iPad Calculators: Soulver Vs Digits Calculator

Digits Calculator and Soulver are basic calculators designed for the everyday use. I use “basic” categorically as both calculators are nothing but basic. Both apps offer unique features and capabilities that will make your life much easier and more productive.

With all the free calculators found in Apple’s app store, I thought long and hard whether it was worth it to pay money for a basic calculator but I found both Digits Calculator and Soulver to be indispensable once installed. Digits Calculator is $1.99 and Soulver for iPad is $5.99. For most people I recommend getting Digits Calculator over Soulver even though the latter has more robust features. Digits Calculator is better for someone who wants a simple and quick calculator. Soulver is more for the person who is does complex planning. Having purchased both apps; I actually use Soulver more often but in my humble opinion Digits Calculator is the better of the two for most consumers.

Digits Calculator for iPad + iPhone

Digits Calculator by Shift Apps combines a large, user friendly calculator with a tape. As you enter your calculations Digits Calculator keeps track of your entries and calculations on a digital tape, much like a receipt when you go shopping. If you make a mistake you can easily go back and correct it with Digits Calculator. Simply tap on any entry you previously made and enter the correct data. All the totals are automatically recomputed! Digits Calculator also allows other editing features for your tape. You can insert a new calculation in between previous entries, copy, add a label, and comment on your entries. Once you are finished with your calculations, your tapes can be printed, saved as a file, and emailed.

Soulver for iPad

Layout &Usability

Soulver by Acqualia is one of the few calculator apps that take advantage of the iPad’s unique features and large screen size. Soulver for iPad combines a calculator with a notepad allowing you to solve complex calculations seamlessly.

Soulver supports both landscape and portrait mode. No matter which screen orientation you choose, you will find the Soulver screen layout much like that of a French Door Refrigerator. The bottom of the screen has the input panel where you can switch between a QWERTY keyboard, special functions, and a calculator pad. The upper region of the iPad screen is divided into two panels. The larger left hand panel is used to write out your calculations and the right hand panel displays the answers instantly. Soulver also keeps a running total of all the lines in the bottom. This makes keeping track of expenses for bathroom remodeling or planning your budget for the next vacation seamless.

Soulver is like doing math on paper as your work is visible at all times. With Soulver you can go back and change any line. Soulver is unique in that it allows you to use words alongside your numbers, so your calculations actually make sense. The App does not execute calculations based on the words you type; words are just an optional reminder and commenting feature that helps you remember what numbers go with what calculation. (For example, Concert tickets was $25 x 3 )


Soulver automatically saves your work and allows you to create files for each set of calculations. This allows you to switch from planning this month’s budget to planning next year’s vacation within a few taps of the iPad. Because the developer created Mac and iPhone versions of Soulver, you can sync with other Apple devices.

Advanced Features

Some of the unique features are that Soulver can convert currencies and manipulate percentages simpler with 14 dedicated functions. In addition there are 14 percentages functions so you can easily calculate sales tax, tips, take discounts, and more.

Scientific Functions & Variables

While it is not a dedicated scientific calculator, Soulver does have complex functions you can use. Soulver includes log, square root, factorial, mod, trigonometric functions (sin, cos, tan, etc.) and more. In addition, the app allows you to solve for variables.

Programming Factions

If you are a computer programmer or computer engineer, you will love Soulver as it supports HEX and Binary conversions and calculations.

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How to Remote Access Your Computer on an iPad With LogMeIn Ignition

LogMeIn Ignition by LogMeIn Solutions for the iPad (and iPhone) allows you to remotely control your PC or MAC from your mobile device. You control the remote computer via a virtual keyboard /mouse and the app support multiple monitors. The app allows you to do much more than just controlling your computer as if you were sitting in front of it. LogMeIn Ignition allows you to transfer, view, and save files and folders between your iPad and computer. With the app installed on your mobile device you can also run programs remotely from your computer. LogMeIn Ignition is also a great work around if you need to access a flash website with your iPad. You can browse the web on your remote computer and the image will be transferred to your iPad. Keep in mind that this workaround is best used for viewing flash enabled content of a website as flash videos will be choppy, and flash audio is non-existent.

Setting up LogMeIn is easy. To use the service I created a free LogMeIn.com account, bought the iPad App, and downloaded the free desktop version (MAC and PC available) for all the computers I wanted to access. There is no limit to how many remote computers you can access allowing you to download the desktop software to all your school, work, or home computers.

