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Add an advanced mode for calculator

asked 2014-01-19 19:14:52 +0300

R. gravatar image

To be able to compute square root, power, log, binary, hexadecimal ...

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answered 2014-01-19 22:56:45 +0300

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have you tried speedcrunch by qwazix?

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Following your comment, I installed it. While I do like some features (like swipe in the keypad) I still think it is better to make the 'stock' app better than to install several to do the same as a good one. I expect at least the set of features of N900's calculator.

R. ( 2014-01-20 22:50:35 +0300 )edit

Speedcrunch however has the advantage of being free software, so moving away from the stock calculator means relying on one less piece of proprietary code. Of course, that doesn't matter to everyone.

dschoepe ( 2014-01-22 01:39:53 +0300 )edit

The main interest of having stock app is the integration. If you really want to rely on less proprietary code, you will choose Mer over Sailfish. And it's not like the stock calculator and speedcrunch are the only calculators available. Nearly each desktop already has its own.

R. ( 2014-01-23 02:40:45 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-01-19 23:18:57 +0300

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As there is another Sailfish calculator available in store (and guessing that there will be even more in time), I wouldn't make this a Jolla development issue.

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Make the default one good enough, and no other will need to be made. The default is too "basic", and even if you can install another one, I do not think it is a reason good not to make the default one better. I do not expect it to be done over night either and other things are more important.

R. ( 2014-01-20 23:06:24 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-02-04 13:43:27 +0300

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There's SciCalculator, which has pretty much everyting for everyday usage.

I agree with R. BTW that Jolla needs a usable native calculator instead of 1001 calculator apps. Something along the lines of SciCalculator would already cover the probably most frequently used operations. Anybody requiring more can head over to speedcrunch (which I personally wouldn't use for the quick calculation for usability reasons - while I deem it a great tool nevertheless).

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