BaldGeeks launches Geo-Calc 2.0, a major update to their
comprehensive geometry calculator for Mac OS X.
Geometry problems are common in a variety of situations, from
construction, modelling and design, to DIY (such as estimating the
quantity of carpet, paint, or titles required). Geo-Calc makes easy
work of these sorts of tasks, as well as being a useful educational
tool. Aiming to be the ‘Swiss Army knife’ of geometry applications,
Geo-Calc has attracted a broad user-base which includes teachers,
students, builders, designers, engineers, mathematicians, and even
Geo-Calc works out all the measurements (area, perimeter, sides,
angles, etc.) of common geometric shapes. A scaled drawing of each
calculated shape is shown with a graph paper background in one
drawer, while another shows a history of your previous calculations.
A definition of each shape and the different ways to perform the
calculations is also provided. Geo-Calc’s shapes include an
ellipse, rectangle, triangle, trapezium, parallelogram, polygon,
prism, cylinder, cone, pyramid and sphere.
Included in Geo-Calc is an extensive amount of help, provided through
the Apple Help Viewer and also from within the application. If the
entered values do not describe a valid geometrical figure, error
messages pop up hi-lighting the specific problem and suggesting
solutions. “We’re (BaldGeeks) strong advocates of quality shareware,
and believe that developing for the Mac is all about the small
details”, explained Pete Harris, cofounder of BaldGeeks. “We set out
to make Geo-Calc as easy to use and as useful as possible. Geo-Calc
is a great tool for solving geometry problems, I just wish I had
something like this when I was at school!”
What’s new in Geo-Calc 2.0
* Geo-Calc is now a Universal Binary.
* Tape drawer listing previous calculations.
* Graphics drawer containing a scaled rendering of both 2D and 3D shapes.
* Improved support for Spotlight.
Pricing and availability
Geo-Calc 2.0 costs $14.99 and requires 10.3.9 or later. There is a
fully functioning demo mode. Geo-Calc is currently localised in
English, German, and Norwegian. Volume licensing (for education) is
available on request.
Geo-Calc 2.0 can be downloaded from:
Geo-Calc’s product page can be found at: http://www.BaldGeeks.com/geocalc.htm
An overview/introduction movie can be viewed at:
Detailed screenshots are available at:
Founded in 2003, BaldGeeks is a UK/Germany-based collective of
software developers dedicated to producing high quality and great
value software exclusively for the Mac. The company’s previous
releases include Geo-Calc version 1, as well as the popular countdown
widget ‘3-2-1’, which has been downloaded over 50,000 times, and was
recently featured as a ‘staff-pick’ on Apple’s website.
Product development at BaldGeeks is conducted extensively online –
developers collaborate using Apple’s iChat software, Xcode, and the
networked text-editor, SubEthaEdit.
All BaldGeeks products are available for download at: http://www.BaldGeeks.com