What you need to know
- Uniter is a new app for converting units from one type to another.
- Uniter can be downloaded for free from the App Store for both iPhone and iPad.
- An in-app purchase is required to unlock full functionality.
The world is full of measurements but sometimes you're given them in a unit that you don't want or can't understand. That won't be the case after you've installed Uniter, an iPhone and iPad app that can convert units from metric to imperial to UK and back again, all on the fly.
The App Store is already full to the brim with apps that can convert things, but what makes Uniter different is the way it can do it automatically. For example, if you install the Safari extension you'll see units converted on the page, so you're never left wondering what it is you're actually looking at. You can even point your camera at a book or road sign and have units converted in real-time, too.
You can take Uniter for a spin yourself — it's a free download from the App Store with an in-app purchase unlocking the unit converter for the Camera app as well as photos and Safari. It isn't a costly app, though, and it's a bargain when you consider that Uniter might well be the best iPhone app for converting units we've seen yet.
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.