Softpedia Editor's Review for Converber Portable
A handy unit converter
Written by Gabriela Vatu on February 9th, 2013
Converting units can take long if you have to do it all with a pen and paper. Searching the Internet for a solution to your problem can also take a while. Apps like Converber Portable, however, can instantly give you the answers you need.
The software comes with a simple interface: a window divided in two for each conversion unit you want to use and a bar full of buttons.
Over two thousand various units are listed under 53 categories. You can either work with the full list or use a filter to slim down the options. Among the included categories you can choose angle, area, electric, light, force, mass, time, speed and temperature. Furthermore, you can get help with converting from Arabic to Roman numerals and vice versa, as well as various currencies from all over the world. The software also allows you to introduce new conversions or edit already existing ones.
From the interface you can have the app display only the most common currencies or the entire list, access the Windows calculator or copy the result to Clipboard in order to paste in your worksheet.
Converber Portable also allows you to customize the software through a few options. For example, you can allow multiple instances at the same time, use multiple user named preference files and choose the way the numbers look (decimal symbol, negative sign symbol, offset etc.).
The software supports a wide range of languages, such as English, Spanish, French, German, Bulgarian, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Romanian, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian and Greek.
The fact of the matter is that Converber Portable is a useful tool with a nice interface. Since it is completely portable, it doesn't need to be installed to the computer in order to work and it can be run from all types of removable devices, such as flash drives. First-time users shouldn’t have problems figuring out what the app has to offer thanks to the intuitive layout.
Converber Portable description
Here are some key features of "Converber Portable":
· Gives immediate access to all categories or single category
· Favorites menu to bookmark your frequently-used conversions
· Currency rates...updated daily
· Inline calculator(*/-+^ and more)
· Quickly search the unit list and immediately see results
· Step backwards or forwards through the most recently used conversions
· New! Toolbar for faster mouse operation
· Single or multiple preference file(s) for different users
· Shows either common units or ALL units
· Converts as you type, so no convert button is required
· Includes equation editor to add your own custom units
· Allows you to select/unselect the conversion file(s)
· Can change the number of significant digits of the output
· Option to select decimal-point precision
· Option to select scientific notation only
· Extensive number formatting
· Inverts selected units with the quick swap feature
· New! Status bar to display the current category
· Converts left-to-right OR right-to-left
· Remembers last window position and size (if desired)
· Offset correction for meter value compensation
· Comes with extensive help file
· Supports transparency
· Supports a multi-language user interface