Unplggd's Sonia Zjawinski recently wrote a piece for The New York Times on 20 great smartphone apps for the home and garden. It's a great resource list, and we've pulled out a few of our favorites:
- HandyMan Sidekick: "This Home Depot wingman calculates exactly how much you need of a given material. Plug in your room’s dimensions, including how many windows and doors are in it, and HandyMan will tell you how many gallons or rolls to pick up."
- I.D.Wood: "This pocket guide gives you everything you need to know in the lumber aisle, including detailed specs and photos of 160 cuts of wood. You can find out how durable and sustainable that bed frame you’ve been eyeing is, or browse woods by color."
- The Plant Doctor: "Finger through this horticultural cheat sheet to find what is afflicting your houseplants. Select from 32 common symptoms and the Plant Doctor will deduce the root of the problem and come up with a game plan to resuscitate your foliage."
- Vegetable Gardening Guide: "It has simple step-by-step planting instructions, including how to install drip irrigation, growing-season information and, for the edibles you harvest, nutritional details and recipes."
- Find Green: "Locate eco-friendly services nearby, including contractors that focus on sustainability and nontoxic dry cleaners."
- Craigsphone and Craigslist Checker: "Both programs take the wide-ranging world of goods and services of Craigslist and converts it into a mobile-friendly interface."