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  • calcutext

    Do calculations with your written text.

  • CalcPad

    A different take on the caculator (by filipesabella)

    The one I built is uglier, has fewer features, is single-user, but has a Linux download via electron or redbean!

  • SurveyJS

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  • QwikTape

    Do calculations, annotate like you would on a paper "qwikly".

    I had been looking for such an application, but than I decided to build one myself that suffice my needs, here is the repo

  • vs-code-qalc

    Interactive scratchpad calculator for VS Code

    Thinking about this a bit more, if I wanted to scratch my own itch… there’s a nice VS Code plug-in called Qalc [1] which I could probably build an iOS interface around and use Syncthing/Möbius Sync…


  • nasc

    Do maths like a normal person

  • numi

    Beautiful calculator app for macOS

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    Package desktop applications as AppImages that run on common Linux-based operating systems, such as RHEL, CentOS, openSUSE, SLED, Ubuntu, Fedora, debian and derivatives. Join #AppImage on


    As a user, I much prefer AppImage – snap/flatpack feel like adding another app store to my system, while AppImage is just download and run.

  • Amplication

    Amplication: open-source Node.js backend code generator. An open-source platform that helps developers build backends without spending time on boilerplate & repetitive coding. Including production-ready GraphQL & REST APIs, DB schema, DTOs, filtering, pagination, RBAC, & more.

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