One of my favorite iPhone apps is a unit converter. There’s a Mac Dashboard Widget that also converts units, but it’s nothing compared to Converter Plus, the least expensive mother-of-all-converters and calculators.
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Converter Plus is something of a hybrid converter calculator. It’s a unit converter with a humongous list of currencies and units. Hundreds of categories worth.
Built-in are all 167 of the world’s currencies. The data gets refreshed every six hours automatically, or on demand.
Unit conversions have more than 100 categories. For example, the basics such as mass, weight, volume, speed, temperature, distance are a touch away.
There’s also cooking, energy, frequency, mileage, lengths, areas, and many, many others.
The currency calculator isn’t the only calculator. Others include an inflation calculator, savings, loan and mortgage, fuel economy, sales tax, tip, and many others.
The claim to fame, of course, is the currency converter, but there’s a built-in standard calculator. It’s a bit of a disappointment, no doing much more than the Mac’s built-in calculator.
This one does more than most converter apps, though. It’ll convert data (bytes to megabytes to kilobytes to gigabytes).
And it’s loaded with many scientific unit categories for easy conversions.
Considering that Converter Plus costs just a few dollars, you’re getting a decent unit converter with some calculator features.
What I’d really like to see are more calculator functions, a way to print out calculations (like printing calculators of yesteryear), and a few keyboard shortcuts.
For example, to refresh the currencies requires a trip to the Menubar and File (versus a typical keyboard touch of Command+R).