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GeekWire's app of the week: Calcul8

One of the features of the Calcul8 app is a sale calculator. (Image courtesy iTunes)

A recent meeting at KIRO Radio involving numbers inspired this week's app of the week.

GeekWire host Todd Bishop says he was sitting around with a crew of people in a meeting facing some calculations they couldn't do by hand and he said, "You know we really need a math app."

He says the rest of the group looked at him like he was a nut because there's already a very useful device for this type of problem already available on most phones: a calculator.

But as a result, Bishop did find an app that he finds very useful.

"It's kind of like a calculator for dummies."

The app he discovered, Calcul8, works in a slightly different manner than your typical calculator.

Calcul8's app description says it's built for everyday situations. It includes six calculators, one for percentage, a sale price calculator, a date calculator, a gratuity calculator, and a loan calculator.

"CalCul8, really does it in English," says Bishop. "What I like about it is it says, 'hey, figure out the percentage for this, here's the beginning and the end, and what the percentage would be.'"

The app is regularly $2, but for a limited time is available for 99 cents as part of a holiday sale.

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Whether it's floating on Green Lake, eating shrimp tacos at Agua Verde, or taking weekend drives out to the Cascades, she loves to enjoy the Pacific Northwest lifestyle as much as humanly possible.


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