- Arbitrary precision - use a virtually unlimited number of digits.
Limited only by RAM and processor speed
- Convert any base from 2 to 36 to any other base
- Special ASCII mode for converting ASCII digits to their numerical
- Free! Free! Free!
- Source code available
under a GPL license!
and source code are provided AS-IS, and WITHOUT WARRANTY. These files
are licensed under the GPL. Please see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html
for license details.
- Window size and position are saved and restored across
- Numeric base selectors are saved and restored across
- When the main window is closed, the application now exits
What does this thing do?
Nothing much. Just converts between numbers with differing bases. Type
in a decimal number, and see it's equivalent in Hexadecimal, Octal, or
even base 27. There is even a special ASCII mode (shown in the image
above.) Type and use any base from two to 36 and the special ASCII mode.
Ahhh ... Why?
for some unfathomable reason, Apple didn't see fit to include a easy to
use base conversion utility with either OS X or the development tools.
It's a sad situation - even Windows includes base conversions in the
default calculator utility. I mean, come on.
Again ... Why?
I downloaded another utility from VersionTracker that actually wanted
$5 to keep running. For something this simple. I couldn't believe that
there wasn't another one out ther for free. So I wrote this one.
Ok. So how much does this cost?
Nothing. Not a cent. Download, use, and enjoy. If you're feeling
particularly froggy, send me some patches, updates, enhanced features.
Does that last answer mean the source
Yes, download the source here
need XCode to build it out of the box. Additionally, you'll need a copy
of the GMP library on your system (by default in /usr/local/lib). You
can download this from http://www.swox.com/gmp
So what's the license?
source and executable is licensed under the GPL. Please see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html
for license details.
Who can I contact if I have problems?
I definitely want to know if anyone has any problems running
on various platforms. Send email to