Developed by: WapleStuff
: A versatile shopping calculator that features currency conversion for 136 different world currencies as well as a handful of other useful features. : No way to export lists. Can’t label purchases. : Includes a tax calculation so you know exactly how much you are spending.
: A versatile shopping calculator that features currency conversion for 136 different world currencies as well as a handful of other useful features.
: No way to export lists. Can’t label purchases.
: Includes a tax calculation so you know exactly how much you are spending.
Have you ever traveled to another country and wanted to buy almost everything you saw but you had no idea how much it really costs because you have a different currency? Not everyone immediately converts their currency when traveling, which can make spending foreign money complicated and confusing. WapleStuff has set out to remedy this problem with their app Shop Easy – A Shopping Calculator (iPhone/iPod touch).
Now it’s possible to keep track of how much you spend on a shopping trip all while ensuring you don’t go over your limit. While it’s ideal for traveling to another country, it’s also possible to use this application every day when going on a shopping trip. The app is designed with slider functions to help people spend more time shopping and less time calculating how much everything costs.
Before getting started, it’s a good idea to go into the settings menu and adjust the calculator. It comes with three themes: Cyan, Pink and Green. Users can then opt to turn the sound on or off and go right into shopping and converting currency. From what I could tell, it looks like the app pretty much covers all major currencies from around the world as it features 136 of them. After the currencies are set, be sure to adjust the tax percentage.
When a price is entered into the calculator, long press on it to toggle between currencies. A correctly entered price may be added to the price list by tapping on the cart button. If you’re buying more than one item, simply adjust the quantity. Double tapping on the price screen provides quick access to the shopping list.
Touching on the tax value quickly updates it so it’s possible to know exactly how much money you are spending. If you decide you’ve gone over your budget, swipe an item to delete it from the list.
The feature that I enjoyed the most is the discount slider at the bottom of the screen. Enter a price into the calculator and slide to the correct percentage off and the app tells you exactly how much money you’ll save.
There were a few features that I’d like to see in a future update like the option to email or export lists in order to view them later. This would be a convenient way to keep track of how much you spend on a trip, which is great for budgeting as well as keeping records. I’d also like a way to label items added to the shopping cart to make it easier to find and delete them later—which proves to be useful for those long shopping trips.
Overall, the interface is easy to navigate and the clean design makes this an attractive app worth keeping on the home screen. Shop Easy is clearly the app to have on hand while traveling or when you go on a shopping spree at the mall. It’s versatile, convenient and well-designed. It comes in at less than one dollar at the App Store which is a bargain.
Version Reviewed 1.0