KoalaCalc 4.3.1 review

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KoalaCalc is a free multi-purpose calculator for Mac OS X.

License: Freeware
OS: Mac OS X
File size: 0K
Developer: Macropod Software
Price: $0.00
Updated: 26 Aug 2005
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KoalaCalc is a free multi-purpose calculator for Mac OS X. In its compacted state, it looks similar to the standard calculator that comes with Mac OS X.

However, simply click the 'advanced features' box and KoalaCalc comes to life to become one of the most advanced scientific, conversion, statistical and expression calculators available.

Here are some key features of "KoalaCalc":
Numerous mathematical functions including trig and log functions plus 10 individual memory banks
Conversion to and from dozens of units (inches to millimeters, pounds to kilograms, etc.)
International currency conversions, which can be updated via the Internet to the latest rates set by the International Monetary Fund
Basic statistical calculations on up to 10 data sets including t-tests and analysis of variance (ANOVA)
Fraction converter converts from decimal to fraction and from fraction to decimal
Fraction calculator can add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions
Built-in tape recorder (contents can be saved, recalled, or printed)
Voice recognition input (great for people with limited use of their hands)
Voice feedback (button pressed and/or computed value can be read aloud)
Built-in expression calculator which supports brackets and logical order of operations
Probability calculator computes exact p value based on the F distribution, with or without epsilon correction (this unique feature is useful for statistical calculations)
Customizable constants menu
No second function button - all features have their own button
Most buttons including advanced scientific functions include keyboard shortcuts - a real time saver
Help on how to use each button is provided by simply leaving the mouse cursor over a button for a few seconds
User can set various preferences including
Advanced features can be hidden to reduce the size of the footprint.

What's New:
downloading of currency exchange rates now supports proxy server (see Preferences menu)
can now automatically update currency exchange rates daily (see Preferences menu)
can now automatically check Internet for KoalaCalc application updates
fixed bug which sometimes prevented the 'show memory buttons in simple mode' setting from being saved.

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