Do you know you can use Google as a Currency Converter easily using the search engine?
Google is an awesome search engine and there is no need for any explanation why it is the number 1 on the Internet. But do you know that the Google Search can be used for other than searching for stuffs online?
Yes, Google has some hidden features within the search engine which you can use it to your advantage.
Not many are aware of this, You can use the search box to exploit the Currency Converter Google feature. We will tell you how you can do it and help you with Currency Conversion.
Know other Google Search Tricks tat we have mentioned earlier, it’s just superb.
Just visit http://www.google.com/finance/converter to use the Google Currency Converter tool.
1) Go to Google.com
2) Type: 100 GBP in USD
3) The answer: 150 British pounds = 241.81500 U.S. dollars
4) That’s it!
Isn’t that easy? Just replace the Country currency code with the numbers to get the actual conversion of currency.
Just keep in mind that you need know the ISO code of a particular currency before you can start using the Google Currency Converter feature.
So what if you don’t know the ISO Code for a certain currency of a country? You just Google it! Or else you just refer to the below list, I have added some of the commonly used ISO Currency Code in the world:
- INR India, Rupees
- AUD Australia, Dollars
- USD America (United States of America), Dollars
- BRL Brazil, Real
- GBP Britain (United Kingdom), Pounds
- CNY China, Yuan Renminbi
- EUR Most of the European Countries, Euro
- SAR Saudi Arabia, Riyals
- ZAR South Africa, Rand
- RUB Russia, Rubles
- CHF Switzerland, Francs
If you want some other ISO code for a currency then check out: http://www.xe.com/iso4217.php
You can also check out this wiki article, it shows the list of circulating currencies in the world.
You can also add this iGoogle gadget:
Another example of how to use the Google Currency Converter:
1) Type: 100 USD in INR
2) You will get the converted amount in Indian Rupees
I hope you found this post useful, feel free to ask me any questions that you have. Please share this post with other who wants use the Currency Converter Google feature.