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Use Your Android Phone as a Calculator

written by: Eli Misel•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 1/17/2011

Need to solve some algebraic equations on the go? Maybe you need a good calculator for when you go grocery shopping? There are literally hundreds of calculator apps on the Android Market, so here is a list of the best options available to save you some time.

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    HandyCalc

    HandyCalc Sifting through the endless list of calculator apps on the Android Market, there is one calculator app that stands above the rest. HandyCalc is probably the best Android calculator app on the market with some extremely advanced features. HandyCalc has a sleek interface that is user friendly, while keeping a high level of complexity. The HandyCalc app comes with good tutorials in case you need assistance. HandyCalc comes with a full scientific calculator, the ability to graph functions, can solve fractions and even crank out trigonometric problems. You can also save and load files. The best part about HandyCalc is the free download! With all the great features, HandyCalc ranks as one of the best Android calculator apps. HandyCalc can be downloaded by clicking here.

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    Droid48

    droid48 Droid48 makes the list for one of the best Android calculator apps for being almost identical as the HP-48 scientific calculator. Throw that brick sized Texas Instrument aside and start using your Android phone or tablet to solve those derivatives. Droid48 looks and works just like the HP-48, but does have reported problems displaying correctly on some phones. Droid48 is free for download in the Android Market or by clicking here.

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    RealCalc

    RealCalc RealCalc by Brain Overspill is the perfect calculator app when you need a little more calculating power than what the stock Android calculator can give. RealCalc has a simple user interface that is very streamlined and easy to use. One of the features I used most on RealCalc was the unit conversion functionality. The ability to do unit conversions in the palm of your hand is a surprisingly useful feature, which makes for one the best Android calculator apps available. Other features include percentages, Hexidecimal, Binary, Octal, trig functions in radians or degrees and a built in help feature. RealCalc is available as a free download on the Android Market or by clicking here.

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    MathDroid

    MathDroid Another honorable mention for one the best Android calculator apps is MathDroid. Mathdroid gives the basic functionality of an Algebraic capable calculator. Mathdroid features a full on screen history, which is very useful on those intense multiline equations. Data entry can be accomplished by using your phone's keypad or the simple to use on-screen keypad. Mathdroid is available as a free download on the Android Market or by clicking here.

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    Arity Calculator

    Arity Calculator The last calculator covered in this list of the best Android calculator apps is Arity Calculator. Arity Calculator has some of the best visuals for graphing in all the calculators available on the Android Market, giving you the option to see graphs in 2d or 3d. Arity is pretty complex and may not be the best choice for adding the items in your shopping cart, but if you are looking for a stunning visual, be sure to give Arity Calculator a try. Arity Calculator is available for free on the Android Market or by clicking here.