Forex is one of those people who want to make a hard money in a year or two. And since changing your own money and always imagining news and speculation can take you a long time, people start using software that helps people in the forex business.
There are many online software trading platforms that match different people, these are made for experts and others are used by completely newcomers. One of the important things or at least one of the very best things to do before going into the Forex market is to become familiar with the platform (software) you use. Since you are not allowed to make any mistakes and lose money, you must first try the demo version of a platform (if available) or check out the complete system your friend is using. From the experience of the platform that I know of, it's a Meta Trader – its people like it because of its simplicity of use and the available demo platform version. Others, starting with a platform called VT Trader, say it has taken them a while to come up with all the options, but once they find out how they stand, they have no problem with it and prefer it over MetaTrader 4.
Whatever platform or software you are using is as important as the money that you can change the currency, find the right platform for you and good luck.