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2011 Fantasy Football Calculator & Draft Kit HD

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Kevin Stout on June 8th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: FOR SERIOUS PLAYERS
2011 Fantasy Football Calculator & Draft Kit HD is one of the first fantasy football apps available for the 2011-12 season.
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Before You Buy Makes You Question Everything

Posted by Joey Davidson on January 17th, 2011
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Here's an interesting little application for your iPhone, iPod or iPad that takes a simple concept and makes it completely horrifying, though I'm sure that's not exactly what the fine folks at OwenMobile were going for.

Before You Buy is a financial calculator that will run you $0.99. The premise goes like this: when you're about to make a purchase, of literally any size, you can whip out your iOS device and enter a few parameters in order to see what sort of long term ramifications the product will cost your retirement fund. This app makes the assumption that you already have a retirement account, so don't forget to take that into account should you decide to pick it up.

You'll enter your current age, your retirement age, your retirement fund growth rate and both the cost and frequency of your purchase. With that information, this app crunches the numbers and returns the exact amount of money said purchase will drain from your retirement fund. That's how you'll be able to find out exactly how much that daily trip to Dunkin' Donuts is hurting you in the long run. For me? That's about $752,632.36.

Consider the financial slam dunk above and you understand exactly what I meant when I said that this application has the potential to be positively terrifying. Yes, you could get the same results with a calculator and an easy formula, but Before You Buy makes it all too easy to find yourself scared of buying anything.

As I said, not having a retirement fund renders this application nearly useless. Then again, it's probable that the only people considering this app in the first place are the types that currently have retirement accounts. For those folks, Before You Buy may be an absolutely perfect source of reminders and gentle nudges.

Rather than making this application one dimensional by focusing on what purchases do to retirement accounts, why not let users build a simple savings engine? Most 25 year olds, despite the advice given by financial advisors, don't have retirement accounts. Let these people customize the time frame and nature of their savings account. This application will instantly go from limited to well rounded.

CalcBot Review

+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
By Kyle Flanigan on July 23rd, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: PRECISE
CalcBot aims to be everything that Apple's Calculator wasn't. And then some.
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Calcbot - The Better Calculator

Posted by Chris Hall on July 14th, 2010
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: PRECISE :: Read Review »

There is nothing overly wrong with the calculator that is included with the iPhone. It is a pretty app that has all the functionality that you would really need to perform most math equations, but in the world of tap tap tap, it isn't perfect. There is no history screen, no way to see what you've typed in a long equation, and scientific features that can only be accessed in landscape mode. Being the perfectionists that they are, tap tap tap knew that the world needed a better calculator.

"Calcbot is a simple, yet intelligent calculator for your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad (Universal). Never lose your place in a calculation again with the live as-you-type expression view. Simply swipe the keypad to the left to reveal advanced functions. See your past calculations in the history tape. You can even send old values and expressions back to your calculator or to a friend via email. Calcbot is the smartest, simple calculator you will ever use."

Being only a novice calculator user (but a long time TI-83 gamer), I had no insane algorithms to throw at the app, but was immediately impressed by the slick UI. As you type, the parts of your equation show up live, right under the solution, preventing the inevitable forgotten variable. The simple swipe commands for bringing up the scientific calculator and the history were also welcome additions.

I have to admit, when I woke up this morning I thought I had a good calculator built into my iPhone. Now I have a better one. Thanks Tapbots and tap tap tap!

Be sure to check out the extra screen shots after the break.

SpaceTime In-Depth Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Bonnie Eisenman on May 13th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: COMPREHENSIVE BUT CLUTTERED
SpaceTime is a comprehensive graphing-calculator app, but the iPhone's small screen hampers its massive abilities.
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Handwriting Calculator Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jason Fanguy on May 3rd, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: X = EXCELLENT MATHEMATICAL RESOURCE
Handwriting Calculator is a unique application which allows its users to solve complex mathematical formulas, using their handwriting as input, instead of pressing buttons. Its interface is intuitive and easy to use and, as long as your handwriting is dec
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Battery Go!

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Bonnie Eisenman on July 22nd, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: DECENT
Battery Go! is a mildly useful utility that determines your remaining battery life and translates it into time remaining for different activities. If it didn't rely on Apple's specs, it could actually be amazing; as it is, this one is a bit of a simplifie
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Pi Cubed

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Bonnie Eisenman on June 22nd, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: INNOVATIVE
Pi Cubed isn't really a calculator; it's much better! The chalkboard-style interface is conducive to building equations, and it easily beats out other scientific calculators. Just don't expect it to replace your graphing calculator.
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PCalc RPN Calculator

+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
By Gary Lucero on March 3rd, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: RECOMMENDED
PCalc RPN Calculator has an optional RPN mode and a plethora of conversions built-in, a two-line display, undo and redo, and just about everything else one would expect from a scientific or engineering calculator. Its display is fully customizable and inc
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iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Donna Harrison on February 20th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: ABOVE AVERAGE
iWatchr is a relatively straightforward application designed for calculating and recording food points for those 'Watchers' inclined to keep track of such things.
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iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jeff Scott on September 25th, 2008
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: 99 CENT GEM
A well done conversion utility priced right in a very crowded category.
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iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jeff Scott on September 2nd, 2008
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: ABOVE AVERAGE
Tipulator is a beautifully designed tip calculator.
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