Currency Assistant - Release Notes

Currency Assistant 3.2.6 (October 4, 2016)

 The incompatibilities with macOS 10.12 Sierra have been solved.
 The automatic update of the International Monetary Fund rates has been restored after the International Monetary Fund modified the Representative Exchange Rates for Selected Currencies TSV file.
 Some other minor improvements and fixes have been introduced.

Currency Assistant 3.2.5 (July 13, 2016)

 The old Belarusian ruble (BYR) has been replaced by the new Belarusian ruble (BYN). The new ruble was introduced on July 1, 2016 with 1 BYN = 10,000 BYR.

Currency Assistant 3.2.4 (April 1, 2016)

 For improved security, Currency Assistant now uses an encrypted HTTPS connection when checking for updates.

Currency Assistant 3.2.3 (September 30, 2015)

 The incompatibilities with OS X 10.11 El Capitan have been solved.
 Some other minor improvements and fixes have been introduced.

Currency Assistant 3.2.2 (July 21, 2015)

 The automatic update of the Bank of Canada rates has been restored after the Bank of Canada changed the contents of the Daily Noon Rates CSV file.
 Some other minor improvements have been introduced.

Currency Assistant 3.2.1 (January 2, 2015)

 The irrevocably fixed Lithuanian litas (LTL) euro conversion rate (1 EUR = 3.45280 LTL) has been introduced after the euro replaced the litas and became legal tender in Lithuania on January 1, 2015.

Currency Assistant 3.2 (October 1, 2014)

 Currency Assistant is fully compatible with OS X 10.10 Yosemite.
 Currency Assistant is now 64-bit compatible and has been sandboxed.
 Currency Assistant supports Retina displays now.
 The appearance of converters has been fully revised.
 Currency Assistant uses new flags, designed by IconDrawer. By default, flags are now bigger but you can display smaller flags in lists and menus by selecting the "Use small flags in lists and menus" checkbox in the General pane of Currency Assistant preferences.
 New countries (Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin, Vatican City, Kosovo, Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Man, Palestine) and the flags of England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Irland have been added.
 Some minor bugs have been fixed and some other minor interface revisions have been introduced.
 The Currency Assistant Help has been fully rewritten.
 Minimum required system version is now Mac OS X 10.6.

Currency Assistant 3.1.12 (January 3, 2014)

 The irrevocably fixed Latvian lats (LVL) euro conversion rate (1 EUR = 0.702804 LVL) has been introduced after the euro replaced the lats and became legal tender in Latvia on January 1, 2014.
 The Zimbabwe dollar (ZWD), which was suspended indefinitely in April 2009 due to hyperinflation, has been deleted. The Zimbabwean government legalized the use of foreign currencies in January 2009 and all transactions are now in foreign currencies, mainly the US dollar and the South African rand.

Currency Assistant 3.1.11 (October 24, 2013)

 The incompatibilities with OS X 10.9 Mavericks have been solved.

Currency Assistant 3.1.10 (August 23, 2013)

 The automatic update of the European Central Bank rates has been restored after the European Central Bank site changed domain.

Currency Assistant 3.1.9 (August 14, 2013)

 A new currency, the South Sudanese pound (SSP), has been added. It is the official currency of South Sudan and was introduced in July 2011 when South Sudan became an independent state.
 The Croatian kuna has been moved to the European Union group after Croatia became the 28th European Union member on 1 July 2013.
 The Libyan flag has been updated. The new flag, originally introduced in 1951, was reclaimed as the country's national flag after the Libyan civil war.
 The exchange rate of the Argentine peso can no longer be updated from the International Monetary Fund web site.

Currency Assistant 3.1.8 (January 14, 2013)

 The automatic update of the Bank of Italy rates has been restored after the Bank of Italy changed the location of the Last foreign exchange rates CSV file.
 The old Zambian kwacha (ZMK) has been replaced by the new Zambian kwacha (ZMW). The new kwacha was introduced on January 1, 2013 with 1 ZMW = 1,000 ZMK.

Currency Assistant 3.1.7 (July 16, 2012)

 The incompatibilities with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion have been solved.
 The dissolved Netherlands Antilles have been replaced by Curaçao, Sint Maarten, and the Caribbean Netherlands (the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba). The Caribbean Netherlands adopted the US dollar, while Curaçao and Sint Maarten are still using the Netherlands Antillean guilder and should switch to the new Caribbean guilder in 2013.
 A bug that could cause the Print dialog to be incorrectly localized has been fixed.

Currency Assistant 3.1.6 (February 16, 2012)

 Currency Assistant has a new icon.
 Some minor improvements and interface revisions have been introduced.

Currency Assistant 3.1.5 (July 5, 2011)

 The automatic update of the Bank of Canada rates has been restored after the Bank of Canada changed the location and contents of the Daily Noon Rates CSV file.
 The incompatibilities with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion have been solved.

