Currency Calculator is a Must for International Travel

currencycalculatorI rang in the 2010 New Year by watching Slumdog Millionaire. Of course, I wanted to get an understanding of what exactly 20 million Rupees was equivalent to in American USD. So I whipped out Currency Calculator, a $1.99 app currently on sale for $0.99, and rang it up, which was helpful because Google wasn’t giving me the conversion I needed. Within seconds, I discovered that it was equal to $428,695.65 $428.178.81, which isn’t a bad sum of cash to own. (The strikethrough was because the exchange rates changed, and I was given the new value immediately.)

Currency Calculator can do hundreds of conversions — it has 226 currencies in its database. You can access regularly-referenced conversions on the top tab, and you can swap conversions at any time. There’s a breadth of information at your fingertips, and this app has it all. If you’re traveling abroad, it’s a must-use. I just wish I had it in March when I was in Israel.

Currency Calculator delivers function and utility in its extremely easy-to-use app, and no bells or whistles are really needed to polish this to make it better. It’s great as-is, and it would be an excellent addition to a traveler’s arsenal. Highly recommended.

Tamar Weinberg is a blogger and author of The New Community Rules (July 2009), a book on social media marketing and how to leverage existing communities for awareness and profit. She is also a new mom.