Developer: Andreas Karlsson
Price: $4.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPad 2

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

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Calculator apps are rarely the most attractive of apps to look at. Consistently practical, they focus on functionality rather than looks, but even then features are often missed. Tydlig aims to buck that trend, being both stylish and practical. It does a great job of it too, warranting its premium price tag.

A brief tutorial introduces the key components of the app. It’s pretty straightforward; with most of the screen devoted to showing the results, while an area in the corner is left to the inputs. One such area that does require some explanation is the ability to link numbers, with users able to drag a result anywhere on the screen in order to reuse it elsewhere. Thus, results cascade down the links accordingly. It’s stylish and useful, much like the rest of the app. Being able to move any figures or calculations around the screen in order to be arranged in a manner that makes sense to one’s way of thinking is a great step, too.

tydlig4tydlig6Besides being able to complete a variety of relatively simple calculations, a further part of Tydlig can be opened up to reveal more complicated options such as pi, tangent, sine, and so forth. This ties in well with the option to graph the results, with a slider helping adjust the x-value.

Throughout, the results are displayed quickly and clearly – both of which being the main factors behind anyone’s wish list for a great calculation app. One can share such results too, via the usual sources, adding to the flexibility that Tydlig offers.

Tydlig might seem initially expensive, but it’s a great investment for those who regularly need to complete such calculations. So much clearer to use than the stock app, and offering plenty of screen space to keep track of figures, it’s very convenient.

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