Need a Great Calculator for Your iPad? EZeeCalc XL, Rated 9 out of 10

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[] Boston, Massachusetts - Independent developer James Hollender received rave reviews from The iPhone App Review for his app EZeeCalc XL 1.0.4, an app for the iPad, which he calls, "a simple, yet powerful calculator for the rest of us." The calculator was designed to help us perform mathematical computations. Whether we do not know how to complete certain exercises, or we are just too lazy to work the problem out in our heads or on paper, the calculator is a handy tool that usually comes standard on basically every handheld device and cell phone, not just the iPhone or iPod touch. However, with the budding technology we have become so accustomed to today, there will always be attempts at modifying our current gadgets to modernize and optimize their functions.

EZeeCalc XL by James Hollender presents users with a colorful new take on the classic calculator, adding convenient characteristics that are simple to use and understand. When you start up EZeeCalc, the main screen is the calculator itself. The multi-colored buttons on the lower half of the screen make it quite delightful just to look at. The top half of the screen displays four different boxes. At the top, marked by an E, we find the spot where all the numbers you input will appear. Above that, small and to the left, you will see numbers in tiny, purple text. This indicates the number and operation you entered previous to whatever you may be entering for E at the moment. Below E, we find three more boxes, reserved for the memory inputs, marked M1, M2 and M3.

EZeeCalc XL also lives up to its name because of some special buttons it offers. The two arrow buttons, for instance, above the numbers on the keypad, allow users to undo and redo anything they input before they hit the equal sign. Also, the '% of' button may qualify as EZeeCalc's greatest asset because it allows for the easiest percentage computation I have ever encountered. For example, simply enter '25' '% of' '100' each separately and hit equals. That is honestly all you have to do to get your desired answer from this great tool for both direct percentage computations and figuring out how much you should tip on your next restaurant outing!

The rest of your calculating options can be found in the small but comprehensive menu bar at the top of the page. The lightning bolt icon is vital because this is where you must go to clear your screen. You then have the option to clear just your current calculation, clear all fields or clear your entire list of calculations. Considering EZeeCalc XL automatically saves up to 1000 of your most recent calculations, you may want to keep up by clearing your log regularly. You can find this list of recent calculations by tapping the icon resembling a roll of film.

The gear icon allows you to adjust your settings. Users may change their keyboard alignment from right-handed to left-handed, turn the key click on or off and change periods to commas. Also, using the slider, users can pick how many numbers will appear after the decimal point in their results, ranging from 0-6. This is fantastic because EzeeCalc will never display results in scientific notation. Users may also listen to their iPod music while computing.

Other features not mentioned in the review:

Teach Kids:
During calculations, EZeeCalc XL only allows buttons to be pressed that are appropriate. This is great for teaching youngsters how to use a calculator. Even the Divide key is disabled to prevent dividing by zero.

Left-Handed Keyboard Option:
Over the years there have been a few mechanical calculators for left-handed users. EZeeCalc XL allows switching between left- and right-handed versions. For foreign users, an option allows switching commas with periods.

No Scientific Notation:
Although up to 15 digits are maintained for calculations, results are allowed to exceed this limit, at which time EZeeCalc XL continues to display values, but without using scientific notation.

On-Line Help:
On-line help is provided to assist in more fully understanding all the features of the app.

Device Requiremnts:
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
* 0.8 MB

Pricing and Availability:
EZeeCalc XL and EZeeCalc are each priced at $1.99 USD or (equivalent depending on country of purchase.) and are available exclusively through the App Store in the Utility category. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website, blog or organization represented when making a request.

James Hollender, a well seasoned Information Technology professional, has been familiar with Apple products since the days of the first Macintosh computer and has been involved with object oriented programming since the introduction of Java, culminating most recently writing apps in Objective C for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. His innovative ideas have resulted in numerous suggestion and other awards including a commendation from The President of the United States. EZeeCalc is a recent example of his creative ability to think outside the box. Copyright (C) 2010 James Hollender. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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