PCalc for Mac

PCalc for Mac

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.1
  • Total Downloads:
    6,888
  • Date Added:
    October 15, 2014
  • File Size:
    5.01MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.8/10.9

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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5 stars

"Great calculator for Mac OS X Tiger to Snow Leopard."

January 13, 2011  |  By kilowattradio

 |  Version: PCalc 3.6.1

Pros

This calculator does everything.

Cons

I'd like to be able to change the background color display.

Summary

A great value for the price.

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5 stars

"Great calculator &#38; unit conversion"

August 07, 2010  |  By jlormsby

 |  Version: PCalc 3.6

Pros

Simple to use, supports RPN, multiple 'skin' choices

Cons

Can't think of any

Summary

Been using it for years and love it.

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4 stars

"Super software and superior to what comes with the Mac"

August 06, 2010  |  By tmularz_dotmac

 |  Version: PCalc 3.6

Pros

I like the color variations, the "tape" capability, the simplicity of functions, graphic design, and use from the Dashboard.

Cons

Haven't found anything I don't like yet.

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2 stars

"I thought that Mac was a academic product!?!"

August 05, 2010  |  By peckdev

 |  Version: PCalc 3.6

Pros

it's better than the calculator that comes with the Mac OS... that's about all for Pro's

Cons

it costs money! I would imagine every student needs a good calculator for school. Why is the Apple tax so much?

Summary

I have both a Mac and a PC, and if I wanted to switch to a Mac only it would cost me a fortune to get the necessary software for college. A Windows 7 machine as much more freeware available for academic use. I spent $1700 on an iMac, and would need to spend another $600 on software that is free for a PC.

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4 stars

"What it does it does very well."

December 31, 2009  |  By boroughf_dotmac

 |  Version: PCalc 3.5.1

Pros

It easy to read widget.

Cons

Pointing devices just do not work as well as dedicated keys

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5 stars

"This is an awesome Calculator!"

October 18, 2008  |  By newsletter222

 |  Version: PCalc 3.3.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Wow, I have never ever seen such a wonderful calculator!
Why has no one every came up with a perfect calendar as this?
Awesome!
The developer must never sleep because he responds so quickly!
Don't miss out!

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5 stars

"Great app"

March 07, 2006  |  By nuttdangrover

 |  Version: PCalc 3.0.3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
All the functions I need, and unlike a lot of calculators, actually feels halfway decent running on a Mac! Developer is responsive, too. c

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5 stars

"Nice but..."

October 31, 2005  |  By avk

 |  Version: PCalc 3.0.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
KoalaCalc has more features and is a freeware (main advantage of PCalc : the widget)

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5 stars

"And I thought this couldn't get better..."

October 14, 2005  |  By asrai

 |  Version: PCalc 3.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Excellent update and FINALLY a decent calc widget.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.1
  • Added full support for OS X 10.10 Yosemite.
  • Added a Notification Center Widget on Yosemite to perform quick calculations. Tap the display to switch to the full app.
  • Added support for Handoff on Yosemite to continue the current calculation on another device.
  • You can now import custom layouts created on iOS and any changes will sync to the Mac via iCloud. Mac editing is coming soon!
  • Added a new calculator theme, "Backlight".
  • Added an option to switch off operator precedence entirely.
  • Added an option to only show the RPN stack in the "Stack" section and keep it scrolled to the bottom.
  • Added an option for bold key text.
  • Window titlebar is now drawn in the style of the current theme.
  • Hold down option to select the inverse of a conversion from the recent conversions menu.
  • Fixed a problem with operator precedence.
  • Core code has been updated to match PCalc 3.3 on iOS.
General
Publisher TLA Systems
Publisher web site http://www.tla-systems.co.uk/
Release Date October 15, 2014
Date Added October 15, 2014
Version 4.1
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Math Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.9, Macintosh
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.01MB
File Name id403504866
Popularity
Total Downloads 6,888
Downloads Last Week 4
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $9.99

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