CalcTape Paper Tape Calculator 4+

Calc thought from scratch

schoettler Software GmbH

    • 4.8 • 134 Ratings
    • $5.99



Calculate. Comment. Correct.

CalcTape is a revolutionary new kind of pocket calculator. With CalcTape, also extensive calculations remain clearly structured. CalcTape makes the arithmetic process visible - you can generate intermediate results and subsequently correct or change all numbers and operations.

- Input a long list of values to be calculated and never lose the overview - just like with an adding machine / calculator with paper tape.
- Insert comments and notes into your calculations anywhere.
- You can use intermediate results to structure your calculation.
- Use it for Money, Tax and any other percentage calculation easily.
- If you should later change digits or whole mathematical expressions, then the complete calculation is automatically updated.
- Insert new lines or delete lines inside of your calculations and see the updated results immediately.
- Save your calculations into files.
- Open the files later to change the calculations.
- Define your own functions and buttons.
- Share your complete calculation via e-mail, Airdrop and more.
- Print your calculation.
- Choose your favorite design.
- iCloud support (Mac OS 10.10 and higher). Sync your calculations with iPhone and iPad easily.
- CalcTape masters the four basic arithmetical operations, exponentials, percentage calculations and much more.

CalcTape, more than a calculator.

- Start a new calculation on the same sheet by simply tapping the "=" key twice.
- Right click a button to assign another existing function or to create a user function for it.
- If you accidentally hit "AC" you can use "Undo" to get your calculation back.

What’s New

Version 6.0.3

fixed: CalcTape did not start if run on an Apple Silicon without using Rosetta

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
134 Ratings

134 Ratings

Hisbonics ,

Best Calculator App - Quick and Easy to Use

I have been using this app for quite a long time now. It has an easy and clear user interface. The paper tape is what makes this the best calculator; you can see everything that you’ve entered on the tape, you can even go back and correct anything that you entered incorrectly and it will update the calculation. I like to keep notes as to why I am making a calculation and this tape allows you to add text to the right of entries and even type in a title before you start a calculation. Another great feature is that the tape can be saved. Love this! If I need to go back and check how I calculated some accounting or budget entry, I can just find the tape that I saved for those entries (you choose how to name the file) and I can check how I came about the results.

Very flexible, easy to use, clear entries. I know it has other features I haven’t used, but for those who need more advanced features like adding local taxes automatically or sending your tape to your notes program, it appears those are easy to use too.

ScottCocoaBeach ,

Great App - Would LIke to See Some Updates

This is a great calculator the the ability to add separate scratchpads is very useful. When rebooting I am always asked where I want to store my snippets even though I already have iCloud selected in my preferences. I would like to see this fixed so it doesn't need to be selected each time. It would also be nice to have a note feature for each scratchpad so you could write more about the calculations you are running to refresh your memory when reviewing later. I'd rather keep these separate from the titles for privacy reasons. I hope the author continues to update and improve this calculater as it's very useful.

tetvet678 ,

CalcTape Update

The app is nice. I like the visual of the ‘running tape’ string of numbers to check my work. I like the variables one is able to set up.
My only complaint so far is how to get an update from v. 1.1.1 Purchased on the Apple App Store to the newer v. 1.1.2?
I emailed the company and they replied that I would get the update through the Apple App Store. I don’t see an update option anywhere.


updates should be handled via the AppStore-App on your Mac.
If you purchased V1.1.1, the update to 1.1.2 is free.

Kind regards,
Thomas Klütsch
schoettler Software GmbH”

**UPDATE: I now have Version 1.3.0 and all is good in the world. Well, maybe not the entire globe. I find this app to be especially great at keeping a running log for my checkbook as well as previous accounting events. I find the app extremely easy to use with a good user interface. I would like to have the ability to enter Text along-side numerical entries without having to avoid any character that might be used in the numerical column. For instance (/, *, -) are not able to be entered as text when writing a Comment as they will jump back to the numerical column and initiate an action.

App Privacy

The developer, schoettler Software GmbH, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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