Math is the universal language, right? Or, maybe it’s music. I forget. Regardless, I’ve been using what could be called the perfect Mac app for teachers, math students, scientists, and the Mac geek among the faithful throngs of Mac users who love geeky, useful, and free tools.
It’s called ExpressionsInBar. That’s the name. It’s an app that resides in the Mac’s Menubar and gives you one click access to computer-aided algebra computations. I don’t know of another Mac app that works this way. Think of it as a free, simplified, but even more accessible lite version of Expressions, the highly acclaimed Mac equation editor.
Click the Menubar icon and ExpressionsinBar pops open an input expression box. Enter the expression, view the result.
As you type in an expression, a variety of favorite expressions pop up. If it looks like Greek to you, don’t worry. All that means is that you don’t need ExpressionsinBar. If you smile and go, “Oooh, cool” then you’ll appreciate the power in this simple app and how easy it is to use.
Frankly, this app is a fun way to learn expressions, therefore it’s useful in education, but any Mac user who needs a quick way to dig up specific expressions on-the-fly will appreciate the utility.
Sweet for math folks. Fun for those learning. Easy to use and free. Is there anything not to like? It’s free. It’s handy in the Mac’s Menubar. And it’s math. Did I mention that it’s free?