All-In-One Converter app review; good enough to take on Google?

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Rarely do you see an app come along that can go toe-to-toe with a Google equivalent and come out on top. When I first saw this particular app, I have to admit I was very skeptical what it could provide that Google Unit Converter does not already do – and in the form of an app-less service, no less.

And honestly, All-In-One Converter really doesn’t hold up. There are some spelling errors, a force-close error within the Currency menu, and Google simply offers more options, in an app-less environment, that can be typed into the search bar that’s at the top of nearly every Android device’s homescreen.

In one area, though, All-In-One Converter managed to surprise me. It offers many of the same features as Google Unit Converter, and adds one more; clothing sizes. Brilliant, really. Since different regions of the world have their own sizing charts, it stands to reason that one might need a converter for them. The clothing unit converter has options for both men and women, including shirts, coats, suits, skirts, pants, dresses, sweaters, even swim suites [sic].

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The shoe size converter isn’t quite a converter so much is it an answer to the question “what size do I wear?” Essentially, one measures his or her foot in length and the app spits out what size that is in various parts of the world. Unfortunately, this doesn’t take into account width or gender. Pants-size only goes up to a US 40 (which, in a country that’s suffering from an obesity problem, is rather…optimistic, we’ll say). One thing I note that is blatantly missing is a bra-size calculator, which, for anyone that is, or has ever shopped with a woman knows, is often a confusing endeavor.

The app is free and ad-supported, and there is a paid “Premium” version which removes the ads. The ad usage within this app is rather odd; they are placed in the middle of the screen, between categories of conversions. It really breaks up the app. I feel like placing the ads at the top, bottom, or both of the screen would be a much more aesthetically pleasing design choice.

At the end of the day, it comes down to whether or not you need a dedicated app to house all your conversions. If you’re comfortable simply typing them into the Google search bar, I would recommend doing that. If you need a dedicated app, you can do a lot worse than All-In-One Converter.

What I like:

  • Clothing conversions!

What I dislike:

  • Redundant with Google’s app-less solution.
  • Spelling errors.
  • Currency currently forcecloses.

Google Play Store – All-In-One Converter

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