Among the few hundred apps that grace my Mac these days are a few sub-collections. Clocks. Graphic tools. And calculators. I don’t use them often, but I seldom pass on a free Mac calculator. Here’s a free calculator you’ll like (if you’re not scared away first).
A Digital Mechanical Calculator
As much as I hate to admit it, I’m old enough to remember calculators before they were electric which was even before they became digital calculators.
Those mechanical monstrosities had gears and handles and buttons and a few seemed to weight as much as most first graders.
CalcME is the Mac app that brings back a little of yesteryear with a full featured scientific calculator wrapped up in an old fashioned mechanical design.
There’s no excuse for a Mac calculator to not have all the digital bells and whistles, and though CalcME is free it does not disappoint.
It features a standard scientific calculator as well as normal calculator mode.
The buttons are a bit odd because of the mechanical design, but CalcME calculates like any digital calculator, and it also displays a history with comments.
The option for displaying a calculation history with comments is a nice touch.
CalcMe is probably more for Mac users with extensive calculator collections than someone who really, truly, deeply needs a functional calculator.
Yes. It functions.
The design is less eye candy, and even less functional. The buttons are a little too small, and the whole calculator is more visually distracting than most.
The calculator buttons seem to blend too closely to the background of ancient calculator gears, so more contrast would be an improvement.
Even though it works, CalcME is more novelty that efficient, and there are plenty of calculators with a similar price or a few bucks that do more.