Who would have ever thought that the phone tucked away in our back pockets would have high tech cameras, calculators, and internet access? Technology has moved fast, and the world along with it.
It’s convenient to be able to check the score of the game, or check online for nearby dinning, but what about a tool that gets the job done quick and efficiently?
Measuring is a task that most everyone runs into from time to time, especially those on a job site that requires it. For Android users out there in need of a reliable measuring app, we’ll be looking at 11 of the best measurement apps for Android.
Note that these apps are not listed in a particular order, their ratings will be listed along with its special features and benefits. The apps below may require a subscription to unlock all the features.
1. Quick Measure [3.5-star rating, 3,656 total ratings]
The Quick Measure measuring tool uses the power of your phone’s camera and augmented reality to properly measure your desired item or room. With this app powered up, you can see the measurements and tools right in front of you.
2. AR Ruler App – Tape Measure & Camera to Plan [4.2-star rating, 73,381 total ratings]
Also harnessing the tool of augmented reality, the AR Ruler App can bring the tape measure to you through your phone’s camera. Although there have been reports of bugs, it is apparent that the developers are continuously fixing up the app so it can bring the quality measurement you need.
3. Ruler App – Measure length in inches + centimeters [4.1-star rating, 36,460 total ratings]
Aesthetically pleasing and user-friendly, the Ruler App is the basics all wrapped up in a free and reliable package. You won’t have to worry about digging through your drawers for a ruler or wishing you carried one around with you, this app has got it covered.
4. Ruler App [4.4-star rating, 65,882 total ratings]
The Ruler App is also a simple and user-friendly tool for straightforward measurement. It is available in 15 languages, and prides itself on being a stylish design.
5. ImageMeter – photo measure [3.6-star rating, 5,914 total ratings]
Bring noted measurements to your pictures with the ImageMeter app. The purpose of this app is to allow people the ability to take pictures on a job site or house project, make measurements within the app and be able to ‘write them in’ right on the picture of the measured room or object. No need for loose-leaf papers floating about, it can all be accessed in the app.
This app does offer many neat features, but it is important to note that this is only available within the pro version.
6. Moasure – the smart tape measure [3.1-star rating, 8,149 total ratings]
This 300m/1000ft tape measure, protractor, goniometer, and ruler Moasure has quite the unique feature to it. Instead of using augmented reality, pictures, or lasers, this app uses technology that is also found in space rocket guidance systems. It works by moving your phone, while the app is running, from one point to the other in the distance you’d like measured.
7. CamToPlan – AR measurement / tape measure [4.1-star rating, 66,582 total ratings]
Using the power of augmented reality once again is the CamToPlan app, allowing its users an easy to use process to get their measurements done. This app proudly states that it is perfect for personal and professional use, and you can get your measurements done in no time.
8. ARPlan 3D: Tape Measure, Ruler, Floor Plan Creator [4.2-star rating, 74,566 total ratings]
With the ARPlan 3D app you can potentially get your room measurements quick and easy. Using augmented reality, the ARPlan 3D app places the measurements right in front of you and helps you to create a 3D floor plan.
9. Smart Ruler [4.0-star rating, 13,267 total ratings]
Need something small to measure in a user-friendly environment? Smart Ruler app is the easy tool for you. Simply place a small object of desire on the phone screen with the smart ruler app pulled up and use your finger(s) to adjust the length of your object and get its correct measurement.
10. GPS Fields Area Measure [4.5-star rating, 117,982 total ratings]
For those in need of measuring area, distance, and perimeters the GPS Fields Area Measure app is claimed to be one of the best in its field and area of expertise. From measuring fields to mapping out buildings, this is a versatile and simple to use app.
11. Smart Measure [3.2-star rating, 139,853 total ratings]
Another smart tool app, the Smart Measure app uses trigonometry and your phone’s camera to measure distances and heights of the desired focal point.
Measuring can be done by aiming first at the ground where the object stands, clicking the measurement button, and then proceeding to the top of the object and getting the measurement.