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iHandy Level Free
Last changed: Version: 1.41 (iPhone OS 3.0 Tested)
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This might be the most beautiful level you can get in hand.
Unlike some other levels in app store, this one is fully functional with calibration capability. It's accurate after calibrated.
*** IMPORTANT MESSAGE. PLEASE READ ***
Because the sensor inside every individual iPhone/iPod touch could be built slightly differently, to make the level more accurate for your device, you need to calibrate before use.
1. Find a flat surface.
2. Hold your device upright (in portrait mode and home button at the bottom), put the bottom edge of the device on the flat surface, then press Calibrate button (the one with a target image on it) to calibrate the portrait mode.
3. Turn your device 90 degree clockwise (now it should be in landscape mode and home button on the left hand side), again keep it upright, and put the current bottom edge (long edge) on the flat surface, then press Calibrate button to calibrate the landscape mode.
4. Put the back of the device against the surface, then press Calibration button to calibrate the face-up mode
5. You are ready to go!
Haha ha this game works
By: hopinit - Jan 21, 2009
Yes this tool works and for
The kids need to ask mother and father that brought them In this world how to play it! And for the ones that still thinks it's a game those are the ones that have no parents and they wheir left to run the streets ta ha ha ha a game ha ha ha ha ho ho ha ha ha game haa ha I can not stop ooh and please people try to use better words insted of bad one uknow kids do use this may be some of them can not read for sure! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha well this game works fine ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha some one help me I can not stop laughing ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
This is not a game...
By: JRush23 - Feb 22, 2009
So to those dumb@sses giving this a poor rating because u say the "game is not challenging," I just ask u this...REALLY??? Are y'all that freaking retarded??? This IS NOT a game and never advertises itself to be a game. It is a LEVEL used for carpentry and construction to make sure things are even and "level." Geez, what is happening to our youth these days??? You think everything is a game! I'm only 27, but I remember what it was like to be a kid and to have some toughness and common sense...morons! Nice job to the creators of this "level" for making it do what it advertises it should do in operating as a "level."
This thingy rocks
By: Neo796 - Feb 19, 2009
Here's what I did..... After reading several (180) reviews and before I DL'd the app I went to the garage and retrieved my pocket and torpedo levels and returned to my kitchen where I found NOTHING to be level. Then I went into the bathroom and found one side of the countertop was level (after playing with angles. Then I DL'd the app, calibrated it and discovered the app works perfectly. One thing to note is there are three profiles with the level, not just two. Portrait, Landscape & Flat (screen pointed towards sky) this is where the bubble would seem to sink unless YOU understand you are viewing the bubble from above which is how it should look.
Simple minds think everything is a game, even tools. Go figure. : )
By: iBrain - Feb 19, 2009
I have seen that some people seemed to be having trouble getting good reading. With some experimenting with a real level, I think that the "problem" is based on how the iPod/Phone is held and how the accelerometer is affected.
With a little experimenting, I found that the application gave the best reading when the menu button is toward the bottom in vertical mode, and on the right in horizontal mode. See if this positioning helps your accuracy problems.
And for the people who thought this app was a game... ha ha ha... :)
By: BASSMANJOE1 - May 21, 2009
WOW. Needed a level in a pinch, away from home, assisting a young lady putting a shelf up, of course no tools around and why purchase only to have to return because already have one at home. TAA-DAAA...Downloaded this handy tool and all was fine. I'll tell ya, these apps for this Iphone are a great tool to have in a pinch folks. As for the shelf, it came out AOK. You know i put something that rolls on it to make sure the level was accurate (smile).....enjoy....
Good "level" app- GET IT!
By: David in LA - Jan 9, 2009
This app could not be better for its purpose. Some might prefer the calibration control to be hidden to avoid an unintentional reset, but then someone might not find it.
I don't understand how anyone could fail to understand the app, and I don't understand how anyone could fail to get it! (I also don't understand how someone takes the time to review an app, give a good review, and then inadvertently give it only one star; just a few single star ratings can really hammer the average rating for an app, as is the case here.)
No reasonable person could give this app less than 4 stars!
Does What It Says
By: From Patterson NY - Jan 9, 2009
If you need a real level for whatever reason, get one. But if you need one "just to get by" this one will do just fine, and may be better than you expect. I love it. When something seems out of level, like a table in a restaurant, this app comes in handy. But soon after seeing this nifty little app, no one is concerned about an out-of-level table anymore. Your friends will want to play with this app.
