Do you need to convert meters to feet often? Or, quickly find out how the US dollar currently compares to the Euro? We have collected many convenient options for quickly and easily doing unit and currency conversions, both online and offline.


XE is the world’s favorite provider of online Internet foreign exchange tools and services. Independent rankings consistently confirm that more people – and websites – use their wide variety of currency tools than any others. They are committed to continuing their role as leaders and innovators in the foreign exchange industry and are always working to add new services that benefit you. is a free and easy unit conversion service that converts the most popular units of distance, temperature, volume, time, speed, mass, power, density, pressure, energy, and many others. allows you to perform over 25,000 unit conversions, between nearly 1000 units, organized in 21 categories. It’s the quick and easy way to convert measurements from one unit to another. is an online tool that allows you to convert just about anything to anything else. It contains over 5,000 units and 50,000 conversions.

They also offer an online auto-converter that allows you to do conversions without having to select a category or units from drop-down menus. Simply enter a description of what you want to convert, as shown below, and press Enter or click Go.

Online Unit Converter Pro

Online Unit Converter Pro is a free, online conversion application that allows you to convert between many different unit types as well as provides the conversion factors for all the units in each category.

Digital Dutch

Digital Dutch is a free online unit converter that is easy to use. Simply click on the category on the left and select the units from the drop-down lists in the From and To boxes. Enter the value to convert in the From edit box and the To value is automatically calculated.

Unit Converter

Unit Converter is a free online tool for converting units. They provide the standard common converters like Length, Area, and Volume. They also offer specialized converters such as Engineering converters, Heat Converters, Fluids Converters, Light Converters, and more, as well as a Currency Converter. is the ultimate resource for unit conversion. Use their free online unit converters to easily convert between different units of measurement. Simply select the appropriate unit converter from the lists and enter the value to be converted in the From edit box. Their categories and units search gives you results as you type.

They also offer a currency calculator.

Convert World

Convert World was launched in 2005 and they provide one of the best and most popular web sites in the world for unit conversion. The tools they provide are free and they constantly work to develop and improve their tools, now available in over 20 languages.

They also offer a currency converter.


Qonverter is an easy-to-use, 3-in-1 program for Windows you can download for free that provides a unit and currency converter and a calculator.

Free Unit Converter

Free Unit Converter is a free program for Windows that provides a quick and effective way to make easy unit conversions between 5000 various units of measure in 21 categories. It has an easy-to-use interface and contains most of the units commonly encountered while solving unit conversion problems, such as Weight, Length, Volume, Area, Temperature, Speed, Acceleration, Time, Pressure, Power, Energy, Torque, Fractions, Computer Storage, Data Transfer and many others. Free Unit Converter is small, fast, useful, practical, and powerful. It has a clean and simple interface, saves time, and increases productivity.

Convert for Windows

Convert for Windows is a free and easy-to-use unit conversion program that converts the most popular units of distance, temperature, volume, time, speed, mass, power, density, pressure, energy and many others, including the ability to create custom conversions.

For more information about Convert for Windows, see our article.


ESBUnitConv is a free, user-friendly Windows program that allows you to convert between units of measurement. It includes units for Temperature, Distance, Mass, Area, Volume, Pressure, Velocity, Acceleration, Force, Energy, Power, Fuel Consumption, Flow, Torque, Angles, Luminous Intensity, Illumination, Time, Quantity, and Radioactivity.

ESBUnitConv is also available in a portable version. A commercial version is available that provides more conversions, Exponential Notation, Paper Trail, more customization, an enhanced calculator, online help, and more for $19.


Converber is a powerful unit conversion program that allows you to perform easy conversions between 2072 various units of measure in 53 categories. Converber converts everything from length and force to flow and temperature, as well as a currency converter with rates that are updated daily. It converts as you type and you can choose to show either common units or all units. An included equation editor allows you to add your own custom units and the new inline calculator allows you to perform calculations directly in the input boxes.

Converber is also available in a portable version.


ConvertAll is a handy, free unit conversion program for Windows and Linux that allows you to combine the units any way you want. It also comes packaged as a portable app, so you can do your unit conversions on the go. It has all the same great features of ConvertAll including easy unit selection and ability to combine over 400 units for conversions. And, as with all apps, it leaves no personal information behind on the computer.

Quad-Lock Unit Converter

Quad-Lock Unit Converter is a freeware program for Windows that can take care of all your unit conversions within seconds. It contains more than 1000 units of measurement commonly encountered while solving engineering or everyday conversion problems. It includes a Search function to find units quickly, support for adding custom units, and a smart input box that evaluates calculations and complex expressions. Only the most common units are visible by default (e.g. Area, Distance, Temperature, Velocity) but hundreds more are included and easily found using the Search function.

Quad-Lock Unit Converter is fast and time efficient. There is no need for an installation package (it’s completely portable), no splash screen, and no silly registration or survey forms. The program is launched in less than a second, a Search function makes it easy to find any unit (even hidden ones), and conversions are performed instantly while you type.

Conversion Calculator

Conversion Calculator is a small freeware program for Windows that performs conversions from one system of measurement to another (for example, from Fahrenheit to Celsius or Miles per hour to Kilometers per hour, and so on) using a calculator interface. Version 3.0 performs about 1200 conversions, and can be user updated to incorporate more using either the Update button or by editing a text file with Notepad. You can also display the conversion factor for any given conversion by entering the number 1 into the calculator.

They have a Currency Calculator, but when we tried the program, there was an error in parsing the downloaded data file.

Google can convert between a variety of units. Just type a search in the form “X unit to unit.” For example, “40 degrees f to c” converts 40 degrees Fahrenheit to Celsius. You can also use the Windows 7 Calculator to perform unit conversions.

If you have found a useful conversion tool, whether it’s online or a desktop program, let us know.

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