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We monitor the exchange rate

Nowadays the times have gone such that almost the entire state is watching the change in the US dollar or Euro rate. And God forbid that the "evergreen" fall by a few tens of kopecks, as numerous news publications have loudly reported about this in an instant. Still would! After all, this event is more important than every report there about the harvest in the Bryansk district or the unexpectedly winter for utilities.

Of course, okay, we won’t talk about sad things and, having sifted out the sad reality of a familiar life, we’ll think about the fact that among our readers, financiers or bank employees, for whom tracking exchange rate dynamics is a normal everyday obligation, are sure to eat. And although their professional holiday is still not fast, we will prepare a gift in advance in the form of a small but useful 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, among numerous free analogue competitors, it has sufficient functionality and brightness of the interface - akin to the name of the developer company.

In addition to providing a list of currencies, the program is able to inform about changes in the exchange rate, but it also allows you to build very nice graphs (with the ability to save as a BMP file). To blah blah are 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:

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” connection. Thus, the creators were safe from feasible changes in the format of data conclusion by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.

Additionally, to speed up labor and also save network traffic, programmers taught the application to cache downloaded currency rates. Therefore, in the case of access to previously requested courses, the utility will take them from its local database. Well, what else is allowed to add? We use it.