I like to keep it simple and that means Mac apps that just do the job and don’t cause any grief along the way. Converter perfectly matches my criteria for a valued Mac app.
First up, the name. Converter as an app title describes exactly what it does. It converts units. Temperature, time, volume, currency, and much more (*more below). Second, it’s inexpensive, which means affordable, and it goes far beyond the converter built-in to OS X’s Calculator app.
Third, Converter is a pleasure to use. It’s one of those rare Mac apps that under promises and over delivers, with a user interface that makes sense and is straightforward to setup and use, especially so considering the hundreds of units that Converter, well, converts.
Take a look.
Unit conversions should not be the domain of the Mac geek, but available to common folk with a click. Converter converts between 20 different categories– Acceleration, Angle, Area, Astronomical, Currency, Density, Digital Storage, Energy, Force, Illumination, Inductance, Length, Magnitude,Mass, Power, Pressure, Speed, Temperature, Time and Volume.
Plus, Converter does hundreds of unit conversions.
- Calculator integrated with Converter for easier usage
- Find Area, Surface Area, Volume, and Perimeter of different shapes
- Over 30 financial formulas and calculations
- 18 Physics formulas and calculations
- Calculate Body Mass Index and Body Adiposity Index
- Convert Between Bases 2-36
- Over 20 Constants
- Find weight on other Planets and celestial objects
- Addition and Multiplication Tables
- Table of Elements
- Logs to show Previous Conversions
That should tell you that there’s more to conversion than meets the eye. And, speaking of eye candy, Converter has 20 different color themes which help to customize and personalize your unit conversion experience.
Wait. There’s more.
For the efficient Mac user, Converter has a Notification Center Widget to handle conversions, and there’s a built-in calculator. Other than having Siri built-in to answer conversion questions there’s just not much to not like about Converter, so it gets one of my tried-and-true recommendations (knowing how much support comes with it).
The app’s developer has all kinds of additional converters for the Mac. What I would like to see is an iOS version.