RPN Calculator 48 4+

RPN Scientific Calculator

Tom Kerrigan

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.8 • 156 Ratings
    • $3.99

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RPN Calculator 48 is a polished RPN replacement for Apple's calculator app:

- Same scientific functionality as Apple's calculator app*
- Use swipe gestures to undo and redo operations!
- Starts quickly
- Large buttons
- Easy-to-read display
- 100 entry stack
- 6 memory buttons (A-F)
- 50+ levels of undo/redo
- Saves state on exit

The ergonomics (screen and keyboard layout) of RPN Calculator 48 were inspired by HP's outstanding 48-series calculator.

RPN Calculator 48 is made by the developer of tChess (the critically acclaimed iPhone chess game) and Learn Chess (the Apple Staff Favorite e-book).

* This app is not an HP 48 emulator.

What’s New

Version 1.0.7

- The "LOGx" button was incorrectly labeled "LOGy". Fixed.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
156 Ratings

156 Ratings

MattEngineer ,


Most importantly, it doesn't do what you don't want to do. How novel!

I deleted my last RPN. Gave up. With that one they went thru great effort make it look EXACTLY like a 32s. Er uh- we aren't matching a set of seat cushions here. You needed a toothpick to hit each tiny little key. Also- who is going to do complex clacs on a hand held? If you're a student taking a test you can't. If you're a student at home you have your desktop or laptop. If you're an engineer, you're holding this thing in your had while the computer is doing the complicated stuff. Or you're at a job. You're going to solve a 3rd order poly equation out on a job holding this thing in your hand? No you go back to your car and use your laptop. Geeze! Don't app writers get out much?

Theses guys that designed this one kind of get it. A perfect product.

And you can set the keys to flash when you press them. That's the best idea I've seen in a long time. No looking back and forth to the screen to see if you pushed the right key.

And a settings window? Gee- why not make it like the 32s where you can't figure out anything without spending 30 min sorting thru a 200 page pdf copy of the manual? (written by the same guys that designed the program).

Thanks. You guys (the designers) made my week.

tommii3 ,

It just works

I bought my first iPhone--an iPhone SE--about two weeks ago. One of the first apps I downloaded was HP Prime. The buttons were so tiny, especially on this screen, that it was almost useless. So I tried using Apple's builtin calculator app. I didn't like it. At all.
RPN 48 is exactly what I was looking for: polished, functional, and practical. It's little things like switching the color scheme to your preferred 48 and flashing the buttons as you type out characters, that make this calculator go above and beyond. The developer could have just designed an also ran app that only included RPN, but he cared enough to go the extra mile. Thank you!
As a side note, I uninstalled the Apple calculator app, and now my wife doesn't know how use my phone as a calculator when she doesn't have hers!

whargarblll ,

Hella Dope

Awesome app for RPN users. This is not a true emulator, so many functions and keys are missing. This is, however, exactly what I wanted since I do not use a phone for heavy calculations. The basic day-to-day operands are here, as well as enough advanced functions for light field work. It is, in my opinion, an RPN equivalent of something between the IOS calculator and Windows calculator — clean, modern, intuitive, and plenty capable for a iPhone/iPad.

My biggest gripe is that this app does not support landscape mode on iPads, which is evidently an oddball Apple issue. I look forward to a potential future update. Until then, this is easily the best RPN app I’ve found and is well worth it.

App Privacy

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