Best converter app?

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  1. iPhone 62S macrumors 6502a

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    There are loads of converter apps, but I wanna ask: what's the best one?

    I'd prefer it to be free, but I might pay about 59p of it's really good.
     
  2. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    Convert (the one in the top paid overall) is really well done. I prefer it to convertbot.
     
  3. Pika macrumors 68000

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    I prefer convertbot over convert because they have all the currency world money instead of just 6.
     
  4. iPhone 62S thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I must say I also like Convertbot's UI a lot.

    Compile 'em all, why do you think Convert is better?
     
  5. purm macrumors newbie

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    I like Convert~the unit calculator, it has currency and the UI is easy to use. I tired a few and this one is way at the top

    .purm.
     
  6. anjinha macrumors 604

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    I like Convertbot too, not only it's a good app but it's also a joy to use.
     
  7. gloss macrumors 601

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    Converter is a pretty excellent program. Very clean and easy to use.
     
  8. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    convert and convertbot both have a great UI, but convertbot has a lot more conversions, and a new update coming will bring all features in line with convert (eg a calculator in the amount input and copy & paste)
     
  9. mhuntoon macrumors member

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    I'll echo the praise for Convertbot. I definitely prefer it to any of the others I've tried.
     
  10. Matthew. macrumors regular

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    a2z Pro gets my vote. I really like how it displays all conversions for a given unit, rather than having to select a single unit to convert to.
     
  11. Gokunama macrumors 6502a

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    [app]Measures[/app] does well for me, [app]Converter[/app] is decent as well. I'll definitely try out [app]Convertbot[/app] again when the update comes out, it's UI is great, but the units available for conversion are still limited.
     
  12. anjinha macrumors 604

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    What do you mean? You can enable a lot more units in the settings...
     
  13. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    It just feels a lot more faster to get things converted with convert than convertbot. You can scroll a lot faster through units as opposed to using the dial in convertbot. Both apps have great UIs for sure but convert feels a lot more iPhoneIsh to me. Convertbot's UI is just too custom for my tastes and it is one of the main reasons why it didn't win any ADA in WWDC.
     
  14. iPhone 62S thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So you don't like the UI? I do, so no problem with me on that!

    What I'm hearing here so far is Convertbot is best (by majority of posts in this thread).
     
  15. Pika macrumors 68000

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    I have both Convert & ConvertBot and i will give you some screenshots

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    As you can see, ConvertBot have the complete list of ALL currency (136 countries). While Convert only have 12.

    - ConvertBot have more conversion then Convert.
    - ConvertBot & Convert both have a nice UI.
    - Convert have a built-in calculator (+-x/)
    - ConvertBot can be customized.
    - Convert cannot be customized.
    - Convert convert units faster by scrolling up and down.
    - ConvertBot can also convert faster then Convert if you customize your units.
    - Convert UI sometimes bugs or gets slow.
    - ConvertBot have cool clicking and pedal sound-fx
    - Convert have no sound-fx
    - ConvertBot have no built-in calculator
    - Convert sometime is a pain to scroll a large list searching but at least each (cm...mm...kg) are labeled.
    - ConvertBot sometimes is a pain to spin a large list searching but you need to know your symbols.
     
  16. iPhone 62S thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  17. Pika macrumors 68000

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    ConvertBot feels more like a Pascaline (Pascal's calculator).

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  18. appChief macrumors newbie

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  20. ritesh2408 macrumors newbie

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    website - http://bit.ly/callyapp
    demo video - https://vimeo.com/58701288
    Download Link - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cally-unit-converter-calculator/id595718964?mt=8


    Both Convert & ConvertBot are great apps. But you might want to check out "Cally". Cally is a simple, yet beautifully intuitive and intelligent unit converter and calculator to meet all the conversion and calculation needs of your busy life.


 Cally is a universal app, works on iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad.


    I am the developer of Cally. So this post could be biased. But I will ask you to take an objective look into "Cally - unit converter & calculator"


    Both Convert & ConverterBot has not been updated in last 2 and half years. But we are committed to update it regularly. Next month we are releasing an update with 6 new unit categories and more language support.


    ★ Features ★



    ☞ Beautiful, intuitive and intelligent interface

    ☞ Unit Converter

    ☞ Advance Calculator (No need to switch app for calculations)
    
☞ 19 Different Categories for conversions

    ☞ Currency Conversion ( more then 90 different currencies available)
    
☞ Quick Currency Button(for that quick currency conversion)
    
☞ Saves the last used category

    ☞ Access your previous calculations history with a swipe to left

    ☞ Copy conversion data from converter to calculator

    ☞ Share your calculations via mail

    ☞ Customise the app to start with calculator or converter

     

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