Best DIY and Crafting Apps (Part 2)

Guidecentral (Android, iOS) (Free)

Wikihow features everything, from projects to life and relationship advice. However, it also acquired Guidecentral, a bit more focused on DIY and crafting projects that are divided into broad categories like Style, Beauty, and Technology. Guidecentral covers a wide range of topics, from making your own home organizers to computer stands and crafted jewelry, completes with instructions, photos, lists of needed supplies, and other details. Users can freely browse through guides and signing up allows you to like guides, add comments as well as follow specific Makers to get updates on their latest guides.

DIY App (iOS)

The DIY App is designed to bring the DIY and crafting mentality to kids with interesting, easy-to-learn projects, and a community which is moderated to ensure a fun, kid-safe, and friendly experience. Kids can try thousands of projects and challenges from the online library, including stop motion animation, crafting, acting, and more. Kids can share the results of their projects, comment on, and encourage the works of others. Additionally, if kids complete enough challenges, they can earn Skill Badges that allows them to display on their online profile and buy embroidered patches of the same from the online market.

Houzz (Android, iOS) (Free)

Known as the “Wikipedia of Interior Design,” Houzz is a social network that is dedicated to architecture, interior design, and home improvement. The official Houzz app is a massive repository of articles, photographs, and discussions that budding interior design addicts and home improvement mavens can consult for inspiration and help. If you are looking for design inspiration, DIY ideas, interesting pieces of furniture, or simply want to get in touch with talented amateurs or local professionals, Houzz has something for you.

BrightNest (iOS) (Free)

Part home improvement app, part household management tool, BrightNest is a great addition to the homemaker’s toolkit. Create a personalized home profile, listing whether you have kids, pets, and appliances which require special maintenance and BrightNest will help you set up to-do lists with scheduled tasks for maintenance. Moreover, this app provides thousands of articles with DIY projects, lifehacks, organizing tips, and more.