Six apps for the DIYer in all of us
Are you a seasoned maker looking for a few news apps? Or a new DIYer looking for some handy guides to get you rolling? Then you should take a look at these six apps below which will get you started drawing, sewing, repairing and cooking. If you have your own DIY favorites, please share them in the comments.
Makr [iPad; Free with in-app purchases]
Makr is a digital design studio that'll help you make invitations, stickers, business cards, postcards, labels, tags, recipe cards, announcements, stationery, greeting and holiday cards and more.
Snapguide [iOS Universal; Free]
Snapguide is your gateway to helpful how-to guides created by Snapguide members. You can make a request for a guide or make your own guide to help someone else.
Craftsy [iOS Universal; Free with in-app purchases]
Craftsy is the place to go for video courses on photography, baking, painting, sewing and more. More than just courses, you can join the community and both ask and answer questions. The app is free, but the courses require an in-app purchase.
iFixit [iOS Universal; Free]
The best iFixit manuals all in one place, ready to read on your iPad. The latest version of the app adds offline support and inline videos.
How to Cook Everything [iOS Universal; $9.99]
This best-selling cookbook is bundled up and ready for you to read on your iPad and iPhone. The app includes photos of recipes (iPad only), illustrations for more difficult recipes and shopping lists for those necessary ingredients.
The Family Handyman DIY Tip Genius [iOS Universal; Free, with in-app purchases]
Find thousands of tips on carpentry, plumping, painting and other common home repairs.
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