PCalc for Mac

PCalc for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 10 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.7
  • Total Downloads:
    6,970
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 01, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try; $9.99 to buy
  • File Size:
    5.01MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:
    #26 in Math Software

Editors' Review

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PCalc is a high-powered scientific calculator that goes beyond the features found in the built-in Mac OS scientific calculator. Scientists, mathematicians, or just serious students will find quite a few bonus features comparable to those found in standalone programmable scientific calculators which PCalc's interface mimics--including quick one-key conversions, constants organized by field (from astronomical to physicochemical), an optional RPN mode that matches modern calculators, and decimal, hexadecimal, octal, and binary modes. You can also write your own functions and conversions, maintain multiple calculators (all with different states), and use PCalc's slightly lower-powered Dashboard widget for quick calculations. PCalc even comes with a virtual tape, so you can look through all your past calculations, and you can resize and skin your calculator with a variety of themes.

This shareware app is also available as a cheaper (and very similar) iPhone and iPad app, and the Mac version has been updated to add more of its features. If you regularly use a scientific calculator, you should definitely check out PCalc, on any platform.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"All I want and more in a very readable interface."

August 17, 2011  |  By Steveg_VA

 |  Version: PCalc 3.7

Pros

Much more than just a regular and scientific calculator: things like financial and trigonometric calculator faces. Many included customization skins. All kinds of conversions between various systems of units are built in.

Cons

The only conversion that I use often and that is missing is currency conversion, which is available on Apple's included OS X Calculator. But, the interface is much sleeker. Come to think of it, there is no religious conversion function, either <g>.

Summary

More reminiscent of the pocketable Texas Instrument and HP calculators of days gone by (does anybody carry these anymore?), and for $10, it's a steal.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.7
  • Quick fraction entry, so you can type 2..3 for two thirds.
  • An option for a fixed four register RPN stack.
  • An option to set the lower value where scientific notation display starts.
  • A new "Lighting" section in the conversions, as well as inch/mm of mercury and water in the pressure section.
  • Much faster number entry from the keyboard.
General
Publisher TLA Systems
Publisher web site http://www.tla-systems.co.uk/
Release Date June 01, 2011
Date Added June 01, 2011
Version 3.7
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Math Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.01MB
File Name id403504866
Popularity
Total Downloads 6,970
Downloads Last Week 3
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $9.99

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