Cooking can frequently become a math exercise as you halve or double recipes or use instructions from another country with a different measurement system. We usually rely on conversion charts, Google, or a cell phone calculator to do conversions but we recently gave an iPad app called Conversions for Cooking a try. Conversions for Cooking for iPad 2.0 features standard equivalents tables and a calculator for custom values. The app includes US dry and liquid measure, Imperial volume, temperature, and weight measurements. Initially the app seemed almost too simple, but once we were in the middle of cooking we discovered how intelligent the design is. The tables are easy to read at a glance and the calculator requires a minimal number of taps. We especially like how easy it is to include fractions. Our only criticism is that the calculator results display fairly small.
If you use your iPad in the kitchen and frequently need to make conversions, we'd recommend this app. The calculator makes it more useful than a static conversion chart and the minimal design supports efficiency while cooking. Check out the video below to see it in action:
• Get the app: Conversions for Cooking for iPad 2.0, $1.99 at iTunes
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