A nice quiet level for a change....perfect!
By: Coldar - Jan 3, 2009
This one has no sound and that's one of reason for keeping it. I don't need the constant annoying sounds to tell me if I'm level. I prefer to look at a bubble instead. This one looks more professional and I don't get laughed at if have to use it like the other noisy ones. Like that I can lock the bubble in place too. Looks to be accurate imo and nice graphics with the wooden background. Its an eye pleasing level that performs as decriped. Finally able to dump the other bantering level. Thank you Dev! Great Work.
Great App. Ruler suggestion...
By: Dantexas - Feb 1, 2009
Very valuable, saving me from running back to the toolbox to get a level or ruler. Would love the option to have the ruler start at the edge of the iPhone. Would save addition of the distance from the bottom of the iPhone to the screen to all measurements. Maybe an option for iPhone and iPod if they are designed with different measurements? Would also like the marks for 1/2", 3/4", etc. to be labeled on the ruler for quick looks. Thanks for the useful App.
This app saved my life! I kid you not!
By: Tesseeb - Sep 13, 2009
I'm a girl computer geek boss. I conned my big boss into letting me and my guys "test" iPhones for mass deployment. Within an hour we were racking servers and I, in my supervisory role, stood back and told my grunting, sweating guys that, "Nope, you're doing it wrong." I barely escaped with my life thanks to instantly downloading this app and proving them wrong. HA! Take THAT suckas! We had a group hug afterwards.
Hey backcountry skiiers... an avalanche tool
By: Beagler - Mar 24, 2009
This is, by far, the best free iPhone app out there. Not only is it handy around the house (and eliminates a lot of spousal disagreements over what is 'straight'), but we used it in comparison with an inclinometer to measure slope angle while skiing.
We gently placed a pole into the snow on the slope, then rested the iHandy Level/iPhone on the pole. Over repeated measurements the slope was between 32 and 33 degrees. The inclinometer measured 32 degrees.
And it's such a cool photo!
By: Orion_425 - Mar 21, 2009
I am a commercial general contractor. Hopefully anyone who got this app wasn't wanting to build science labs etc using it. No, one can't should build retaining walls or homes for that matter with this, but picture frames and small items around the house. U can't beat it.
I'm just glad I don't buold things using my pictionary and battleship. And more happy that I don't sit around with family and play screwdrivers and hammers.
2 real life drummer the new tool!
By: C50Bart - Mar 16, 2009
Everybody writing about the new TOOL real life drummer, don't waste the energy. This person is so clueless it amazes me he know how to use his iPhone. This TOOL app. Is by far one of the best! I'm a contractor and use this level if I don't have my real one handy. Not for framing but trim moulding & box mounting.
This real life drummer TOOL should be embarassed for NOT even knowing the definition of "utilities"! LOL What a tool.
Someone make an app. called the real life drummer tool, the only 1 "level" game for the intellectually impared..... Lmfao
Mr TOOL inspector Chris. LoL
Excellent and free...!
By: RicardiPhone - 03-Apr-2009
Most important thing is calibration, it appears the iPhones angle detection hardware requires this (when playing a driving game I have to hold the iPhone at an angle to steer straight on). So other spirit level app's say my iPhone is at 7 degress when its horizontal. This App solves this issue with a simple button press to set 0 degrees. It appears accurate with within 0.3 degrees or so, maybe not as good as a "real" level but then its not a metre long and is always in my pocket. Does at it says on the tin as they say. One slight issue is the logic behind working out you have moved from portrait to landscape, App sometimes thinks you have laid the iPhone screen up on a horizontal surface. But exit / re-run sorts that out. If you need a level get this software, makes me tempted to buy the suite.
Just what I needed
By: P.J. R - Jul 16, 2009
My husband I and bought a new dishwasher and decided to install it ourselves. Looking over the directions, I noticed we needed a level. I remembered seeing one at the App store. I quickly downloaded it and had it calibrated ready to go in less than 5 minutes. 30 minutes later, my dishwasher was installed and running. Could not have done it without a level. It comes with 3 other tools too. (a plumb , a surface level and a ruler). But I think you have to download the paid verison to get those.
Yes, people, it's accurate
By: Enochian13 - Feb 27, 2009
There is a button, on the left, that looks like a sniper crosshair. That's your callibration button.
