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4 best iPad calculator apps for serious number crunching

by Derek Walter

November 11 2013

Perform some intense finance analysis with these apps
Perform some intense finance analysis with these apps

While the iPad comes loaded with many pre-built apps from Apple there has always been one that the company has never chosen to include: a calculator. So those needing to perform financial analysis or other kind of calculation have needed to look elsewhere.

Fortunately there is a healthy selection of third-party options that can fit any math needs for your small business. Here are some of the top choices that tackle various situations in finance and other types of higher-level math.

EZ Financial Calculators

This app offers a wide amount of calculating options for various financial situations. For example, it includes tax tools, an ROI (Return On Investment) calculator, APR, and several other financial calculating options. A free version is available, but for a lengthier list of options and features select the pro version for $4.99.

ValueStory

Many have claimed their idea for a business or next breakthrough was first sketched out on a napkin. ValueStory took that as a design queue when creating an app designed to calculate and analyze the various components of one’s business.

ValueStory includes a library of diagnostic assessment and ROI tools, which can be used for calculating costs associated with IT, mobile, marketing, sales and other areas.

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powerOne Finance Calculator (Pro Edition)

This app uses a high-powered calculator that can work well in real estate, finance, investing, conversions or other general math and science areas. A sidebar menu neatly organizes all the topics it can be used for, including looking at cash flows or investment returns. It is highly versatile for a large number of financial calculating needs.

Hewlett Packard 12C Financial Calculator

For the most robust option spare no expense (by which I mean a mere $15) and go for the Hewlett Packard 12c Financial Calculator. The interface is a throwback to what once was the benchmark calculating hardware in the era before smartphones. It also includes a help guide if you have fallen a little behind on your RPN (Reverse Polish Notation). 

 

 

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