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CALC12CS {HOMEBREW} [TOUCHPAD] – REVIEW (68%)

20 May

Calc12CS is a scientific calculator and is released by JohnCC.

This is a development of Calc12C, and is a financial/statistical/scientific/programmable calculator.”

It is true that the Touchpad has a built in Calculator, however, it is pretty basic in functionality. If you need to find out the cosine of 89, you are out of luck.

This application gives you a wide range of of scientific functions that anyone doing advanced maths or physics will find very useful.

The calculator fills up a large amount of the Touchpad screen, but can be Portrait or Landscape, but does not make full use of the screen size available.

As soon as you start to use the calculator it becomes immediately clear that you need to read the instructions for the application, as this is a complex tool. Let’s be honest the instructions are a 211 page PDF for the original device, and not for the application itself.

Even simple functions like clearing the current calculation is not a simple task, there is no clear or on/off button to restart the calculations.

Some functions are hidden away, as I noticed I managed to make a padlock appear next to the screen before 

The user interface is nicely layout out, but far too complex, like most scientific calculators.

On the upside:

  • Nice user interface.
  • Useful tool for people needing the scientific functionality.

On the downside:

  • A very niche application.
  • No preferences or built in help within the application.

Overall, this application is good if you have used the real world device before, but for those looking to just pick up and use the application will find it fair to complex. The developer really need to put more in-app help into the application, as the quick overview on the webOSNation download page is just not enough. If you are looking for a more basic calculator stick with the built in calculator application.

Rating: 68%

Size: 1 MB

Price (at time of review): Free

Link: Calc12CS – JohnCC

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