MyScript Calculator is an app of IOS or Android users where it lets a person calculate mathematical operations with freehand writing of expressions on your touch screen. All you need to do is draw on your screen the problem you want to calculate and it will solve the problem for you.
Some features on MyScript include buttons to undo and redo, and a trash can for when you want to clear the screen completely. Under the setting tab you are able to change the number of decimal points the app displays, switching to left-handed input, and as well as a few other options. A feature that I really thought was super cool was a setting called palm rejection. This feature means the app will ignore the part of the hand that touches the screen, which would be very helpful for my case because I am a person who normally rests my hand on the writing surface when writing or drawing things on my devices that include touch screens. The app also lets you solve for variables using a question mark. This means you could write “6 (6+1) + ? = 50” and MyScript Calculator will replace the question mark with the correct answer automatically.
MyScript Calculator converts hand-written numbers and symbols into clear notation before your eyes, then shows you the solution to a math expression instantaneously. Not only can you add, subtract, multiply, and divide; you also can solve trigonometric functions by writing sin, cos, tan, and the degree of the angle on the screen. The app supports surprisingly complex expressions, letting you add exponents, draw the radical symbol for square roots, draw a line to divide by another number, and so on. You can continue to add to each mathematical expression or erase parts of it until you get it exactly right.
While MyScript is perfect for math students or anyone who wants to make a quick calculation, I don’t think that it is helpful for people who are trying to learn material. Because this app automatically calculates the answer for you, it doesn’t give people the opportunity to figure out the solution themselves which is not helpful when you’re learning new information. While I don’t think it’s good for people who are learning information, I can see it to be useful for people who are in the business world and need to calculate something really quick or people who are not in school and need it to calculate simple things fast.
“Amazing piece of software. All my sales team use it now to easily explain our monthly deals to clients. Fantastic work!” -Yelrom
“This has become my favorite calculator for quick calculations like computing gas mileage, or figuring the sales tax of an item.” -Tdahlia
Another complaint that I saw someone had about MyScript said:
“The one problem I had with the app, was that you can’t resize the display once the numbers have been written and recognized. With the ability to add more math expressions at any time, it seems like there should be a way to resize the area with a pinch-to-zoom type of gesture so there is room to add more variables.”
As a person who likes to see all of her work at once, I completely agree with this statement that they should have the opportunity to zoom in and zoom out. Maybe someday they will update the app so you would be able to do that.
MyScript Calculator is free at the app store and is great for when you want to perform quick calculations and I don’t think it would be smart for students wanting to find the solutions to more complex problems when they are just learning the information. Read More