I’ve been struggling a little with trip planning – trying to convert Vietnamese Dong into Australian dollars has been doing my head in. There are around 12,900 Dong to the Australian Dollar, so even though 200,000 Dong sounds like a lot of money for accommodation at the Banh Ma National Park, it’s really only about $15 in aussie beer vouchers, and a small price to pay for a chance to see endangered primates.
If you have the good fortune to be running Os 10.4, then you’ll already know what a widget is. And you probably have the default currency converter installed. But it has never been to Vietnam, and will only convert one currency at a time. This widget will convert multiple currencies, and has a huge range available (including legacy European currencies). So next time I need to know whether I’ll be paying more in US dollars, or if it would be cheaper to pay in Dong, I won’t have to take off my shoes to do the maths!