Got Mac? Got apps! It’s not as if Apple doesn’t give Mac users enough apps to use. From Mail to Safari, from Address Book to iCal, from iTunes to iMovie, and from iPhoto to Garageband, our Macs have all the basic apps covered. Almost.
Every now and again we bump into an app so elegant, so useful, so pleasant that we’d sign a petition for Apple to include it in the next version of OS X. Until now you probably didn’t know about this one, but now you do.
To Know Numi Is To Use Numi
Yes, dear Mac users, your Mac already has a calculator. About a dozen Mac calculator apps are free so why would you pay for one?
Numi is the terrific and inexpensive little calculator app that combines basic calculations with text.
Remember the old calculators that printed calculations on paper? That’s what Numi is all about.
Except there’s no paper involved. It’s you, your Mac, Numi, and text details all in one ready-to-use calculator app that’s like your pet dog but it lives in the Menubar, ready to please.
First, Numi calculates the text and numbers you give it and is smart enough to know which is text description, which is numbers, and which ones need to be calculated.
So, it’s a text editor, a digital calculator, and some specialized thinking ability to know which is which.
Type in your heading, then your line items. You can even include sizes or dimensions.
Then simply include a numerical amount. Using some handy fuzzy logic, Numi knows what you’re doing and responds with a list of items and amounts and a total.
There are built-in special calculator operators, too. Plus, currency symbols, percentages, and automatic sums.
Edit the numbers in your Numi document and the totals are calculated automagically. Then, copy and past the whole shebang into a document or email.
There’s just not much to not like and Numi is ever so handy, even easier to use, and close to dirt cheap. Now, how nice would it be if we could get the iPhone’s Siri into the Mac to run Numi using our voice commands?
Hey, it could happen.