Forex is one of those things that is becoming increasingly popular among those who want to earn a solid amount of money within a year or two. And because changing the money yourself and taking care of the news and speculation can always take a lot of time, people have started using software that helps people with Forex trading.
There are many online software trading platforms that match different people, which are made for experts and the others are meant for complete beginners. The most important thing, or at least a very good thing, before entering a forex market is to be familiar with the platform (software) that you are going to use. Because you are not allowed to make mistakes and lose money, you must first try a demo version of a platform (if available) or view the entire system that your friend uses. From the experience of people with whom I know the best platform to start, Meta Trader is 4. People like it because of the ease of use and the available demo platform version. Others who started with the platform called VT Trader say that it took a lot of time to go through with all the options, but once they found out everything, they had no problems with it and chose Meta Trader 4.
After all, the platform or software that you use is not as important as the money with which you can earn changing currencies. Find the platform that suits you and good luck.