Our favorite productivity app, Digits, called ‘the calculator for humans’ got updated for iOS 6, the iPhone 5 and Bluetooth keyboard support this weekend.  To celebrate, Shift Apps is cutting the price in half.  At 99 cents for the universal app (iPhone or iPad), it is a no brainer. (Promo codes are all gone)

Full description and 2.1.1 update notes follow:

2.1.1 * Bug fixes * Hardware keyboard detection can be enabled/disabled in prefs * Improved tape handling * Retina support on iPad * Improved sound * Support for full resolution on iPhone 5 display * Improved tape loading * Editable keypad and button colors * Hardware/Bluetooth keyboard support (in iOS 5 or iOS 6)

Full description follows: Digits, the calculator for humans for iPad and iPhone

Get organized! Conquer numbers on the go.

We’re human. We’re busy. We make mistakes. So we designed a calculator for humans, from the ground up. Digits combines the edit-ability of a spreadsheet with the simplicity of calculator. Dare we say it? Digits is a calculator a human can love.

So, why do so many humans love Digits? Its uniquely correctable tape means never worrying if you entered a calculation correctly. Make a mistake? Tap any entry on the tape to correct it (or edit, insert, copy and more). Then, add a label/comment and email or print the tape.

Digits is great for: Adding up expenses, labeling and emailing them Doing a quick calculation and being able to double-check and correct entries with ease Entering a long series of calculations and then emailing it to yourself for import into Numbers or Excel Quickly calculating a couple scenarios by editing any previous entry to automatically update the total Easily creating a grand total from a number of previous calculations with flagging Keeping a series of short calculations available for later reference Sharing via email, printed output or by files.

FEATURES: EASY: perfect for a quick calculation, powerful enough for pages of them. MADE FOR iPad: uses the whole iPad display to leave cramped buttons behind. MADE FOR iPhone: all of the iPad features on an interface designed just for iPhone. TAPE: never lose track of what you’ve entered. PRINT: print-quality output with AirPrint (where available). SHARE: Use iTunes File Sharing to backup and share .digits tape files to other Digits Calculator users and your other iOS devices. EMAIL: tap to email your tape. COMMENTING: label any item in your tape and include comments in tape emails. CORRECTIONS: make edits and inserts to previous calculations at any time! SIMPLE TAPE STRUCTURE: one calculation on each tape line means quick one-touch access for edits. AUTOSAVE: holds your calculations and tape in place for the next time you return. RUNNING TOTAL: always displays the total above so you can focus on what you’re entering. CUSTOMIZABLE: a wide arrange of settings, including currency mode, sound and background color!

Features: Supports Retina display on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Support for iPhone 5 display. Tape browser for multi-tape management. Tape files are now sharable through iTunes File Sharing. Tape files may be shared between iOS devices using File Sharing. Supports AirPrint in iOS 4.2 and later. Bluetooth/hardware keyboard support. x/÷ priority option. Fixed autodecimal for faster entry in currency mode. Better handling of localized number formats. “Use” function added back to the Tape/Memory Menu. Expanded, detailed Guide.


How do I make corrections to my tape? Just touch the item you wish to correct!

How do I edit an item? Just touch the item you wish to edit, tap the “Edit” icon, use backspace or clear to delete the current calculation, the numbers and +-÷x to enter the new calculation and OK to save the edit. Cancel will abort any changes you’ve made.

How do I use or clear memory items? Just touch the item you wish to use or clear or use the Mx and MR buttons.

Why is my tape taking so long to load? If you have hundreds of calculations, they can take a while to load. So, it’s a good idea to clear your tape before it gets too long (use the Clear All button that looks like circle with a vertical line). Don’t worry, clearing your tape won’t reset your preference settings. Remember that in Digits Calculator if you wish to keep your tape you can always just create a new tape in the tape browser. The old tape will be saved for you and you can always go back and review or edit it later.

Can I share or backup tapes? Yes! In Digits Calculator you can now access tape files using iTunes File Sharing. Before using File Sharing, make sure you’ve closed Digits. This ensures that your latest edits are saved. To backup or share a tape (with another user or device that has Digits Calculator) just drag the tape (.digits) file to your Desktop from iTunes. To add a tape just drag and drop it into the File Sharing list.

Can I print my tape? Yes! Digits Calculator now supports wireless printing via AirPrint.

I forgot to include a calculation. Do I have to redo the whole sequence? No. Just touch the item in your tape after which you wish to insert a calculation. Then, tap the “Insert” icon. Once you’ve entered the calculation hit OK to save it. Cancel will abort the insert.

For additional questions or commments, please get in touch.

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