Who do you know that does not have a little OCD, a smidgeon or two of hoarders instinct, someone who collects old newspapers, magazine, and books to read later but never does? Well, I have a little of all the above thanks to my parents’ genes.
We Mincey folks collect cameras, cars, and calculators (and poker games). My garage is home to two boxes of calculators made of atoms, and my iPhone has an even dozen; the Mac has more. They all calculate but not all calculate the same things the same way.
Here’s a Mac and iPhone calculator that calculates and is packed with features– scientific, engineering, and unit conversions. It’s called PhySyCalc.
Everything you need to calculate whatever you want and nothing you don’t need.
PhySyCal converts ingredient quantities, displays math function with symbol elements, even retrieves atomic weights, isotope weights and abundances. Geeky, right?
Physical constants, speed of light, mass for electrons, protons, and neutrons. Check. Check. Check.
- Natural infix notation for entering calculations in full before evaluating
- Quantity units supported in all calculations
- Intuitive interface for appending units unto numbers so you can enter your calculation quickly
- Minimal buttons in portrait display for ease and speed of use
- Complex number support
- Press and hold delete button to clear entire display
- Left swipe display for unlimited undo makes it easy to find mistakes and correct them
- Right swipe display for redo
- Swipe up for keyboard
- Swipe down and navigate to the right unit for quantity
- Swipe two fingers down on screen for full list of quantities and units
- Double-touch slide on display to reduce the number of significant figures
- Rotate to landscape for more units and scientific functions
- Press and hold any math function to apply to entire display
- Press and hold = button to retrieve value stored in memory
- Saves and recalls results to memory
- Universal app, supporting both iPhone and iPad displays
This may be the sweetest of all the calculators I use regularly because it does so much. What I would like is the option to store calculations on iCloud or Dropbox, but that’s a minor issue.
In most cases apps on the iOS App Store that have Mac App Store counterparts are priced less. Not with PhySyCalc. It’s a few dollars for Mac, the same for iPhone and iPad. Nicely done. Highly recommended for calculator collectors.