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Convertible Review

Our Review by Ruairi O'Gallchoir on October 15th, 2012
Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: UNITARY BLISS
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With an unbelievable choice of units and its slick UI - this is without a doubt the go-to app for people who need to convert units.

Developer: Efecto Pty Ltd
Price: $0.99
Version Reviewed: 1.4.1
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 4

iPhone Integration Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
User Interface Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar
Re-use Value Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar

Overall Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar 

Having to convert between units is an integral part of most people's daily lives, whether it is converting dollars to Euros at work, or converting centimetres to inches, it’s definitely a task that most of come across on a fairly regular basis. Normally, to convert between units (when the trusty help of Google isn't available) difficult and frustrating math sums are involved - but not anymore. Enter Convertible, and when I say that this app can convert anything, I really mean anything!

When the user first launches Convertible two things will be apparent to them; the developer obviously puts an emphasis on a usable design and the amount of units able to be converted is stunning. Don't believe me? How about this - 10kJ (kilojoules) of energy is equivalent to 0.00001961 Barrels of oil. This may sound unbelievable, but after playing around with the app for a while, it has actually begun to act more as a fact book than a unit conversion app.

But of course, for an app that converts so many units, it’s important that they're accessible through a quick and clean interface - which is exactly what Convertible has. With customizable themes, amazing readability and an intuitive and easy to use interface, Convertible is definitely in a class of its own.

Although not necessarily a bad thing, some users may find that the amount of units to convert quite overwhelming. There is also a huge emphasis on sliding to switch between units within the app, which some users may find hard to use when they want to pinpoint a specific unit.

As it stands, Convertible comes with five in-built themes (including the default one). All of these themes are beautiful to look at, and very easy on the eye. As I said above, some stat-lovers (myself included) may actually find themselves begin to have fun with this app thanks to the sheet outlandishness of some of the things available to compare - such as how 1 pixel on a 50" HDTV is equal to 0.00004163 Hershey bars.

I can safely say without a shadow of a doubt that Convertible has become my go-to unit conversion app. With its slick UI and an outrageous amount of units to convert, it definitely adds a whole new spin to unit conversion apps!

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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