I had more or less given up the wait for another update of Calca, the markdown-capable text editor that can do math. It‘s been two years since the last update, with no support for the iPhone X screen in sight.
Last week, finally, that long-awaited update rolled in. According to the version history provided by the iOS App Store, the update comes with just two changes: support for iOS 11 (?) and the iPhone X‘s screen.
That seems … a bit … meager for the first update in two years, and I’d totally have some topics on a feature list that I’d like Calca to implement. But on the other hand, my wishes are mostly about usability1, as the core app is already crazy powerful.
I use Calca surprisingly often, it has earned a stable place on my homescreen2. It’s my go-to calculator for everything from dec-hex conversion, currency and VAT calculation, down to using the plot function to double-check my son’s homework.
And the best part is that you can write down the story of your calculation, with the calculation itself being an integral part of it.