While many of our readers are devoted Apple users who buy only Apple products, there are people out there like me have a PC or Android Phone. One of the selling points for me is that LogMeIn has a version for Android. I carry an Android for work and have an iPhone for personal use. With a single app that is compatible with multiple platforms, I don’t have to install multiple types of software to remote access my iMAC at home or Dell Workstation at the office. LogMeIn is also secure, proven, and was the first remote access service designed for the consumer in mind. It’s been around much longer than the iPad first as a computer to computer remote access program.

Remote Printing

LogMeIn Ignition supports AirPrint compatible printers.

iPad Limitations Apply

LogMeIn Ignition can do a lot of wonderful things but the iPad limitations still apply. You have to be connected to the internet via 3G or WIFI for the App to work. Slow internet connections speeds will hamper your work. For example, LogMeIn Ignition will allow you to play a lot of video not supported on the iPad but depending on the connection speeds, the video might appear on your iPad at very low frames per second. The iPad’s screen resolution of 1024 by 600 pixels is much smaller than the vast majority of desktops. You will have to zoom in on some screens to so see the text.

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Planning Android App Development? Here Are 4 Golden Rules for Success

Today, it won’t be an exaggeration to say that android apps are the future of the app development industry, since businesses of all sizes across industry verticals are opting for android mobile app development. According to a report by Statista there were 2.87 million android apps available for download as of the third quarter of 2020. From this soaring figure, one can draw out the inference that the demand for android app development service providers has surged significantly. If you are planning android application development for your business, don’t forget to follow these 4 golden rules for success.

1. Understand User Persona

First things first – you need to understand the user persona, only then you’ll be able to come up with an application that is used by millions of people. Conduct in-depth analysis to figure out the exact problem your customers are facing. In other words, you need to understand the needs and requirements of your target audience. Once you have the data of your user requirements, you can hire an android app development company to craft an application that solves their challenges.

2. Responsive UI

The user-interface of a mobile application is one such critical element that can make or break your business. Ergo, it’s wise to hire seasoned developers from professional android application development service providers having expertise in adjusting the width in such a way that every element (be it text, images, videos, etc.) in the screen can be adjustable as per the screen size. By doing this, you can come up with an intuitive UI that offers a frictionless user experience.

3. App Performance Optimization

Today, the market is inundated with a wide gamut of Android powered smartphones. Each device has a different set of functions and capabilities. Therefore, when outsourcing your android app development project to a company, you should always make sure that they are well-versed with different android device’s compatibility requirements and can optimize your application performance across all Android devices.

4. Balance of Creativity and Functionality

To make your android mobile application successful, you need to ensure that it strikes the right balance between functionality and creativity. No doubt, people love using mobile applications having interesting features, but that doesn’t mean you should add features to your mobile application just for the sake of adding. Instead, you should consider adding those features that are meaningful and add some value to your application. In short, you also need to ensure that your android application offers great aesthetics alongside a smooth user experience.

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Free Computers – How To Find

How do you save yourself a considerable amount of money and end up getting the latest in computer technology? The answer is not as difficult as you might assume it to be. We will discuss methods for getting a free computer.

You can sometimes find a free computer in the newspaper. Sometimes in the classified ads as well as in the announcements section of the newspaper people will be looking to get rid of their computer. They may have just purchased a brand-new computer and don’t want to deal with the hectic assignment of having to dispose of their former computer. That is where you help them out. By coming to their office or home you provide them a service and end up with their computer.

This next method I consider the beggar method. It may sound cheesy but it has worked for a lot of my friends. You probably know someone who is always getting the latest technology. Let them know that you are looking for a new computer and that when they are done with the computer that have you’ll be happy to take off their hands.

Businesses and corporations are always looking to get the latest computers to run their office work. Many times these offices will allow their old computers to go to the public. So by simply visiting different office buildings you may be able to find that one of these offices is looking to get rid of some of their computers. You may even find inexpensive computer like a server is available. Don’t pass up on this offer. Server computers are worth a lot of money and can be sold at a nice profit. You can use this money to then purchase a computer that is well advanced. You may also know family members who work for a company that is looking to get rid of their computers.

My favorite way of getting a free desktop or laptop computer is through websites that will actually give you a computer absolutely free. All you do is give them your address and they ship to you a brand new computer. What is really nice about this offer is it takes little effort. All you need to do is fill out a simple form and then wait for your free computer to show up at your doorstep.

These are several methods that will allow you to get a computer at no cost!

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