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By Jason Snell

PCalc makes Notification Center into a calculation center

Note: This story has not been updated for several years.

I’ve been writing about James Thomson’s software for as long as I’ve been writing about technology, and I’ve always been impressed at how James strives to update his apps to support new Apple technologies as quickly as possible.

Today marks the release of PCalc 3.3 for iPhone, the best calculator for iPhone. As you might expect with any update dated today, it’s got support for the iPhone 6 and iOS 8, most notably a Notification Center widget that lets you flip down and calculate without even launching the app. There’s also Handoff support, so you can transfer a particularly long and thorny calculation from one device to another, perhaps while desperately seeking inspiration?

The other big feature in PCalc 3.3 is an editor that lets you create custom button layouts. At last, I can realize Steven Wright’s dream and create a calculator containing no seven!

PCalc 3.3 is a free update for existing users and is $10 for the uninitiated.

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