We’ve all been there at one point or another. You’re at the furniture store trying to buy a desk but realised you used the metric system to measure the space in your room. Or you’re in a hotel in another country and you’re not sure if your laptop’s power cord will not explode if you plug it in the wall outlet that uses megawatts instead of kilowatts (or vice versa). Yes, you can google answers to these conversions but wouldn’t it be easier to just have one app for all that?
The developers for the UseTool app for Android devices believe so. At first glance, the app seems just like any other calculator. And yes, it properly functions as that as well. But when you swipe left, it will open up a whole new world of conversion options for you. You have currency (a must have for traveling abroad), angle, area, data, design, energy, flow, force, fuel, kitchen (always needed if you’re following strange recipes), length (for those pesky countries that use the metric system – which is the whole world except the US, Liberia and Myanmar), luminance, mass, power, pressure, sound, speed, temperature, time and volume.
The app also lets you customize the color, font style and background, because you never want to get bored when converting stuff right? Its normal calculator function also becomes more handy when you swipe right since it brings up the more complicated scientific calculator symbols/letters. And if you want to remember certain calculations and conversions, you can save your history, since it would be difficult to remember all those numbers, unless you’re a number genius, in which case you probably don’t need an app like this anyway.
UseTool can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store. It also has a specific usable design for 7 and 10 inch tablets. Oh and if there is a conversion that they don’t have yet, you can tell the developers and they’ll work on adding it for you.