SirZeni - Helpful to apprentices and even journeyman
I’m an apprentice electrician, I used to have the actual uglys book, but with the app I can access information alot quicker. Especially at a job site, where time is money. A journeyman who I was working with told me to get the app instead because if I don’t have the book with me at work, and I really need to know something, then I have to go on google which takes FOREVER to get factual information. Versus on my phone, I’m going to have my phone with me where ever I go. Therefore I have uglys references with me 24/7. Sometimes I read it when I’m not at work because I constantly want to learn new information. It’s definitely worth the money!
IBEW Brother - App does not work as advertised
It has the usual solid, key information that the Ugly’s book has, however the app functionality is terrible in three key respects. One, the search function is so basic that it’s almost completely useless. NEC article number references won’t show up in search results, as well as any number of other basic key words and table titles. A pdf document is more searchable, never mind that a book index would contain more “searchable”information. Two, the bookmarks function doesn’t work at all...if I bookmark a page, when I go back to the bookmark... it takes me to the wrong page every time, even though the title of the bookmark is correct. It’s very frustrating!...Especially for something that is not free. And three, sometimes when I scroll through a section, the app will ”glitch” and send me to a completely different section with no way to get back to the section that I was originally looking at without going back through the menu titles and subsections and re-selecting my original page. I’m not sure why this app lacks the basic functionality that it itself indicates that it is capable of handling. My version utilizes the latest update. What’s the point of buying this app if it doesn’t even work as advertised. I don’t know that I would buy the app if I could go back...it’s failure to work as advertised makes it a hard sell over just getting the book.
Sparkyboy71 - Interactive searchable Uglys App!
I originally gave this app 4 stars when it first came out but stated it needed a lot of functionality upgrades but has since then added everything I said was wrong with it. Now with pinch to zoom, completely searchable topics and text, and instructional videos such as in the conduit bending section, and pdf versions of the newest Ugly’s version, this app is as good as having the hard copy of the book in your hands at all times, but quicker for topics look up!!
JoeA823 - Great but..
I have the physical Ugly’s book and am currently in school learning the trade. I enjoy the mobile version and like that I can just search up topics but the app should be improved a bit. When I set up a bookmark and then have to go back to it, it won’t be in the same place I set the bookmark. It jumps a few pages before or after where I set up the bookmark. Overall though it’s most certainly worth it and I’m sure I’ll use the mobile version more than the physical once I’m out in the field.
Danny from texas - Coming in clutch!
This app has been a huge help! Today we needed to do a 4 point saddle and we weren’t sure how to do it exactly and I opened the app and there it was! Even a video tutorial for us visual learners! Came in handy when I needed it! Definitely recommend to any level electrician because doesn’t matter how high you climb the ladder we’re all capable of forgetting things. Trust me I know!
1973 Kel - Don’t like the new version
This went from my go to reference to a source of frustration. With the last update all my old bookmarks had to be replaced because they no longer sent me to the right reference. When I bookmark a chart it places the bookmark on the section not that actual chart like it would in the previous version. I’m finding the information just not as easily as I did before. I also have to be careful that I am on the right reference where before I clicked a bookmark and I was instantly on the reference I wanted.
MetietaZeu - This is worth its weight in gold
As a working electrician, I find this to be the most helpful of all the electrical apps on the market. It’s easily as useful as the actual book and the calculators in the app take away some of the math one normally must do on the job site.
WirechoirAlbert - Good, but needs better offline usability
I find the book very useful, and I find it even better to have it right on my phone. The calculators are handy and I use the conduit bending section a fair amount. I’d give five stars if all of the text and diagrams from the book were available offline. It would be nice if you could download everything using wifi and then have it available without using data or needing good service. But I can always go get the book.
Mafiosomatthew - Ugly’s
This is a great tool. You don’t have to worry about forgetting it and no more dog earring pages to find them again, with the bookmark option. I also have the hand book, but I think this is better. The search bar is amazing, plus the built in calculators! I haven’t used it much, but expect to in the future.
Factory Maintenance - Really good
I really like the calculator function on here. You can put in all of the values and you don’t need to memorize the equations when you do it. I like the ugly book for a study reference still, but I love this app for when I’m actually doing work and need an answer now.
Wills_electrical - For apprentice and journeymen alike
Has been very helpful starting out in my study’s and even my teacher uses it when we have to do advanced calculations.
Kdubs1031 - Word great resource.
Only reason for the four stars is because every time you open the app it requires you to click twice that you don’t wanna do a review right now. Very annoying especially when you’re trying to use the app.
Ripripn - Quick Check
Let’s face it, the load and pressure in the electrical business is hard enough at times. With all that we have to know and remember is madness on some projects. This app really is the ‘Let’s make sure!’
Son of a Brisket - The Ugly Book has been my go to for years!
As a contractor, I have worn out several physical copies of Ugly’s Electrical Reference. Now having it easily searchable and always at my fingertips has increased our efficiency. This app is superb!
