Maybe it's because we're getting old and our eyesight isn't what it used to be, but we much prefer using our iPad for productivity apps because of its larger screen. For that reason, we've been on the hunt for a simple calculator app for our iPad and were looking forward to trying out iCalculator for free. And what can we say? It's pretty bare bones, but gets the job done.
iCalculator for free introduces a very large, basic calculator -- you won't find a scientific calculator here. The buttons are very large, making this a great calculator app for those who, like us, prefer larger text. We were able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide just like any other calculator. The app does contain a small banner ad across the top of the screen, but, hey, it's free, so that's par for the course. And the ad stays out of the way, so you really don't have to worry about accidentally tapping it while performing a calculation. If the ad does bother you, however, you have the option of paying $0.99 to remove it -- just tap the small key icon in the corner of the screen. You won't find any kind of help feature, but as long as you know how to use a calculator, you'll be fine.
That's all there is to iCalculator for free, which isn't a bad thing. If you're looking for a calculator app that can handle more complicated calculations, you'll want to look elsewhere. But if you just want a basic calculator, you can't go wrong here.