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Testimonials

What pros are saying about BuildCalc

 

“Incredible Service”

Vince Scapecchi – 3/30/11:
“Thanks so much for the incredible service. So often when you buy something online you are stuck to figure it out on your own. It is refreshing to know that there are people who still value customer satisfaction.”

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Great app and fantastic support

★★★★★ by Linuxmon (v2.1):

“… I contacted the developer and he had a fix to me the same day. I cannot imagine better support considering I have not upgraded my iPhone (3G) in over a year. I’ve paid a lot more for software in the past with less support. I highly recommend this app and the developer’s support.”

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Best calculator on the market …

★★★★★ john (v2.1):

“Best calculator on the market for do-it-yourself or seasoned pros. Take the time to learn how to use it and BuildCalc will save you a lot of money.”

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“highly recommended!!!!”

Tom Kerschl – PARAGON Custom Builders:

“Ben, There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t use your app. Wonderful product and highly recommended!!!!!!!!”

Hands down the best calc I’ve used ★★★★★

★★★★★ iTunas – version 2.0.5:

“I am a custom furniture maker and this app gets a workout. By setting preferences, I can fine tune it to work the way I need to. I use an iPod touch in a Griffin Survivor case and always have it handy.”

Outclassing ★★★★★

★★★★★ by Niste – version 2.0.5:

“The other app similar to this has plain been outclassed in productivity. Keep it up! Been referring this all around. I like having a stand alone CM but, in an Otterbox, this is one smart [and] tough calculator.”

Excellent App ★★★★★

★★★★★ by Inspector Tyler:

“My favorite app, hands down. Use it everyday for calculating quantities and in various elements of civil and structure inspection. Worth every penny.”

Pricey … ★★★★★

★★★★★ by Joeseph Vaccarella:

“Pricey – But well Worth it. Replaces the construction master and I find myself using it for all my calculations.”

Mason ★★★★★

★★★★★ by Trowelman:

“Great calculator. Great customer service. If you are looking for a great construction calculator, this one is definitely worth the money.”

Great App ★★★★★

★★★★★ by Tucson Contractor:

“I have found this to be very useful. Just finished using it to take off a sitework project. Would like to have comma seperators [ed: BuildCalc has them!] for the entries and results to help eliminate possible errors.”

Excellent App! ★★★★★

★★★★★ by one of the boys:

“I wish I have BuildCalc when I was more active in the Architectural / Construction industry. Now it receives lighter duty but is worth it none the less. Having used it for a few weeks my only suggestion for improvement would be to allow an enhanced “store” function.  The app saves info from your calculations.  It would be better if it could save results for a material take-off  which could be them be emailed (it already will save some results 🙂 ) or saved as a PDF accessible with office apps.  Even without this, the app is still complete.   Glad it have it!”

very cool ★★★★★

★★★★★ by Expat7:

“Better than an ice cold beer on a mid summer afternoon. (it doesn’t get any better than that !!)”

great app ★★★★★

★★★★★ by chhoy taing:

“I give it 5 stars”

Awesome ★★★★★

★★★★★ by NS FG:

“This calculator is very versatile and so effective. It makes my life so much easier and my projects so much better. Definitely one of the most useful apps I’ve purchased. Highly recommended.”

Impressive. Well worth $20. ★★★★★

★★★★★ by rangerm1a:

“Extremely functional app. Highly capable with easy to use interface. This is my first construction type calculator and I am impressed with what it can do. One nice feature is that you can email PDFs of a layout for stairs and then print it out. Customer support is excellent as well. Spoke with Ben on the phone about a solution to a problem I couldn’t figure out. Very nice and knowledgable guy. Thanks again for the help and a useful application.”

About time ★★★★

★★★★ by GaBuilder:

“I found a description of the app in a builder magazine and immediately searched for the program. After downloading to my iPhone I scanned through the manual and was amazed at the time-saving solutions to many of my everyday layout chores.  Being a second generation Home Builder and having labored through the repetitive layout calculation of stairs, rails, rafters, etc. I was amazed at how fast and easy this program made the normally redundant calculations.  The only minor drawback I found was the documentation didn’t give complete and thorough directions about some of it’s features. I received an email back from one of the developers with an answer to one of my questions within a few hours of having sent it.  I wish all apps had this kind of customer service.”

Wow! ★★★★★

★★★★★ by Superplexus

This is the most used app I have purchased for my iPhone, and I’ve only purchased really good apps that I need and use regularly. In fact, I have used it every day for about a year, receiving each update as soon as it is released. There are still features I have not yet relied on, but when I need them they will come in handy, such as the masonry and roof features.  The stair calculator is absolutely amazing and a huge time saver.  Now I am less likely to make an error, and the drawing email concept is great.

