♫ “So you’re living by numbers
And numbers you answer to”
10 word description: Calculator; glass buttons glow when pressed; key history on screen.
10 word review: Nice looking calculator, slightly marred by a few odd features.
You will like this if you enjoy: Having more than one calculator app on your iOS device…
The good news: It has the potential to be your favourite iOS calculator.
The bad news: Initial load takes 4 seconds. Compare this with the virtually instantaneous load of the default Apple calculator app. No memory function. The sounds of the number keys are much quieter than the maths symbol keys. The key history gets confusing because it doesn’t reset when you start a new calculation. Repeating “=” doesn’t work like any other calculator I’ve ever seen – example… Enter 2+2. Press “=”. You get 4. Now press “=” again. You get 4 again. Every other calculator I’ve ever used would repeatedly add another 2 every time you pressed “=”, and that is what I’m used to. Making a calculator that behaves differently is probably not a good decision. Although it looks good, it doesn’t quite live up to the app store description regarding its appearance. Trivial nitpicking – the key history division symbol is a /, whereas the calculator key symbol is a ÷
Arcadelife verdict: This could be my favourite iOS calculator if a few niggling issues are fixed. It doesn’t need to be overloaded with new features, that isn’t the point of this app, but what is there needs a bit of attention to get it as perfect as possible. This shouldn’t be hard to do; I’ll watch the updates with interest…
Arcadelife rating: 66/100
Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.00
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