Here’s a Mac calculator and unit converter that fits squarely between Apple’s free Calculator in OS X, and PCalc, which I consider to be the gold standard for Mac and iPhone calculators. This one has a feature that the Mac’s calculator does not.
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Calcbot is billed as an intelligent calculator which doubles as a unit converter. On the surface it looks and feels and smells much like the Mac’s built-in calculator in El Capitan. Pretty much everything you’d expect in a modern Mac calculator shows up in Calcbot, and that includes the much needed history tape which tracks your calculations.
There’s an original expression view so you can remember everything you’ve entered and make corrections as needed. One thing I truly like is called Favorites. Yes, you can fav a calculation using the Favorites key and forget about the often confusing memory keys. Calcbot has scientific functions, constants, currency and a little eye and ear candy with sound effects and animations so there’s feedback when you perform calculations.
Every good calculator for the masses must have a unit converter and Calcbot does– over 500 different unit conversions in nearly two dozen categories (with an auto update of currency rates).
Calculators for the Mac are as much about look and feel as they are about the list of features, and that might be what sets Calcbot apart from all others. You could think of it as a big brother to the Mac’s built-in calculator, or a little brother to PCalc, but the feel is pleasant even if you have other calculators.
For now, Calcbot has iCloud sync so your history tape, constants, and favorites sync up between Macs, iPhones, and iPads. Yep. There’s a Calcbot for iOS, too.
If you’re into collecting calculators for the Mac, you’re sure to appreciate the differences in Soulver.