15.1 - HD optimized graphics added for Kindle Fire devices; 15.0 - App completely overhauled: user interface totally redesigned to be simpler and more effective, 10 sensitivity levels added, detection algorithms tweeked to improve responsiveness of LEDs; 14.0 - New improved algorithms implemented to measure sublte changed in background magnetic fields; 13.0 - Preferences selection bug fix: thanks to everyone who reported this bug :); 12.0- Now available in Spanish, Japanese, and Korean
Reads magnetic fields from studs, nails, and screws beneath drywall
Transform your device into a stud finder today!
StudFinder brings the simplicity and effectiveness of a real stud finder tool to your device. This app uses your device's magnetometer to pinpoint metal studs, nails, or screws in wood studs located in or under the drywall in any wall. Perfect for hanging wall fixtures, pictures, shelves, etc. StudFinder operates in the same way as other hand-held stud finders: LED lights light up in sequence with proximity to stud when your device's magnetometer is directly over the stud. But StudFinder's built in algorithms are very much superior to other similar apps because it actually detects very subtle changes in the background magnetic fields to precisely pinpoint studs quickly and accurately.
Here's how it works: 1. Turn StudFinder on and adjust sensitivity to desired level. 2. Hold your phone very steady at one orientation until the green LED lights up - this indicates a stable background magnetic field. 3. Find the precise location of your phone's magnetometer by moving a small coin or other metal object around back of phone until the red LEDs light up in sequence. 4. Hold phone very steady against wall until green LED lights up. Then move phone along wall in grid-like pattern until red LEDs light up in sequence - this indicates a nail under your magnetometer. 5. Mark this spot, as there should be a stud directly under your magnetometer.
Why pay $20 or more for another tool when you can get StudFinder on your phone now? StudFinder also has ten sensitivity settings to ensure the perfect detection level for all situations, drywall thicknesses, or nail and screw depths, an optional beeper, and a magnetometer sensor check to ensure Stud Finder will work optimally on your device.
Thank you all so much for your downloads, feedback, and reviews. Please keep them coming so that future versions can be even further improved!
This app was absolutely worthless when trying to hang a large wall mirror! Didn't have a stud finder, then realized "there's an app for that"... I had one (FREE) years ago, it really worked well. No time to go and find it (new phone, didn't transfer), so being only two choices on the search, got this one. Bad idea. It would barely flash one red light on a stud, not three, and then disappear without being moved. If it flashed at all. Used the old "knocking" method. I'm uninstalling (the app, not the mirror, lol) and want a refund. Should have installed the free one, but wanted to be sure it worked! :-/