It’s not that the calculators that come with OS X or iOS are difficult to use, but, hey, different strokes for different folks, right? Instead of calculating with buttons, here’s an app that calculates from handwriting.
The Calculating Finger
Any kind of calculation was a complicated affair way back in the day of chalk boards and slide rules. Since the electronic calculator arrived, I’ve probably forgotten how to use division with a pencil and paper.
Enter the MyScript Calculator which works like no calculator you’ve ever used. Well, since the pen and pencil or chalkboard.
As the name implies, MyScript Calculator is a calculator that recognizes your handwriting and turns it into appropriate numbers and symbols to calculate.
Just draw the mathematical expression on the iPhone or iPad’s screen, and MyScript Calculator takes over.
It converts symbols and numbers to digital text, then delivers the calculation. All this is real time.
Is that cool or what? Alright, it’s a bit quaint, but it works.
This clever use of handwriting recognition and calculation means you can crunch the numbers– by hand.
MyScript Calculator isn’t just a one trick pony.
It works well on iPhone, but even better on the iPad (larger screen for larger fingers), and in both portrait and landscape mode.
Yes, it’s a standard calculator so redo and undo is built in.
Supported mathematical operators are many, though typical of most modern calculators, including logarithms, trigonometric functions, constants, exponentials, and much more.
Admittedly, MyScript Calculator takes some getting used to. After all, when was the last time you did any serious calculations using a pen and pencil?