EZ-Stat for Excel, Data Presentation Products' statistical analysis add-in for Excel, comes bundled with its EZ-Format for Excel package, but it's also available as a stand-alone add-in. EZ-Stat's whole purpose is to save you time and money by automating common statistical tasks and helping you extract more useful information out of the results. It simplifies and automates calculations in many common Excel formulas. It will calculate only selected formulas in selected rows, making precision analysis a breeze. You can compare results in various sort fields, such as Sales and Cost figures by Region or Product Line. It performs … Read more
PayCal is a basic database program that allows users to quickly calculate payroll. The program is pretty bare-bones--you won't actually be able to print checks from it--but for a basic calculator, it works well.
PayCal's interface is fairly straightforward. A timesheet-style display for each employee allows users to enter hours worked, including a deduction for lunch. Users enter the pay rate and percentage withheld for taxes or other payroll deductions, and the program calculates the employee's gross and net pay for the pay period. Each sheet shows Monday through Sunday for one week, so users who don'… Read more
DreamCalc Graphing Edition is a calculator with scientific and graphing capabilities. It offers three different views (Simple Calculator, Scientific Standard, Scientific Base-N) to handle all of your math needs.
The program has an attractive interface that looks like an actual calculator. When DreamCalc opens, the window is small so you can easily use the calculator in tandem with other applications. This is a practical design for students, accountants, and math professionals. DreamCalc's display is easy to read and use, and those familiar with standard and scientific calculators will be able to navigate its menus and features deftly. It can … Read more
Farsight Calculator is a versatile application that can be used for algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and other computations. Users have the option to program functions into the calculator and customize settings for personalized usage.
Though Farsight Calculator is designed primarily for algebraic calculations, under the Tools menu, users can access the Finance Box for computing financial information and date calculations. It also offers a Unit Converter that converts distance, volume, temperature, area, time, and more. These features make Farsight Calculator a useful tool for users in a variety of professions. The interface is small enough to stay out of your way … Read more
There's no longer a need to purchase that handheld calculator that's bigger and heavier than your cellphone and always gets lost in your backpack or purse. This nifty app can handle all your big-number calculations, and you don't have to worry about its battery running low in the middle of a tricky operation.
Hpmbcalc launches a rather cheesy, plain interface--a largely white pane with brightly colored buttons, with its different colors associated with numbers and types of functions. Despite the low design aesthetics, the app proved to offer powerful capabilities in our tests.
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Moon Phase Calculator is an easy-to-use and fun application that keeps track of the moon's phases. It's a fun way to learn moon phase terminology and to see what each phase of the moon looks like.
The program's user interface is compact and simple to navigate, but a Help feature that takes you to the publisher's home page is available should you need it. We were able to keep the program open and running in a corner of our computer screen without obstructing our view. To get started, all we had to do was simply enter … Read more
Window Gadgets Calculator allows users to add an attractive customizable calculator to their desktop. Although the program is, at heart, just a calculator, users will appreciate having the ability to easily change the look of the interface.
The program's interface is like that of any basic calculator; no scientific functions or graphing capabilities to be found here. The calculator's rounded corners give it a sleek feel that integrates well with later versions of Windows. Beyond performing arithmetic, the program's only feature is the ability to change its skin. We were pleasantly surprised at how easy this was … Read more
Store, calculate, and take a closer look at your golf scores with Golf Handicapper. Though it may take time to learn, the results are simple enough that certain golfers will love tracking their history.
The program's basic interface isn't winning any awards for flashiness. Golf Handicapper's sparse simplicity leaves users without much direction as they manage through the black and white buttons and command screens. The dense, wordy Help file takes a lot of close reading to really digest. Users looking to track their scores must first enter the course's information into simple data boxes, including … Read more
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Speaking Clock Deluxe is a customizable clock that can alert users to the time in a variety of ways. The clock's various features and simple interface make it an appealing choice.
The program's interface is fairly intuitive, although some features that seemed like they would be accessible in the Settings menu could actually only be accessed by right-clicking on the program in the system tray. No matter; that's about as complicated as the program got. Although there were some aspects of the text-to-speech features that weren't intuitive, the built-in Help file explained everything clearly. The interface … Read more