CoolTechStuff: American Hardwoods Species Guide
What Does It Do: The app provides information on selecting hardwood species, including: Alder, Ash, Aspen, Basswood, Beech, Yellow Birch, Cherry, Cottonwood, Red Elm, Gum, Hackberry, Hickory & Pecan, Hard Maple, Pacific Coast Maple, Soft Maple, Red Oak, White Oak, Poplar, Sycamore, and Black Walnut.
What does it cost: Free (the best price of all)
How Does it Work: The app has six tabs: Species, Photos, Info, Properties, Share App, and Contact Us. The “Species” tab shows a color image of each species with a clear, light, medium and dark stain. The “Photos” tab shows a photo of the selected species used in an actual project. The “Info” tab give general information on each species, such as description, where it grows, main uses, abundance, availability, physical properties, and workability. The “Properties” tab displays the strength and mechanical properties for each species. The “Share” tab simply opens up your mail program to send info about the app to others (I think they should remove this tab). Finally the “Contact Us” tab is just what it sounds like, using your choice of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or email as the media.
More Info: www.hardwoodinfo.com (much more good information for design professionals at this site)
For Android Devices: Download at play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wood.demo&feature=search_result
For iOS devices: Download from the App Store on your iOS device (note: Apple has changed things, you can no longer download apps in the iTunes store from your desktop).