Handy Calculator

Developer: Alice Dev Team

Current Version: 2.3.2

Last Updated: 1 year ago

Download Size: 715.4 KB - Download


Handy Calculator: nothing unneeded… just functional, convenient and stylish!

•Single-color Apple-style that won’t strain your eyes
•Becomes nearly invisible when inactive!
•Basic functions and big convenient buttons
•Allows you to input a complete formula all at once before having to press [=]
•Understands parentheses too
•Can copy the result to computer memory for use in other documents and calculations
•Copy the current result with a single click on the calculator’s display pane.
•Can paste in any number or calculation sequence.
•Can handle and display long numbers, set through an item in the View menu. Handy for professionals, programmers and scientists.
•Works with any language or keyboard layout!
•Lastly, it’s a convenient and stylish calculator to assist your work and embellish your desktop!

There are all sorts of Mac calculators… pretty ones, beautiful ones… some are nearly works of art. But all this eye-candy can get distracting. So we’ve created a single-colour Apple-style calculator that won’t strain your eyes. Simple yet stylish.

Some calculators have tons of tiny buttons for every function imaginable. But in everyday life, it’s much more useful to have a big convenient [+] button than one for sine. That’s why we decided to equip our calculator with only the most basic functions: +, -, ×, ÷, ± and fractions. Though it can handle parentheses too. It’s got everything needed by the typical computer user, office worker, businessman or schoolchild; and most students too. Everything is handy and user-friendly.

When you’re busy punching in numbers, you often need to see what you did before, to be sure it wasn’t a mistake. With our calculator, you can type in all the numbers and see them together, for example: 5+9+37648-9805+(3879×78). Once you’re sure everything is OK, go ahead and press [=]. You’ll quickly get used to this feature, and won’t want to be without it.

You can copy the current result into your computer’s memory with a single click on our calculator’s display pane, or by pressing [CMD][C]. You can then re-use it in documents or other calculations.

When normal calculators are close to a document, they quickly become distracting. And repeatedly docking/undocking the calculator wastes time and breaks your concentration. We’ve come up with a better solution. When our calculator is active, it’s a bright color; when it’s inactive, it becomes 80% transparent and barely noticeable. Even though it’s still handy right next to your document, it isn’t annoying. This feature turned out to be much more useful than we expected.

[CMD]+[C] = copies calculation result
[CMD]+[V] = pastes calculation result
[CMD]+[H] = hides the calculator
[CMD]+[Q] = completely shuts down the calculator

Handy Calculator: It hooked our friends too!


Release Notes:

Prevents freezing in some circumstances

Support for retina displays
Ready for OS X El Capitan
Switch view mode without restart


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.2
Review by Sean Ingram

Amazingly useful, amazing staff and customer service - I have to add numbers a lot at my job for bills (but I'm not an accountant) and I don't like using my phone or the dashboard app. If you slip a number up, you have to start over. That is a problem when you are 20 numbers in. The handy calc app rules because you can just fix the number before you total. One major problem of mine solved. The turning transparent feature turned out to be so useful too. It just makes my job faster and more accurate. I had a bug or limitation I found on a version of this app and contacted the developers. I had not only a response the next morning, but an updated version of the app with the bug fixed in the email. It's kinda rad and kinda sad that I've never been treated this good by a company ever in my life. So thanks for that guys!

Found helpful by 8 out of 8 people
Version 2.3
Review by cherryteresa

Doesn’t work with usb number pad - I have a wireless number pad for my MacBook and it doesn’t work with this app. OS X El Capitan.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.3.2
Review by just.this.guy

simply handy - To many app developers think their app should do everything. This has just enough functionality to do simple calculations very well. I’ve tried a bunch of others. This is the on I like.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
Version 2.3.2
Review by Stevvisi

Like the floating Calculator - It’s nice to have a calculator that floats on your screen - much more user friendly than the one that came with my MBP. I like that it greys out when not being used, but remains active on my desktop. It only does the basics, but that’s what I want it to do!

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
Version 2.3.2
Review by Don Ludlow

Really like it but... - I really like the color, easy to use and the ghost image is impressive, but might I suggest a small change; Instead of the Plus / Minus button (+/ - used rarely ) to a percentage button. I find that the function to convert a decimal to a percentage using a String is more funtional than the plus/minus function. All it would do is automatically multiply the decimal (.75 ) by a 100 to show a pecentage (75%). Just an idea to consider in the next up date.

Found helpful by 4 out of 6 people
Version 2.3.2
Review by ssnroebl

Serves me well - Simple, handy, intuitive….I use it all of the time for quick calculations….No problems

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
Version 2.3.2
Review by TL Crawford

Functional, visible, and no problems. - I use this calculator for simple problems. It’s all that I need, but I’ve never had any problems with it.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people