Now, according to most foremans I've talked to here in Vegas (I bartend in Vegas, for most of the workmen from the new M Resort and bigass Town Square project...but, trust me, I'd personally look like an idiot with a toolkit), even above average constructions can have a strut slant as deviated as 4 degrees, so if you're calibrating against your own wall, and coming out lopsided, it might be "you".
Ironically, the most accurate way to calibrate your level, is with the genuine model, If you have one. Set the bubbles to coincide, then you have a pocket level. Otherwise, well, you'll just haveto trust whatever median you have to set your plane by.
Elegant, useful and free!!
By: kencj - Feb 13, 2009
This would be five stars but for one small shortcoming -the directions for calibration should come with the app, not just be displayed on iTunes.
Otherwise, this is one of those cool things you show your friends. "Look what my Touch/iPhone can do!" Really nicely designed too.
Thanks, iHandy!! My "real" level was too big to fit into the spot I needed to level and this worked perfectly.
Somewhat accurate; sometimes tricky to use
By: tonyg11235 - Oct 5, 2009
The app is very polished and appears to be well written, which is a shame, because it may be at the mercy of inaccurate hardware/sensors. I downloaded this app to use it to level a digital programmable thermostat I was installing. It insisted that my naked eye was still about 2 degrees off, so I tilted the thermostat gently until voila! We had a perfect balance, or so the app said. I pulled the iPod Touch away and prepped the thermostat for final install. Upon completion, I put the iPod Touch back and iHandy Level Free stated I was now 4 degrees off, in the other direction. Aarrrrrgghhhh! That's a total of a 6 degree swing from -2 to +4. At this point I just tilted the thermostat slightly to get it to about +2 and called it a day -- it looked perfectly straight to the naked eye anyway. Again, I think the app does its job, but perhaps the sesnors in my first gen 16GB iPod Touch are not up to the task with any accuracy.
My last point: I was going to try using my iPhone to see if that yielded more consistent results, HOWEVER... dropping a standard level from 6 feet does not bother me... dropping an iPhone on the other hand, because I was using it as a level... well that would be a difficult one to explain to the wife.
Bottom line: it's handy, seems relatively accuracte, has gorgeous graphics, and it's free. Its usefulness for some applications is questionable though, especially given the risk of dropping your Apple device.
By: tat2dheart13 - Feb 4, 2009
Actually, I'm surprised at how accurate this [or the "accelerometer"] is in my iPod Touch(2nd Gen.).
Pretty useful i think, although the short Overall-Length of the iPod itself, doesnt let you get an accurate reading as a Level that's like 12", or 16". None-the-Less, I still think its a pretty useful & handy little App., Esp. since i DONT even HAVE an AcTUAL Level- (or 1 that i can find anyways).
So this thing helps you get the jist of whatever it is you might use it for.
Good Free App!
Level Bar Only. Tested and Verdictized.
By: SirDarby - Sep 18, 2009
I have an iPod Touch 2nd Gen. I only tested the level bar function which comes free; the other functions you must pay for. I ran it up against a 9 inch Stanley level bar. The level bar function is just as accurate as the Stanley. One issue I encountered is that you must calibrate the app on the side you intend on utilizing it. If not, you will get a false reading on horizontal and angular measurements. In short, Visually 2.2 degrees looks off center and .9 does not. I rate this app four stars because of this. Still a good application that I would use if it were not for the inconvenience of having to remove the iPod Touch from the Speck brand ToughSkin case. Read further for test summary. (Test was conducted without the case).
I ran three different tests at least six times each test where I measured with both sides of the iPod Touch. On the vertical test the level bar application worked very well. The horizontal and angular however, not as good. I placed the iPod on the same spot when alternating sides.
Here is a summary of the two "problem" tests (results are the average):
I used the top of my door frame which is perfectly level (within the lines), according to the hardware level, to calibrate the app using the left side of the iPod Touch (volume buttons to not interfere with accuracy). I get identical results on my desk, when measuring with the left side of the iPod Touch, compared to my hardware level. My desk is 2.2 degrees off center. However, when I flip the iPod Touch and measure from the right side I get a measurement of 0.9 degrees. The difference was more dramatic when measuring a larger angle. For that I used the roof of a wooden small scale cabin. The calibrated side gave an avg of 35.8 and the right side of the iPod Touch gave an avg of 41.7 (absolute value).
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