Calcbot 2 launches as a freemium app with all-new look and new features

Calcbot 2.0 for iOS teaser

Tweetbot developer Tapbots has released Calcbot 2 in the App Store. The intelligent calculator app is now completely free for everyone, has no ads whatsoever and, among other perks, has been revamped from the ground up for iOS 8.

The refresh software brings out a brand new favorites system which replaces the somewhat confusing memory keys, includes an iCloud-sync’d history in portrait mode alongside the calculator and other perks.

As the screenshots attest, the app’s overall design is now in line with Apple’s visual styling for iOS. As I mentioned before, Calcbot 2 has gone freemium so most features are now available at no cost to everyone, sans a few optional upgrades.

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For example, Tapbots is now selling, via the In-App Purchase mechanism, themes that give your calculator a bit more style, priced at 99 cents each.

Calcbot 2 highlights

  • History Tape — Every calculation you enter gets saved to the history tape. Refer to calculations later or send them right back to your current calculation.
  • Expression View — Calcbot’s original expression view allows you to see everything you have typed so you’ll never forget what you entered or miss a typo.
  • Conversion — Convert any of your calculations with over 500 units across 22 different categories including auto-updating currency rates.
  • Favorites — Fave a calculation and get instant access to its result via the Favorites Key. No more cryptic memory keys.
  • Scientific Functions — Rotate your device into landscape mode to gain access to common scientific functions.
  • Constants — Get instant access to scientific constants like Pi, Atomic Mass, or add your own.
  • Round for Currency — Have all of your results rounded to two decimal places.
  • iCloud Sync — Sync your history tape, constants, and faves across all of your Macs, iPhones, and iPads.
  • Sounds & Animations — Beautiful custom animations and sound effects provide positive feedback and an enjoyable experience while performing calculations.

In addition to paid themes, a one-time $2 Pro upgrade unlocks functionality provided by Tapbots’ conversion app, Convertbot, which is no longer available in the App Store. Specifically, it gives you access to scientific constants like pi, atomic mass or even your own ones.

As for the conversion feature, it supports 500 units across 22 different categories, including auto-updating currency rates.

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The 5.4-megabyte universal app requires iOS 8.1 or later.

Download Calcbot 2 free of charge from the App Store.

Back in November, Tapbots launched the Mac edition of Calcbot. The OS X application is priced at five bucks a pop and is available for download in the Mac App Store.