A MEASURING TAPE OF QUESTIONABLE RELIANCE IN YOUR POCKET. $2.99 | www.moasure.com
Wouldn’t it be great to have an app that could do away with the inconvenience of carrying around a measuring tape? Well, we might have to go on wondering because we had some problems with Moasure. While the app does have a very clean interface and a pretty good tutorial — letting you know the ways in which you can measure from one point to another — it unfortunately doesn’t tell you where on your phone is the optimal place to use as the start and ending edges. Using the simplest of measurements (from A to B on a flat surface), we found that Moasure was at least 4cm off (sometimes, even up to 10cm) with each attempt. Annoyingly, the tutorial suggests that you measure your subject several times and take an average (that’s right, average) and, if one measurement is drastically different to the others, just delete it.
The app does do one thing well, however, and that is measuring angles. We found this function to be very accurate, but is it worth spending actual money on? No. No, it isn’t. Because while it might be nice to have a handy virtual measuring tape in your pocket, you’d be a fool to trust it. Just buy a measuring tape and go back to the tried and tested way of doing things.