~ 29 years old ~ Steve Jobs [refreshingly youthful]
Don’t think I’ve seen these before. So great!
Unitica and Banca from Radiant Tap are beautiful, minimal, and purpose focused conversion apps for your iOS devices. I failed to do so at the end of last week so I want to make sure to take some time out today to thank Radiant Tap for their sponsorship.
Sponsorships are the primary way that I’m able to keep the work going on here. And, I am very, very, picky about who I choose to let sponsor. If you see a vendor as a sponsor here it is because I genuinely believe the product is good and worth my reader’s time. So, please, take the time to check them out further.
"When “No” is your default, the things that fight their way to “Yes” have a deeper value and meaning. They not only have to earn their place, they have to maintain their worth to keep it. “Yes” is important. “Yes” means that something really matters to me. But, this is only the case — and I would argue only can be the case — when “Yes” is not easy and “No” is the default."Patrick Rhone » Random Notes and Recent Thoughts #3
Banca is very minimal and straightforward, with just one goal: the simplest possible conversion from any, to any, currency. We often find ourselves needing conversion from Dollars to Pounds, or Euros or, as I encountered recently, Yen — and vice versa all around. Well, with Banca, Conversion happens as you type, to multiple currencies at the same time. And the exchange rates are automatically refreshed on each app start. Banca even uses your location to automatically include the currency for the country you are in. Certainly the most clever and fastest currency conversion app I’ve seen.
Unitica is equally as clever and well thought out when it comes to unit conversions. The truth is, for converting units we generally are converting the same unit types (inches to feet, meters to miles) over and over again. This is why Unitica allows you set any number of pairs of units as a favorites, regardless of its category and have them all available from the same screen. This saves a ton of time and allows you to quickly get to the things you most often need to convert.
For a limited time, these apps are being sold as a bundle called Convertica for 30% off the price of the two alone. Sure, you could get them separately for a fair price. But, both are so useful and well designed why not get them both and save a bit of time in the process?
In case you missed seeing it during the Apple Event this week.