Windows Phone App Review: Black Box

Black Box for Windows Phone

It may not be the flashiest Windows Phone app but Black Box is a clean, simple to use, currency converter. Black Box converts currency amounts for more than 150 currencies and you can thin out the list a bit in the settings menu.

Black Box's layout is simple and straight forward. You have your currency amounts listed up top, a number pad and your conversion listing at the bottom of the screen. Tap on the up arrow in the bottom right corner and you will pull up your options menu.

Here you can choose the currencies involved in the conversion, flip the conversions, access the settings, and view the about screen. From the settings menu you can thin the currency list a bit by un-checking any currency you do not use. Black Box updates conversion rates automatically and this feature can be disabled in the settings as well.

Black Box may lack the visual appeal of Currency Converter Pro but if you're looking for a clean and simple conversion app, it's worth considering. There is a free trial version for Black Box with the full version running $.99.

You can find Black Box here (opens in new tab) at the Windows Phone Marketplace.

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

  • I just bought this app. Thanks for posting it. Sometime simplicity is the best thing. I love the UI and the fact that you can set the currencies you care about while turning off the rest. 8/10
  • Looks nice, i like simplicity.  My only question is, where does it get its data from and how does it handle updates?
  • Funny I was just look for one of these day last weekend
  • HTC Converter does currency conversions as well as dimensions, weights, temperature, timezones etc etc