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5 Best Measuring Apps for Android and iOS

When you need to measure something but you can’t find the measuring tape or ruler? There are measuring apps for Android and iOS devices to help you. They may not be quite as accurate as your good old measuring tape but, they will give you an decent estimate of distance or the length of what you need measured.

These apps are not meant to replace your actual measuring tools. So, use these apps when you need a general idea of the distance or length of something and use actual tools for accurate measurements.

Here are the best measuring apps with different tools and functionalities in measuring things that will be convenient and helpful in our daily life.

GPS Fields Area Measure

( Android, iPhone, iPad )

The GPS Fields Area Measure is one of the most incredible measuring apps for Android on our list. It uses existing technology in an effective way. As the name suggests, the app basically measures a distance or an area by using GPS data. All you need to do is run this app, select your starting and ending points, and click start measure. 

So, if you are a farmer, developer, architect, or someone who simply wants to measure a field, then this is the right app for the job. With global positioning services becoming more and more accurate, there will be a time when this app will accurately measure everything.
 
Devices: Android, iPhone and iPad

Ruler®

( Android, iPhone, iPad )

Ruler is a simple measure app that turns your smartphone into a nifty ruler. It is one of those apps that is simple but ridiculously good. So overall, the app basically turns your smartphone into a smart ruler. You can set the units to either centimeter, millimeter, inch and more. It is also available in 4 different measuring modes: point, line, plane, and level. Additionally, you can easily convert any measurement with this app from one unit to another–which can be quite convenient.

Devices: Android, iPhone and iPad



EasyMeasure

( iPhone, iPad )

EasyMeasure is another measure app which can not only measure an object's dimensions but also the distance between an object and you, as long as you aim your phone's camera lens at that object. The measurement calculation in EasyMeasure is based on the height of the camera and the tilt of the phone. 

Main function of the app is a distance measurement. You can measure all you see around you. Moreover, it supports two different international units:  Metric and Imperial- choose the most convenient for you.

Devices: Android, iPhone and iPad



AirMeasure - AR Tape & Ruler

( Android, iPhone, iPad )

AirMeasure is a tape measure app that also employs AR technology, which is originally called AR Measure, with the slogan "Measure Anything. Anywhere." Compared with the Measure app in Apple iOS 12, AirMeasure is equipped with more tools and is more powerful because it also supports Android phones. For those who haven't upgraded or don't want to upgrade to iOS 12, this app is a wonderful choice.

There are three basic measuring modes in AirMeasure. In Point and Shoot mode, all you need to do is to aim your phone camera toward the object you are going to measure. In Air mode, you can move the phone from A to B just like you are using a real tape measure. The Surface Locked mode is restricted to surfaces like a floor or wall for direct measurement.

Devices: Android, iPhone and iPad


Kids Measurement Science is a measuring app for kids. It includes a number of exercises to help children practise measuring skills including reading and setting the time, and using a virtual balance to weigh objects. These exercises help kids practice their scientific concepts in a practical way using made-up units of measurement. 

Devices: Android


Ultimately, most, if not all, distance measuring apps on iOS and Android highly depend on the telemetry and sensor units of your smartphone; thus, limiting its overall accuracy as it is greatly affected by the device.

So, overall these were still some of the best measuring apps for Android and iOS and though they aren’t super accurate, they will help you guesstimate measurements.