ACTCurrency: Your Quick and Easy Universal Currency Converter

ACTCurrency (Universal Currency Converter) by Houdah Software is a new on-the-go international currency converter for your iPhone or iPod touch. With thirty-three different foreign currencies to choose from, ACTCurrency makes any international business a breeze.

Before you can really get started you should be sure to go to Setup and set your Master Currency — he currency which all the other currencies will be compared to — and whatever other currency you will be working with.

After you do this, go back to the Converter, the screen that ACTCurrency opens with. Here you can instantly convert any currency from one to the other — all of which can be chosen from the Currencies section. One nice feature here is that, as demonstrated in the image to the left, if you type in $56.32 and you are working with USD (US Dollars) and AUD (Australian Dollar), the Converter will show you both USD $56.32 to AUD and AUD $56.32 to USD in the same screen. That way you can just type in the amount desired ($56.32) without having to choose which currency it’s in (USD or AUD) because you will be given both regardless.

ACTCurrency is straightforward, fast, and easy to use which is more than partly what makes it such a great app for any traveler. It doesn’t try to be anything that it isn’t, which makes it a pleasure to work with. That said, there is a whole section under Links that is a lot like a mini boutique of other, often unrelated, apps made by the same developer. I guess there is no harm, no foul here but I was in part expecting to get some helpful links relating to currency conversion or international travel — which is not the case.

On the whole, ACTCurrency is all you need for your international endeavours. It’s worth every penny because if you use it once, chances are you are going to use it all the time. Give it a try, you won’t be disappointed.

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