How to Make Quick English-Metric Conversions Using macOS Spotlight
I've got a great tip for anyone who ever needs to do a Metric conversion—it's easy to do right from Spotlight on your Mac. In my experience, Spotlight is largely ignored by many Mac users. It's a very useful tool, however, and this tip is a great example of that. All demos were done in…
I'm puzzled by the term 'English'. Since America seems to be the only country in the world that doesn't use the metric system, shouldn't it be "American–Metric Conversion"?
Thanks for the tip, though. It will be very handy converting online recipes that have lbs and ozes.
I’m puzzled by the term ‘English’. Since America seems to be the only country in the world that doesn’t use the metric system
I am guessing because we got most of the measurement system from England. I suppose we could rename it to the American, or Fun Measurement System, but whatever we call it I hope that we stick with it instead of giving in to the dark side of Metric. There is no poetry, no soul in the Metric System.
OK this is a very handy tip. Especially that it works in iOS Spotlight. Thanks.
You can do the same for currency conversions, just type 100 GBP and you get equivalent amount in EUR, USD, CHF, JPY and CAD.
Sorry Bryan, not for Bitcoins. 😉
That tip is coming on Monday! I use it all the time, too, mostly for TMO stories. And yeah, not Bitcoin prices... 😀
I found out you don't have to type quite so much to get those measurement values. Instead of Kelvin, for example, just type K. Centimeters can be just cm, so "in centimeters" (which you didn't really use) doesn't have to be so laborious or time consuming. It even takes BTUs.