Currency Assistant 3.1.4 (January 3, 2011)

 The irrevocably fixed Estonian kroon (EEK) euro conversion rate (1 EUR = 15.6466 EEK) has been introduced after the euro replaced the kroon and became legal tender in Estonia on January 1, 2011.
 Additional exchange rates can now be updated from the International Monetary Fund (Algerian dinar, Peruvian nuevo sol, Philippine peso, Tunisian dinar, Uruguayan peso) and European Central Bank (Israeli new shekel) web sites.

Currency Assistant 3.1.3 (September 21, 2010)

 Currency Assistant can now automatically look for rates on the other web sites if they are temporarily unavailable on your favorite source. To automatically look for rates on the other web sites, select the "Try other sources if rate is not available on favorite web site" checkbox in the Rates Update pane of Currency Assistant preferences.
 The maximum precision of exchange rates has been increased. Rates can now have up to 12 significant digits.
 Rates updated from the International Monetary Fund web site now have the same precision as the published rates.
 Some other minor improvements have been introduced.

Currency Assistant 3.1.2 (April 6, 2010)

 The Turkmen Manat (TMM), which was definitively replaced by the New Turkmen Manat (TMT) at the beginning of 2010, has been deleted.
 The Search field in the Currencies window toolbar lets you now limit your search to the currencies appearing in the Add Currencies and Switch Currencies menus or to the currencies listed by the European Central Bank, the Bank of Canada, the International Monetary Fund, or the Bank of Italy.
 The appearance of buttons, pop-up menus, and scroll bars in converters has been revised.
 Some minor bugs have been fixed.

Currency Assistant 3.1.1 (August 28, 2009)

 The incompatibilities with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard have been solved.
 A bug that caused incorrect pop-up menus in the Update column of the list in the Currencies window when multiple items were selected has been fixed.
 Some other minor bugs have been fixed and some minor improvements have been introduced.

Currency Assistant 3.1 (June 19, 2009)

 The Rate indicator and the Rate pop-up menu can now show either currency names or ISO codes. To choose the desired display option, use the "Rate indicator uses" and "Rate pop-up menu uses" buttons in the General pane of Currency Assistant preferences.
 You can now display the names of the currencies in a converter by placing the mouse pointer over its Switch Currency pop-up menus. To disable tooltips, deselect the "Show currency tooltips in converters" checkbox in the General pane of Currency Assistant preferences.
 Separators in converters can now be darkened to better distinguish them. To make separators darker, drag the "Darken separators" slider in the General pane of Currency Assistant preferences.
 The possibility to quickly switch to the next currency listed in the Switch Currency menu by pressing Option-Tab has been re-introduced. In addition to that, you can now also switch to the previous currency in the menu by pressing Shift-Option-Tab.
 The new Turkmen manat (TMT) has been introduced. The new manat and the old manat (TMM) will circulate together until December 31, 2009 with 1 TMT = 5,000 TMM.
 Copy Special commands can now include currency names.
 The automatic update of exchange rates has been modified so that Currency Assistant doesn't hang anymore for several seconds if you start updating rates while your computer establishes the connection to the Internet.
 The New Converter and Open Converter commands have been added to the Currency Assistant menu in the Dock.
 Check for updates has been fully revised and lets you now check for updates both manually and automatically. To set Currency Assistant to check for updates automatically or schedule how often you want it to check, open the Software Update pane of Currency Assistant preferences.
 A bug that prevented items from being manually rearranged in the Add Currency, Switch Currency and Copy Special menus on Mac OS X 10.5 has been fixed.
 A bug that could cause missing or duplicate items in the Add Currency and Switch Currency menus under particular circumstances on Mac OS X 10.5 has been fixed.
 Some other minor bugs have been fixed and some other minor improvements have been introduced.

Currency Assistant 3.0 (January 22, 2009)

General

 Euro Assistant Pro, fully rewritten as a Cocoa application, becomes Currency Assistant.
 Currency Assistant is Universal and runs natively on both PowerPC-based and Intel-based Macs.
 Currency Assistant has a completely revised interface: windows and dialogs are now cleaner and easier to use and converters have a Leopard look and feel.
 Minimum required system version is now Mac OS X 10.4.

Converters

 Currency Assistant lets you create as many converters as you wish. Converters can be closed when you don't need them and quickly reopened using the Open Converter submenu in the File menu.
 Converters can be duplicated and easily edited using the new Edit Converter dialog.
 Converters can now contain up to 24 currencies, can be vertically resized and allow you to move or copy displays and separators across different windows.
 Converters have a redesigned bottom bar with an Action pop-up menu to quickly accomplish recurrent tasks, a Rate pop-up menu to view and copy exchange rates with a single click, and a Tape button to instantly show or hide the tape.
 Currency Assistant allows you to paste multiple amounts into the active display, so that you can easily convert series of amounts copied from another application (e.g. Excel).
 The Copy Thousands Separators option has been introduced in the Edit menu. The option lets you quickly include or omit thousands separators when copying amounts, rates, and conversions from converters.
 Currency Assistant lets you choose the color used to highlight the active display and change the text size in displays.

