Too good for its own good!
- Posted by Lillian2611 January 31, 2010
- Recommended for Shopaholics or Budget Hawks
I know the Pro version is only 99 cents. And I know the Pro version has 18 tools compared to this version's 10. But I've resisted making the upgrade because this app does so much so well. I really don't need the other one.
This one's really pretty, too. Of course, with 80% more tools, the Pro version is that much prettier, but when we're talking toolboxes, utility has more value than beauty. Unless they start producing pink toolboxes, in which case, all bets are off.
Anyway, I mostly use AppBox Lite for its Unit converter (being Canadian I'm forever translating kilometres and litres and degrees Celsius into American) and its Tip Calculator. It's got a great Currency converter, too, but I tend to use my XE converter since that's what I always use on the Web.
And, I admit it, I also use the pCalculator, which helps me figure out my girly cycle, which in turn helps me plan special events, if you get my drift. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink.
I could probably use the Price Grab tool quite often, if only I could remember it was there. It's the tool that tells you if it's a better deal to buy the box of 12 cans of Diet Coke or the two-litre bottle. Luckily, my grocery store does that for me anyway.
I'm rating the app 5 bars because it's kept me from spending 99 cents for nine months, and not even my boyfriend has found a way to achieve anything like that.