According to Kipling “He travels the fastest who travels alone”, and who are we to argue with someone who makes such exceedingly good cakes? But while navigating one’s way through foreign climes free from fellows who slow you down may indeed be the most expedient way, it’s always good to have the company of a guide; it just doesn’t have to be an actual person…
There can be little doubt that travel broadens the mind far more than, say, stubbornly living your life in a cellar in Scunthorpe, but more often than not it helps to have info already to hand, especially when it comes to keeping track of your expenditure; after all you wouldn’t want to suddenly find yourself short of a shilling in Uganda or flat broke of francs in Benin, would you? Which is why you need Travel FX.
More than a simple currency calculator, Travel FX tracks exchange rates in over 250 countries, offering dual calculators for your home currency and that of the place you find yourself in, and even advises on additional service charges from ATM networks, credit card companies and currency exchanges to help keep your finances perfectly in check and even save you money.
Throw in a notebook to keep track of all outgoings and the ability to work offline (exchange rate updates require a connection, obviously) when traversing Timbuktu or elsewhere in the out-of-signal Atlas Obscura, and you’ve a textbook travelling companion.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Simple to use, Travel FX is akin to a pocket-sized personal banker, advising on the best value exchanges and keeping track of all your transactions to take all the faff out of foreign finances while ensuring you still travel fastest. Don’t leave home without it.
Current version: 1.0.1
Requires Android 2.2 and up