Becoming head of the family is no joke. Being a father doesn’t only mean supporting your wife and kids’ daily needs but also doing work that involves a lot of muscle. Thankfully, with the advent of useful apps, dads no longer need to be alone in doing the toughest things at home.

There are a lot of apps targeted for the adults out there. There are smartphone apps for when you need to prepare food for kids, or games such as poker for when you like to kick back and relax a bit. Smartphone apps make it easy for users in a lot of ways. Instead of buying a lot of books for cooking, apps such as Cookpad Recipes can provide you with thousands with just a swipe of a finger. And if you want to gamble a bit but are afraid of getting addicted, entertainment hub Spin Genie says that you can control your urges through the Responsible Gaming feature. Apps aid people in more ways than one and dads in this generation are lucky to be getting such easy help all the time.

Here are two apps that dads may find handy.

Apps for Dads - The Rookie Dad

iHandy Carpenter

The iHandy Carpenter comes with 5 tools that are used by actual carpenters. If you want to verify the level of your recently-installed floor tiles or check whether or not a painting is straightened up, you can ask the iHandy Carpenter for help.

Here are the tools included in the app:

1.) A plumb bob – a tool for checking the verticality of walls and lines.
2.) A bubble level bar – an instrument designed to indicate whether a surface is horizontal or vertical.
3.) A surface level – a device to check if a surface is flat.
4.) A ruler – self explanatory. It has both inches and centimeters.
5.) A protractor – for measuring angles up to 180 degrees.

The iHandy Carpenter is available for iOS and Android users for $1.99.

iFixit Repair Manual

With kids in the house, stuff will eventually break. Thankfully, the iFixit Repair Manual app has easy-to-understand guides that can help you repair broken items in the house. Do you need tips on how to troubleshoot your son’s laptop? Or do you need a hand in repairing your daughter’s old bike? Find quick tips on how to do DIY repairs by reading expert guides on iFixit Repair Manual.

The app is free for both iOS and Android users.

Full Disclosure: This article is a Guest Post by Giancarlo Thompson.

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  1. Avatar Far Zain January 22, 2015 at 7:46 AM

    Thanks for sharing! Will forward it to my husband! No excuses the next time:)

  2. Avatar humordad February 12, 2015 at 7:55 PM

    Awesome stuff! Recently I was introduced to Evernote and blogged about it. I’ve been addicted ever since. Have you had any experience with it? Great blog! Keep up the good work!

    1. Avatar therookiedad February 12, 2015 at 8:26 PM

      I start all of my outlines in a Moleskin Evernote Notebook, and then write the posts in Evernote and send it to wordpress. It is the one app that I don’t think I could live without.

      1. Avatar humordad February 13, 2015 at 8:00 PM

        I agree. Very cool. I had to Google the Moleskin Evernotebook.


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