Hello, just wanted to share a project I'm working on.
Everyone should be able to use the internet to perform basic tasks without being bombarded with popups, compromising their privacy and security, or damaging the environment.
The goal for inputoutput.dev is to be a repository of simple tools that just work without being annoying or causing harm.
Tools like unit converters, random number generators, that sort of thing.
Here's a list of some of the features:
- every tool is under 14kB in a single http request. See why your website should be under 14kB in size
- no tracking.
- nothing annoying.
- dark mode by default. See actually, dark mode can save the planet
- and many more!
I've written a more in depth description on the about page for inputoutput.dev
Let me know what you think or if there are any tools you'd like to have added.
Top comments (7)
Oh fantastic. Thank you so much for doing this.
I've lost track of the number of times I've had to convert something from imperial into metric (sadly not frequently enough for me to remember what imperial units are) and have looked it up online only to be bombarded by popups and adverts.
This is the type of site we need more of on the web. Does a job well without trying to track you, sell you things, or forcing you to load a library's worth of npm dependencies.
The only thing I can see missing that I would use is a volume converter, but I know that can be a pain as not everyone uses the same imperial units (gallons, I believe, are not the same everywhere and what on earth are cups supposed to mean?)
Thank you, glad you like it — I'm just working on the area converter, and I'll put a volume converter on next — should be in the next few days.
Making sure it is all correct and understandable is what takes the most time, so learning about all the different definitions of gallons might take a while!
Conversion is great but there are many out there. As a developer who also likes to bake, one thing I'm always missing is a volume-to-mass converter: how many grams of flour roughly equate to 2 cups?
Sure, I'm happy to add a tool like that! I'm a tiny bit busy at the moment, but I'll make a note, and let you know once it's done.
The fact you've contributed anything freely to the community in the first place is commendable and more than most people have done. :)
Looks wonderful! What about having that in an open-source repository so anyone can contribute to add new converters?
Also an idea: why not a simple API access to use it as a micro-service?
Thanks so much, I may open it up to contributions in the future — but I'll need to work out all the kinks first, and write docs and all that.
The system I've built for building the tools could easily be transformed into a microservice — but it's too early, so maybe further down the line, if it's something people want.