autoConvert – Supported units, time zones and currencies

Measurement Units

The units that the app understands (including their abbreviations and many of their alternate representations):

Distance

Imperial/American

thou, inch, foot, yard, furlong, mile

Metric

millimetre, centimetre, metre, kilometre

Area

Imperial/American

square inch, square foot, acre

Metric

square millimetre, square centimetre, square kilometre, square metre

Volume

Imperial/American

cubic inch, cubic foot, fluid ounce, gallon, barrel, bushel, oil barrel, US gallon

Metric

millilitre, centilitre, litre, cc

Weight

Imperial/American

dram, ounce, pound, stone, ton, troy ounce

Metric

gram, kilogram

Energy, Power & Torque

Imperial/American

british thermal unit, btu, calorie, kilocalorie, horsepower, pound-feet

Metric

joule, kilojoule, watt, kilowatt, Newton-metre

Temperature

Imperial/American

fahrenheit

Metric

celsius

People who use the Kelvin scale don’t usually need apps to help them convert.

Other units

Baking & cooking

teaspoon (5 ml), tablespoon (15 ml), and cup (250 ml)

Speed, pace, mileage

min/mile, min/km, mile/gallon, mpg, km/l, mph, km/h

Space Xploration

light year


Time Zones

The apps understand times in four formats:

  1. The ISO format (and small variations). e.g. 2018-09-29T16:30:24+00:00
  2. Standard time zone regions. e.g. 29 Sep 2018 5:30 PM Europe/London
  3. Abbreviations. e.g. 17:30 BST
  • Abbreviations are not exhaustive and often conflicting. E.g. CST can mean any of Central Summer Time (US), China Standard Time, or Cuba Standard Time.
  1. Full names, strings, city names, etc. 17:30 London
  • This is a limited, non exhaustive list.

The full list of time zones covered is available here.


Currencies

The apps currently support conversion for 56 currencies. These are (in 3-char codes):

AED, ARS, AUD, BAM, BGN, BHD, BRL, CAD, CHF, CLP, CNY, COP, CZK, DKK, DOP, DZD, EGP, EUR, GBP, HKD, HRK, HUF, IDR, ILS, INR, ISK, JMD, JPY, KRW, KWD, LKR, MAD, MUR, MXN, MYR, NOK, NZD, OMR, PEN, PHP, PKR, PLN, RON, RSD, RUB, SAR, SEK, SGD, THB, TRY, TWD, UAH, USD, VND, ZAR, ZMW

Currency conversion is currently in trial, and will be a premium feature when it fully launches.

I do welcome suggestions for more currencies to add. Please use this form to send in the suggestions.