If it’s not money, it’s weights, volume, speed, and a gazillion other things that are measured differently than they are here in the good old U.S. of A. Well, this red, white, and blue guy has figured out a few things while living in Europe. You need a conversion tool.
Converting, In English
The years I’ve lived in France taught me the value of knowing how to convert this to that. Thankfully, conversion tools run aplenty, for Mac, iPhone, and iPad.
What many Mac users probably didn’t know is that Calculator also comes with some conversion options. Open Calculator and click the Convert menu selection.
If those conversions are not enough, and it’s likely you’ll run into something that does not, then you’ll appreciate the combo calculator and converter in the cleverly named app Converter.
As calculators go, Converter is quite good. It has dozens of financial formulas and calculations plus 18 physics formulas and calculations. And that’s just to start.
The claim to fame here is the long and winding list of categories and hundreds of units that are easily converted. The list includes Acceleration, Angle, Area, Astronomical, Currency, Density, Digital Storage, Energy, Force, Illumination, Inductance, Length, Magnitude, Mass, Power, Pressure, Speed, Temperature, Time and Volume.
Plus, calculations and conversions can be done at the same time.
The bullet point list of features is impressive. Converter handles addition and multiplication tables, converts base between 2 to 36, comes with more than 20 constants, and makes it almost trivial to find area, surface area and volume, as well as perimeter.
Converter works great on OS X Yosemite, gets updated regularly, and looks like an app that Apple would include in OS X. If you need more than Calculator in OS X then try Converter. Worth every penny.