7 Best Tape Measure App For Android

Have you ever been in a situation where you needed to measure something — maybe a baseboard or a window frame — but were caught without a tape measure? Oh no! What do you do? In 2018, the solution is actually really simple: download a free tape measure app for Android. Yes, you can easily use your smartphone to take accurate measurements in 2018 — you don’t always need to keep a tape measure around with you.

So if you’re ready to start using your phone to take measurements, be sure to follow along with us below — we’ve assembled all of the best tape measure apps available on Android here. Let’s dive right in.

ARCore Ruler App — Camera Tape Measure

Coming up first, we’re taking a look at Ruler App — Camera Tape Measure. This is one of the more powerful tape measure tools on Android, taking advantage of augmented reality technology to take accurate measurements.

This app actually allows you to take measurements in inches, cm, m, feet, and even yards. Not only that, but ARCore will allow you to take distance measurements, angle measurements, length of a path, height relative to a recognized service, and even area and perimeters. You don’t have to worry about accuracy here either — as long your markers are accurately aligned, the ARCore Ruler app will give you something as accurate as using a tape measure.

Download it now: Google Play


Moasure might not be compatible with all smartphones out there, but we think it’s one of the nicer tape measure apps on the market. This one is a 300 meter or 1000 ft tape measure, ruler, protractor and a goniometer, all in one application.

Using Moasure is just as easy as the rest of these tape measure apps — just move your phone from one point to another point, and then Moasure — using some behind the scenes trickery, displays the distance or height difference between the two points, or the angle between them. Moasure actually uses the phone’s accelerometers and gyroscopes to accurately measure how far you’ve moved your phone, and pulls a measurement from that.

Download it now: Google Play


CamToPlan is another Augmented Reality measuring app. You can easily measure the area of just about any surface, for length, distance, and more. This is the digital ruler that will never let you down. However, since it uses augmented reality and Google’s ARCore technology, there are only select phones that will work with CamToPlan,

Download it now: Google Play

AirMeasure – AR Tape Measure & Ruler

Next up on our list is another augmented reality tape measure tool: AirMeasure. Using the power of your smartphone, AirMeasure will allow you to measure almost anything instantly. With AirMeasure, you’ll never be caught without a ruler or tape measure again — it’ll always be in your pocket. As long as you get the pinpoints and markers correctly — and you have a supported device — AirMeasure is able to take a measurement as accurate as a tape measure.

Download it now: Google Play

AR Ruler App — Tape Measure & Cam to Pan

Similar to ARCore in a lot of ways, this is another one that is able to expertly leverage augmented reality technology to give you accurate measurements on different planes. If you get those markers lined up just right, AR Ruler App is able to be just as accurate as a tape measure. Just like ARCore, you can measure in inches, cm, m, feet, and even yards.

Areas and perimeters are no problem for AR Ruler App, and neither is measuring 3D objects. This one even has a super handy distance meter on it.

Download it now: Google Play

Tape Measure

This one’s ability to take measurements all depends on the type of smartphone that you’re using — there are some phones that aren’t supported, though many of the new ones available today are all supported. Tape Measure uses your phone’s camera — paired with some augmented reality technology — to give you measurements.

It can be a little picky, requiring you to keep the phone at eye level in order to take measurements. If you get the markers just right, Tape Measure can easily be as accurate as any physical tape measure out there.

Download it now: Google Play

Ruler by NixGame

Our favorite pick is an app that goes back to the basics — yes, we’re talking about Ruler by NixGame. This one doesn’t use your camera to take measurements, so it’s actually just a standard ruler.

That means you’ll have to put your phone up close and next to the object that you’re measuring, but because of the limits of screen sizes, you can only measure about 10-inches at a time. NixGame’s Ruler app does allow you to change the measurement type, allowing you to grab measurements in centimeters, meters, and feet.

Download it now: Google Play


As you can see, there are a lot of excellent tape measure app for Android. Each one of these tape measure apps are all fairly unique, allowing you to take measurements in different ways. That said, if you’re looking for the creme of the crop in measuring technology, then you cannot go wrong with ARCore, the app that leverages augmented reality technology to give you the most accurate measurement possible.

Do you have a favorite app that you use as a tape measure? Let us know what it is in the comments section below. We’d love to hear from you!