MyScript Calculator is essentially the magical oracle of mathematics many of us always wished we had in school. If you're still in school, well, you're probably using the hell out of this app. Either way, good news – MyScript Calculator just got an update with a ton of new stuff.

Here's the changelog from v1.2.

  • New graphical user interface
  • Calculation on demand: automatic calculation can be disabled and replaced by a "Calculate" button
  • New operators (n-root, hyperbolic functions)
  • Rounding option: choose between rounded and truncated result

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All you have to do is doodle in the problem, and MyScript Calculator solves it instantly. This version adds an optional calculate button to replace the automatic calculation, which could be a little troublesome as you try to write in a longer equation. The look and feel of the app has been updated too. The old interface wasn't terrible, but you can check out some screens of it below for comparison.

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It probably works better than you would think, and it's worth checking out just for fun. This app is, shockingly, free and has no in-app purchases. 

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Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • remister

    This thing is free? It puts my Ti-89 to shame.

    • aNYthing6

      Apples and oranges. The TI-89 is one of the most powerful calculators and can do a lot more than this. This is good for basic things, though.

    • boobster

      Do you know how to use your Ti-89?

      • remister

        Haha, My TI-89 has come a long way, has survived the days of Drugs Wars on ASM coding.

  • bakakun028

    This app is a pleasure to use on Note series

    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/77537273@N03/ Herman

      Or the Sony Xperia Z Ultra I reckon, since you can actually use your pencil on the display next to your paper (if you still use paper, that is..)

  • Ty

    If only it showed its work.

  • http://petercast.net Peterson Silva

    I love it. I used it a lot when studying statistics (my major is social sciences). I do have one minor gripe with it, though; I'm so used to using x (and y and z, etc) as the variable that I kept forgetting to write ? for the variable. I wish the app had an option for that.

    • Cerberus_tm

      But then how would you reliably scribble multiplication? That is the reason, I think. I, too, sometimes write x instead of ?.

      • http://petercast.net Peterson Silva

        I know; maybe because I'm Brazilian and here we use commas for dividers (123,45 instead of 123.45) and then I think of dots as multiplication signs more easily... Then ? => x, x => ".", . => ",". But I understand that having three substitutions done to enable an option is too much of a hassle =P

        • Cerberus_tm

          I use commas for decimals too, like most of the world. But the difference between a high dot (ยท) and a comma is really hard to detect in Myscript: a dot will often become a short line unless you're very careful. Another standard sign of multiplication in mathematics is the asterisk (*). So what I was saying was that neither of those is easy to scribble reliably and in a way that can be distinguished from scratching or a comma, I think. So that's probably why we have to use x.

  • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

    Installed this on my Note3 and love it already.

    Earlier today I needed to figure out how large I could print a 9000x9000px image at a certain dpi, and did the calc using the CM calculator (sqrt(9000^2+9000^2)/300), and just did the same calc using the app and it's sooo much nicer.

    Would like to see a few more functions added, though. I use radians2degrees (and deg2rad) all the time for basic trig. Sometimes easier to use a func than remembering to multiply by 180/pi or pi/180

  • Brendan

    This sbthing is fabulous, thank you.

  • Justin

    I wish i had known about this earlier! I am almost done with my term!

  • TheUndertaker21