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pearCalc - what's new?

Version 0.6.4

  • Universal Binary.
  • New icon.

Version 0.6.1

  • Bugfix: Missing opening or closing braces in the expression should no longer lock up pearCalc.
  • Optimised the scanning process for applications (now done in background immediatly after startup). As an effect response-time of pearCalc after unidentifiable entries should be much better.

Earlier Versions of pearCalc:

Version 0.6:

  • Completely new mathematical evaluation engine with a lot more functions.
  • pearCalc now stays active after application launch if it is not set to auto hiding.
  • pearCalc now provides Apple Help compatible online help.
  • Application launching can now be disabled. This can speed up response time if an invalid expression is entered.
  • Pressing the global hot key while pearCalc is visible but in background now sets the focus to pearCalc instead of hiding it.
  • Added keyboard shortcut for preferences.
  • Further enhanced MacOS X 10.2 (Jaguar) compatibility.
  • Commands 'quit' and 'help' now also work in german version.
  • If an application or URL is launched via shortcut, the shortcut is added to the auto completion list instead of the full name.


Version 0.5.1

  • Added compatibility for MacOS X 10.2 (Jaguar)


Version 0.5

  • The auto completion-list is completely editable and manageable inside the preferences-panel.
  • Shortcuts can now be reordered via drag&drop
  • pearCalc can now be used as text replacement-tool inside every text editor that supports services.
  • pearCalc can launch URLs and generate a new email-message in your favorite email-app.
  • Limited the precision to max. of 10 digits after the decimal-separator.
  • Added auto hide-feature: you can set pearCalc to hide automatically after it launched an app or URL.
  • Since this version pearCalc features a global hot key to hide and activate it from within any application.
  • Finally pearCalc features a new icon.


Version 0.4.1

  • Fixed a bug introduced in Version 0.4. Numbers with more than 10 digits led to a wrong result. (Thanks to Vinay Gupta for the bug-report!).


Version 0.4

  • New auto-completion feature for application names.
  • Also added a german-language localization
  • Quick store- and recall feature (without the need to select text first).
  • The preferences-panel and the about-box are now implemented as sheets.
  • Entering a question-mark now brings up the online-help.
  • The preferences-panel can now also be brought up via text-command ('prefs' or 'preferences').
  • Optimized the text parsing algorithm to minimize accumulative rounding-errors.
  • Last but not least you can now set the transparency-level of the pearCalc-window!


Version 0.3

  • Added shortcut abilities as well as definable precision and decimal-separator-format.
  • A formula within a text editor can be spread among multiple lines (service-function).


Version 0.2

  • Added application-launch capabilities, added help-function, changed icon


Version 0.1

  • First official release