MacMost Now 625: The Versatile Mac Calculator App

In your Mac's Applications folder you've got a Calculator app that you probably haven't given a second look. This is much more than a simple utility. You can use it in scientific and programmer mode, convert units, time and currency, work in octal and hexadecimal, produce a tape of your calculations, and even get it to talk to you.

Comments: 15 Responses to “MacMost Now 625: The Versatile Mac Calculator App”

    Marshal
    8 years ago

    How r you Gary? I hope good to continue making this videos rsrs…
    What i want to know is if is there anyway to use this calculator in Dashboard? If no, is there anyone similary?
    Thanks a lot

      8 years ago

      Try each and compare for yourself. The Dashboard calculator is simpler. But why would you want to use this one IN dashboard? It is a full app. That’s so much better.

        Marshal
        8 years ago

        Yeah i know… I’m just thinking of slide 2 fingers and calculate in RPN mode… but you are right… not bad to open the app…

    Naomi
    8 years ago

    Thanks for the info. More cool things from my Mac!

    Nancy
    8 years ago

    I put this calculator on my dock so it would be handy.

    Torin
    8 years ago

    Thanks for the tip on the advanced functions in the Calculator app.
    I have often been frustrated with the simplicity of the desktop calc function.
    This will be very useful going forward!

    Ed
    8 years ago

    Thanks, Gary.

    Is there a financial calculator (e.g. HP 12C type)?

      8 years ago

      Not in this app. But I’m sure if you searched the Mac App store, or the web you could find one.

    Adolfo
    8 years ago

    Hi Gary, thanks for all the good stuff you’ve sharing with us, question about the calculator, what about the percentage? o/o, for example to find the tax amount to a price.

      8 years ago

      Thanks. The percentage works like it does on any calculator, yes.

    Jimmy
    7 years ago

    I don’t know how it happened, but I somehow eliminated my Mac Calculator from my hard drive. Trying to find it again, but having issues locating the same app anywhere. Can you help me find a solution?

      7 years ago

      It isn’t in your Applications folder? Check there. If not, maybe use your Time Machine backup to restore it. Otherwise, it is going to be difficult to get back.

    lxblanco
    7 years ago

    Ok, ok, it’s great, but…. how I can get multiple instances of the calculator?

      7 years ago

      You can’t. If you need to perform multiple calculations at the same time, try a spreadsheet program like Numbers or Excel.

        lxblanco
        7 years ago

        yeah, that’s right. However i think if the windows calculator (also very versatile) can do it, the mac calculator should be able to do it

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