Best Calculator Apps for iPad
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Although Apple doesn’t currently have a stock calculator app for the iPad, the App Store is full of great options. Here are some of the best.
Unlike the iPhone, Mac, and Apple Watch, there is no Apple Calculator app for the iPad. From the most popular to the most functional, here is a list of applications to fill this gap.
One of the most renowned calculator apps on Apple platforms, it is also available as iPhone, Apple Watch, iMessage, and FaceTime apps.
PCalc takes advantage of the large Retina display to give a great read, with a selection of scientific calculator buttons allowing the user to enter the most common types of math problems.
Users can also switch to a list of previous solutions to facilitate multi-step problem solving. The application also offers programmable automated operations, currency conversions, among other more vital but less provided features. A Lite version is also available with the most essential features.
In the vein of a homework solver, this app shows you step-by-step exactly how to solve algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, and statistics problems.
The user will only have to point the built-in camera at an issue, and the app will take care of the rest.
Photomath takes the problem and returns a detailed answer with instructions and a demonstration of the series of proofs, deductions and solutions to give a complete understanding.
With the iPad’s large screen, the user can see even more process steps at a glance, with detailed annotations of important rules and helpful tips.
The basic version of Photomath is free, with in-app purchases to add additional features.
Also available on iPhone, this calculator lets you take your own scribbles and handwriting and turn them into solved and completed equations.
Using proprietary handwriting recognition technology, it can also identify all kinds of mathematical symbols. With the freedom of a full canvas, the user can write a full mathematical expression instead of having to type one strictly in the order of operations.
The user can also go back and modify the expression at any time simply by scratching and adding additional symbols. The result appears in a few milliseconds.
The MyScript calculator sells for $2.99.
Calculator – Pad Edition
Aiming to bridge the availability gap of official calculator apps between Apple platforms, this app brings a familiar interface that iPhone, Apple Watch, and Mac users will recognize.
Supporting scientific landscape mode, this app recognizes the orientation and adapts to provide more button options just like the original app.
Along with the well-known style, the app also offers fractional calculations, alternate themes, tip and currency conversions, and a widget to add even more convenience.
Calculator – Pad Edition is also free for basic functionality, with in-app purchases.
Bringing a touch input paradigm to the popular TI-84 calculator, Calculator84 brings the convenience of one of the most widely used business and school calculators to the iPad.
Adopting new touchscreen-enabled controls and flexibilities, this unofficial app emulates the vast majority of features of an authentic TI-84, while bringing swipe-based scrolling for even faster navigation.
Supporting the graphical output of its namesake, it can perform all the operations of a real TI-84. Plus, it supports Split View, so power users will now be able to rely solely on the iPad while having their important work anchored alongside a vital tool.
Math Calculator and Solver
This jack-of-all-trades takes the core concepts of all the major features of popular apps and distills them into a single hub.
It features a photo solver, allowing the user to point the camera at a handwritten note for a basic solution guide. It detects rotation and has scientific math calculation options. It also calculates fractions and also acts as a currency converter.
It also works with Split View, so users can align it with another app showcasing their work. The app also offers a selection of themes that the user can customize to make it personal.
Calculator & Math Solver is another free app, with in-app purchases