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currency converterDo you often have to deal with currency from other countries? It can be a real pain, because let us face it, we are just accustomed to type of money used in our own, native country. For most of us, it’s all we’ve ever known. For Americans, we just think about the cost of things in terms of how dollars it will cost us to buy it. The same is true for many European countries where the Euro is the standard form of money.

It gets even more confusing when you start talking in terms of countries that use the same name for their money, but with different values due to the exchange rate. For example, Australia, The United States, and Canada all use a dollar, but it is worth a different amount in each place!

To sift through the currency converting madness, we turn to the Internet. There are plenty of websites that can convert for you, even Google has a system in place, but with extensions, there is an even easier way. Instead of having to open a new tab and convert, you can do it right from Chrome’s extension bar with an easy to use, and aptly named extension called Currency Converter. It takes the fuss out of converting and makes it incredibly simple.

Set Up

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Currency Converter is available from the Chrome Webstore. It is completely free. All you need to do is head over to the Webstore and download the free extension. It will run through its process, and within a couple of seconds, you will have the extension ready to download and start converting your funds.


In order for an extension like this to work, it needs to have lots of different currencies available. Well, in the case of Currency Converter for Chrome, you get over 150 different currencies built-in. Chances are great that if there is a type of money you need to convert to another type, this Chrome extension can handle it with ease.

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The thing that really makes this Chrome extension stand out is that it can convert multiple currencies at the same time. In fact, it can convert up to 15 different types of money at one time. So if you need to know how US dollars convert to Australian Dollars, Euros, Pounds, Yen, and Swiss Franks, the extension can handle that for you.

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The extension comes with no fancy settings or anything to tweak, so using it is incredibly easy. You simply choose the type of money you want to convert, and all the different currencies you want to convert it to. You don’t even have to hit enter; it converts in real-time, so you see the results as it happens. There is a simple “Add” button for adding new conversions, and a “Remove” button for getting rid of the one on the bottom.


It does not get much easier than this for converting money. If you need to deal with multiple currencies, this is the currency converter extension for you. It makes the process easy, and allows you to convert multiple currencies at ones. Best of all, it does it in real-time, so there is no waiting for it to load.

  1. Shahbaz Amin
    December 4, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    I was surprised when one day out of curiosity I thought it might be possible to convert currencies on google as I had then recently started automatic calculator in the omnibox.
    It was so surprising when I got my converted currency amount in secons - I started typeing in: $15 in £, pressed enter. And there we go! Been using it ever since..

  2. Mark Alsisto
    November 29, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    8) that's a lot of extension on chrome you got there....

    • Dave LeClair
      November 30, 2012 at 4:52 am

      I use a lot of stuff!

  3. Mihovil Pletikos
    November 29, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    in the end if you need a real thing you need to go to you bank/exchange place to see how much you'll really get

  4. Michael Jan Moratalla
    November 29, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    I like this because sometimes I want to check the exchange rate of my country it will be good if there also a measurement converter like that its very useful. thanks by the way for sharing this

  5. Nikhil Chandak
    November 29, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    its good currency converter !

  6. Andreas Beer
    November 29, 2012 at 11:09 am

    yes, it gets much easier. just convert with google

    • Dave LeClair
      November 30, 2012 at 4:52 am

      I said currency too much, I find the extension easier, but to each their own!

  7. Ricardo
    November 29, 2012 at 7:25 am

    "...To Convert Any Kind Of Money"?!
    Are you sure that not "any kind of" currency?!

  8. Florin Ardelian
    November 29, 2012 at 2:10 am

    Meh. Google does that, too. Just type the conversion in your address bad and hit ENTER e.g., 15 eur in usd

  9. Félix S. De Jesús
    November 29, 2012 at 1:50 am

    What about

    • Dave LeClair
      November 30, 2012 at 4:51 am

      That's a great site, but I prefer not opening a new tab to do conversions.

  10. Zen
    November 29, 2012 at 1:42 am

    how about firefox?

    • Ken Gaming
      November 29, 2012 at 7:01 am

      Nobody uses that anymore lol

      • Tina
        November 29, 2012 at 3:39 pm

        I sure do. Hast great add-ons. But yes, Chrome is faster and I use it more.

      • Mark Alsisto
        November 29, 2012 at 6:03 pm

        how about IE? :)

        • Tina Sieber
          November 30, 2012 at 3:16 pm

          People who still use IE (too many) either don't know any better (poor souls), are forced to use it (I pity you guys) or are too lazy to switch (you deserve to use IE). :)

          I believe the number of people who still prefer IE after comparing it with other browsers is negligible.

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