Not everyone doing plenty of calculations and using the calculator is into accounts. The use of calculators for managing personal finances or professional requirements is very common. But at times say you are creating a financial document which requires textual explanations as well as calculations. It may not be easy to simultaneously perform two different set of activities with ease despite the multi-tasking capabilities of iOS devices.
Gone are the days when calculation also required paper work along with the traditional calculator, CalcTape for iPad is here to boost up your productivity and make the whole process simpler and faster, no matter how lengthy your calculations are or what you need to note along.
The first time you take a look at the app, you will see the screen shows up a list of documents on the left hand and a scratchpad on the right. You can free up more space by sliding off the document list panel such that a document can be viewed in full screen. The scratchpad can be customized with three styles and colors to suit your style and comfort. While many users with vision problems may be pleased to find that the app offers options to resize fonts in a range of 10-24pt.
The keyboard slides out to give you access to number keys in a good old calculator fashion that makes it much easier to enter numbers in documents unlike with the default iOS keyboard. Within the calculator you have the operator buttons including addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, percentage, square root, square, x power n, tax calculator with add and subtract function keys and clear key. The Good thing about the numeric keyboard in the app is the provision of adequate sized keys and their fair placement that makes it easier for people who have been beating the calculators in terms of typing speed. The handy copy button can prove really helpful to copy results when you want to copying them to another app or within the CalcTape’s scratchpad itself. The keyboard toggle switches are within the reach of your thumbs so typing text along with intensive calculation is easier than ever and considering the stock keyboard implementation in the app, you are good to go without sacrificing time, accuracy and your habits. Though the app lacks the best sharing options and cloud integration but you can readily share your documents by email or save them to your device.
There a few options like tax percentage declaration, digits after decimal count, thousands separator toggle and more which can be specified in the settings panel for personal preferences and adapting to the app easily.
Overall, CalcTape is much more than a simple calculator and a note talking app. The combination of both in a practically useful way makes CalcTape a great app for anyone right from a school kid to a parent. The app is quite reasonably priced considering the availability on iPad and the wonderful set of features that make productive life simpler and efficient.
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|App Name: CalcTape Smart Calculator|
|App Category: Finance|
|Developer: SFR Software GmbH