As calculators go Calculator app is worthy and priced right. For any Mac user who is serious about numbers and calculations, there’s really only one other option. It’s the calculator that combines text with calculations, and computations can be shared with other users.
Numi Is New Again
Typical Mac calculators are a dime a dozen and sometimes a little less. Other than scientific mode calculators, or specialty calculators, they’re pretty much loaded with the same features.
Numi is different. It’s text that calculates. It works this way. Type text, add numbers and symbols, and Numi does the calculations automatically, on-the-fly.
It’s more or less like a digital throwback to calculating machines with paper rolls where you could write in each line item.
In this case, Numi simply watches what you write, which math symbols you use, and generates a proper sum or calculation.
It goes something like this– 50 apps * $1.99 each + 3 apps * $4.99 + Photoshop for $600– and looks like this. Click the Menubar icon to begin your text entry calculations.
The latest version of Numi makes it a total bargain (now at half price). You can configure the number of decimal places to display in Numi’s digital tape. It also supports a full set of trigonometric and arithmetic functions with special operators for percentages.
Global shortcuts make it easy to invoke Numi from the keyboard in any Mac app, and all of your calculations are available for copying with a single click. Even the results get copied.
There’s Menubar mode and Dock mode– your choice. The new Numi even gives you control over the displayed fonts on Numi’s screen, and, of course, everything text entry and calculation is automatically saved.
We think this is the best value in Mac calculators. Once you’ve used Numi a few times every other basic calculator seems antiquated.