Mathematics, don’t we all have a problem with it? Well, here you are searching for a worthy companion who can take down those math problems easily and I hope that I won’t disappoint you. Scientific Calculator apps, just like different messaging apps, have different features. While some focus on making the first impression with their looks, others make sure that they have all the necessary features that one might need. Let me help you list the best ones out there so you can go ahead and pick your choice. (You don’t expect me to tell you what a calculator is, now do you?)
Note: All scientific calculators apps mention below are available for free on Play Store And iStore. Some apps contain in app purchases for extra features.
1. Archimedes Scientific Calculator App
Sounds cool, doesn’t it? Well, yes it is. One of the best out there, in my opinion, the looks of the app are elegant, its functions are spot on, and it does everything so smoothly. Those little animations are so satisfactory that I am flabbergasted. The icing on the cake here is that it allows you to enter two or more equations to find the values of the unknown variables. Not every scientific calculator allows you to do that. It also displays the final result in the exact (decimal) format as well as numeric (fraction) format. It hardly has any settings to tinker with, but they are enough to carry out your daily math functions. You can chain your calculations together in this app by using the Enter button, this way you can make changes to your history and all the dependent calculations will update automatically. The iOS store version includes formulae, graphing and unit conversion as well. The Android version is yet to receive those features.
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2. Natural Scientific Calculator App
This was my preferred calculator before I switched to Archimedes. The reason why I prefer Archimedes Calculator over this is that Archimedes is much more responsive, smoother and has no ads. Yes, NSC does have ads, however, you can remove them by either buying NSC Plus or asking people to install the app from your shareable link. Sometimes ads pop up when you just switch between tabs, which gets annoying at times. Also, if you want to view your complete history, you will need to purchase or unlock the NSC Plus version. Yes, ads are everywhere, however, everything that you need is available on one screen and you won’t need to swipe left or right for more functions. It has themes as well but then again, you need to purchase NSC Plus to unlock them. You can mark your calculations as favorites or share them with your friends.
3. Google Calculator
This calculator is for those of you who like to keep it simple….and sweet. The Google Calculator is as very minimalistic and has almost everything that you need for those basic math calculations. No ads, no in-app purchases, just a plain blue-black colour combo and voilà, there’s your calculator. There’s not much to say about this app, it has no extra settings aside from the degree to radian conversion which is easily accessible. Yes, you can view your history and clear it as well. Sadly, it is not available in the App Store and only Android users can install it.
Android: Google Calculator
4. MyScript Calculator
This is nothing like your normal calculator where you punch in the values and get the answers. MyScript Calculator allows the user to write/sketch the calculation which is then recognised and solved by the app. The recognition is pretty well and it has predicted all of my sketches accurately. You can just strike through something or overwrite it if you want to change the value. You can also find an unknown in an equation by entering it as ‘?‘. It accepts some mathematical operators like pi (Π) and phi (φ). Use this calculator only if you want to type in your calculations as it does not have a numpad or any other means by which you could input the data. This app does give you an option to choose between a truncated or rounded approximation.
6. All-In-One Calculator
Searching for the complete calculator? Say no more, we’ve exactly the thing that you need. You name it, and chances are high that this app will do it for you. Average/mean, permutations/combinations, percentage, Greatest Common Factor (GCF)/Least Common Multiple (LCM), perimeter/area, and much more. Currency converters, time converters, temperature converters annnnnnd the list goes on and on. But hey, it does your normal calculations as well, so cheer up and install it already. It gives you a ton of colours to customize the looks as well and its free. Ads do pop up occasionally but you can purchase the PRO version to remove them.
Android: All-In-One Calculator