Currencies

 Currency Assistant comes with 174 currencies, all the major circulating currencies plus the 16 Eurozone legacy currencies.
 Five new fields have been added to describe currencies: Show in Menu, Country, Group, Symbol, and Update. The Show in Menu and Group fields let you customize and organize the Add Currency and Switch Currency menus, while the Update field lets you specify which online source must be used to update a currency's rate.
 The Currencies window has been redesigned and lets you now perform all currency management tasks: editing and restoring currencies, setting your base currency, automatically updating rates and customizing the Add Currency and Switch Currency menus. To make it easier to work with currencies, the Currencies window lets you now sort and search currencies, and resize and rearrange columns in the list.
 Currencies editing has been enhanced: you can edit fields directly in the list in the Currencies window, batch edit currencies and reset selected fields to their default values.

Rates update

 Besides the European Central Bank and the Bank of Canada, Currency Assistant re-introduces the International Monetary Fund and adds a fourth source for the automatic rates update, the Bank of Italy, which publishes daily rates for 157 currencies. By pressing the Update Rates button in the Currencies window toolbar and choosing Sources from the pop-up menu, you can view a list of the currencies whose rates can be updated using each online source, visit the source's web site and show the latest published rates.
 Rates can be updated by choosing Update Rates from the File menu or from the Action pop-up menu. While updating rates Currency Assistant just displays a small progress dialog that closes automatically after rates have been updated.
 Rates can also be updated from the Currencies window. To update all rates, simply click the Update Rates button in the toolbar. To only update the currencies found with a search, or the currencies in the Add Currency and Switch Currency menus, or the selected currencies in the list, press the Update Rates button and choose an option from the pop-up menu.
 Single rates can now be updated directly from the new Get Info dialog by clicking its Update Rate button.
 Update results are now recorded in the Logs window which is displayed by choosing Window > Logs. The Logs window highlights errors in red so that you can easily spot them, lets you filter logs and save the selected text to a RTF file.
 Besides allowing you to update rates automatically at startup once a day or once a week, Currency Assistant lets you now update rates each time you open the application. In addition to that, after updating rates at startup you can decide whether simply automatically closing the Updating Rates progress dialog, or reporting errors, or showing the log.
 The date and time when rates were last updated appears now also in the File menu and in the Action pop-up menu.
 Currency Assistant supports now all web proxy configurations.

Add Currency and Switch Currency menus

 The Add Currency and Switch Currency menus, available both in the Converter menu and in the Action pop-up menu, are now fully customizable. You can choose which currencies must be displayed by selecting them in the Menu column of the list in the Currencies window. You can add separators, arrange items manually or automatically group currencies and sort them by name, country or ISO code by clicking the Configure Menu button in the Currencies window toolbar.

Tape

 Each converter has its own tape which is contained in a drawer.
 The tape lets you now copy any text selection and drag single or groups of conversions.
 The format of the dragged conversions can be changed directly from the Edit menu, using the Tape Clipping Format submenu.
 The Standard format saves the tape to a RTF file, while the Single Line and the three Table formats save the tape to a plain text file. To include thousands separators, select the Save thousands separators checkbox in the Save dialog.

Copy Special commands

 The management of Copy Special commands has been moved to the Copy Special pane of Currency Assistant preferences.
 Copy Special commands are now easier to create and edit thanks to the completely redesigned New Command and Edit Command dialogs and can now also include currency symbols.
 The Copy Special commands list in Currency Assistant preferences displays examples and lets you drag items to rearrange commands in the Copy Special menu.

Importation

 Currency Assistant lets you now import series of amounts contained not only in plain text files and text clippings, but also in Word documents, RTF files, web archives and HTML files. To import files or clippings, you can either choose File > Import Amounts or simply drag them to the desired input display.
 If hidden, the tape is automatically shown before amounts are imported.

Printing

 Currency Assistant lets you now highlight as many currencies as you wish in tape printouts. Highlight colors (red, green or blue) can be quickly assigned or removed by displaying the Currency Assistant pane in the Print dialog, selecting one or more currencies in the list and clicking a color button or the Remove button, respectively.
 Currency Assistant now adjusts the tape's content size so that it always fits with the selected paper size and scale.
 On Mac OS X 10.5, Currency Assistant supports live previews and provides a summary of the highlighted currencies in the Print dialog.

Other improvements

 The Currency Assistant setup which is performed the first time you run the application has been revised. It now incorporates the license agreement acceptance, allows you to create multiple converters, and lets you choose the base currency used to display rates in converters and text clippings.
 Currency Assistant lets you now check for updates. To see whether a new Currency Assistant version is available and download it, choose Currency Assistant > Check for Updates.
 The Edit menu now provides full undo and redo support.
 Currency Assistant supports Unicode text and all the date, time and number formats available in the International pane of System Preferences.
 Currency Assistant is now a regular Mac OS X multilingual application and runs in English, German, French, Dutch and Italian.

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