LU648 - Great app only 1 problem I would like to see get fixed
Really good app the only problem I would like to see fixed is I wish you could just type in key words and pull up the sections
Mkiytr - Buggy on iPhone
Same great data as contained in the print edition but app crashes nearly every time I use it. Also I wish when the text referenced a page number it was a clickable link to the page.
Tangata - On hand!
The book continues to wear-out but the app is on hand on the most used tool (the phone) on work site.
Quackler - Better than a hard copy
It’s just easier in every way
A2dk187 - Amazing!
Just as easy as having your Ugly’s book in your back pocket at all times. A great app with an easy search of topics and info that your seeking immediately.
Bendingandsparky - Easy to use
Great interface, comes in handy more often than not
Cope2205 - Worth the $
Anytime I forget a rule or don’t know something I can find it on my phone. The 1 thing that is always with me. Can’t beat a quality app.
20yr Local 38 - Just wanted to have a written Uglys
So I really like the Uglys book for reference anytime I need it. I purchased this b/c I thought that’s what this was but it’s an app with interactive functionality that then references parts of the original Uglys.
I emailed Uglys twice to see if I am just not using this correctly but they never responded.
Gravel Bay - Much handier than the paper version
I’m still learning my way around the app, and it’s not something I need very often, but what a wealth of information.
Mf nickname - Can beat it
It’s super easy to find what you are looking for. Has pretty much everything you need to figure out the job.
Cweeks 73 - Nice and quick way to access Ugly App
Nice way to carry app on phone. Wish there was a better/quicker way to access certain sections, but once you spend time with this you get the hang of it.
BillMac56 - Very handy App
Very handy when speaking to a customer and you can show them the requirements (motor size, wires size, etc.) right there in your phone or tablet screen.
Hunna2cold - Nice
Comes in handy for things you may forget from time to time.
Gallifrey71 - Great resource.
I use this app almost daily for checking power and cabling, this is an awesome resource to not carrying around the small spiral bound and easier to navigate!
Senior supv. - Ugly is beautiful
Quick useful information right at your fingertips. I highly recommend this app!
Martini Moose - Well worth it.
We all know what we know. But there were too many times I forgot stuff; due to time constraints. This books is a great reminder of stuff & over a broad range of topics.
Ivan2233 - Bookmark problem
I have the actual book and on the app i bookmarked everything I wanted to save but when I go back to check my bookmarks they are a completely different page. Please fix this ASAP!
Kauksr - Great app
I’m only here to get rid of the notification to review it every time I open the app.
Kimonator808 - Great, but…
We all know Ugly’s is wonderful, and having it available on our phones is so convenient. However, unless I leave a review, every single time I open the app, I get the pop-up asking for a rating/review. For that, I deduct 3 stars.
AuraDyne - Great App!
Very handy, I don’t need to lug my hard copy of Ugly’s around with me on jobs.
Nicely laid out, easy to find info, and it updates automatically...
1derpug - A MUST HAVE
This is where I turn to EVERY TIME I need to check or double check anything- SUPER EASY to use
E H CS - Not the book.
Was hoping to have all the information the book has on this app but it does not. Will buy book instead.
Hyperkalemic - Collects Privacy Information
I would rather pay for the app than lose my personal information.
Dr. Coxillian - Video’s won’t play on IPhone 11
The app is great and supremely useful. However the conduit bending videos don’t seem to work.
HolisticCoach - Helpful App
Sure beats carrying a book around. Comes in very handy for verification of things I don’t have memorized.
DilanCampbell - Great App!
I love this app, I’m a maintenance Technician and I use this app a lot when I need to reference back to drawings and schematics
Bradz1969 - Awesome App
This app is great because now I don’t have to keep up with my Ugly’s Book because it is always with me.
Maint_nick_g - Great pocket guide
Always used your paper guides and now using your app allows me to not forget to have it on me.
SkyMoonRivers - Perfect!
This thing is as handy as a back pocket (and fits perfectly in one also).
Peterjohnphoto - Eh, it’s ok
This app is pretty glitchy, and the search engine on here is pretty bad, you have to know the exact combinations of words in the keyword Brouse it’s not gonna find it for you.
Sparkyohms - Very helpful
Works great for quick reference and calculations
Caiden olinghouse - Waste of my money
Every time i find what i am looking for, i will click on it and will kick me out of the app. Whether i search for it or find it manually, it kicks me out. Never fails. I want my money so can i buy the real thing.
Brennonj526 - Awesome
Everything in the book and some!
Electric solution - Excellent quality
Please get this app..I used all the time and it's like a Bible for electrician people
Joseph440 - Amazing
This app is awesome has all the info u need a must have
Danadanadna - Poorly thought out and limited info
Not at all like the actual Ugly's book. Very limited and hard to find information.
Not something I’ll use often as an electrician. Can’t even find conductor ampacity!
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Unfortunately $$$ waisted - Great knowledge
Great book used for years, not up to date though
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