Perfect Thumb is a fantastic development group that offers a wide range of Windows 10 Mobile apps. One of the company's latest is Perfect Tools, a collection of utility apps that can make your day to day life a little easier.
Perfect Tools shares the simplistic design Perfect Thumb's apps have mastered and includes tools such as a level, lux meter, compass, currency converter, dice, land area calculator, ruler and more. You may not need to use these tools on a daily basis, but Perfect Tools offers you easy access to them when the need arises.
The free app is available for Windows 10 Mobile and Windows Phone 8.1 (including low-memory devices).
The layout of Perfect Tools offers a user-friendly design for hassle-free access to the tool collection. The main page for Perfect Tools displays a series of vital statistics on your phone that includes battery level and life, phone name, Wi-Fi status, resolution details and OS version. The main screen also has quick access buttons running along the bottom of the display to send you to your phone's cellular, Wi-Fi, Airplane Mode and Display settings.
The tool collection can be accessed in two ways. First, you have a menu button on the main display that pulls down a navigation menu to access all the tools and the app's About screen. Second, you can swipe to the left to view the collection of tools.
The Perfect Tools collection includes:
- QR Code Reader: An easy to use tag reader.
- Ruler: Measures the length in centimeters or inches. On the Lumia 950 the ruler is a 4.02 inch/10.2cm in length.
- Compass: The compass supports magnetic and true north calculated using network location or GPS coordinates.
- Protractor: Determine the angle by dragging pointers directly or by entering the label on your phone's keypad. The protractor also has a camera mode for a more visual approach to measuring angles.
- Level: Determines whether a surface is horizontally or vertically level.
- Currency Converter: Converts more than 170 global currency exchange rates with support for converting multiple currency types at once.
- Heart Rate Counter: This is not a heart rate monitor but instead allows you to tap the screen as you manually monitor your pulse to determine your heart rate.
- Lux Meter: A simple light meter.
- Dice: If you are ever in a situation where you need a set of dice, Perfect Tools has you covered. You can shake your phone or tap the screen to roll six-sided dice. The tool supports rolling up to ten die. Yahtzee, anyone?
- Flashlight: This is a direct link to Perfect Thumb's Perfect Flashlight app (free) (opens in new tab).
- Time Kit: Like the Flashlight tool, this is a direct link to Perfect Thumb's Perfect Timekit (free) (opens in new tab) app that includes alarms, a stopwatch, a timer and a world clock.
- Recorder: One more direct link tool with this one. Here you are sent to Perfect Thumb's Perfect Recorder app (free) (opens in new tab) for the times you need a simple audio recorder.
- Sound Meter: A simple sound meter tool.
- Speedometer: Need to confirm your car's speedometer or see how fast you can ride your bicycle? The Speedometer app registers your speed in kilometers per hour or miles per hour.
- Area Calculator: Calculate the area for an arbitrarily shaped area of land and choose the points that define the area by placing push-pins on a map.
- Tile Maker: A simple means to creating your own Start Screen Live Tiles that feature your pictures or just a blank tile to fill in an empty space.
I would have liked to have seen the flashlight, time kit and recorder features integrated into Perfect Tools without having to go outside the app. This is not a deal breaker by any means seeing that all three of these apps are a) fantastic and b) free.
I do like the camera support on the protractor tool. It makes determining the angle on existing structures a lot easier. I'm also finding the speedometer coming in handy while out on the water to see how dreadfully slow I can paddle my kayak.
Perfect Tools is a free app and available for Windows 10 Mobile and Windows Phone 8.1 (including the low-memory phones). All of the tools included in the app are simple to use and, while many may not have a need for a lux meter or area calculator, I bet everyone can find a tool or two worth having around.
Download Perfect Tools for Windows 10 Mobile (opens in new tab)
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George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.
Thumbs up for THUMBS TEAM!!!!
Trying it now.
The apps from perfect thumbs are literally perfect!
There apps are really pathetic. Every app has some big problem. Perfect dictionary doesn't even open without internet and even when it opens performance is really bad.
Perfect tube fails to download videos properly, it saves twp one files when downloading one audio and one video
Another great app from Perfect Thumb. Some tools, however, redirect to standalone apps :)
Not a continuum app :( :( :(
Somewhat of a failing for the 'perfect' suite. Though most of this app wouldn't have much use outside of the phone factor.
awesome app...using it daily...... #request
> developer include digital and analog clock with background slideshow, battery percentage etc..
Nice multi tool app
I like the compass, especially since Windows Maps doesn't include this vital feature.
Another one is the GPSCalculator PRO
Nice, with some unique features! Just needs some consistency in UI between the Lux Meter (which has current, max and avg) and Sound Meter and Speedometer, which do not have max and avg values. Links to external apps a hassle, but then the excellent Jack of Tools Pro has the same thing.
Great app! Love the battery animation. Simple UI extras like that really make a difference. Coincidentally was looking for a QR reader/generator yesterday and none compare to the one in this app. Sadly phone rebooted when trying the QR though.
This is cool mashallah :))
I paid the $1.99 before I found out that the app just links to other apps that also have in app purchases.
I am gonna get this. The 'Jack of Tools Pro' that I use looks boring.
I hear you. It definitely needs a refresh.
Nice. QR reader works great.
Needs more tools. Like more options for tile maker( url pinning, adress, contacts and so on...
Great App but compass does not work on my Lumia 650. Do you know why?
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