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Looking for a good iIOS unit converter
Posted by: lost in space
Date: June 03, 2018 09:40AM
I really like the converter widget in OSX dashboard. Simple interface, easy to use, though it could use a few more unit types. Anybody know of one with a similar interface-or other good interface--for IOS? TIA.



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Re: Looking for a good iIOS unit converter
Posted by: TheCaber
Date: June 03, 2018 11:12AM
Calculator app? Sorry, don't have my iPhone with me.

In El Capitan (10.11.x), Calculator has a Convert menu.
In Terminal, the 'units' command will do the trick.

$ units
586 units, 56 prefixes
You have: gallons
You want: furlongs
conformability error
0.0037854118 m^3
201.168 m
You have: acres
You want: m^2
* 4046.8564
/ 0.00024710538
You have: ^D
$



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Re: Looking for a good iIOS unit converter
Posted by: Rolando
Date: June 03, 2018 12:01PM
Tried Spotlight?
type "acres to m2" gives 4,046.86 square meters
type "gallons to liters" gives 3.79 liters
etc

Give it shot



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Re: Looking for a good iIOS unit converter
Posted by: wurm
Date: June 03, 2018 01:03PM
I don't use them that often, but I've installed these two on my iPhone and they've both worked when I needed them to.

Converter+: [itunes.apple.com]
Convertizo: [itunes.apple.com]
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Re: Looking for a good iIOS unit converter
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: June 03, 2018 01:12PM
Siri does conversions also. I use her a lot, and Alexa as well.

My favorite converter app was Convertbot, with a very cool interface. But it was 32-bit and the dev dropped it for a calculator type app that also does conversions— Calcbot. I use it because it's Watch compatible.

I prefer something with a non-traditional interface that over a pedestrian calculator-type UI.

Here's one that 'ad-free, one that's probably ad-supported, and one that's $2.99, and likely as-free:


[itunes.apple.com]

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Re: Looking for a good iIOS unit converter
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: June 03, 2018 01:13PM
Quote
lost in space
I really like the converter widget in OSX dashboard. Simple interface, easy to use, though it could use a few more unit types. Anybody know of one with a similar interface-or other good interface--for IOS? TIA.

I use The Converter: [itunes.apple.com]
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Re: Looking for a good iIOS unit converter
Posted by: Buck
Date: June 03, 2018 09:33PM
I've used the "Units" app for years. Works great for me.
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Re: Looking for a good iIOS unit converter
Posted by: lost in space
Date: June 04, 2018 08:37AM
There are so many to choose from it was a bit much starting from scratch to find something I'd want to use. This helps a lot. Thanks for the replies.



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Re: Looking for a good iIOS unit converter
Posted by: michaelb
Date: June 04, 2018 09:43AM
I do conversions on my phone (usually grams to Oz when comparing gear); I think I used to have converter+ but that isn't installed anymore, so I use Pcalc lite, which has been my installed calculator app for as long as I can remember, and that has a button A>B that does conversions (pretty well).
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