Windows 10 Phone Calculator app brings rich features

The calculator app in Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 are pretty basic. Microsoft has shipped a new calculator app in Windows 10. The new calculator app is feature rich and is greatly enhanced when compared to its predecessors.  The presence of three different calculator modes and inclusion of sophisticated  converter makes this app stand out.

Windows 10 Phone Calculator app

Windows 10 Phone Calculator app

The new calculator app uses a different design language breaking the modern UI and featuring the famous hamburger menu. Hamburger menu holds various menu items listing various calculator modes – Standard, Scientific and Programmer.

Standard mode

The default mode in Calculator app is “Standard” – which has a very simple, easy-to-use interface which can perform basic operations like addition, subtraction, multiplication,division,percentage,square root calculation, power etc. The standard calculator mode also comes with various memory operations like MC, MR, M+, M-, MS. Clicking on the Standard Calculator mode’s history button shows all the previous calculations done.

Scientific mode

The Scientific mode in the calculator for Windows 10 for phone tries to dub a full-fledged scientific calculator. Power users can use this to play with complex mathematical operations, solve equations, work with various geometrical and engineering problems and more. The scientific calculator for Windows 10 sports operators and functionalities to find log of a number, exponential power, mod, factorial, sin, cos, tan and other operators which you commonly find in any physical scientific calculator.

Programmer mode

The programmer mode present in the Windows 10 calculator helps programmers and coders in a great way. Converting numbers from Hexa to Binary, Binary to Hexa, Octa to Binary, Hexa to Octa, Decimal to Hexa and similar viceversa operations can be carried out with ease in this mode. This mode also lets one to perform logical operations like Left shift, Right shift,OR, XOR, NOT, And etc.

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Built-in converter

The addition of various Converter functionalities within the calculator app makes it very handy for the user to carry out conversion operations within the app. The following converters can be found in the new Windows 10 calculator app:

Volume

  • Millilitres
  • Cubic centimetres
  • Litres
  • Cubic metres
  • Teaspoons
  • Tablespoons
  • Fluid ounces
  • Cups
  • Pints
  • Quarts
  • Gallons
  • Cubic inches
  • Cubic feet
  • Cubic yards

Length

  • Nanometres
  • Microns
  • Millimetres
  • Centimetres
  • Metres
  • Kilometres
  • Inches
  • Feet
  • Yards
  • Miles
  • Nautical miles

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Weight

  • Carats
  • Milligrams
  • Centigrams
  • Decigrams
  • Grams
  • Decagrams
  • Hectograms
  • Kilograms
  • Metric tonnes
  • Ounces
  • Pounds
  • Stone
  • Short tons
  • Long tons

Temperature

  • Celsius
  • Fahrenheit
  • Kelvin

Energy

  • Electron volts
  • Joules
  • Kilojoules
  • Thermal calories
  • Food calories
  • Foot-pounds
  • British thermal units

Area

  • Square millimetres
  • Square centimetres
  • Square metres
  • Hectares
  • Square Kilometres
  • Square inches

Speed

  • Centimetres per second
  • Metres per second
  • Kilometres per hour
  • Feet per second
  • Miles per hour
  • Knots
  • Mach

Time

  • Microseconds
  • Milliseconds
  • Seconds
  • Minutes
  • Hours
  • Days
  • Weeks
  • Years

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Power

  • Watts
  • Kilowatts
  • Horsepower
  • Foot-pounds/minute
  • BTUs/minute

Data

  • Bits
  • Bytes
  • Kilobits
  • Kilobytes
  • Megabits
  • Megabytes
  • Gigabits
  • Gigabytes
  • Terabits
  • Terabytes
  • Petabits
  • Petabytes

Pressure

  • Atmosphere
  • Bar
  • Kilopascal
  • Millimetre of mercury
  • Pascal
  • Pound per square inch (PSI)

Angle

  • Degree
  • Radian

On the whole, the Windows 10’s calculator app is a rich feature packed calculator. Though we may not use all these conversions or mathematical operations, it is always good to have a calculator which is as powerful as this.

If you are on Windows Phone 8 or 8.1, you might also want to check this third party gesture-based calculator called Gestulator.

What do you think of the new calculator on Windows 10 for Phone?

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Chethan Thimmappa is a technology blogger and a mobile app developer. His areas of interests lies in Windows, Windows Phone, Cross-Platform App development and End-user design paradigms. He is passionate about cars and bikes.

2 Comments

  1. oic

    does windows 10 still show 2 calculator versions when you do a search for calc. Isn’t it time to remove duplicate programs/apps from the OS

  2. Note sure of calc in Windows 10. The post was about calc on Windows 10 for *Phones* which is comes default in the app list.

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