While this generally goes unsaid, the internet has become a huge crutch — but more than that, we’re pretty much blind without it. What do you do when you need to convert meters to feet? Hit a few buttons on your keyboard and bam, Google tells you all you need to know. But the thing is, you’re not really gaining anything from having a contextless answer spit at your eyeballs. The Converted can help where Google fails.
What does it do?
The Converted is a highly visual conversion app that actually gives you a sense of the proportions between the conversions being made. Rather than typing a number and getting another one spit back at you, you adjust, slide and pinch the screen until you’re around where you need to be. Totally precise? No, not really. But does it give you a greater general comprehension of the units? Absolutely.
Why do we like it?
OK, for things that you do need to be totally accurate, and 100 per cent on the mark, this isn’t quite going to be what you need. But especially for people who often travel and make general conversions just to get a sense of what’s actually happening around them, this is perfect and doesn’t require an internet connection. Plus, the next time you hear a number in an unfamiliar unit, you won’t be totally blind to what that actually means, which is always a nice thing.
Download this app for: iOS ($2.99)
The best part: greater understanding of units of measure
The worst part: never going to be totally precise