Apple skipping Calculator app with iPadOS 17 update leaves many disappointed, but there are alternatives

This year’s World Wide Developer Conference was packed with a number of new and interesting features from Apple.

On June 5, it also announced the release of iPadOS 17 offering a handful of new features including the personalized lock screen and interactive widgets.

Apple skips Calculator app with iPadOS 17 update

However, a number of users (1,2,3,4,5,6,7) were taken aback when they learnt that there is still no native or in-built Calculator app on the latest iPadOS 17.

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All of these wonderful and exciting new features announced yet no calculator app for iPad or proper file management for iOS or iPadOS. Odd. #WWDC23

Just remembered there’s still no native calculator app for iPad but they’ve made this headset thing

According to reports, users were excitedly looking forward to the highly-awaited Calculator app. It was probably one of the basic and most requested apps too.

Users are seemingly dissatisfied and believe that since it is such a fundamental app, it ought to have been included in the most recent update for the iPad (1,2,3,4).

One user went so far as to say that they would have chosen the Calculator app over the newly featured stickers. They also believed that it would’ve only added to the productivity.

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However, not all have lost hope and some still believe that Apple will soon release the native app for Calculator on iPad (1,2,3).

Try these alternatives

We understand that it is frustrating that Apple hasn’t released a Calculator app for the iPad yet. But we have got our hands on some of the best alternative apps, and you can check them out below.

First and foremost, you can try Calcbot 2 that comes with a unit convertor too. Some also use it on their iPhones as well despite having an in-built app, so it only adds to the credibility.

I installed some app that I also have on iOS (Calcbot) and it’s my favorite calculator

Users can also try the Solves app which is easy-to-use and ad-free. It even comes with added features like history, equation view, and more.

I have the app ‘solves’ as the calculator app

‘Solves’ is another good one, ad-free.

Lastly, Uno Calculator is another ad-free app that makes your work easy and efficient.

UNO Calculator is amazing, ad free, and works so well.

We hope that the above-mentioned alternatives help you pick the best Calculator app for your iPad.

Hopefully, Apple also considers these concerns and comes up with a dedicated Calculator app for the iPad at the earliest.

We’ll keep tabs on the latest developments and update this article as and when something comes up.

Note: There are more such stories in our dedicated Apple section, so make sure to follow them as well.

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Riya Madaan

Weaving a little bit of life into the articles I write. No, not really! That's not really possible for a trash writer like me but I still try. Apart from it, I skate, meditate and medicate. Also keep myself away from troubles as I age.