Can a Smartphone perform scientific calculations ?

Last Updated On: September 13th, 2014

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Well , now-a-days the smartphones run on various OS  like iOS,Windows , Android and others. These OS also have the capability similar to the sole-based scientific calculations OS in the modern calculators.But the capabilities have not been completely explored by the developers .

Some may say that it’s only possible on the hard-objected calculators rather than on smartphones. But there are some apps in various OS platforms which prove the flexibilities of modern OS.

So let’s discuss about the best three OS capability in terms of mathematics calculations.

Android App [ RealCalc Plus ]

RealCalc Plus is the enhanced version of Android’s #1 Scientific Calculator, RealCalc – a fully featured scientific calculator which looks and operates like the real thing.


Scientific Calculator
Scientific Calculator


RealCalc Plus
includes the following features:

* Traditional algebraic or RPN operation
* Fraction calculations and conversion to/from decimal
* Degrees/minutes/seconds calculations and conversion
* Result history
* User-customizable unit conversions
* User-customizable constants
* Percentages
* 10 memories
* Binary, octal, and hexadecimal (can be enabled in Settings)
* Trig functions in degrees, radians or grads
* Scientific, engineering and fixed-point display modes
* Landscape mode
* Configurable digit grouping and decimal point

So you must have been impressed by the apps possibilities. It’s the same description which you will find on the Google Play Store. So it is sure that Android can use the 401 functions which are normally available in Updated 2.10 Math OS commonly used in CASIO calculators. However it is a paid app but worth the price.

This app does have drawbacks – like it can only use log base 10 of the given values and it’s a messy design on the whole. But it has a future,which may allow android users to do scientific calculations on the same device where they talk with their friends and listen to music.

iOS App [CalcMadeEasy Free]

One of the Best Calculators for iOS devices. CalcMadeEasy FREE version comes with fully functional Scientific Calculator and Notepad with automatic note taking capability. Once start using this, you won’t go to other calculator. It has easy to use tab based interface for easy navigation, built-in auto-note taking capabilities which will automatically record calculations.


Scientific Calculator
Scientific Calculator


Salient Features-

#Calculator: Supports all general scientific and math calculations. (Supports all screen orientations for iPad)
*Option to access universal constants.
*Multiple themes.
*Swipe to historical values.
*Tap to copy-paste.

#Notepad: App has auto-note taking capability. This allows you to refer your calculations in future. You can also add custom content to notes.

So in this app iOS users can easily do subtle calculation necessary if they suddenly don’t have the scientific calculators . You can operate with great ease because this app supports the iPad screen resolution.

Windows Phone App [ Scientific Calculator ]

Scientific Calculator contains two calculators, scientific and programmer, which provide 49 functions. 
Expressions may be entered in either algebraic or RPN modes.  
Scientific Calculator
Scientific Calculator
The application also provides copy and paste support.
This app is not as much flexible as the above two apps but windows phone OS surely supports scientific calculations which have not been explored by the app developers.

So there’s a huge possibility in the modern OS which includes scientific calculation as well , but it needs to be more developed to support all functions.

Tell us in the comments section below what do you think about these OS evolutions ? Will they evolve as much that they can support scientific calculations ? ?


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