Calq

Calq is an easy to use, on demand calculator. The idea behind Calq is to have a calculator handy when you need to do some basic calculations quickly. It’s there when you need it, and it’s not in the way when you don’t need it.
It is available for both Mac OS X Tiger / Leopard and Windows XP / Vista.

Download for Mac |   Download for Windows

Calq is freeware, but donations to support my software development are welcome. So if you like Calq, please consider making a donation through paypal. To do so, click on the paypal button below which will take you to the secure donation site.


How it works

The intended way to use Calq is by adding it as a startup item in your account preferences. But off course you can also start Calq by double-clicking the icon. The first time you start Calq you will be presented with a little welcome message, and after that the preference window is shown, so you can set it up to your liking. After confirming the preferences by clicking OK, you notice is that nothing seems to happening, because no icon appears in the dock. But don’t worry, Calq is now sitting in the background waiting to be activated when you need it.

After Calq is started, you can activate it by using a hotkey combination. When Calq is activated it will present a small window that allows you to do calculations through the keyboard. The window will stay up as long is keyboard activity is sensed. If you don’t type anything for a few seconds Calq will hide itself again until you activate it again. Calq will also hide itself immediately if you activate another application.

What it looks like

The following screenshots gives you an idea of what this looks like.

Info on the different versions

Mac OS X Windows
Current version 1.4.6 1.3.1
Release date January 25, 2009 October 23, 2005
Languages English, Nederlands, Hungarian English
System requirements Mac OS X 10.4 or higher Windows 2000 or Windows XP
.NET framework 1.1
Known problems None F12 hotkey doesn’t work
License Freeware Freeware
Download Click to download Calq for OS X Click to download Calq for Windows

If there is a problem with the download link, then please let me know: info@katoemba.net.

62 thoughts on “Calq

  1. Grant

    One small feature that would be great is to have it add commas as you type large numbers. e.g. 100,000.

    It only adds the separators when you use it in a calc.

    Reply

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