The fact you have an actual computer inside your iPhone means your regular calculator are pretty much obsolete nowadays. Now more advanced calculators are at risk of being replaced with the overflow of highly capable scientific calculator apps. There are so many choices so we had a hard time choosing just 10 or 12 of the best iPhone apps for scientific calculators.
The best iPhone apps for scientific calculators
18 May 2017, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
Smart Calculator+ gives you the ability to solve complex math equations and you can also save information in the tracker. Just input your equation and let the calculator solve the problem. Then you can save it and share, tracking it along the way. You can also store tax info, budgets, tips, and more. You can calculate your budget and finance information while on the go, save and name your results, use scientific functions, and perform multi-functional calculations. You get instant results as you calculate, and sharing is easy with AirDrop and other apps.
- Find saved equations with Spotlight Search
- Share calculations and show every step
- Name and save equations
- Save and restore history
- Instant results as you calculate
Sci:Pro Calculator is a simple calculator that offers three modes of operations: basic, scientific, and programmer. Each mode gives you history view and support for sharing results. Features include ad-free enjoyment, multiple copy and paste formats, memory keys, calculation history, full-screen key layouts, and user interface sounds you can turn on or off. Each mode of operation offers its own unique features you’re sure to enjoy using. Rotate your iPhone to switch among Basic, Scientific, and Programmer modes. Quickly access, share, or use the results of your recent calculations.
- Simple calculator
- Three modes of operations
- Basic, Scientific, and Programmer modes
- Quickly access, share, or use results
Here’s a powerful scientific calculator that also performs graphing calculations. You can create your own calculations, keep a history of them, share with others and get access to over 400 free calculations. This app is great for many purposes from math and science to engineering and finance. There are 5 templates included and it’s also easy to customize the look and feel of this calculator. Other features include: Area Conversion, Mass Conversion, Probability, Summary Data, Decimal and Fractions, Complex numbers and more. There are numerous in-app purchases for additional themes and packs.
- A powerful scientific calculator
- Great for math, science, engineering, finance and more
- Create and save calculations, Over 400 free calculations
- 5 free templates, Wide range of math functions
- In-app purchases for additional themes, packs and pro version
Good Grapher is a powerful scientific-graphing calculator that you will soon make a reliable assistant for your business or school work. You get a history tape, real and complex numbers, radians and degree angle mods, different functions and operators, copy and email calculations, and more, all with the scientific calculator function. The 2D graphing calculator gives you graph visualization with multi-touch support, inequalities drawing in the Pro version, table of graph values, and more. You can copy and email calculations in the scientific calculator, and the graphing calculator gives you the bonus option of saving what you’ve copied and emailed.
- Support for minutes, seconds, grads
- Inequalities drawing
- Copy, save, email screenshots (email only in graphing calculator function)
- Math solver
- Pro version available as a separate app
PCALC Lite is a powerful option for engineers, scientists, programmers, students, or anyone else looking for a calculator rich with features. You get multi-line display, your choice of button layouts, a paper tape, and support for hexadecimal, binary, and octal calculations. The Lite version is fully functional and offers two different themes. It even has an Apple Watch app so you can perform calculations on your wrist. If you try out this version and like it, the full version has more themes and settings and other features that you can buy individually from inside PCalc Lite.
- Powerful calculator for scientists, programmers, engineers, students, or anyone else
- Rich with features
- Multi-line display
- Apple Watch app
- Free with in-app purchases
15C Scientific Calculator supports complex numbers, matrix operations, intense calculations, and more. This is an emulation of the HP-15C calculator; it works just like it, and comes with tons of help functions. It was built with identical algorithms and mathematics as the original, and features things like random number generator, RPN entry, root finder, probability, hyperbolic and inverse hyperbolic trig functions, and numeric integration. You can disable and enable key click feedback sound, automatically save and restore settings during app close and launch, and more. If you need more help than what’s available in-app, you can contact the developers.
- High-end scientific programmable calculator
- Emulation of the HP-15C calculator
- Lots of help functions
- Same capabilities
- One-time purchase
Calculator # is a free, multifunction calculator that gives you a bunch of features with its algebra engine and powerful math core. Right now the Pro version is being offered at 40 percent off, so if you like the free version, get the paid one fast! Features include numeric integral calculation, dual skins, a history tape view, and basic calculations in the general portion of the app. Algebra features include basic indefinite integral, big integer and rational number, and expand and factor polynomials. You get equations solvers, 2D graph features, and support for multiple languages.
- 2D graph
- Solve quadratic equations
- Algebra features
- Basic Calculations
- Pro version reduced for a limited time
Quick Graph+ is a high-quality, powerful graphic calculator that gives you great graphing capabilities both in 2D and 3D. The user interface is simple and intuitive, can display explicit and implicit equations as well as inequalities, and you can copy, email, or save results to your photo library. Features include unlimited graphs, VGA output, library for commonly used equations, drag to rotate, pinch to zoom, shake to reset view to original state, double-tap to change visualization modes, and more. You get in-app email so you can share equations and graphics, 2D tracing, enhanced 3D mode, value table, and 2D independent axis scaling. If you want, check out the free version first and upgrade via the in-app purchase.
- High-quality, powerful graphic calculator
- Simple and intuitive user interface
- Copy, email, or save results
- In-app email
- One-time purchase
Calculator Pro Elite offers a dual-line display that updates as you type, which allows you to keep track of both what you have inputted and your result. You get a history tape, split-view support, and basic and scientific keys. You get a backspace button, multi-line input, six layouts, 3D touch support, and scientific formatting of large or small numbers, and more. You can use gestures: swipe right on the display to clear, swipe left or right on the keypad to go back and forth between basic and scientific keys, swipe left on the display to backspace, and more. You can choose your color theme, show rounded buttons, enable light tape background, and you can show memory buttons.
- Left-hand mode
- Thousands separators on/off
- Gestures support
- History tape
- One-time purchase
Scientific Graphing Calculator offers you typical functions in the Scientific mode, like the usual exponentiation and arithmetic functions, summations, sig figs, and complex numbers. Graphing capabilities include labeled graphs and the ability to graph in polar coordinates, graph parametric equations, and more. You get a vector and matrix calculator as well, and the app can make a table of the values of any function you enter. You also get a triangle solver, polynomial solvers, and a unit converter. Is that enough for you? This app has many more features. Check it out.
- Statistics mode
- Constants for scientific calculations
- Graphing capabilities
- Scientific calculator functions
- One-time purchase
The Talking Scientific Calculator is a calculator full of features that offers large, colorful buttons, VoiceOver support, and the option to use speech for answers, formulas, and button names. The app can read entered umbers, formulas, and answers aloud. It has built-in recording studio and script that takes only five minutes to record a new voice. There are two entry modes: Standard and Formula. You get full support for fractions, easy access to basic calculator functions, and numeric formatting of results. It also supports the entry and display of Braille on supported devices.
- Large, clear buttons with optional speech
- Entry and display on refreshable Braille devices
- Paper log feature
- Two entry modes
- Great iPhone app for scientific calculators
Calc 2M combines a simple design with the professional and standard features of a normal calculator. Features include saved history, drag and drop, theme options, the ability to print or send calculations, colored syntax to improve expression readability, and editable expressions. You can use the settings to adjust Calc 2M to your needs, the advanced functions are powerful enough for engineers, scientists, and students alike. You can also install the widget to have access to a quick calculation whenever you want. You get smart and flexible typing, low expressions, and much more.
- Simple designs
- Saved history
- Drag and drop to compose new expressions
- Share or export expressions
- Free with in-app purchases