Since the Vista operating system Microsoft has been trying to push their sidebar and Windows gadgets. I don’t know about you, but I haven’t found much use to any of them. Lately I decided to give it another go and see if there was anything interesting out there. Well I came across a gadget called “Unit Converter” created by GadgetWE which is pretty nice. The gadget has a nice sleek look and can be made bigger or smaller depending on whether you are using it or not. What’s more is that you do not need to enter a value and press an “enter” or “convert” button, it converts the value on the fly and in both directions (from mm to mils or from mils to mm).
Seeing how libraries and mechanical drawings have pretty much all gone metric and layout seems to stick to imperial we are needing to convert more and more often and this little gadget has proven quite handy.
Look up the Unit Converter by following this LINK.