A new Imperial to Metric Converter App that shows Fractions, when converting lengths for DIY projects
Simple Metric Imperial Measurement Converter
I have always found it frustrating, after writing up a DIY article, that when using an online measurement converter it never made it easy to convert my metric measurements to imperial.
For some reason, most of the online conversion calculators convert the imperial measurement equivalent into a decimal version of inches, instead of showing fractions.
It’s hard to make any project when the length you are given to cut your piece of timber is 11.65 inches.
So having a background in online and iOS App Development, I decided to create a measurement converter solution myself.
The Simple Metric Imperial Converter app
I wanted to create a simple solution that did only 1 thing, but did it quickly, simply and well.
This app converts metric and imperial lengths, and does so including fractions!
So to keep the app simple, and handy for DIY projects, I kept the maximum length to 2500mm (just over 8 feet). That length should be more than enough for the majority of DIY and woodwork projects out there.
Also to keep the length conversion quick and simple, one of the main features is that it doesn’t require a keyboard or any typing input to get a result. All you need is the slider and the increment buttons for accuracy.
I created this app to solve a problem I had myself, and hopefully it will also be a handy tool for a lot of others when working on projects in the workshop.
I’d love to hear feedback and thoughts on how this app could be made into an even handier tool to keep in your pocket.
You can get a copy for your self here on the app store.