Currency conversion feature has been removed from autoConvert.
The previous (free) source for currency exchange rates was removed by the provider. I have been unable to find another free source, so the feature had to be removed.
I intend to bring the feature back in the new extension – autoConvert Select at some time in the future.
autoConvert does not work well with many modern websites that use technologies like react, vue or angular. It also tends to slow down some websites ocassionally.
autoConvert Select has been designed to work smoothly with modern web technologies. Being request based, it does not impact website performance either. autoConvert Select even converts time zones! It will be the main extension developed going forward.
autoConvert Select is available on both Chrome and Firefox, and may soon come to Android as well.
The old autoConvert extension will be deprecated near the end of 2018.
Unit conversion in autoConvert will continue to function normally as long as you have the extension installed. But there won’t be any new development on the extension.
autoConvert Select is the place to go for that, and more!
See instant conversion of units and times in pasted text
Convert text from other apps using autoConvert Select
Copy the text in the other app (say, from an email in Outlook), click on the autoConvert Select button in Chrome, and paste the text in the text box. autoConvert will instantly convert all units and times found in the text.
Convert more than 6 items from a web page
The limit of 6 conversions at a time does not apply to conversions done using the autoConvert Select window. Copy all the text from a webpage and paste into the text box. All conversions found in the text will be displayed1
Offline conversions of units and times
Google provides a handy converter for units and time zones. autoConvertSelect makes it one better by providing similar functionality even without an internet connection. Like before, open Chrome, open the autoConvert Select window, and type in whatever you want coverted. It’s done, pronto.
Made a minor tweak to the app icon, just enough to marginally differentiate from the now-deprecated autoConvert extension.
AutoConvert Select reads the dates provided with times when converting time zones. As usual, just select the date and time with the time zone, and the conversion appears. When the extension is unable to parse the date, the time zone is converted assuming today’s date.