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We follow the exchange rate

Times have now gone such that almost the entire state follows the change in the US dollar or Euro. And in any way, God forbid that the "evergreen" should fall by a few dozen kopecks, as numerous news media have loudly reported about this already in a flash. Still would! After all, this event is more important than every report there about the un harvested harvest in the Bryansk district or unexpectedly come winter for utilities.

Of course, okay, let's not talk about sad things, and also, weeding out the sad realities of the usual life, think about the fact that among our readers financiers or bankers, for whom tracking the dynamics of the exchange rate is a common everyday obligation, probably eat. And although their professional holiday is still not fast, we will prepare in advance a gift in the form of a small but beneficial review of the program from the St. Petersburg company SMILE Group called "SMILE: Exchange Rates" (865 kB). The application is distributed on a disinterested basis and also, among the many gratuitous analogues-competitors, it is distinguished by sufficient functionality and interface brightness - akin to the name of the company-developer.

In addition to providing a list of currencies, the program can inform about the course change, but it also allows you to build very nice charts (with the ability to save as a BMP file). Moreover, blah blah is available: automatic updating of exchange rates, a sea of ​​settings is also a small bonus in the form of a running line. This is how it looks like:

Recall that the utility does not take data from the Central Bank of the Russian Federation website, but “pulls” it from the SMILE Group server, which acts as an intermediate link in the “program - bank” link. Thus, the creators were safe from a feasible change in the format of the conclusion of data by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.

In addition, to speed up work and save network traffic, programmers taught the application to cache downloaded exchange rates. Therefore, in case of referring to the courses requested earlier, the utility will take them from its local database. Well, what else is allowed to add? We use.