When traveling I frequently need to compare exchange rates and compare prices quoted in different currencies. A common scenario is one hotel quoting their room rates in Euros, one in Dollars and another one in the local currency Baht. My Travel Currencies UWP app shows multiple conversions at once. You can pin small, wide and large Live Tiles to your start screen and even display conversions on your Microsoft Band:
Travel Currencies automatically fetches current rates in the background. So when you step out of a plane or don’t have a local SIM card yet you at least have rates as of your last internet connection instead of staring at the progress spinner of an app hopelessly trying to connect. To see the actual exchange fee charged you can select commission % (e.g. -5% for typical kiosk rate or a 3.5% custom commission). For your convenience the app shows a cheat sheet with values for typical denominations (e.g. 10,000 Baht = 251.36 €). To get the best exchange rates for your money Travel Currencies offers the following features.
- See multiple currency conversions at once.
- Live Tiles (small, wide, large).
- Interactive MS Band Tile.
- Conversions for 170+ countries.
- Incl. Bitcoin and precious metals.
- Hourly fresh rates.
- Choosable commission %.
- Note values (denominations).
- Automatically detects local currency.
- Choosable base currency.
- Show notes and coins in Wikipedia.
- Offline mode: Works without an internet connection.
- Link to ATM locator.
For details have a look at this video demonstrating the similar Windows 7/8.x version: [youtube=https://youtu.be/B_BDdnpH7aY]
The Travel Currencies trial version is fully functional. It includes a PRO rates and Band Tiles trial. Trial expiration disables refreshing rates from the internet and PRO rates.