We've come across some pretty cool tricks in iOS over the years, like the six hidden buttons on the iPad's split keyboard, the long-hold action in the Mail app that brings up your last draft, and photo websites.
In this brief post, we've got another neat tidbit to share with you involving the stock Calculator application. If use use it often, this tip could prove very useful.
Apple has used the same color scheme for the iPhone’s native Calculator app for as long as I can remember. Even the original Calculator app used similar colors, pre-redesign.
The Calculator app is something I use on my iPhone rather regularly, but I often find opening and using the app to feel slow and inefficient, especially when I’m already doing something in a different app that prompts me to use the Calculator app in the first place.
While it’s wonderful that the iPhone comes standard with a native Calculator app, it leaves a lot to be desired when you compare it with several third-party alternatives.
Something that has bugged me about the iPhone’s native Calculator app for the longest time is that it doesn’t provide any kind of running history for the math problems I enter into it.
One of the things that I like about iOS is how it automatically brightens the display when showing a coupon or pass from the native Wallet app. While the intent behind this feature was to make scanning bar or QR codes easier, there are other apps where auto display brightness adjustments could be useful.
iPhones come from the factory with a Calculator app pre-installed on them that works for most basic mathematical functions. However, one way it falls short of many dedicated handheld calculators is that it doesn’t display a running history of your math anywhere in the app.
When you tap on the Calculator shortcut in Control Center, it insta-jolts you from Control Center to the Calculator app. Wouldn’t it be so much sleeker if Control Center had a dedicated Calculator module just like the many other modules it offers?
Of the multitude of different things I use on my iPhone on a daily basis, the Calculator and Phone apps are definitely high on that list.
But sometimes life catches us in a pinch, and that’s why having the ability to access these tools without unlocking our iPhones and finding and launching the Calculator or Phone apps can come in handy.
With macOS Big Sur and later, you can no longer enjoy quick access to interactive widgets in the Notification Center. Sure, you can still see widgets for things like the weather and a world clock, but you can’t perform calculations in a few clicks like before.
You can use Spotlight Search for simple equations in a hurry, but if you need a little more, you have to open the Calculator app. Since a calculator is one of those utilities you don’t want to have to hunt for, we’ll show you some alternatives to replace your missing widget.
Here you’ll find calculator apps for your menu bar along with shortcuts to open your existing Mac Calculator app from the Dock and using your keyboard. Review the options and see which one is the best fit for your needs.
Who doesn’t love keyboard shortcuts on Mac? With handy key presses, you can perform all sorts of tasks and actions. And if you’re a Mac user that takes advantage of the built-in Calculator app, then you’ll like this list of keyboard shortcuts.
Some are quite obvious but many for the different calculator modes are not. So, have a look at these Calculator keyboard shortcuts for Mac.
Aside from performing basic arithmetic calculations in watchOS 6, you can also use the Calculator app on your Apple Watch to split checks easily and quickly calculate tips.