Anyone with an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad qualifies as a privileged member of society. Thus, many users have undoubtedly taken some sort of math class at one point or another during their lifetime. And as most will agree, remembering the right equations for specific situations can be the hardest task of them all. However, with Formulary: Math PRO by Tim Specht, users will find a collection of the most commonly used formulas and equations right in the palm of their hand.
As the follow-up to the popular Formulary: Physics, Formulary: Math PRO contains over 700 formulas and equations, along with over 170 foils, spanning the most important formulas from your elementary school education, all the way to the most scientific calculations.
You will see, upon startup, that the main Formulas page lists each category available: Equations, Plane Geometry, Stereometry, Trigonometry, Functions, Sequences, Infinitesimal Calculus, Plane Coordinate Geometry, Vector Analysis, Combinatorics and Stochastics. While I personally have no idea what half those categories even entail, Formulary: Math PRO seems to encompass a vast range of equations. The PRO version also includes a scientific calculator, remembers you last-viewed foil, provide users with a search tab to find specific terms, and allows users to add frequently used equations to their Favourites list. Though the free version does not offer any of these convenient bonus features, users may choose to test the application to see if this expansive list of equations serves their purposes.
The only flaw that came to light while testing Formulary: Math PRO was its issues with one’s preferred language. The App Store description immediately advises users that, in order to change the language of the application, users must edit their preference under System Settings on their device, for the app retrieves said specifications upon startup. However, no matter how many times I attempted to make the application understand that I spoke English, the only items that appeared in English were the titles of each category and subcategory within. The actual explanation that accompanies the more complicated equations remains foreign and incomprehensible for someone such as myself. This does not render the entire application useless, for many equations are self-explanatory, and others namely serve as a refresher. And having tested the language issue on both the Formulary: Math FREE and Formulary: Physics FREE applications, only to find they work, I can only assume that this language glitch shall be cleared up in no time.
Formulary: Math PRO [iTunes Link] requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.