If you’re using Google’s stock calculator app for one reason or another, you’ll be glad to hear that the much-needed option to view your calculation history is finally here!
I stopped using Google’s calculator app some time ago because although it’s nice and simple, I couldn’t see my previous calculations. As trivial as that may sound, it can actually be quite inconvenient when you are doing a chain of calculations, and say you make a mistake along the way and need to go back a few steps.
Well, it seems like with version 7.2, Google is finally bringing that feature to its calculator app. You can now tap the three-dot menu icon in the upper right corner of the app and select “History” to access your previous calculations. Not unlike some third-party calculator apps, you can also simple drag the calculator pad down to see your history. If you want to clear your calculation history, click the menu icon again and then select “Clear”: there will be a pop-up message confirming your action.
You can now tap the three-dot menu icon in the upper right corner of the app and select “History” to access your previous calculations.
Though I’m glad Google has at last brought this feature with the latest update, I still somewhat prefer Samsung’s approach where nothing is hidden under the menu. The “History” button is right there on top of the number pad, and selecting it brings a sliding window that shows all your calculations with an option to clear at the bottom. It’s more intuitive, at least in my opinion.
If you want to try out Google’s calculator app with the new feature, you can download the APK and sideload it yourself since it looks like the update is not yet available in the Play Store.