Daily Calculator Free: a customizable calculator short on functionality (App Review)

Daily Calculator Free

For this review, we have Daily Calculator Free, a calculator with many whom have come before it and surely many whom will come after it. It has a lot of competition out there, including the various calculators that are pre-installed by OEMs. Ultimately, the purpose of such an app is to solve calculations ranging from the basic addition, division, and so on to possibly more complex computations involving trigonometry and exponents.

Setup

Daily Calculator Free’s setup is simple. Download and install the app from Google Play, and open it. You’ll be presented with the following (main screen) after a short prompt, which I’ll explain in the next section.

Daily Calculator Free
The default layout and theme for Daily Calculator Free.

Features and Functions

The app is able to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, key for any calculator. Also, there are buttons for percents, entry clearing, and manipulations for calculations stored in its memory.

Next, the prompt I mentioned explains two commands a user can perform within the calculation window. A tap on this window reveals calculations stored in memory. Meanwhile, a long press copies the latest answer to the clipboard.

To get to the app’s preferences, click the icon of the three dots in the top left-hand corner. Options here include touch vibration, keypad layouts, and themes.

Daily Calculator Free's preferences

Themes appear to be the main appeal of Daily Calculator Free. There currently are 12 of them to choose from, half of which are a variation of “Material.” I assume this means they closely follow the aesthetic of Material design. Meanwhile, the others are based on “Original.”

The Material - Amber theme of Daily Calculator Free
The Material – Amber theme
The Original - Blue theme of Daily Calculator Free
The Original – Blue theme

Although I thought these themes were well-made, this didn’t change my opinion of the app’s functionality. And as a calculator, it lacks in this regard. For example, LG’s take on the G3 has commands for pi, trigonometry, logarithms, exponents, and more. Not everyone is going to need this, I understand. However, it’s nice to have just in case, especially when it usually is given for free.

What We Like

  • Customizable layout and display format
  • Theme selection

What We Don’t Like

  • Only has basic arithmetic of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division

Overall, I believe Daily Calculator Free is okay. The ability to change the layout, theme, and so on is a nice addition, but it is not necessary with calculator apps. Instead, the most important goal is to give it as much functionality because a calculator is a tool, more than anything else. And in this saturated market of calculator apps, this one does not stand out as having the most functionality.

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