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Digits, the calculator for humans

It's like a spreadsheet and a calculator had a baby together

Digits is a digital and easier to use version of those calculators with printout tape

Digits, the calculator for humans

by Shift
Tap to edit
Digits, the calculator for humans
Digits, the calculator for humans
FREE in the App Store

Digits is a digital and easier to use version of those calculators with printout tape.

Tap to edit. While the old-school calculators that did tape printouts didn't let you make changes easily, Digits does. If you see that you've made a mistake somewhere in your calculation, just tap on the line and make the change you need. The totals on the tape will be updated in real time, and you can save the tape for reference later. It's never been easier to deal with calculator tape.

Tap to edit

Commenting. When you're adding up a bunch of large numbers (or even subtracting, multiplying, or dividing), then things can get a bit complicated and muddy after a while. Fortunately, you can leave comments in Digits so that you know and remember what each line means. Those numbers won't blend together into one giant blob anymore once you properly label them.

Multi-tape browser. With Digits, users can make multiple calculations and save each individual tape for it. The tape will contain all of the history of the calculation, and changes can be made directly on the tape itself. Once you're done figuring out what you need, you can save each tape for referencing later, or you can even print it using AirPrint. It's a great modern take on the tape printout calculator.

Multi-tape browser

What is it about?

Digits, the calculator for humans is not only an App Store staff favorite, but an AppAdvice favorite as well. This universal app makes calculating fun and intuitive with its fantastic look. Digits keeps a digital tape (or printout) of everything you calculate. Switch between tapes and easily find others using the beautiful tape browser. AirPrint is included to make printing out your tapes easy. Bluetooth keyboard support is included, along with high resolution support for modern iOS devices. You can even change the colors of your keypad or buttons. Digits is a wonderful calculator app for your iPad, and is a definite essential.

For those who...

  • Like working with calculators that use printout tape
  • Prefer traditional calculator experiences
  • Want an intuitive interface

Not for those who...

  • Don't know what printout tape is
  • Want a prettier calculator
  • Need graphing capabilities

Why we love it

Many of us are old enough to remember working with those calculators that use printout tape paper. Digits is a lovely and fully modernized version of those that is much easier to use and lets you quickly make edits when necessary.

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App Details

Productivity Business
Last updated
September 24, 2013
Release date
April 1, 2010
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App Store Description

Get organized! Conquer numbers on the go.

We're human. We're busy. We make mistakes. So we designed a calculator for humans, from the ground up. Digits combines the edit-ability of a spreadsheet with the simplicity of calculator. Dare we say it? Digits is a calculator a human can love.

So, why do so many humans love Digits? Its uniquely correctable tape means never worrying if you entered a calculation correctly. Make a mistake? Tap any entry on the tape to correct it (or edit, insert, copy and more). Then, add a label/comment and email or print the tape.

Digits is great for:
• Adding up expenses, labeling and emailing them
• Doing a quick calculation and being able to double-check and correct entries with ease
• Entering a long series of calculations and then emailing it to yourself for import into Numbers or Excel
• Quickly calculating a couple scenarios by editing any previous entry to automatically update the total
• Easily creating a grand total from a number of previous calculations with flagging
• Keeping a series of short calculations available for later reference
• Sharing via email, printed output or by files.

• EASY: perfect for a quick calculation, powerful enough for pages of them.
• MADE FOR iPad: uses the whole iPad display to leave cramped buttons behind.
• MADE FOR iPhone: all of the iPad features on an interface designed just for iPhone.
• TAPE: never lose track of what you've entered.
• PRINT: print-quality output with AirPrint (where available).
• SHARE: Use iTunes File Sharing to backup and share .digits tape files to other Digits Calculator users and your other iOS devices.
• EMAIL: tap to email your tape.
• COMMENTING: label any item in your tape and include comments in tape emails.
• CORRECTIONS: make edits and inserts to previous calculations at any time!
• SIMPLE TAPE STRUCTURE: one calculation on each tape line means quick one-touch access for edits.
• AUTOSAVE: holds your calculations and tape in place for the next time you return.
• RUNNING TOTAL: always displays the total above so you can focus on what you're entering.
• CUSTOMIZABLE: a wide arrange of settings, including currency mode, sound and background color! ;-)

To see a video Digits in action on both iPhone and iPad, click the Shift Web Site link below!

Featured on the iTunes App Store "What's Hot" list
"It works nicely, and it looks good" - Gizmodo
"this is the one that will remain on my iPad" - Clint
"there is no better designed calculator for the iPad" - Tinathir
"Perfect" - lryan
"Digits blows them all away. And it's a pleasure to use... Digits is a steal! Just buy it!" - Mr. Reeee
"It really is the best calculator for the iPad" - Arillius
"Just got the new iPad. This amazing device has already revolutionized the way I use a calculator" - Conan

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