Kilometers vs. miles, Sensible (Celsius, of course) vs. Fahrenheit, Dollar vs. Euro – the units we use for the same type of measures vary across geographical regions as well as use cases. Before the age of computers, unit conversion required having to remember the formula (or carry it around in written form) and then performing the calculation manually whenever required. Needless to say, it was a cumbersome process but thanks to digital calculators and later, mobile phones, it has been made as easy as punching in the required quantity and unit, and choosing the desired unit for conversion. There are countless smartphone apps out there for every major platform that can help with that, and most of us probably have one installed already. So, what would make one want to shift to yet another one? Three reasons: the biggest number of supported quantities and units that you’ll ever see in any such app, a killer interface to go with it, and an ease of use level that’s hard to match. With Convert Everything installed, you will not likely have to look for any other unit converter again, ever.
The first thing you’ll notice about the app upon launch is how well it has been designed. Following the Holo UI principles, the app looks beautifully functional. The Convert tab is where you’ll find the list of all supported quantities (over a hundred) ranging from simple scientific ones such as distance, time, mass, velocity and acceleration to everyday use ones like dress and shoe sizes, oven temperature, currencies and what not.
You use the app like any other unit convertor – select the type of quantity, enter its value on the next screen, then select the unit. In addition, you can optionally specify a precision of your choice as well (set to 2 decimal points by default). Though one difference between Convert Everything and most other unit convertors is that in others, you need to choose the output unit as well, while Convert Everything shows you the result in all compatible units right away. This way, you can compare the answer in several units without having to do the conversion again and again for a comparison.
In addition to the aforementioned commonly used quantities, there are countless others available as well – just think of one, and the app will have it. Want to convert text between ASCII, hex, binary, even More code and sWITCHED cASE? How about comparing the data transfer speed of your internet connection to that of your old CD-ROM device (or any other device capable of data transfers, for that matter)? You can do it all, and much, much more.
Find yourself frequently converting certain quantities and don’t want to go through the hassle of scrolling to their entry in the long list under the Convert tab each time? Just click the Favorites button while on that quantity’s screen, and it’ll be added to your Favorites tab. You can also access your recently converted quantities in the History section.
To sum things up, a unit convertor just doesn’t get any better than Convert Everything – at least we haven’t come across a better one on any smartphone platform. The app is available as both a fully functional free version that’s ad-supported, as well as a paid variant that gets rid of the ads for $2.99. You can download the desired variant as well as view the complete list of supported units at the Play Store links provided below, or visit the XDA thread for feature requests, bug reports and the like.