Developer: Marco Paneghel
Price: $1.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5

iPhone Integration Rating: ★★★★☆
User Interface Rating: ★★★★½
Re-use Value Rating: ★★★★☆

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Totals is an immensely simple-looking calculation tool. Don’t let that discourage anyone though. Underneath a simple-to-use interface, Totals is pretty powerful and covers mostly everything one could want from a more complex tool than the stock calculator app.

The app is squarely aimed at those who do more complex calculations than 2 x 2. While it offers a ‘simple’ calculator, covering all the standard features required of it, it’s the two other types of calculators that are most beneficial. A swipe to the left of the screen opens up a scientific calculator, as well as a programmer calculator.

totals3totals4The scientific-style calculator offers up various functions such as trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic features among many others. If that sounds complicated it’s got nothing on the programmer side of things, which deals with hex and binary numbers, and makes the non-mathematically minded feel a little inadequate in terms of knowledge.

Such a complicated feature set is great for those who need such options, though. Totals is a very well-designed app. Much like a traditional calculator, some buttons double-up their uses and it’s just a matter of holding one’s finger to the button for a brief moment in order to switch around. Other convenient functionality comes from the app’s ability to track how the calculation is going, demonstrating each step of the way for those who need to analyze further.

Totals keeps it simple features wise, right down to its lack of a way to export results, but that’s to its benefit. Working much like any other calculator from over the years, only more detailed, Totals is a highly situational tool but is bound to help those in need of more advanced calculation powers.

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