A List Of Free Spirit Level Apps For Your Mobile Phone

We mentioned a spirit level as a tool box essential earlier this week, and noted that this was now a function you can easily perform with your mobile phone. Here's a roundup of the (many) free apps available to turn your phone into a useful spirit level.

There are plenty of paid-for spirit level apps out there too, but given the prevalence of free options, it's hard to see why you'd pay for one. We've rounded up all the available options for Android, iOS and Windows Phone 7 (the only BlackBerry app we could find was a paid-for option) — which one you pick is likely to be as much a matter of aesthetics as anything else. If you've got a particular favourite, tell us why in the comments.

Android

iOS

Windows Phone 7

(To download Windows Phone 7 apps, search for them on the Marketplace on your device.)

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Comments

    Who on earth would want to be carrying a spirit level around with him?

      i have, and have actually used it in a pinch because i forgot my level and was installing a shower base. It doesn't have to be perfectly level but needs to be better than just done by eye.

      Also handy if installing kitchen cabinets or similar since it can do a flush level against 2 axis at once and also vibrates when it hits level so you can be adjusting with out looking then just pull out the real level for the final adjustment.

      The only issue with all phones is the fact the sides are curved, so check which sides/back/etc.. of your phone is level.

    I honestly can't see why people would want to use a mobile phone based spirit level, ones I have tried have just been out of plumb. I recommend buying a proper spirit level and be done with it, you can get them toolbox size for around the house type jobs for hanging pictures etc.

    Where are the apps for blackberry? I bet I'd have to buy those as well

      As the post says: "the only BlackBerry app we could find was a paid-for option".

    GPS status for android does a good spirit level and every other sensor in the one interface

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