Heavy Bits’s Snapguide is now universal and available on the iPad. The free app offers a simple way to share and view step-by-step how-to guides.

Geared towards creative people and DIY enthusiasts alike, the app first launched in March. Snapguide provides hundreds of user-created guides on a wide range of topics including cooking, gardening, crafts, repairs, do-it-yourself projects, fashion tips, entertainment and more.

Features include:

  • Discover new things: Explore step-by-step guides on topics from cooking to crafts. Guides are viewable on iPad, iPad mini, iPhone, iPod Touch, web and mobile phones.
  • Create your own guide: Use your iPad or iPad mini to snap pictures and videos of your project. Add captions using voice-to-text or type them in by hand.
  • Learn together: Connect with people who share your interests. Comment on a Snapguide and privately message other users.
  • Share with others: Post guides to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and send via email.

According to Daniel Raffel, founder and CEO of Snapguide:

The new version of Snapguide for iPad and iPad mini takes advantage of the larger screen real estate and makes it easier than ever to view and create how-to guides. The iPad is the perfect platform for learning new skills and sharing your expertise.

Some popular Snapguides include:

Earlier this month, TechCrunch reported that Apple was showing some interest in purchasing Snapguide. So far, that discussion has gone no further than being a rumor.

Snapguide is available for download in the App Store.