Calculators are an extremely functional piece of history, although by today’s standards most people might be more familiar with using one of their potentially many mobile devices and a paired application to get their calculator needs. Even scientific calculators have made their way into the digital spotlight and taken refuge among other apps on mobile platforms like Android. Is this the end of days for true scientific calculators in their physical form or will they forever live on with a small margin of the population that still has a need(and perhaps a need for nostalgia)for the physical piece of hardware that can help to navigate the ways of numbers.
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Whatever your need is for a calculator these days whether it’s to help you ace a test or simply to add up your total at the grocery store, calculators have remained and to some degree always will remain a somewhat nerdy yet needed existence. They don’t look particularly attractive and certainly not “Sexy” like we might describe some of today’s more modern electronics that we can find sitting around our own homes, however that seems to be taking a turn in the other direction with a new calculator app from Americos Technologies. Calcoid, a new scientific calculator app for your Android device wants to bring sexy back to calculators in a big way. To bring it back though wouldn’t they have once had to have it in the first place? That’s a debate for another time.
Calcoid takes the otherwise boring and unchanged scientific calculator and adds in that fresh and clean Android Kit Kat-esque style with tons of colors. Admittedly you get the standard Calcoid signature color background with the free version of the app which is also supported by ads, or you can pick up the paid version, Calcoid Plus for $0.99 and get all the color backgrounds that are available for the one time fee, and completely ad free. All your scientific functions that you’d expect are here, like degrees and radians, logarithms, percentages, exponential, trigonometric functions, you name it. All with a sleek and stylish background color of your choice(unless you go free). If you’re in need of a new calculator and aren’t happy with the standard simple calculator that Android provides built in, give Calcoid a look and see if it fits your needs.