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February 01, 2017 (Vol. 37, No. 3)

Quick Graph

URL:http://apple.co/1rN3cik
  • Simple interface, comprehensive user guide
  • Limited features in free version
Platform: iPad/iPhone  
Cost: Free (in-app purchases)

Long gone are the days when students and scientists needed to buy graphing calculators—now they have apps for that. The Quick Graph app is one example (and a good one at that), as it was voted the best graphing calculator available on the iTunes AppStore. The app interface is very simple, as users are merely faced with a digital depiction of graph paper. From there, users can easily graph equations entered with the built-in scientific keyboard by selecting the “+” symbol from the menu bar. In the free version of the app, only equations in the form of “variable = f(variable)” are accepted. The app also includes a small library of built-in example equations to get users started. Graph images can be shared via email or saved to the device’s photo library. 

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