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  • Feature: Switches

    Our upcoming release will feature 244 functions, support for formatting numbers and a function browser. Amid all the major new feature additions, minor features can easily be missed. One of these is support for switches, which allow users to easily toggle the value of a logical field.

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  • Feature: Formatted numbers

    In the current release, output numbers are always formatted with two decimal places at most. Input numbers are left alone. This is obviously quite limiting, and providing you with better control has been at the top of our to-do list for a while now. To format numbers, you use the new inspector at the left-hand side of the window:

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  • Feature: Improved error handling

    Our upcoming release significantly improves error handling. (Examples of when errors occur include when a number is divided by zero and when the wrong value is passed as a function parameter.) The current Calcapp release handles errors by failing silently, displaying nothing. That isn’t very helpful when you’re struggling to get a formula to work correctly.

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  • Feature: Dates

    Numbers can not only be formatted as fractions and percentages, but can also be formatted as dates and as times, which enables your users to enter such data. You can use date and time functions to manipulate the data entered by users and calculate new dates and times to show to your users.

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  • Feature: Insert field names in formulas easily

    With our upcoming release of Calcapp Creator, editing formulas will become more convenient. In particular, you will be able to insert the names of your fields simply by clicking on them while editing formulas. When you’ve reached a spot in your formula where it makes sense to enter the name of a field (such as after you’ve typed “+” or the name of a function plus an opening parenthesis), your fields will turn purple to indicate that you can click them to insert their names at the caret position. If you’re used to spreadsheets, this should be familiar.

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  • Feature: The function browser

    With 244 functions, you need an easy way to find the function you’re looking for and its documentation. To this end, we are introducing the function browser. It will be available in the same sidebar housing the inspector.

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  • Feature: 244 formula functions

    Our upcoming release will feature significantly expanded support for formula functions. All in all, we will support 244 functions, ranging from text- and date-manipulation functions to functions in statistics, finance, engineering and trigonometry. If you’re used to a spreadsheet like Microsoft Excel, the new functions should be familiar. Here’s the complete list:

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  • A major update is coming!

    We released the first preview version of Calcapp Creator and Calcapp Connect early this year. We have spent the majority of our time since then on a major new update based on the feedback you have given us. We’re excited to finally be able to share details on what this new release will contain.

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  • Introducing Calcapp and our new website

    Today we’re excited to launch a new website for Calcapp, which includes learning resources, this blog and an opportunity to sign up for our preview release. Our aim with Calcapp is to allow you to create calculator apps using the skills you’ve already honed when creating spreadsheets. Today, mobile devices are everywhere, and yet creating line-of-business apps for your company is expensive and time-consuming. We aim to change that.

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  • Getting Calcapp Creator ready

    The first preview version of Calcapp Creator is finally complete. There are some administrative tasks that need to be performed before we are ready to give our beta testers access to it, but it should not be long now. Since the last update, we have implemented the last of the features we had planned for the first preview release. This status update has more details on these new features.

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