Kindle Converter App is now available for $1.
It’s a quick and easy-to-use Converter App for the Kindle. Here’s a Kindle Converter video:
You can find Help and downloadable Help at the Kindle Converter Help page. There’s PDF and Word for your PC, and Kindle format for your Kindle.
The Kindle Converter Video page has videos covering shortcuts and general app use. If that page doesn’t work, the videos are available at Vimeo -
- Kindle Converter Close-Up – A close-up encounter with Kindle Converter.
- Kindle Converter App Shortcuts - A run through the various shortcuts which make life easy when using Converter. Please note that you can still use 5 Way and clicking instead.
- Converter Intro Video. This video is shaky but it covers the Kindle Converter from near and far.
Kindle Converter App – Main Benefits
- You can do conversions on the Kindle itself.
- There are 11 categories of conversions (Angle, Area, Energy, Length, Power, Pressure, Speed, Temperature, Time, Volume, Weight) and the most common units for each are included (ones that we thought made sense for Kindle owners).
- It’s very easy and convenient to use. You can use the 5 Way if you prefer or stick with shortcuts. You can actually get by without ever using the 5 Way.
- It’s quick. It loads quickly and it works quickly. We’d bet a person can do conversions quicker on this than on any smart phone or Tablet converter – no scrolling through drop down lists or hunting for buttons and units.
- Lots of features to make things convenient – type in a quantity and answer field updates automatically, type in numbers even when focus is not on Quantity Field (though SYM won’t work), on Kindle 3 use Q, W, etc. to type numbers (there’s also a number guide at the bottom of the screen).
- Lots of shortcuts – Use A and J to change the conversion type, use S and K to change the ‘From’ conversion unit, use D and L to change the ‘Toè conversion unit, use space to reset the quantity field to blank, use the B key to switch the From and To conversion units.
- Two Font Sizes to choose from (F key) – Plus fonts are anti-aliased and go well with the images.
- Conversions are checked and match Google Converter – except for days and months and years where we thought 1 Month = 30 Days sounded a lot better than 1 Month = 30.4368499 days.
- There’s a high level of precision.
We think you will like it a lot because it’s simple and easy to use and quick. If you do, please do leave a review at the Kindle Converter App Page.
Please do leave any suggestions or questions here or at KAppReview. You can also email us – our email address is at the end of the Help section of the Kindle Converter App (Menu > Help).
Things the Kindle Converter App is NOT
- While the conversions are accurate, the range of units is limited to what we thought made sense for Kindle owners. This means Kindle Converter isn’t ideal if you’re doing a PhD in Chemistry or Scientific conversions in an advanced college course.
- There are no currency conversions. This is to avoid usage of 3G data – which Amazon and developers have to pay for out of the cost of the app. We assumed that a $1 app without currency conversions is preferable for most people over a $5 app with currency conversions.
- It’s not Free. Actually, all the iPhone conversion apps are paid too. So, $1 is not a bad price.
There’s also the fact that we de-prioritize graphics in favor of speed of use and quick app loading.
Please Note: This is V1 of Kindle Converter
We’re open to suggestions for features or changes. Please let us know what you think would make the Kindle Converter better/easier/more useful for you.
This is V1 and we do plan on releasing a new version if there are enough good suggestions or any important bugs. For example, we submitted a V1.1 version of Notepad in April (just a few weeks after Notepad first came out) – so we do support apps.
Converter Credits and Credit for Good Feature Suggestions
Andriy Kanyuka - Developer + Speed Chief. If you like how quick and easy the app is - most of the credit goes to Andriy. This includes cool shortcuts like ‘B’ to switch the conversion units.
Maurine – Quality Chief. Maurine helped make the Converter App better and ensured overall quality. She’s written some excellent documentation you can download and read on your Kindle (or on your PC or Mac) to better understand Kindle Converter. Also, it was her idea to add cups, teaspoons, tablespoons, etc. so that Converter becomes useful for cooking.
Sergey Reva – Quality & Beta Testing. Lots of painful testing by Sergey, Maurine, and me to make sure all the different conversions work fine. Do let us know if we missed something.
Digant Bhatt, Sergey Shevchenko - Design. We needed a simple, quick, pretty design and Digant did a great job. Sergey provided the main product image (icon+image at Amazon) which we think is retro and dashing at the same time.
Amazon – Lots of good suggestions such as adding a unique Number Legend, adding in Volume conversions and Angle conversions, adding more conversion units, and some usability features.
Forgetting Someone? Can’t shake the feeling there’s someone I’ve missed here.
Me – Program Management, Shaky Videos despite a tripod and in-built image stabilization.
Also, thanks to eReader App News which got out a post on Kindle Converter before we did.
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