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Exchange Rates

By Alexander Lindenstruth

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Description

Tired of launching the OS X Calculator app and stepping through menu paths or launching the fullscreen OS X Dashboard just for doing a simple currency conversion? Here's the solution:

"Exchange Rates" is a small currency calculator residing in the OS X status bar – always available and always up to date. Nothing more, nothing less.
Everything can be done using keyboard shortcuts, so you can easily convert an amount between two currencies without interrupting your current workflow by using the mouse or even launching another window-based application. It also provides two system services to make currency conversions even more convenient.

All exchange rates are being updated continuously in the background, so you don't have to do anything about it. In addition, the fixed exchange rates of all euro predecessor currencies are available, such as the Austrian Shilling or German Mark.

And just in case you would like to know what your paper currency is worth in sound money: Exchange Rates now also offers precious metals for conversions - each in grams and troy ounces.

• All foreign exchange rates & currencies in your menu bar
• always available, always up-to-date
• No more annoying fiddling with the OS X Calculator just to do a simple currency conversion
• offers two system services (convert to local currency or to all favourite currencies)
• More than 160 world-wide currencies are available
• You can also check what your paper money is worth in gold, silver, platinum and palladium
• The cryptocurrencies bitcoin and litecoin are also available
• The fixed exchange rates for all Euro predecessor currencies are available as well
• Everything can be done using keyboard shortcuts to avoid interrupting your workflow.
• Add favourites (accessible with keyboard shortcuts) for frequently used conversions
• Includes a Today Extension showing all your favourites (only for OS X Yosemite)
• Keeps a history of all most recently used currencies (can be deactivated)
• Data Minimization: no unnecessary data collection (e.g. user tracking)

Precious metals:
• Gold
• Silver
• Platinum
• Palladium
each in grams and troy ounces

Bitcoin market places:
• Bit2C
• Bitcoin Venezuela
• Bitcoin-Central
• Bitcurex
• Bitonic
• Bitpay
• Bitso
• Bitstamp
• Bittylicious
• BitX
• Blockchain
• BTC China
• BTCe
• BTCTurk
• Camp BX
• Coinbase
• Coindesk
• Kraken
• LocalBitcoins
• Mercado Bitcoin
• Prelude
• The Rock Trading
• Vircurex
• VirtEx (Canada)

Litecoin market places:
• Bit2C
• Bitcoin Venezuela
• Bittylicious
• BTCe
• Kraken
• Mercado Bitcoin
• Prelude
• Vircurex

If you find a bug in this app, please report it to the bug tracker or email me so I can fix it as soon as possible. You can find a link to the bug tracker on the support website. Thank you!

A free tryout version is available on the website.

What's New in Version 2.4

• fixes a very ugly bug when trying to load the Yahoo currency feed
• the main panel's favourite list now allows searching for currencies and selecting/adding/removing favourites
• the today widget now supports all list types of the menubar app
• adds an additional data source for precious metals (updated hourly)
• the main panel now allows pasting values with currency codes to automatically switch the source currency
• Exchange Rates now uses the official US Dollar Index code "DXY"
• various bugfixes and other improvements

A complete changelog of all previously released versions is also available on the website.

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Exchange Rates
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  • $2.99
  • Category: Finance
  • Updated: Feb 23, 2015
  • Version: 2.4
  • Size: 3.9 MB
  • Languages: En, French, German, Italian, Spanish
  • Seller: Alexander Lindenstruth

Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor

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