How to convert Units or Currency on Mac

In our productive, busy world. We often need to convert the units or currency. As you know, you can covert units and currencies online, but if you are a Mac user, you won’t have to go online. Your OS X got you covered.

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How to convert units or currency on Mac with calculator

Yes… Mac calculator has also covert units and currencies. As an example, I want to convert 450 Euro to US dollar.

  • Launch calculator

How to convert Units or Currency on Mac

  • Type 450

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  • At menu bar, click Convert >> Currency (1)

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  • On popup menu Currency, choose From:euro (1) and to: US dollar (2), click update for accuracy, then click convert (3)

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  • The result will be shown in the calculator app (1)

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Calculator application can also covert units: Area, Energy or Work, Length, Power, Pressure, Speed, Temperature, Time, Volume, Weights and Masses.

How to convert units or currency with Spotlight

Spotlight on OS X 10.10 Yosemite is a pretty complete feature compared to previous generations. It has a different design as well. To access Spotlight, you can click the magnifier icon at the top right corner of the menu bar.

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or click combination command+space bar.


This method is similar to the one I showed you for the currencies. You can just type “450 Euro”, and Spotlight will give you the answer. The weakness of this method is that we cannot choose the currency we want to. Spotlight will only give you 5 simultaneous answers.



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