There’s a mobile app for just about everything, even for home improvement and DIY! You’ll be spoiled for choice because there’s a whole plethora of great options for your mobile device, be it for DIY projects and fix-it guides, handy calculators and materials estimations, or even just for interior design ideas and inspiration.

A good mobile app can be as essential as a hammer and a box of nails. To help you out, here are 5 of the best and most well-designed home improvement and DIY apps to get you going, using your smartphone or tablet.

MagicPlan

MagicPlan

With MagicPlan, a good phone camera, and a little bit of patience on your part, you can easily measure rooms and generate floor plans, complete with doors, architectural symbols for windows, furniture, and more. You can organize the floor plans by room and floor.

The free version allows you to export plans into watermarked JPG, PDF or an interactive web version. The paid version removes watermarks, allows exporting into DXF, and expands the floor plan symbols that you can work with.

MagicPlan is available for Android and iOS.

iFixit

iFixit

This is an excellent DIY-oriented app that’s focused on DIY repairs. The app comes with comprehensive repair and teardown guides for various categories of devices, from cars and trucks to smartphones, tablets, and common household furniture and appliances.

The guides will take you through the process of breaking open devices, diagnosing problems, and even making repairs and part replacements. You can browse by category or device model, check out featured guides, and even create and upload your own teardown or repair guides directly from the app. If you don’t have the necessary parts or tools, the app also includes useful links to iFixit’s own online shop.

iFixit is available for Android and iOS.

wikiHow

wikiHow

Like Wikipedia’s DIY set, wikiHow offers thousands of useful how-to guides, ranging from tech and life hacks, quick repairs, DIY and crafting projects, and even some scrumptious food recipes.

Do you want to learn how to change your car’s oil? How about cleaning and maintaining a rain barrel? What about framing a jigsaw puzzle? wikiHow has everything covered, complete with helpful illustrations and videos. You can browse through and search categories, check out featured articles, as well as bookmark important how-tos for future reference or for later offline reading.

One neat feature in the iOS version is the Survival Kit feature, which is a collection of first aid and survival guides that come preloaded for offline use.

wikiHow is available for Android and iOS.

My Measures & Dimensions

My Measures & Dimensions

If you’re looking for something more solid than Skitch for annotating dimensions and diagrams for DIY and home improvement, then this is the app for you. This app is intended for capturing photos and annotating them with dimensions, angles, text boxes, and other useful information. You can also save the annotated photos back into the camera roll or gallery, as well as organize them in folders.

The premium version on iOS unlocks more advanced features, including iCloud sync and backups, a zoom loupe, and support for various laser meters, among many others.

The app is available for Android and iOS.

Snapguide

Snapguide

Snapguide is easily one of the most beautiful crowd-sourced how-to apps out there, featuring various projects, repairs, recipes, and hacks that come loaded with comprehensive instructions and full-page photo guides. You can view featured guides, check out various informative topics from gardening, automotive, arts and crafts, and many other projects, as well as popular and recently uploaded guides. You can also comment on, like, share guides, and even create your own guides.

Snapguide is available foriOS.