Best specialized calculators and converters for Android

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Two of the most useful tools every person should have are calculators and converters. Many of us may not like the idea of always lugging around calculators because of how bulky or heavy they may be, but having these calculators and converters available wherever we go is a quite convenience. You’ll never know when you’ll need to convert U.S. Dollars to Japanese Yen or maybe convert 264 feet to inches.

In this article, we’ve listed some of the best and useful calculator and converter apps for Android devices that are specialized to do more than just the basic functions. Read on to find out more about some of the best specialized calculators and converters for Android.

Tip N Split Tip Calculator

Ever gone dining out with friends and have to spend more than 15 minutes to split the bill among you? All the more when you have to throw in the tip for the waiter — more numbers to think about. This normally happens when everyone in your circle isn’t good with numbers, so dealing with the splitting actually takes longer than the time you spent on finishing your food.

Tip N Split Tip Calculator is here to the rescue. This app calculates tips and splits the bill among any number of people. This is very useful especially when you are dealing with a really large number of people and a really large amount on your bill.

You just need to key in the bill amount, the tip percent, and the number of people. After accomplishing all these, the amount of the tip will be shown together with the amount each person pays. You can opt to leave the tip out if you are just splitting a different bill among yourselves.

Tip N Split Tip Calculator is a very handy tool for you to have on your Android device. Keep it and you may save you and your friends time solving how much each person should shell out every time you go out.

Simple Loan Calculator

Managing your loans and other payments will be made easy when you have Simple Loan Calculator on your Android device. You won’t need to keep a notebook or a journal just to keep track of all the payments you’ve made and will still make.

Simple Loan Calculator calculates the monthly payment, total cost of credit, the amount of interest paid, and other calculations necessary in different kinds of loans. This app also keeps a schedule of your payments and a chart that shows you the past payments you’ve made together with the balance, principal, and interest. You can also choose to have the chart presented in the form of a pie graph for better visualization.

If you are not that well-versed with the different kinds of payments, you can get the needed information from the app’s help feature that describes the different payments in short but comprehensible descriptions. Simple Loan Calculator is a must-have if you have a number of loans that need tracking and managing.

Exchange Rates

Exchange Rates is an exchange rate and currency converter app with a simple, easy-to-use interface that works pretty well. It houses almost all the currencies in the world, very useful when you travel a lot and/or spend a lot when on a trip.

The app also works offline. You won’t need to look for a Wi-Fi connection just to use it. Although this app has a very simple UI, it has Wikipedia articles about each currency it supports. You get to convert a currency and learn a thing or two about it, as well.

An integrated calculator is also included in this app for simple adding and subtracting of numbers before converting it to another currency. You can add currencies on the default screen from the list of other currencies that the app has for easier access, especially when you are in a hurry to convert a certain currency to another.

Exchange Rates can be downloaded from the Google Play Store for free and to top it all, this app is free from any ads.

ConvertDroid

Remember your science subjects when you had to convert degrees Celsius to degrees Fahrenheit to Rankine and then to Kelvin? How about converting meters to millimeters? Do you still remember what to multiply with what to come up with the conversion?

If you are a bit overwhelmed by the sudden surge of questions relating to conversions, then there’s no doubt you have already forgotten how to convert certain units of measurement to another. But fear not, converter apps like ConvertDroid are here to aid you.

Aside from the obvious fact that it can convert units of measurement, what makes this app awesome is its feature that allows you to see possible unit conversions of more than two units all at once. If you need to convert 10.72 meters to inches then to feet, you can see all possible conversions in just a few taps. You won’t have to exit the current screen after you’ve done one conversion for you can do even more than five conversions simultaneously.

ConvertDroid may be one of the best free unit converters in the Google Play Store and it’s for free. Download it today and see for yourself.

VAT Calculator

VAT Calculator, developed by Naya Application, is one simple calculator that calculates one essential thing that most of us haven’t really given much attention to — Value Added Tax. If you have wondered how much VAT is included in your purchases, having this app will help you figure it out.

Just key in the amount of the purchase you’ve made, select which country you are in, and the app automatically applies the corresponding VAT. The app will then show you the equivalent of the VAT together with the VAT-inclusive amount you will pay.

If, for instance, the VAT increases in your country, you can set it by tapping the small box on the rightmost side to either increase or decrease the VAT. If your country is not listed in this app, you can still calculate the VAT by simply keying in the amount and the VAT rate.

