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Calqulator?
#53151 12/19/19 09:42 AM
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I'm looking for a calculator to replace the wonderfully conceived but, unfortunately, 32 bit Calq.

It's most endearing feature is its ability to hot-key formulae like so. (That's Calq's window on the right, blended in with my desktop.)

I've found Calculator + f in the App Store, but it's less elegant and more complicated than I like.

Is anybody aware of an alternative?

Thanks.


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artie505 #53152 12/19/19 10:55 AM
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This is a shot in the dark: Can you use the built-in Calculator app and specify a keyboard shortcut via System Preferences > Keyboard > App Shortcuts?


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jchuzi #53153 12/19/19 11:10 AM
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Thanks for the suggestion, Jon, but shortcuts can be created only for menu bar options.


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artie505 #53155 12/19/19 02:12 PM
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Its not quite the same thing but Devon Technology's Calc Service might serve your needs. I have generally been very happy with their products and their support.


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joemikeb #53157 12/19/19 03:32 PM
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Thanks for the suggestion.

I've seen CalcService come across MacUpdate any number of times, and each time I've considered it and decided that it isn't useful in my context.


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artie505 #53172 12/20/19 04:40 PM
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PCalc allows for user created formulae. Not sure if you can hot-key them; I don't use that feature. A macro utility, if you already have one, could do that for you.


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Ira L #53184 12/21/19 04:59 AM
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Thanks for the suggestion, Ira.

I d/l'ed PCalc many years ago and was put off by the enormity of its GUI...waaay more complex than I wanted to even see, let alone deal with.

Calculator + f (I can't link to it, because it's only in the App Store.) is far more to my liking, and the devs have already coached me in setting up presets.

(A macro utility?)


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artie505 #53193 12/21/19 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted By: artie505
(A macro utility?)


Something like the old QuicKeys or the current Keyboard Maestro. They have the ability to assign to a keystroke or two (like "option-L") a series of mouse and/or keyboard "transactions".


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Originally Posted By: artie505
Thanks for the suggestion, Ira.
Calculator + f (I can't link to it, because it's only in the App Store.) is far more to my liking, and the devs have already coached me in setting up presets.


I looked at it in the App Store and it does seem to be exactly what you are looking for. smile


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Ira L #53196 12/21/19 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted By: Ira L
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(A macro utility?)

Something like the old QuicKeys or the current Keyboard Maestro. They have the ability to assign to a keystroke or two (like "option-L") a series of mouse and/or keyboard "transactions".

I suspected you meant that, and I've already got that functionality in Butler, but the need for it suggests that PCalc exports its formulae and that, therefore, each one requires a unique hotkey...ridiculously cumbersome in my instance. (Butler would allow me to put all of them into a single pop-up menu, which, although not as cumbersome, would still entail extra work.)

Calculator + f stores its presets onboard as did Calq.

Yep! Calculator + f looks like my answer. smile It's really a shame that Calq's dev has thrown in the towel; it was a unique, elegant, and highly functional, but simple, app with MANY fans.


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