Wow ★★★★★

★★★★★ by Network Error:

“I have been a carpenter for 23 years. This makes me feel like an old timer. I wish I could have back the time that this would have saved me over those years. A must have.”

The best gets even better ★★★★★

★★★★★ by Richard Ryerson”

“The new advanced features are fantastic! The dev has been hard at work making this the best construction calculator on the planet and it shows. Can’t ask for better support from a developer – 42nd Parallel is the gold standard.

This app keeps getting better and better.  Hands down, this is the best construction calculator available today; it’s super intuitive.  This isn’t an imitation.  This is better than any Construction Master offering.  Better than InchCalc.  If you need to do any sort of construction math, stop wasting time and money.   Buy BuildCalc today!”

BuildCalc is the best ★★★★★

★★★★★ by Jimg7:

“Aside from being an outstanding app, the customer service is amazing. Not only did I get a response, but a personal note as well. Great job & thanks for the support.”

Version 2 puts BuildCalc back in the game ★★★★

★★★★ by jdubiner:

“BuildCalc 2.0 is great! Major UI enhancements over 1.3.2. Well worth $20 … Check out the new stairs UI – it even mails PDF’s. Dev has obviously been hard at work on this upgrade, and it shows!”

Fantastic App and great customer support!!! ★★★★★

★★★★★ by Appy1:

“Really needed a new construction calculator, and like everyone else, couldn’t stomach paying another $100 for a new one.  Well just downloaded this app and was in the middle of pricing a job, when I couldn’t access a certain command!  I sent an email to customer support, and to my surprise they emailed me back in 10 minutes!  Coundn’t believe it!!!  After being let down in the past by other App companies customer support, it’s so nice to actually receive great customer care!  Plus, it is really a bloody good App!  Well done!”

#1 ★★★★★

★★★★★ by Dr33m:

“#1 construction calculator ever made”

Great app ★★★★★

★★★★★ by Werconcrete.com:

“Love this app and use it everyday.  Great for fig angles and everything under the sun.”

Excellent App ★★★★★

★★★★★ by ferrisswheel:

“I use this app to set equipment at work so I need the trig.  You never know till you look at the blueprints if measurements are going to be standard or metric.  If only it had pipe calculations on it I wouldn’t need another calculator.”

The best ★★★★★

★★★★★ by Eddie 092:

“MUST HAVE!”

How great is this ★★★★★

★★★★★ by ltlwing:

“I’m a pro carpenter, have been for many years.  I have C.MIV and the C.M Pro.  This is all that and more, for twenty dollars!  You don’t get upgrades on those other calculators and if you lose it’s gone, $80.  This is great that it follows the user and not the hardware.   I used the app on the job for the first time yesterday cutting in a mixed pitched roof, what a joy.  I carry my phone, in an otterbox case, anyways what a great way to use it!   I love my phone and I love this app!”

5 star app ★★★★

★★★★ by Roof cutter:

“I am a carpenter and I cut roofs, when there is a need for a conventional roof. I have a construction master calculator and this app is just like the real thing.   For those who need instruction, if you press a key and hold  it a new screen will pop up and give you a brief explanation.  O must say again if your working on a conventional roof this is a 5 star app.  I wish there was a greater need for conventional roofs as apposed to trusses.”

Great Tool ★★★★★

★★★★★ by William Bateman:

“My Construction Master IV is dying a slow painful death. I was faced with spending another 80 odd dollars to replace it. Then I found BuildCalc. It made sense to buy “software” for the hardware I already owned and carried about, my iPod touch. It took very little time to get used to it and as it comes without a manual. This calculator app exceeds the Construction Master IV and I have to remmeber only one carry one item. This is a great tool, and every Architect & Builder should have it. The Construction Master IV served me well over the years and I will miss touching the spread keyboard but this app will soon make it all a distant memory.”

Wish Fulfilled ★★★★★

★★★★★ by Peter Sendelbach

“This is exactly what I was looking for.”

The is Worth every Penning GET this one!!! ★★★★★

★★★★★ by Archmolding

This is by far the best calculator I have used and seen out there! The functions that this one has blows away the Construction Master Pro. I’m amazed at all the functions that this app can do. Spring and Compound angle for Crown molding!!! Awesome! I’m a finished carpenter and I really love this app. The Help menus are my favortie part! It’s hard enough to remember how to use all the functions and formulas. The Help menus really are nicely done will illustrations and easy to follow “how to”. Thank you for this app. Spend the $20, it’s so worth it!!

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