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EasyMeasure - Measure Distance with your Camera for iOS

By caramba Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jul 30, 2013

EasyMeasure is a very unique and useful tool, but it does have some issues in the setup and execution stages that can frustrate users. The concept is rudimentary, but actually getting the system to provide accurate measurements requires a number of steps that the app doesn't always explain in full. The result is an app that seems, in turns, amazing and frustrating. Ultimately, it works well if you take the time to master it.

After installation and setup, your camera will open up and an onscreen guide will show you how far something is from you based on where you hold the camera. A grid will appear to frame everything, but a bar at the bottom is the measurement stick. Place it at the base of an object and it will tell you how far (within one inch). However, you need to do some adjustments first. To start, set the height of the device. This is not your height, but the height at which you are holding the device. Then stand back a bit and hold the device steady to find the baseline. When we did this and avoided moving objects, it was surprisingly accurate and worked quite well for even small items.

EasyMeasure can be useful in certain situations, but probably won't replace a trusty tape measure just yet for the casual user, simply because of how many variables are involved and how many steps it takes to get an accurate measurement. All that said, it is still very accurate when used properly, so if you need this type of information frequently, then it's worth the download.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 16.4

This update contains bugfixes and performance improvements.

Stay tuned for Augmented Reality AR to enter EasyMeasure soon!


Release September 27, 2017
Date Added September 27, 2017
Version 16.4

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iPad2Wifi, iPad23G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPadAir, iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro, iPadProCellular, iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE, iPhone7, iPhone7Plus, iPad611, iPad612, iPad71, iPad72, iPad73, iPad74


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Developer's Description

Great app. Fun and easy to use." EasyMeasure shows the distance to objects seen through the camera lens of your iPhone or iPad. Simply aim your iPhone/iPad to any object in your surroundings, and EasyMeasure displays the distance towards that object on top of the camera image. With its amazing 3D camera overlay grid, using EasyMeasure is very intuitive and easy. Find out how far it is towards that boat at the other side of the lake. Measure how tall buildings are. Use the app as a golf-aid. Measure your friend's height. The possibilities are endless. How does it work? EasyMeasure uses the height of the camera lens and its tilt angle to calculate the distance to the object. A comprehensive animated tutorial on how to use EasyMeasure is included. Features. User friendly interface with Retina Display Graphics and 3D engine. Measures distance. Can be updated to measure the height and width of objects. Share your results by email, Facebook or Twitter. Includes the possibility to calibrate your iPhone/iPad for most accurate results. Displays accuracy of measurement. Make a snapshot of the image with the distance and store it in the photo album for later use. Supports Metric and Imperial units. Animated tutorial to explain the measurement procedure. "Dynamic Photos": Analyze and adapt measurements after photo is taken (Upgraded version). Switch on flashlight for measurements in the dark. Slick icon and user friendly interface designed by Dan Taylr http://dantaylr.com. MORE INFORMATION: http://www.caramba-apps.com/easymeasure. NOTE: Measurements taken with EasyMeasure are not as accurate as measurements taken with standard tools. Do not use EasyMeasure for construction or other uses where inaccurate measurements could cause personal injury or property damage.