Version Reviewed: 1.4.1
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5
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Underneath the surface of Solutionist's simple UI is a complex and powerful system, ensuring that one can relatively easily create their own formulas for later consultation. It won't just be essential for Math students either, proving very handy for mostly anyone who needs to sort out some figures; whether they be practical or otherwise.
Starting out, there's a 9 minute YouTube video available that guides users through figuring out Solutionist. I'd recommend it too as, outside of that, it throws users in the deep end a little. Fortunately, a selection of samples goes a long way to helping users decipher what's going on. These samples are quite handy too, given they cover situations such as a monthly payment tracker, body mass index calculator, and taxi fare determiner. They show off what can be done well, as well as offering useful calculations.
Solutionist offers plenty of flexibility, allowing users to enter their own input and output fields, name them, and add their own formulas to things. It adapts too, offering up different text results depending on the numbers determined - which is ideal when in need of some analysis. Conditions are also fairly simply set up. It'll take a little while to decipher all of this but it's a simple process once one gets to grip with Solutionist's way of thinking.
As is the case when creating any kind of shortcut, the set up time is worth it as it really saves one time in the long run. Being able to share with other users via email or Airdrop is handy too, when dealing with collaborative projects. Solutionist lacks iCloud support, which is unfortunate, but otherwise it's a powerful app for those in need of regular calculations.