**What’s New: CALC 1 by CalcFxC, LLC**

Programmer/Author:
CalcFxC, LLC

Platform: iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad)

Price: Up to $5.99 for the full, non-ad version

There is a free version, but it
is with ads and you may not get all the features you want. There are in-app purchases on the free
version if you want.

Apple App Store Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ad-free-calc-1-financial-calculator/id1073629173?mt=8

Web Site: http://www.calcfxcllc.com/

This blog entry will focus on some of the update (as of
3/24/2016).

I reviewed the app on a previous blog entry: http://edspi31415.blogspot.com/2012/10/review-of-freecalcfxc.html

To review, CALC 1 (previously named CalcFxC), has focused
calculators and formula calculators.
Focused calculators are calculators that are set on a specific theme or
task. This includes the general, time
value of money, statistics, conversions, and general (scientific)
calculators. Hold any key for a second, and you will see
help text that applies to the key.
Formula calculators are calculators that are based on equation
solving. This includes solving
percentage problems, profit margin, effective interest rate vs nominal interest
rate, permutations, combinations, probability density functions, and polynomial
solvers. You can also make a customized
focused or formula calculator.

We also have Form Calculators. These are guided calculators that answer
specific questions, such as finding the monthly payment of a loan, a time value
of money worksheet, an amortization worksheet (which can be copied and
emailed), depreciation, and dates.

Some of the New Features

**Value Preview**

This is my favorite of the new update (as of 3/24/2016)
is the value preview. Any storage
register, be it the time value of money, formula register, or variables, you
will see the current value of the register printed directly on the key.

**Swap Key (iPhone/iPod Touch) takes you to Currency Conversion**

The swap key takes you the currency conversion and
automatically takes the number on the X Stack (bottom stack) as its
argument. The best part is that the most
current conversion rates are used (assuming your device is connected to the
internet). Once conversion is complete,
the results are placed on the X stack.

**Chain Mode**

New to CALC 1 is chain mode. Most four-function, non-scientific
calculators that you find operate on Chain Mode. Operations in chain mode work on the number
in the display (x-stack) in the order you press the key, ignoring the Order of
Operations. For example:

Pressing 7 [ + ] 2 [ x ] 5 [ = ] in chain mode returns
45. (Under Order of Operations, the
7+2*5 = 17)

CALC 1 also has Algebraic and RPN entry modes.

**Form Calculator Results are placed in History**

This not only transfers single amounts but also any
applicable tables. To see the details of
any Form Calculator related history item, click on the information button (the
blue I in a circle). This is useful if
you want to work with a lot of what-if scenarios or if you making a set of
calculations that you want to refer to at a later time.

Please check this app out, Roger Carey has a done a solid
job on this calculator.

This blog is property of Edward Shore, 2016.

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