Any one of a dozen Mac money management apps can do that for you and you won’t spend much money, but one item all budget masters need is a good calculator. No, not the one Apple ships in OS X, though it’ll do in a pinch. If you want something special, this is it.
Serving the Mistress O’Brien in the Mac’s Menubar is a calculator of a different color. It’s called Numi and it’s one of few calculators that combine calculations with text (with an option to share with other Numi users).
Type or paste in text, and Numi recognizes the proper numbers and symbols and does the calculations for you.
For example, 10 bottles of wine * $4.99 each + shipping * $1.99 and Numi gives the total. Here’s what Numi looks like on the Mac’s screen.
Numi comes with plenty of functions, variables, shortcuts, and both text and auto format options, including use in the Menubar or Dock.
You configure the number of decimal places to display, but you’ll need to spend some time looking at the functions (a full set of trigonometric and arithmetic functions are built-in). You won’t even need to leave the keyboard to bring Numi to the screen (keyboard shortcuts).
One click copies all the details including the results so they can be pasted into another document as is. Sure, a spreadsheet does more, but who has the time to build a spreadsheet when simply totaling a few items is all you need. Numi does that and much more.
Well done, useful, easy to use, and remarkably inexpensive.