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Handy Calculator

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Handy Calculator: nothing unneeded… just functional, convenient and stylish!

•Single-color Apple-style that won’t strain your eyes
•Becomes nearly invisible when inactive!
•Basic functions and big convenient buttons
•Allows you to input a complete formula all at once before having to press [=]
•Understands parentheses too
•Can copy the result to computer memory for use in other documents and calculations
•Copy the current result with a single click on the calculator’s display pane.
•Can paste in any number or calculation sequence.
•Can handle and display long numbers, set through an item in the View menu. Handy for professionals, programmers and scientists.
•Works with any language or keyboard layout!
•Lastly, it’s a convenient and stylish calculator to assist your work and embellish your desktop!

There are all sorts of Mac calculators… pretty ones, beautiful ones… some are nearly works of art. But all this eye-candy can get distracting. So we’ve created a single-colour Apple-style calculator that won’t strain your eyes. Simple yet stylish.

Some calculators have tons of tiny buttons for every function imaginable. But in everyday life, it’s much more useful to have a big convenient [+] button than one for sine. That’s why we decided to equip our calculator with only the most basic functions: +, -, ×, ÷, ± and fractions. Though it can handle parentheses too. It’s got everything needed by the typical computer user, office worker, businessman or schoolchild; and most students too. Everything is handy and user-friendly.

When you’re busy punching in numbers, you often need to see what you did before, to be sure it wasn’t a mistake. With our calculator, you can type in all the numbers and see them together, for example: 5+9+37648-9805+(3879×78). Once you’re sure everything is OK, go ahead and press [=]. You’ll quickly get used to this feature, and won’t want to be without it.

You can copy the current result into your computer’s memory with a single click on our calculator’s display pane, or by pressing [CMD][C]. You can then re-use it in documents or other calculations.

When normal calculators are close to a document, they quickly become distracting. And repeatedly docking/undocking the calculator wastes time and breaks your concentration. We’ve come up with a better solution. When our calculator is active, it’s a bright color; when it’s inactive, it becomes 80% transparent and barely noticeable. Even though it’s still handy right next to your document, it isn’t annoying. This feature turned out to be much more useful than we expected.

[CMD]+[C] = copies calculation result
[CMD]+[V] = pastes calculation result
[CMD]+[H] = hides the calculator
[CMD]+[Q] = completely shuts down the calculator

Handy Calculator: It hooked our friends too!

What's New in Version 2.3.2

Prevents freezing in some circumstances

Support for retina displays
Ready for OS X El Capitan
Switch view mode without restart


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Customer Reviews

Intuitive Simplicity

This is the calculator I ended up being content with for stock calculation. It allows me to calculate a number and still be able to see it while working on another piece of software. Though it could be more robust, it is still handy for what it is. The only complaint I have is that it is NOT easy to move between Desktops. When you 3-Finger up and try to move the calculator to another Desktop, it disappears. To move it you essentially have to exit, switch Desktops, then re-open. However I have had it then resort back to the Desktop it was originally opened on.

The final conclusion is, it’s a simple calculator that makes constant calc-to-excel work a lot easier. It is free, does math, and works with your work flow. A little bit of patience and discipline covers the short downfall.

Really like it but...

I really like the color, easy to use and the ghost image is impressive, but might I suggest a small change; Instead of the Plus / Minus button (+/ - used rarely ) to a percentage button. I find that the function to convert a decimal to a percentage using a String is more funtional than the plus/minus function. All it would do is automatically multiply the decimal (.75 ) by a 100 to show a pecentage (75%). Just an idea to consider in the next up date.

Handy Calculator

I love the simplicity and ease of using this Handy Calculator. I replaced the original calculator that came with the Macbook Pro because Apple recently modified it for math students, including functions like sin, cos, tan, etc. (ad nauseam) so that it is no longer useable for me ! I now happily use the Handy Calculator and have banished the old Calculator App from my dock.

Handy Calculator
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  • Free
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.3.2
  • Size: 0.7 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later, 64-bit processor

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