OS X widget wanted - daily currency exchange rate updates

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  1. feuerschlange macrumors regular

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    Is there a widget for Mac OS X, that reliably shows me daily updated currency exchange rates?

    I need at least GBP, USD, EUR, RMB. Other currencies are bonus, but not essential.
     
  2. Bodine macrumors member

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  3. feuerschlange thread starter macrumors regular

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    Or, use Apple's Stock widget. USDEUR=X, for example, shows UD$ / Euro exchange rate. Fetched from Yahoo... And works with other currencies, just get their abbreviation.
     
  5. feuerschlange thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thx, works ok.

    I wish, it would be a bit more customizable and less bulky :)
     
  6. Bodine macrumors member

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    I downloaded it last night and it seems to be working fine for me. I'll check it out again tonight and I'll let you know if I am having problems.
     
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  8. BobZune macrumors 6502a

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    Probably a temporary issue. I just updated mine and it works just fine. I have been using the CurrencyConverter for years (make sure you click the update and give it a few seconds to get the latest, esp after a install/update -- I have occasionally seen it pick up older values first time after an update of the widget; and of course, I can't delete the older version from trash immediately since the OS says it is still in use :p so I do that after the next reboot).
     
  9. feuerschlange thread starter macrumors regular

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    I tried again a few times.

    It worked!

    This is a great tool! Its much more useful (and nice to look at), than the conversion widget of OS X.

    Is there a way, to log the exchange rate values to a file, to be able, to look up old exchange rates on certain dates?
     
  10. BobZune macrumors 6502a

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    If you want the widget to do it, you'd have to write to the developer.

    Or you can get the list from the New York Fed - even in excel format (there are other places, most want a subscription if you need historical data, even though they may give you one day's data at a time for free).

    http://www.newyorkfed.org/markets/fxrates/historical/home.cfm

    (They have CNY listed, I assume it is the same as RMB).

    If you want to get finer grained data, look into some of the ForEx trading tools/brokerage house accounts.
     
  11. Bodine macrumors member

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    Sorry I never got a chance to reply last night. I am glad it finally worked for you. I never got the error messages you saw when downloaded it. I have no idea if you can get a log of the rate values. Best of luck.
     

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