PCalc
PCalc 4.0
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Full-featured scientific calculator.   Commercial ($9.99)
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PCalc is a full-featured, scriptable scientific calculator with support for hexadecimal, octal, and binary calculations, as well as an RPN mode, programmable functions, and an extensive set of unit conversions.

A Dashboard Widget is included with the main application.
What's New
Version 4.0:
  • Entirely rewritten based on the latest code from the iOS version, and is now a modern 64-bit Cocoa app.
  • Added an option to show multiple lines on the display.
  • Added an option for a "Ticker Tape" which shows a history of recent caculations underneath the main display.
  • You can now edit user functions and conversions on the Mac, and sync them automatically via iCloud with all your other Macs and iOS devices.
  • Redesigned tape and register windows that can be torn off from the main calculator window and resized.
  • Smart searching for conversions, constants, and functions - try "£ to $" in the search field, for example.
  • Enhanced AppleScript support that lets you call any command, perform conversions, run functions, and apply constants.
  • Added all the keyboard layouts from the iPhone and iPad versions.
  • Added two new themes, "Samurai" and "Samurai Night".
  • Added lots more digit styles.
  • Added an accounting display mode.
  • Added trend arrows to the currency rates.
  • You can now add notes to the tape.
  • And lots more!
Version 4.0:
  • Entirely rewritten based on the latest code from the iOS version, and is now a modern 64-bit Cocoa app.
  • Added an option to show multiple lines on the display.
  • Added an option for a "Ticker Tape" which shows a history of recent caculations underneath the main display.
  • You can now edit user functions and conversions on the Mac, and sync them more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.8 or later





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PCalc User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 4.x:
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Negritude commented on 25 Dec 2012
PCalc 20th Anniversary sale! Only $0.99 in the Mac and iOS app stores until December 29th:

http://www.pcalc.com/mac_app_store/pcalc

http://www.pcalc.com/itunes_store_link/pcalc
[Version 3.8]


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Vito reviewed on 06 Oct 2012
As a long-time user of DragThing, I expected PCalc to be an equally superb application, with support to match. I wasn't disappointed. I loved KoalaCalc, but I prefer PCalc, and it's worth every penny of the modest shareware fee.
[Version 3.8]


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Bazineta reviewed on 03 Oct 2012
Great looking, intuitive, powerful and easy to use app. Delighted to see this updated for Retina today.
[Version 3.8]


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Outer reviewed on 02 Oct 2012
Over many years, and many trials, this is the one calculator I come home to. It gives me what I need right there. It has earned a place in my Dock. The iOS version was the 1st app i bought for my iPad. Insanely great. Even worse, the developer is very responsive!
[Version 3.8]

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Star-Affinity replied on 03 Oct 2012
Haha. ”Even worse…” :)
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Philipwheelock reviewed on 25 Jul 2012
Simply the best. Strong support, updated regularly, stable, comprehensive functions, RPN mode, and looks great.
[Version 3.7.1]


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Misha reviewed on 21 Jun 2011
I've been using and enjoying PCalc for years, and I love the new icon :)
[Version 3.7]


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Macpraxis reviewed on 22 Dec 2010
Could not ask for a more convenient Calculator.
[Version 3.6]


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Espiridion reviewed on 26 Jan 2010
I liked Koala Calc, mentioned by the previous reviewer. I don't recall the specifics of why I stopped using it. I do recall that the latest version is from 2005.

These days I use PCalc. Great features, excellent support, and it is maintained regularly.
[Version 3.5.2]


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Lance Hinek commented on 26 Jan 2010
The calculator that i prefer is Koloa Calc. It is also free and the numeric entry is easier for me.

http://www.macropodsoftware.com/
[Version 3.5.2]

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Misha replied on 21 Jun 2011
Also listed here: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/8065/koalacalc

But I'm pretty sure development has stopped.
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Ckueny reviewed on 11 Jan 2010
I tried this out quite a few years ago and didn't care for it (although I can't remember why). I tried it out recently and didn't care for the appearance, but I found that it was the only RPN calculator that works the way I like. I was looking for a replacement for J.M. Baker's 'RPN Calculator' which isn't developed anymore. I played around and found that the appearance, size, etc. are highly customizable, so now it looks great. PCalc has a combination of features that I couldn't find anywhere else--RPN, stack view, keyboard shortcuts that I like... I initially thought $19 was high for a calculator, but I soon found I couldn't live without it and registered. I took advantage of the offer to get the iPhone/iPod version too, for only $.99 more than the price of the desktop version. I keep finding features (like tons of physics unit conversions, for example) that are saving me a lot of time. It appears to have outstanding support as well. Best app I've (re)discovered in a long time.
[Version 3.5.1]


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pcharles had trouble on 25 Mar 2009
Seems to have lots of functionality, but is completely lacking in any useful instructions. It would be nice to have a desktop calculator to handle simultaneous and quadratic equations, but I cannot figure out how to use the functions.

The conversions and constants are great, but whout knowing how to use the "advanced" features I cannot see how this is any more use than Apples FREE calculator.
[Version 3.4]

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Frieddylan replied on 19 Oct 2009
You know you're right, but I think this is a different product idea you have. I suggested textbook output and input as well to better facilitate Quadratics and Matrixes. Its a tall order for the price rand but would definitely get my money. I need a good laptop based graphing calc to match my TI nSpire with CAS and this guy's code seems readily able to pull it off.

We would sit back and watch what he does. I'll buy the first graphing version that allows me to view tables based on my graphs. Of course allowing me to drag the graph around and capture the values in a table would be completely awesome. That's like superhero coding.. complete with codpiece!

:)

Physhbourne rated on 13 Sep 2012

[Version 3.7.1]



Edgecrusherr rated on 10 Aug 2012

[Version 3.7.1]



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Azeitonas rated on 04 Apr 2012

[Version 3.7]



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brfer rated on 08 Feb 2012

[Version 3.7]



Aaron Delia rated on 25 Dec 2011

[Version 3.7]



Jeanmi rated on 11 Nov 2011

[Version 3.7]



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widethtripp rated on 10 Nov 2011

[Version 3.7]



LucasH rated on 25 Apr 2011

[Version 3.6.1]



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Mediaformae rated on 12 Apr 2011

[Version 3.6.1]



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Knersus rated on 08 Apr 2011

[Version 3.6.1]


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PCalc is a full-featured, scriptable scientific calculator with support for hexadecimal, octal, and binary calculations, as well as an RPN mode, programmable functions, and an extensive set of unit conversions.

A Dashboard Widget is included with the main application.


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