Scales HD Review

iPhoneApp-Reviews

1.0
Version Reviewed:
20th May, 2011
Review Date:
Reviewed by Steve

Total

3/5
3 out of 5

Overview

  • Publisher: Mac Morph Dev
  • Version Reviewed: 1.0
  • Review Date: 20th May, 2011
  • Cost: £1.79
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Scales HD offers a scale ruler within the iPhone, allowing you to take accurate measurements without having to lug a ruler around.

The developers have taken advantage of the retina display and have have done an excellent job providing crisp and clear rulers that can be read quickly.

Features included:

  • Architectural US Scales:
    1" = 1', 3/4" = 1', 1/2" = 1', 3/8" = 1', 1/4" = 1', 1/8" = 1' 3" = 1', 1 1/2 = 1', 3/16" = 1', 3/32" = 1', 1/16" = 1', 1/32" = 1'
  • Engineering US Scales:
    1" = 1', 1" = 10', 1" = 20', 1" = 30', 1" = 40', 1" = 50', 1" = 60', 1" = 100'
  • Metric SI Scales:
    1:100, 1:50, 1:20, 1:10, 1:5, 1:2.5, 1:1000, 1:5000, 1:250, 1:200, 1:125, 1:75
  • Tools: Boards (SI - US), Tape (SI - US), Spirit Level
  • Flip scales over
  • Scroll lock
  • iPhone reference distance for zero value (use the full iPhone length for measurements)
  • Inverse colour option
  • Spirit level included
  • iPod controls within app enabling you to skip songs without leaving the app

The developers have taken advantage of the retina display and have have done an excellent job providing crisp and clear rulers that can be read quickly. There's even an option to inverse the colour, making the measurements even clearer. This is just what you need when dealing with such small and precise scales. I really liked the iPhone reference for the zero value, enabling you to reference measurements from the base of your phone.

There are quite a few scale ruler iPhone apps available in the App Store but I haven't come across any as easy to use and nice looking as Scales HD. If you're an engineer or architect you might want to check it out, simple to use, nice to look at and it'll save you heading back to the office when you're on site without a ruler.

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