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There are lots of different units of measurements for almost anything you could want out there in the world. Along with all the things we can measure, there are hundreds of regional units that differ depending on what part of the world you are in. This can be intensely confusing. How do you remember how many feet are in a meter? How can you know how to convert a US dollar into a Euro? Quite simply, it’s impossible to remember all of this, and that is where helpful apps on our smartphones can be incredibly useful.

Convertible is an awesome iOS app that allows you to convert almost any kind of measurement to any other measurement in any region around the world. That’s a mouthful, but it’s the best way I can think of to describe the app. Besides conversions, it also comes with a slick, easy to use interface that is simple enough to use even for people who are new to owning a smartphone. If you are looking for a way to convert measurements, this is the app for you.

Normally, Convertible sells for $0.99, but for a limited time, you can grab the app for free from the App Store. Don’t wait, because before you know it, the app will jump back to $0.99, and you will have to pay if you want it.


This app makes it so you can convert almost any type of measurement to any other type. Of course, there are plenty of apps that can do the same thing, but what makes this one special is its slick interface. Most of the app can be controlled with one hand, with just a series of swipes. It’s an incredibly simple way to control the app, and it looks quite nice as well.

To start with, simply swipe the top of the screen to the left or right to choose the category. It can convert all kinds of measurements. The complete list of categories it can do is as follows:

  • Length
  • Mass
  • Area
  • Currency
  • Energy
  • Volume
  • Temperature
  • Data
  • Time
  • Speed

As you can see, you can convert almost anything with ease. Of course, you need to be able to convert all measurements from all different parts of the world in order for this to work. Well don’t worry, this app has you covered. It can convert almost every kind of unit found in the world, and even some ones you might not expect to see in a conversion application.

To type in the number of a unit, simply tap anywhere on the area below the type of conversion, and it will bring up a number pad where you can enter in the number of units you wish to convert.

Simply converting things like inches to meters is useful, but this app also offers some real-world conversions that you will not see too often. For example, you can convert one soccer ball to BB Gun bullets. It’s odd conversions like this that make this app really awesome. It actually makes converting fun.

You can use the app to share any cool conversions you come across. Simply click the button on the bottom left of the screen, and you can email or tweet any interesting conversions you happen to stumble upon in your travels.

The app also comes with a quick tutorial to help you get started. Click the information button on the bottom right of the screen, and it will guide you through a step by step process to get you using the app like a pro.


This app is easy to use, and to be honest, it’s the most fun I’ve ever had converting units. It’s the obscure types of measurements that make this app something worth taking notice of. Plus, the interface is so well thought out. Best of all, you can grab it free from the App Store for a limited time! Don’t wait, because it won’t be free for long!

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  1. Billy Tyler
    November 16, 2012 at 6:40 am

    It's very busy, so much going on. But being able to measure by animals and such is very cool.

    • Dave LeClair
      November 19, 2012 at 4:52 pm

      I agree, there is al ot going on, but it makes converting fun!