There are tons of programs available on various websites, free to download, holding promises to suit your requirements but most of them either support very basic features or are crammed with features that are not particularly very useful. For instance, a simple calculator. The app allows you to perform either very basic mathematical calculations or some exponential functions.
What if you could combine the power of a text editor with a calculator? Yes, some application allows doing so, at least Numi does it! It is a simple but useful program that allows you to perform lengthy calculations in plain English. Numi is a little program that combines calculations with text. It lives in your menu bar.
In most cases, the input (text/computation) is generated by the program automatically. Expressions for calculations typically begin with numbers and parentheses. If you begin the input with other symbols, the program assumes that you are entering regular text.
For performing mathematical operations Numi uses regular operation keys and formats them accordingly. For instance, it uses ‘/’ for division, and it will be formatted as ‘÷’ in Numi, ‘*’ for multiplication and this will be formatted as ‘×’. Multiply character is very similar to the ‘x’ letter, but x letter will be ignored and used as regular text. If you want to enter plain text use Tab to switch to regular text mode.
Numi has the property of memory and therefore saves your calculations even if you close the program. All the calculations are restored once the program is loaded.
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Numi Useful Keyboard Shortcuts
- Undoing previous changes – Cmd+Z
- Highlight all text – Cmd+A
- Go to start of line – Cmd+Left Arrow
- Go to end of line – Cmd+Right Arrow
- Switch between name and equation Tab
- Final sum Ctrl+=
Numi, now available at Mac App Store.