Sep 9th, 2012

Uniquely Android is a series we started a while ago to shine the spotlight on those apps that take advantage of the unique capabilities of the platform and provide an experience that you wouldn’t find in most other phones. So far, we have featured Plug In LauncherAirDroid, ShushLlamaSwiftkey 3SwipePadWidgetsoid2.x and Unified Remote.

Too often for my liking I’ve encountered a situation where I need to jump between the calculator app and another app from where I’m pulling the numbers for the equation. It’s irritating to the point that at times I’ve just given up and decided I’ll get to it later when I have my tablet or laptop around me. And I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who thinks so.

Thankfully, I just happen to stumble upon AirCalc, an app that offers a floating calculator that stays on top of any app you have opened (which you can navigate through freely). It can easily be dragged around, resized or minimized, allowing you to see all the numbers you need for your calculation. It’s simple, extremely useful, and one of those apps that I would genuinely recommend to each and every Android user.

You can download AirCalc here. Do check out the developers other apps, particularly if you’re interested in more of these “floating” style ones.