Developer: Howtech Finance Limited
Price: free Download on the App Store
Along with funny cat videos, YouTube has become a go-to source for how-to videos such as how to dance "Gangman Style" and how to make a rainbow cake. And while it also has quite a few how-to videos for the technophile in you, the HowTech video tutorial app has gained a lot of ground in the tech scene and now boasts more than 4,000 free DIY videos on topics such as PC and Mac software, multimedia (Adobe Premiere, etc.) and more making it the king of tech how-to videos.
With HowTech you get access to all of these videos that are made by people who are pseudo experts on their subject. I think this is a big differentiator between it and other how-to video sources that mostly feature one-off videos from some kid in their parent's basement. These videos aren't all that bad, but sometimes lack the depth and knowledge that the HowTech videos seem to have.
The free video tutorial app is easy to navigate. Once you launch the app you're presented with two quick view options for "new" and "popular" videos. Clicking on new showed clips ranging from "What is a QR code?" to "Which fonts to use for saving printer ink." And as the tab suggests, popular shows a list of the most viewed video tutorials with "How to remove unwanted things from images in Photoshop?" and "How to unlock administrator account in Windows 8?" at the top. A simple tap on the play button launches you directly into video playback mode.
If you have a particular project in mind, tap on the topic tab in the HowTech app to browse for exactly what you're looking for and tap on the item to launch the how-to video. It's in alphabetical order so graphics, mac, mobile, multimedia, etc. I like that each topic shows how many videos are available. If you don't want to search by topic then head over to the search tab and enter in your query. The only issue I came across was that the app seemed to be a bit sluggish, but this may have been due to my connection so take this with a grain of salt.
For its expansive list of high-quality videos and simplistic layout, HowTech is a solid education source for how-to tech tutorials. From software such as Photoshop and GIMP to web services such as Facebook and Twitter, you'll find a video on just about anything you need to know and or never wanted to know.