I don't have a scale, so I cook using such a tool to measure volume (millilitres):

measuring cup

When a recipe tells me to add 40g of granulated sugar, I check websites like this one to perform the conversion.

Is there an Android app for this?


  • Measures for most common ingredients
  • Weight and volume in various units, at least: mL, cup, g
  • Open source (I will most probably want to customize it, and contribute translations)

You can use Cooking Conversions

Cooking Conversions helps you:
1. Convert units of measure by volume and by weight.
2. Scale a recipe from X servings to Y servings.v 3. Convert between Fahrenheit and Celsius temperatures.
4. Substitute an ingredient you may have run out of.


Another Option is : Recipe Convert Free

Recipe unit conversion calculator: Convert volume & weight measurements in recipes. Makes scaling servings yields up or down easy for cooks, bakers, & chefs at home or the restaurant

* Values can be entered and displayed as either fractions or decimals
* Will make the coveted "grams to cups" conversion, as well as other
weight/volume conversions, based on user-selectable weight factor parameter * Quick switch between scaling yields to general 1:1 units (by tapping "Yield" section to collapse it)
* Also serves as a general reference of cooking units, temperatures & gas marks, and decimal equivalents to fractions


  • Looks OK feature-wise, but they are not open source, right? (my third requirement) – Nicolas Raoul Mar 17 '14 at 11:06
  • @NicolasRaoul I really don't know. It's not stated neither in google play nor in the developer sites – Maythux Mar 17 '14 at 11:14
  • Yes I checked the developer sites too... if it were Open Source they would say it. So they are not Open Source. – Nicolas Raoul Mar 18 '14 at 2:31
  • Yes but it still solve your problem – Maythux Mar 18 '14 at 7:17
  • The third requirement is an integral part of the question. I am looking for an app that satisfies all 3 requirements. Thanks for your effort though! – Nicolas Raoul Mar 18 '14 at 9:30

The classic Unix software units, now a GNU project, does this on the command line. It's open source and the unit database is a simple text file which can be modified very easily. It comes with predefined measures for cooking from The Cake Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum.

$ units
2411 units, 71 prefixes, 33 nonlinear units

You have: 40g
You want: cups sugar
        * 0.2
        / 5
You have: 40g
You want: mL sugar
        * 47.317647
        / 0.021133764
You have: 

There are several ports of it for Android. I've never used any of them.

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