Thankfully, there are plenty of currency conversion tools around for both Mac and iPhone. When I’m using the Mac converting from one currency to another is nothing more than a flick of the wrist, and a click or two.
Convert Currency With Currency Converter
Apps that convert from this to that are a dime a dozen, and sometimes less expensive than that. It’s the name of this app that bothers me, not the price.
Free is free. Currency Converter is the name and that smacks of laziness, even though the app is a pleasure to use.
How about something like Convertotron? Or, maybe Money Watcher? Or, CoinConverter?
Regardless, the value in Currency Converter goes beyond the descriptive title. It calculates currency conversions for more than 200 world currencies and it’s drop dead easy to use.
Honestly, I didn’t know there were than many currencies in the world. And, guess what? It also converts digital currencies including Litecoin and Bitcoin.
The way Currency Converter works on my Mac is simple. It’s a Dashboard Widget app so I setup the Dashboard to pop to the screen by moving the screen pointer to a hot corner.
Then, I simply flick the wrist and use the mouse (or a finger on the trackpad) to move the screen pointer to the Dashboard’s hot corner, and Currency Converter pops up.
To do a conversion, simply enter the amount and the conversions are automatic. Exchange rates are updated automatically, too. Choose which currencies you want to use. Decimal precision is one to five decimals.
Currencies can be sorted by ISO code, name, or country. There’s also an option to calculate an exchange tax setting. Currency Converter comes with a few skins to suit your visual tastes and works quietly in the background to keep itself updated.
When it comes to converting currencies free is hard to beat.