Jack of Tools

Do you have a Microsoft Surface? Want to see what your Windows 8 device can do? Based on the popular Windows Phone 7 app, Jack of Tools visualizes the device sensors into useful and practical tools like a level, compass, speedometer with heading, altimeter, caliper, and light meter. New--Geographic camera, level labels, calibration, and location map.


  • The Level puts your accelerometer to work with fluidly animating 2D and 1D floating levels.
  • With the unique look you may recognize from Jack of Tools for Windows Phone, the Compass shows you the way with a 3D, shaded dial perfect for vertical operation.
  • Where in the world are you? Get your location on the map with the Location tool. Don't have a GPS? Give it a shot anyway. You may be surprised what Jack of Tools and Windows 8 can do together.
  • How high are you? Put your height in perspective with the Altitude tool.
  • Curious about your speed? Check out our Metro speedometer in the Velocity tool.
  • Support for US Standard and Metric units.
  • Measure illuminance with the light meter.
  • The Caliper allows you to accurately measure small items with your screen.
  • Use our Goggles tool to track location, direction, orientation, and speed as well as take geotagged photos.

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23 April 2015

New Surface pro 3, full updates, all that worked on this tool was the level.


15 April 2015

This app worked great on my Surface RT until an hour later when the app could not find the level, light, and compass sensors. Thought this app would be good for work but now that it doesn't work, I will be uninstalling it.


28 December 2014

Got to test some of the options and like it. Looks like a great app.


5 October 2014

Works on the surface, with the limited sensors it offers. Very basic app.


16 August 2014

this is crap


22 May 2014

on my wayhold onbudy


15 May 2014

Great on Windows phone too!


15 March 2014

Nice looking app but needs work, GPS works sometimes. Does not work with rear camera. Needs improvements. Lenovo Miix 8


7 March 2014

It is 50miles off location. It is wrong


12 December 2013

this is a Gateway 2013 notebook-pc and I purchased a Microsoft 2013 but for some reason its not using what I downloaded but is coming from another source the path when clicked on its from a class I took back in 2012 at ASUN of Jonesboro, AR. I will give Microsoft a call I still have the card and password

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