Basic calculator functions are also available using the app’s inbuilt calculator. You can do basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of your figures before calculating the VAT. Hopefully, this app can support more countries in a future update to make this calculator more awesome.

ConvertPad – Unit Converter

Another converter app that will be of great use to Android users like you is the ConvertPad – Unit Converter. The developers, Sunny Moon, have integrated several useful conversions in this app. From arithmetic conversions to currency conversions, this app is an all-around tool for all the converting you’ll ever do.

This app has a diverse list of categories that will probably answer all your needs when it comes to converting. You just need to select a category, the unit, and the value to start converting. All the possible conversions under that same category are also readily shown once you’ve entered a unit selection and a value to convert.

Very convenient and quick, this app has all the common and uncommon units of measurement, making your life easier. You also have the option to add your own categories and units based on the already existing categories in the app.

ConvertPad – Unit Converter is definitely one app you should deem a staple in your Android device. You’ll find this converter very useful, you might not even want to leave your house without it.

BMI Calculator

Body Mass Index or BMI is one way of checking if you are classified as obese, underweight or normal. A lot of people are not even aware whether they are obese or not, clearly because they haven’t even tried to check their BMI.

BMI Calculator will help you calculate your body mass index in just a few taps. Results are calculated based on the World Health Organization’s reading table for both men and women regardless of age. With this app, you can check if your weight is still in normal range. You just need to provide your height, weight, and sex, and you will be given the result in no time.

This calculator will also show you the ideal weight range for a given height for you to take note of. It also shows the BMI table and the corresponding categories. You can choose to change the units from metric (cm and kg) to imperial (in and lb) and vice-versa.

This app supports languages like English, German, Dutch, Polish, Spanish, Polish, Ukrainian, Italian, Russian, and Portuguese and can be downloaded free from the Google Play Store.

DOF Calculator

With the sudden boom of DSLRs today, photography has become one of the most popular hobbies of people of all ages. Some even treat photography as their calling in life, despite the awful fact that they don’t even know the basics of photography. But, with the technology we all are enjoying, anything and everything can be learned.

DOF Calculator calculates the Depth of Field (DOF) for photographers’ ease and convenience. It also calculates the Hyperfocal Distance and the Far and Near Focus Limit. This app has four modes of operation: Simple, Advance, Reverse, and Av modes. Each mode has corresponding user-provided values that will help the calculation of the DOF to be more accurate.

This calculator supports most DSLRs, SLRs, and point-and-shoot cameras from leading camera brands. You have to choose your camera model from the drop-down menu before you can start calculating the depth of field for more accuracy.

Whether you are a real photographer who just wants an easier way of calculating the DOF or you are a hobbyist, DOF Calculator is one app you should have with you whenever you go out to take photos.

Discount Calculator

There are times when we walk around in a mall and find sale items, but we tend to pause for a second to think how much the price will be after it has been discounted. Most of the time, we end up asking the salesperson, but what do we do when no one can answer our question? Simple. We use the Discount Calculator app.

Discount Calculator calculates how much you will save from a given discount. The app has a very simple interface and doesn’t have other fancy things on the screen. You also have the option to include the tax in your calculation.

This calculator is very handy whenever you are in the mall, doing your shopping or just walking around, looking for things to buy. The app can be downloaded free from the Google Play Store.

Calories Burned Calculator

If you are particular about your weight or you are watching how many calories you have been shoving in your mouth, Calories Burned Calculator is the app for you. Using this app, you get to estimate how many calories you have burned according to what you have eaten and what type of exercise you engage in.

The app features tons of different dishes with the corresponding calorie count per serving. It also has a lot of workout options to choose from. Just select the type of workout activity that best fits what you have been doing to shed off the calories. After you press the calculate button, the app will show the number of calories you have burned.

Calories Burned Calculator also has a diary where you can jot down what you have been eating. You have the option to add or delete your own fruits and vegetables’ calories so that you can also utilize them.

This app is absolutely free and it is a very handy calculator for calorie-conscious people and those who want to live a healthy life.

We’ve just listed some of the best specialized calculator and converter apps you can find on the Google Play Store. Converting certain units of measurements and calculating your loans will surely be a cinch with these apps in hand.

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