The Best Calculator Apps for Android Phones

Posted on October 3, 2012 by Nikhil P Naik

There are obviously many calculator applications to choose from on the Android market, and the one that’s best for you depends on your needs. Whether you are looking for a basic calculator for simple day-to-day tasks or a serious scientific calculator for school, there are many to choose from today.

So if you are looking for some help with deciding which calculator app is best for you, check these out first. These calculator applications are all different and are among the best in their niches in terms of features, ease of use, functionality and design. Here are the Best Calculator Apps for Android:

My Calculator

My Calculator Android

This is probably the best calculator app when you are looking for simple calculators that are incredibly user-friendly. The interface is very easy to use and it will perform all simple calculation functions quickly and without error. Another fun feature of this app is that it enables you to send SMS and MMS messages through the app to your friends and even make calls through the app so that the privacy of your phone call is protected.

RealCalc Scientific Calculator

RealCalc Scientific Calculator

My personal favourite and one of the most Downloaded Scientific Calculator App in the Google Play Store. The number of functions pre-loaded in the app is quite large and you can expect the best results out of this app as it covers almost all the features that a scientific calculator must consist of. It also has the feature to recall the resul history and numerous Unit conversions can be done. Like any other app, you will find minimal or no advertising here. This is the Calculator app that I recommend to all.

Total Calculator

Total Calculator Android

Now here is a calculator if you are not sure what type of calculator you are going to need and want all options open to you. Total Calculator includes a simple calculator, a scientific one and a statistics calculator all in one. It is incredibly versatile and powerful, so if you are looking to just get one calculator app for all your calculating needs, this is your best bet. Another great feature is that it has a history management system that lets you save and reference older computations you have performed in the past.



If you are looking at design and interface first, Calculator++ is easily one of the best apps out there. It is an advanced scientific calculator that works exceptionally fast. Some of the best design features are the fact that the buttons are very big and hard to miss and you also never have to use the “equals” button, because the app calculates everything on the fly and displays the results immediately. It also has a copy/paste feature if you need to do a long calculation over again and don’t feel like punching it out all over again. It also allows you to change the color scheme and enables you to use both landscape and portrait views when calculating. Whether you are looking for a powerful scientific calculator or a simple one, this is one of the best designed and easiest to use on the Android app market.

Panecal Scientific Calculator

Panecal Scientific Calculator

This is a Japanese-made calculator and already has spoken enough about the quality of the tool. The interface is great and is probably the app that most resembles a real calculator in terms of design. Another great thing about it is the multi-line formula view which always you to see the result along with the numbers that you have inputted. This allows you to easily check and see where you went wrong and correct any errors you might have made in your calculations.

Shake Calc – Calculator

Shake Calc – Calculator

Shake Calc is not only a fun app to use, but it also helps get your blood flowing if you have been sitting around and working on problems and equations for hours. When you input the values in the calculator and want to compute them, you need to give your mobile phone a nice shake. This gives your muscles a little action if you are sitting and performing calculations for long periods of time. Whether you are studying or doing your taxes, Shake Calc will help you loosen up a bit and improve your blood flow with a little bit of physical activity. It also has a nifty clipboard for saving results that you might need to use again in the future.

About The Author: David Lazar is a blogger and regular contributor at Cometdoc’s PDF to Excel conversion site.

About Nikhil P Naik

Nikhil Naik has a Master's Degree in Information Systems, and is currently working as a Software Engineer at Microsoft. He also loves playing cricket, listening to music, and traveling. Twitter Handle - @buzz_nikhil.


  1. I am using Panecal Scientific Calculator. The functions are look easy to me

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