Do any of you use any smartphone apps for your work or projects? Or, maybe you use built-in functions aside from the flashlight? What about connected tools?
(In case you were wondering, shown above is Dewalt’s Android smartphone from a few years ago.)
I last touched upon this subject 6 years ago, when smartphone-connected tools were becoming commonplace. Has a lot changed since then?
I know some people use “bubble level” and distance measurement apps in a pinch. While I occasionally remind myself that my phone has built-in linear measurement and level indicator apps, I never use them.
Some people use noise level apps, but I’d be hesitant to trust them.
Personally, I have moved away from connected tools. Sometimes it’s essential, such as in logging and charting measurements. Other times… does anyone really need a smart drill? I did buy what I suppose you could call a smart drill press, but it doesn’t require a smartphone for use – I mainly use its speed controls.
There are some tools where smartphone connectivity do provide helpful functionality, such as the ability to remotely control and schedule worklights.
But overall, I’d say that I don’t really use my phone for tool-related purposes.
Am I missing out on anything?