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There are tons and tons of useful utilities in the world. But one field that's bugging me are "calculators". I'm searching for a decent substitute for default Windows Calculator for years but never found a piece of software that I would really stick with.

What I was looking for:

  • realizable/scalable for comfort
  • free
  • fast startup and fast response
  • history

Some thing that I tried to use, but I didn't like too much:

What I currently use:

But there is a new kid in town - instacalc. It doesn't mean most of above criteria but has some really nice features that makes is a serious contender for adding to "What I current use category".

It's interactive online calculator and unit converter that also sports simple graphs. You can even create and use variables. Works nice and all, but there is one killer feature that separates it from the crowd - the calculations are bookmarkable!

Let's say you would like to create a simple gas consumption calculator. Easy enough!

This way your calculations can be a click away in you put them in your bookmarks or you can easily share them.

Take a look at demo for more good news.

Posted on Friday, March 16, 2007 10:46 PM | Filed under: Software Internet |

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# re: Calculators 3/17/2007 9:32 AM Kalid
Hi David, thanks for the review! I'm happy you are finding the site useful, I wanted the site to strike a middle ground when calc isn't enough but Excel is way too much.

I'm planning on making various gadget versions of InstaCalc so people will be able to use it wherever it's most comfortable (Google gadgets, Vista sidebar, etc.), and I appreciate the list of pros/cons you described.

# re: Calculators 3/17/2007 10:41 PM David
Kalid,

glad I could help. You cetrainly did hit the sweet spot between Windows Calc and Excel.

Good luck with new features!

# re: Calculators 9/30/2007 8:15 AM kailash solanke
PLZ
send me calcutor

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