The 5 Best Currency Converter Apps for Windows

Online conversion tools make it easy to convert currencies from one to another. Even Google itself has a handy currency converter you can use to find out how much foreign currency is worth in your local currency.

However, constantly switching tabs can decrease your productivity if you have to perform countless conversions, such as when creating spreadsheets. This is where currency converter apps come in handy.

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If you also need to perform currency conversions frequently to keep your business running smoothly, here are the top five currency converter apps you should try.

1. First, try Windows built-in calculator app

Before we get to third-party currency converter apps, let’s take a look at the built-in Calculator app in Windows. Among the many amazing features of the Windows Calculator app, currency conversion is one you’ve probably never used before.

Unless you are converting from a less popular currency, you will find your relevant currency in the list of currencies available for conversion. The best part? You can update exchange rates in real time with just one click.


To convert currency in the Windows Calculator app, follow these steps:

  1. Launch Windows Calculator application.
  2. In the upper left corner, click the three horizontal lines.
  3. From the menu on the left, choose Currency below Converter.
  4. Click on the first drop down arrow to select the currency you want to convert.
  5. Select the local or preferred currency you wish to convert to by clicking on the second drop down arrow.
  6. For real-time conversion rates, click Update rate.

That’s all. Once you enter the first currency, the converter will convert it based on the current exchange rate. The Windows Calculator app simplifies currency conversion by eliminating the need to switch windows.

Callista Currency Converter is another handy Microsoft Store app that is superior to others in that it allows you to convert a single currency to multiple currencies simultaneously. The app uses reliable sources including the European Central Bank and Yahoo Finance for exchange rate data, but the list of currencies is quite limited.


Here is how you can convert currencies using the Callista Currency Converter app:

  1. Launch it Callista Currency Converter application.
  2. On the left side, under the digital display, click the Update icon.
  3. Click the circular icon next to Select currencies here.
  4. Select the currency you want to convert from and all the currencies you want to convert to. (There is no limit to the number of currencies you can select)
  5. In the upper left corner, click the back arrow button when selected.
  6. Enter the amount in the currency of your choice and press Walk in.

When you select a currency for which the exchange rate is not available from the European Central Bank, you will be prompted to select Yahoo Finance as the exchange rate provider. If you encounter this window, select Yes and continue your conversion after the rate update.

To download: Callista Currency Converter for Windows (Free)

Currency Converter Live is another useful tool for converting currencies. Mataf powers the app, so you can expect a more accurate conversion rate. Moreover, the app has an intuitive user interface, so getting used to it won’t be a problem.

Here are the steps to perform a currency conversion using the Currency Converter Live app:

  1. Launch the app.
  2. Choose the main currency you want to convert.
  3. Select your local currency from the second drop-down list – the one you want to convert your main currency to.
  4. Enter the amount in the box and it will be converted automatically.

As with the Callista Currency Converter app, you won’t be able to convert one currency to multiple currencies at once. Therefore, you will need to switch pairs with each conversion.


To download: Live Currency Converter for Windows (Free)

Currency, another easy-to-use currency converter, has a simple interface and does what it’s supposed to do. Its use is also free.

The developer mentions on the Microsoft Store that the exchange rates are based on rates published by national central banks so you get real-time exchange rates. If you want to update them manually, click on the interface and press Update now.

By default, there will be one currency pair. You can select your preferred currency in the pair by clicking on the down arrow next to the flag. After that, click on the currency box to open a numeric display to enter your currency value. Once added, the value will convert immediately so you can quickly make quick conversions.

As with Callista Currency Converter, you can add as many currencies as you want to convert your primary currency to multiple currencies at once. To add a new currency to the list, right-click in the application interface and click on the Add a button.

Finally, you can move any currency from any position up – just right click on the three horizontal dots in the currency area and select Go to first.

To download: Currency for Windows (Free)

XXL Currency Converter doesn’t have an intuitive interface like the other apps on the list, but it’s feature-rich and easy to use.

Start by choosing the two currencies of the pair on the right and on the left. Once selected, you can enter the value of your primary currency into the calculator, and it will instantly convert the value based on the European Central Bank conversion rate.

Also, you can view the conversion rate chart of your selected pair, change the theme and adjust the accuracy. To access these additional features, right-click on the application interface.

Finally, there’s an option to copy output, which is in the lower left corner – a useful feature to use when creating spreadsheets. The only limitation is that only a limited number of currencies are available.

To download: XXL Currency Converter for Windows (Free)

Convert currencies easily using Windows currency apps

All the apps on the list make currency conversion easy for you. All of them are free, so why not try them all and see which works best for you?

Although you can use Windows currency converter apps in the office, they won’t be useful when traveling abroad. So, don’t forget to load up your cell phone with a few apps before you pack your bags.

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