Astute readers with non-Boomer memories will take note that the Mincey clan, now headed by yours truly, and with full support of every Mincey that lives in a pleasant Atlanta-based suburb, has a large, extensive, and growing collection of calculators for Mac, iPhone, and iPad.
Here’s another one. This one is called Addism and what it brings to the table isn’t unique, new, or noteworthy, but once you use it, you’ll understand the value of paper, even though the calculator is digital. Addism comes with both light and dark mode in OS X Yosemite and El Capitan. It’s simple to use and calculations are instant and stored.
Think paper trail, but on the Mac’s screen; a complete history (as much of it as you prefer to save) of your calculations.
Addism is somewhat power user oriented, thanks to an extensive list of keyboard shortcuts which means most calculations can be constructed without moving your hands and fingers to mouse or trackpad.
Unlike a number of lesser calculators, Addism also lets you share calculations and print out a series of calculations (if you’re into torturing trees for trivial pursuits). My favorite feature is the same in every calculator– undo and redo. Unlike Apple’s built-in OS X calculator, Addism lives in the Menubar so it’s easily accessible, but there are global keyboard shortcuts to bring it up on the screen without using trackpad or mouse.
Every calculation gets saved on the digital tape so you can go back to check what you entered if the solution just doesn’t feel right. Addism is worth the few bucks price tag, but there’s also a trial version if you want to check it out first. What Addism is missing is what is missing from most Mac calculators– a line item note or title for every calculation. That’s worth money.
Click Here to take a look at the many calculators I’ve added to my collection in recent years.