I believe we all know that we can use Spotlight to do quick calculation, where we can do quick addition, substraction, and other simple mathematical operations right from within of the Spotlight window.
In Leopard, you can just type in pow(a,b) to find the value of a^b (e.g. 3^4 = 81). However, you can do it even faster with Snow Leopard by just typing a^b.
Note that you can always use key combination Cmd-Space to call up Spotlight box.
I believe most of us have already known that we can type in an equation on the Spotlight and straightaway get the result without the need to open Calculator. Also, I believe that only few of us know that we can do a quick equation without using Spotlight.
How can it be done?
So, next time if you want to do a quick equation, you should use this instead of Spotlight. Cheers from UsingMac!
Have you experienced yourself trying really hard to convert from hexadecimal to binary, or other common base for programming purpose? You won't experience that issue again after mastering Programmer Calculator.
As its name, this calculator is designed for programmers with many logical operations and functions embedded, such as AND, OR, XOR, etc. To open the Programmer Calculator, you need to open your calculator and then go to Apple ▸ View ▸ Programmer (keystrokes: Command-3.