Tag Archive for ‘Calcbot’

Tapbots is Currently Developing a Major Update to Tweetbot 3 ➝

From the news section of their newly designed website:

We are also working on getting major updates to Tweetbot 3 for iOS out. This will include landscape mode for iOS (finally), and the highly anticipated update to the iPad version. We plan on putting a lot of time and love into making Tweetbot a better product this year.

They’ve removed Convertbot and Pastebot from the App Store, as Convertbot’s functionality has been rolled into Calcbot and they don’t currently have the time it would require to update Pastebot for iOS 8. They’ve also decided to reduce Weightbot’s pricing to free.

Calcbot for iOS Updated ➝

Tapbots has released a long awaited update to Calcbot. There was a time when Calcbot was my snap-favorite calculator app for the iPhone, but I eventually switched to Llumino because Calcbot wasn’t (until yesterday) optimized for 4-inch displays. This update addresses that issue, adds an in-app purchase for unit conversions (for $1.99), and sports a new coat of paint for good measure.

I’ve only spent a few hours with it installed on my iPhone, but I’m very happy with it so far. I do think the new sound effects are a little jarring compared to previous versions of the app — I don’t find the high pitched glassy clicks while entering in calculations to be very appealing. I’ll stick with it as my default iPhone calculator app for a few more days and see if it sticks, but I’d definitely prefer they make the sound effects a little more subtle.

I am disappointed that this update doesn’t include a today view widget. While using my iPad, I often find myself in need of a calculator and having one a single swipe away is immeasurably convenient. I hope Tapbots decides to add it in the future — until then I’ll conline using PCalc on my iPad

Calcbot for iPhone and iPad ➝

I’ve been looking for a good calculator app for the iPad ever since I received mine in late April. I originally settled on PCalc because it was the only for-pay calculator app I could find for the iPad. But, it didn’t really do it for me. PCalc is ugly, and it’s interface is a little too overwhelming for my taste.

Enter Calcbot. There’s not a whole lot you can say about a calculator app. Calcbot works well and looks great. It has all of the features I need and several that I never will. Luckily it keeps all of its functions hidden in a second pane which keeps the interface clean.

I like that all of your history gets “printed to tape” so that it’s all saved if you need to recall it for a later calculation. And even better, Calcbot is a universal app that runs at native resolution on both the iPad and iPhone. If you’re looking for a great calculator app for the iPad or a replacement for your iPhone’s calculator app, Calcbot is a great inexpensive choice.