IN THE WORLD' (Feb 2011) ✭✭✭✭✭

**Featured on The Gadget Show 22/11/2010**
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Featured in Apps to Do It Yourself: iPad/iPhone Apps AppList http://appadvice.com/applists/show/apps-to-diy
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No:45 best selling app in iTunes UK charts 22 Nov 2010

The DIY Calculator application is designed to help you estimate the amount of materials you need for common DIY jobs. It has 4 calculation options:painting, wallpapering, tiling and flooring.

It will prove beneficial to the general handyman trying to calculate how much paint he needs when painting his bedroom or the professional calculating materials and costings for clients.

All you need to do is enter the dimensions of the job at hand and the calculator does the rest! You are then able to save the calculations for later or email the calculations.

It is simple to use and fast and will help you save money, as you will have less wastage of materials.

Features:
- Paint Calculator
- Wallpaper Calculator
- Flooring Calculator
- Tile Calculator
- Ability to save down multiple calculations
- Ability to email calculations
- Measurements can be entered in either feet and inches or metres and centimetres

So whether you are doing general diy or renovations don't get left with surplus materials.

Coming Soon: Notes and picture section.

NOTE: The calculator is for estimation purposes only.

What's New in Version 1.3

Version 1.3 has the following:
- Fixed error to enable a name to be entered when saving a calculation

- Fixed error to enable users to cancel when emailing a calculation

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Customer Reviews

Useful But Not Great

I have 3 bathrooms getting a full upgrade-including new flooring, tile tub surround, paint, and counters. I also have 2 other rooms and a hallway needing paint and flooring. This is a handy way to label and store my dimensions for each, and I appreciate the estimated square footage. I like the options for doors and windows for paint calculations. The paint coverage has a default listed but can be changed. (Beware, it calculates based on one coat of paint.) I haven't tried any other apps yet, but will do that this week.

I have had some issues with this app. 1)For one thing, it asks for the price of the flooring and tile, but doesn't actually seem to bring the final cost into the saved listing.
2)It also randomly closes when I click "calculate", but at least it doesn't crash my phone.
3)It doesn't have a way to enter the width of flooring roll which will throw off my calculations. For instance, the room is only 8.5 ft wide, but the carpet is 12 ft wide, so I will have a lot of waste, but the square footage is calculated as an exact in this app. (OK for square stick-down tiles, but not rolls)
4)It asks for tile dimensions, but doesn't tell how many of them I need, it just re-states the square footage measure. Why ask if it won't calculate it?
5)A minor thing, but it keeps defaulting back to metric. Needs a way to choose and lock into metric or Imperial.

don't waste your money

there are no helpful instructions granted it is a basic app but you'd be better off buying a book

DIY Calculator
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  • $0.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.3
  • Size: 1.0 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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