How to convert units of measure

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Convert units of measure online

Do you need to convert units of measurement and would you like to be able to exploit the "power" of the Web? Very well! Then you can contact the ad hoc services listed below.

Google

The first online tool that I recommend you turn to to make a conversion between units of measurement is nientepopodimenoche Google. You probably weren't aware of it but the number one search engine in the world integrates a unit converter which you can access simply by going to the big G home page, by typing measurement converter in the search bar in the center and then clicking on the button Search with Google (or by pressing the key Submit on the keyboard). Once this is done, you will see the converter appear at the top of the search results page.



Now, make sure that the reference scale is selected from the menu at the top (and if not, select it) then choose the initial unit of measurement from the menu at the bottom left and fill in the field above with the relative value. Then indicate through the menu at the bottom right the unit of measurement in which you intend to carry out the conversion and wait a few moments for the result to be shown in the box on the right. Easier than that?

All The Units

As an alternative to the Google converter you can turn to the web service All The Units in charge of converting the units of measurement. It is completely free, has a beautiful user interface, allows you to intervene on all scales of the units of measurement and is also sufficiently intuitive.

To use it, connected to its home page, click on the type of reference unit of measurement from those shown on the screen, select the operation you want to carry out by first choosing the original unit of measurement by clicking on the relevant item and then the only measure to which to convert from the menu that opens.



At this point, fill in the field located at the top left with the unit of measurement you want to convert and automatically you will see the conversion result appear on the right.

I would also like to point out that, if you need to, you can change the units of measurement in use also from the Web page in question by clicking on the menus at the top.

Instead, at the bottom of the page you will find the Excel formula to be used to carry out the conversion into the object and the conversion table between the previously selected units of measurement.

Convert units of measure from computer

Now let's move on to what computer unit converters are. They can be used with or without an Internet connection and are available for both Windows and Mac. Oh, I almost forgot, these are not tools to download and install but resources already included in the operating system. So what better solution than this one?

Windows calculator

If the Web services that I proposed to you in the previous lines were not to your liking, if you have a PC at hand and if you are still looking for some tool that allows you to convert the units of measurement then I cannot do anything else. if not suggest you to use the calculator made available "as standard" on all Microsoft OSs starting from Seven.

To use it, first log in to Start menu or to Start Screen (depends on your system version) by clicking on windows flag that you find in the lower left part of the taskbar and then search for the term calculator and click on the corresponding result.


Once the calculator appears on the desktop, if the operating system you are using is Windows 7 or Windows 8 / 8.x you can invoke the converter by clicking on the entry Show attached to the menu bar at the top left and then choosing the option Unit conversion from the menu that opens. Alternatively, you can also invoke the converter using the key combination Ctrl + U.


Now, select the reference scale from the top menu, select the type of unit from the menu in the center and the target one from the bottom menu, then fill in the field below the item Da with the value you intend to convert. Once this is done, in the field below the item A you will then see the result of your conversion appear.

On Windows 8 / 8.x you can also invoke the calculator in Metro style. To do this, click on the color icon green of the calculator that is shown in the list after searching through the Start Screen, click on the item converter at the top left and select the reference scale from the top menu.

Then type the value to be converted in the first field, indicate, using the menu below, the original unit of measurement and then specify the target unit from the menu below. Once this is done, you will be able to view the conversion result in the second numeric field.


If you are using Windows 10, once the calculator is displayed on the desktop you can access the unit converter by clicking on the button Menu top left (the one with the three lines horizontally) and then taking you to the section converter from the context menu you see appear. Then select the category related to the unit of measurement you are interested in.

Then indicate from the top menu the initial unit of measurement and from the bottom menu the one in which to carry out the conversion and then type the reference number using the buttons on the right or the numeric keypad of your keyboard and you will immediately see the result of your conversion .

MacOS calculator

Also the calculator system of MacOS allows you to convert between this and that other unit of measurement quickly and easily. How? I'll explain it to you immediately.


To begin with, call up the calculator by accessing the Launchpadby clicking on the folder Other and then on the instrument icon Calculator, precisely. Alternatively, you can call up the calculator by going to the folder Applications and double clicking on its icon.

Once the calculator is displayed on the desk, type the value you want to convert by clicking on the buttons on the screen or pressing the numbers on the keyboard then click on the menu Converted at the top left and select the conversion option that interests you among those available.

At this point, use the dialog that opened on the calculator to set all the parameters for the conversion. Then select from the menu From: the unit of measure of origin and from the menu A: the one in which you want to convert, then click on the button Converted and the game is done.

I then point out that in the menu Converted of the calculator there is also the submenu Conversion Recent in which you are shown all the conversions you have recently made on your Mac. In this way, you can recall with a single click a conversion already carried out in the past by intervening on the value entered in the calculator. If, on the other hand, you want to delete the history of recent conversions, click on the item Clear menu from the menu Conversions> Recent Conversions.

App to convert units of measurement

Do you prefer to convert this or that other unit of measurement directly from your smartphone or tablet? Then I can not help but advise you to use the applications for the purpose that you find indicated below. There are both for Android and iOS as well as for Windows Phone, they are all free and really simple to use. Choose the one that you think will do the most for you and download it immediately on the device you use.

  • Bosh converter (for iOS and for Android) - As you can easily guess from the name itself, this is the app of the well-known German manufacturer of various power tools as well as components for cars. It allows you to make countless types of conversions, it is completely free and is ad-free.
  • Metric and currency converter (for iOS and for Android) - Another great app through which the conversion of different units of measurement can be done. The interface is intuitive and elegant. It has 25 categories within it and supports more than 450 units of measurement.
  • Unitfy (for iOS) - A great app for converting various units of measurement on iPhone and iPad. It is very fast and also allows you to select a theme of your choice for the user interface.
  • Unit converter (for Android) - A name, a promise. Thanks to this specific application for Android devices, it is possible to carry out different types of conversions from one unit of measurement to another. According to personal preference, it can be used in both landscape and portrait mode.
  • Unit Converter (for Windows Phone) - A good conversion app specifically for Windows Phone devices. The peculiarity lies in the fact that the various units of measurement available are marked with the relative symbols.
  • All in 1 Converter (for Windows Phone) - Another application for unit conversion specific to WP devices. It is very easy to use and allows you to carry out over 20 different types of conversions: surface units, currencies, etc.
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