1 minute overview
Get a glance of the features in this quick video.
It’s easy to miss, you can resize Magic Number to your heart’s content.
To save space, you can go buttonless.
To switch back to the default, click .
Made a mistake?
Just click and type over it.
You can navigate with left or right arrow: ◀,▶
You can insert with alt-left or alt-right: ⌥◀,⌥▶
Of course there are many more editing tricks.
‘+’ is the most common operation.
Yet most of us have this key:
Magically, when you press it twice, you get ‘+’.
Changing it for good
Go to menu Magic Number ▸ Preferences
From above, you can see
X → Multiply
Visually letter ‘X’ is similar to the multiplication sign.
Many shortcuts are based on visual clues.
You can also learn a shortcut from the button’s tooltip.
Here is the full list of shortcuts.
Do it with one finger
Traditionally we use shift (⇧) to access secondary functions.
S → sin
⇧S → sin–1
Holding ⇧ while pressing S is tedious.
Instead hit S twice:
SS → sin–1
This is the Double Key technique.
You can re-use your past calculation by double-clicking.
Select something to see its summary.
No need for M+, MR, MC
You get something better.
- First, the result of your calculation is automatically saved.
To use it again, click or press R.
- Magic Number gives multiple memories.
They are more like variables. To set m to 42, enter ‘m = 42’.
You can use letters a, b, k, m, n.
- Lastly if you want to use M+ to add a list of numbers,
the List feature is for you.
List – A mini spreadsheet
Get the sum, tax, and statistics for a list of numbers.
- Open the List drawer (⌘4).
- Enter a number and press to put it in the drawer.
- Pick a function.
Click the below image for a demo.
Sometimes you are too tired to think.
Too tired to do the elementary algebra in your head.
Something ÷ 17 = 19
Something is the unknown. Similar to ‘x’ in elementary algebra.
÷ 17 = 19
Here is an example involving %:
Click here to learn what Magic Number can solve for you.
You find more functions under F1 or F2.
When you click F1 for example, you get a list of extra functions to choose from.
F – F1
G – F2
⇧⌘ F – Show the list of extra functions
The home page gives you a nice overview of features.
The online help shows you how to use the app.
If you have problems or suggestions, it’s easier to reach us from Magic Number.
Until then, enjoy using Magic Number.
Have a nice day.