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  1. Red

    Red Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I looked thru lots of calculator apps but they seemed to be either tip calculators or scientific ones. I'd like on that's just like the calculator i use at my desk. I know how to figure out what the tip amount would be so don't really want one that does only that. and the one that seems to be in my Droid doesn't have a % key, unless i've missed it. I just don't see the need to have 2 different kinds of calculators taking up space on my phone. any suggestions?
     

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  2. moijk

    moijk Well-Known Member

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    if it is say a bill of $200 and you want to give 20% tip, just multiply 200 with 0.2 which is $40.

    If you want that added to the sum you just multiply 200 with 1.2 which is $240

    It's that easy.
     
  3. KlaymenDK

    KlaymenDK Well-Known Member

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    Um, maybe I'm missing it, but it seems to me you say what you don't want, but you don't say what you do want? :confused:

    If you want a calculator that's just a little more advanced without going overboard or customized, you may already have what you are looking for:

    I don't know how it works on the Droid, but on the Galaxy (which uses the standard Android Calculator) you actually only see half the buttons (1-9, +,-, etc) -- if you swipe sideways you'll get another set of more advanced buttons. :)
     
  4. bluenova

    bluenova OK Computer VIP Member

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    Lol, well I never knew that :eek:. I actually removed the stock calc from my phone and installed a scientific one, only to get the extra standard buttons. I'll add it back the next time I do a ROM upgrade and try it out.
     
  5. Fadelight

    Fadelight Well-Known Member

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    "Retro Pocket Calculator" is what you are looking for.


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    It is free in Market.

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    Red Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    that's exactly what i was looking for!! thanks loads!
    and how do you uninstall stuff that came on the phone?
    there are several things I'll likely never use
     
  7. KlaymenDK

    KlaymenDK Well-Known Member

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    1) You don't, or rather
    2) You install more apps to do it. :cool:

    If you were to use a 3rd-party home screen app (such as Panda Home), most of them allow you to 'hide' apps from places such as the app drawer. They would still show up in places like aTrackDog, however.
     
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    Fadelight Well-Known Member

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    First, you have to be rooted. Next, the easiest way is to pay a little bit of money and just buy "Root Explorer". You can mount the system as r/w, then navigate to /system/app and rename various default programs. Notice how I said rename? If you delete something you shouldn't, you might screw your phone up. If you rename it and you shouldn't have, you just rename it back.

    Oh and don't touch Mms.apk. (your default messaging app). It took me a bit of time and some severe frustration when I did that and then couldn't figure out why handcent had stopped working. It turns out you need that app to use any other messaging app. :mad: lol.
     
  9. moijk

    moijk Well-Known Member

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    So installing a new app to get the redundant precent sign is easier than multiplying by 0.<precent> (like 0.3 for 30% for the sum it represent, or 1.<precent> (like 1.3 to add 30% to the total sum) to add to the sum? Which is basic math and I would assume everyone that passed elementry school would either know or recall.
     
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    Red Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    looks like i'll just be ignoring the ones i'm not interested in for a while
    don't think i'm up to dealing with root stuff just yet :)
     
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    bluenova OK Computer VIP Member

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    Or move them to your SDCard to free up phone memory.
     
  12. FlySR22

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    Be aware that the name has been changed for this app. It is now "Retro Calculator. Even though I normally use an RPN calculator, the keys on the RPN apps on the hero are sometimes hard to use.

    The Retro is a nice alternative for simple calculations.
     
  13. Red

    Red Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    took me a bit to find it as i didn't know about the name change but i totally dig it!
     

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