Whether you travel for business or for pleasure, one thing that may always be on your mind is how much that cup of coffee is in your local currency. Rather than doing the mental calculation every time you make a purchase, there are plenty of useful money conversion apps that you can use to quickly get the figure in your local currency.
The following apps will give you the information you need and even more. You’ll get instant results on how your local currency is doing in numbers and graphs and if your trip is more or less expensive than you initially thought.
1. XE Currency Converter and Exchange Rate Calculator
One of the most popular currency conversion apps out there is XE Currency Converter. Its updated design makes the app a lot more appealing, and it’s also possible to send cash, but you will need to register for that. In the Compare tab you can even compare your provider’s price to the mid-market rate.
By tapping on the bell at the top-right, you can get alerts if your preferred currency falls or goes over a certain amount. (You only need to create an account to use it.) Tap on the Charts tab, and see how well (or not) your currency has done even as far as the past ten years. If you want to share that info, just use the share button right above the charts (in the Share tab).
2. Easy Currency Converter
When you travel, one of the last things you want to deal with is roaming fees. Easy Currency Converter has an offline mode that will keep those fees at bay. Go to the app’s settings, and you can change things such as how often the app is updated (among others things). For example, you can have the app update every one, two, five, fifteen, or thirty minutes, or just once a day.
Get the latest currency news thanks to its feed, only have the app update over WiFi, and use the app in various languages such as English, Spanish, German, Italian, etc. You can also choose between a blue and silver theme to add your own personal touch. Save your most-used currencies in Favorites. That way they are easier to find the next time you need to use them.
3. All Currency Converter
All Currency Converter can be a time-saver. For example, let’s say that you’re adding up how much each friend owes you. Instead of having to use a separate calculator and then the currency conversion app, you’ll only need to use the built-in calculator. You can use the calculator with two currencies or four at the same time.
The app also comes with a useful tip calculator exchange rate. That way you’ll always know if you’re tipping too much or too little. Other valuable features include shake to clear, theme color, and you can also decide if you always want to know how much a dollar is in various currencies as a notification.
4. World Currency Exchange Rates
World Currency Exchange Rates may not have the best design, but thanks to the bigger text it’s easier to read. This app also has charts that can show how well a currency has done as far back as three years. By tapping on the flag, you can change the currency. The app is currently available in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese. Hopefully, more languages will follow soon.
5. Valuta+ Currency Converter
If you prefer the simple apps that only deliver what’s essential, Valuta+ Currency Converter is your app. This app keeps things simple by just displaying what the exchange rate is. When you open the app, three currencies will be displayed automatically: USD (Unites States Dollar), EUR (Euro), and GBP (Great Britain Pound). The app works offline, features a favorite list, and has currency exchange rate for over 170 countries.
These apps will help you get the correct conversion rate and fast. Since these apps are free, you only have to uninstall them if they are not what you’re looking for. Which app are you going to try first? Let us know in the comments below.