Best Math Apps for Android and iOS

Do you know today’s typical smartphone has more computing power than the rocket that brought men to the moon? These little phones and tablets can perform millions of calculations in a second and they can help you solve complex calculations. Following are the best math apps for Android and iOS devices.

PCalc Lite

PCalc Lite is available for iOS devices and the app is compatible with all iOS devices including iPhone, iPad and iPod running iOS 7 or higher. As the name suggests, PCalc Lite is a free, trimmed down version that comes with basic features like trigonometry and logarithmic functions. However, you can get additional features via IAPs or you can buy the full version of $10. Interestingly, most of the people are happy with the free version and you would find it sufficient too.



Digits is an iOS app that you can download for $4 from iTunes. The best thing about Digits is the app keeps track of all the activities and operations so you can review the previous calculations. The app is far different than a classic calculator app however it does not come with lots of advance math functions. You can use Digits as a replacement app for the native calculator app on iOS devices.


CalcTape is quite similar to Digits app on iOS devices and CalcTape is available for Android devices. It supports all Android devices including phones and tablets running Android 4.0 or higher. The app is free on Google Play Store however the basic version has limited features and some restrictions. You can get the full version and unlock additional features via IAPs. Interestingly, the app allows users to go back in calculation, adjust the number in case they have made an error and the app would automatically adjust the next calculations.

Math Ref

Math Ref, as the name suggests is more of a math reference app than a calculator app. The app is available for Android and iOS devices and you can download it for $3 from Google Play Store or iTunes. Amazingly, there are more than 1,400 formulas in Math Ref app and it is a must-have app for people who want to earn fundamentals of algebra, chemistry, physics, trigonometry and many other fields. Besides these math references, Math Ref comes with a basic calculator and unit converter.


Wolfram Alpha

Wolfram Alpha is a world popular website and service that is a knowledge engine that covers a wide range of different areas. You can visit their website on desktop computers or mobile devices and use it as a search engine. Wolfram Alpha also has mobile apps for Android and iOS devices; you can download mobile app for $3 from Google Play Store or iTunes. Unlike most of the other calculator apps and math reference apps, Wolfram Alpha not only shows the answer but also provides details about formula used in the calculations, visual graphs and even details about that particular math problem. This is a must-have app for math students of any level.

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