Sunday, March 9, 2008

Conversions in your palm

There's always a time when we needed an easy conversions as we're faced with unusual units, and nobody around us know. It's such a small thing, yet a quite irritating experience I'll say. Like when I was in the field to install a heavy glass door into a door frame, the manual is written in English and uses pounds unit instead of kilogram (kg); we had to delayed the installment until we know it. Or like when you faced with the conversions that are common in computer world: how many are there from bytes to kilobytes, to megabytes & to gigabytes? I found a perfect solution for all of those kind of troubles, it's an app called Conversions in Hand (CiH) by Burr Oak Software.

With complete units conversions tab & those tabs view layout can be customized according to your need, you won't have any trouble to search the conversions tab you want. If you're worried about new units, Burr Oak Software also provide a quick update in the app. There's also a built-in calculator in the app, so you don't need to swap between the app to the embedded calculator; although the square screen of Treo 750 is a little bit crowded when you use it. The CiH is currently in v3.6.1, and available for Windows Mobile only. I really recommend this app, it's small and fast plus you'll never know when you need a converter; with it ready inside your Treo you'll never have to make a guess anymore.

(blogged with my Treo 750v)

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