December 16, 2013 in Productivity (E)
[prMac.com] Geneva, Switzerland - DifferentApps today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of FastCalc 1.10, an update to its intelligent calculator for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. FastCalc features a customizable interface with large keys and expressions that are calculated as they are entered. Users can store previously inputted calculations in one of several memory storage areas.
Unlike alternative calculators, there is no need to press the "equal" button since the result of the entered expression is calculated every time users press a key. Other features include the ability to calculate percentages, change the display and the keyboard colors, set the number of decimal places desired, and show thousands separators. The latest update features graphics that have been adapted for the latest iOS.
* Large easy-to-read display
* Minimalistic user interface
* Memory storage areas
* Advanced mode activation
* Ability to perform any imaginable percentage calculation with a variety of operators
* Constantly displays formula and memories in use
* Follows operations priority rules
* Demo video tutorials
* Ability to copy expression in its entirety or only the result
* Ability to paste a number from another app
* Set display and keyboard colors
* Select number of decimal places
The UI includes numbers and mathematical symbols. The layout of the keyboard is slightly different between the iPhone and iPad versions. The iPhone has 12 keys instead of the iPad's 16-key interface. However, both versions include the same functionality and mathematical symbols.
Mathematical symbols that are shown on the side of the keys are selected by dragging a finger toward them from the center of the key. Chosen symbols are immediately displayed in the equation.
Users drag their finger over the display to erase one character or erase the entire expression.
The demo videos in FastCalc review several topics including how to select a side symbol, how to clear symbols or expressions, and how to store a result in memory. Each tutorial displays animated directions that can be consulted in the "About" section.
"FastCalc certainly does not disappoint." concurs Marilyn Chau of The iPhone App Review (Nov. 18, 2013). Awarding FastCalc a 4.5 out of 5 star rating, she writes, "Perhaps one of the 'display features' that really sets FastCalc apart from the regular iOS calculator is its constant display of the operations in place for the current calculation; this feature is particularly helpful, as it allows users to easily determine if they've made a manual error in their calculations."
"FastCalc is specifically well suited to repetitive operations," says Andre Ponzo, Founder of DifferentApps. "Once defined, a memory is constantly showing its content so users always know what is set in it. Another reason why FastCalc is special and stands out from its competitors is its large keys, which make typing easier and faster. It is an efficient way to calculate."
* English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 1.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
FastCalc 1.10 is only $2.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. A free version called FastCalc free is also available. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website or blog you represent when making your request.
Based in Geneva, Switzerland, DifferentApps was founded in 2009 by Andre Ponzo, an electrical engineer with a background in computer programming. Ponzo's work in the field of industrial measurement sensors led to the conception and iOS development of FastCalc. Copyright (C) 2009-2013 DifferentApps. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.