High on the list is the Mincey requirement to play poker every week. And collection Mac utilities which usually break the six-month rule (if you don’t use it in six months, do you really need it?). And, I collect calculators.
My Mac is home to a few dozen calculators, some a decade or so old, updated occasionally from an idea that got started last century on Mac OS Classic. Why do I need so many Mac calculators? I don’t. But I like trying them out, using them occasionally, and trotting out my collection for neighbors who make the mistake of asking, “What’s new.”
The latest is called Magic Number and it’s a calculator from a different perspective. It’s big and brawny, something like a mini-chalk board with visible equations; the kind Leonard and Sheldon would work on during a Big Bang Theory episode.
If Indiana Jones was a real person he’d be a Mac user and he would use Magic Number. It’s that good.
Magic Number can expand the app screen size because, well, everyone knows, bigger is better. That makes it easier to see you calculations, and the app can handle just about every expression you can throw at it. The whole expression on one screen. It’s easier to find errors that way.
Got an error in the calculation? Edit by typing over it. Magic Number recalculates. It comes with dozens of functions, 25-digit accuracy, 10 variable memories, and even a few dozen scientific constants and customizable tax rates.
If you need a big, customizable, calculate on-the-fly calculator with a screen nearly as big as your Mac’s screen, this is the one to try, and that’s the rub. There is no try. It’s buy only. No trial version, and the price tag is just a bit beyond my threshold for app throwaway money.
Magic Calculator is a good calculator but it needs a trial version because not everyone is related to a Mincey.