Really Useful Travel Apps for iPhone: XE Currency
Currency conversion is one of the things on any journey which always manages to make one crazy, often giving one the impression they’re paying with Monopoly money. This can happen especially after visiting 2 or 3 countries, making one’s wallet look more like a toy cash register. After testing many applications for currency conversion, I give you my favorite: XE Currency.
While there are many currency conversion applications available for smartphones, trying to find one which is both free and offers an unlimited number of currencies without the aid of the internet is not easy, but XE Currency is a real gem.
For those who have already tried to convert currency via the internet going beyond the very useful “14.64 EUR in USD” typed into Google, you definitely know XE, as it always appears at the top of the results. And with good reason; it’s an extremely practical site.
Therefore, the app is without exception to the rule
In less than 3 steps, you will know the amount changed from one currency to the other.
The list of features isn’t long, but it is very nice:
- Instant calculation of conversions in all currencies indicated
- Updated data conversion is automatic once WiFi is made available
- Built-in calculator
- 180 available currencies, 10 of which can be shown simultaneously
- Clear and configurable interface
I set my app to “never”, which prevents the app from attempting to refresh the data automatically without an internet connection while abroad. I prefer to update manually. And I unchecked “Pin To Top”, so that my currencies will always maintain their order. Of course, you may prefer other settings.
XE Currency is an application always ready to help you avoid many unnecessary mental calculations, although I must admit that I like doing the calculations in my head… ^_^
On iPhone / iPad
Price : Free
Reviewed version : 3.04