I often find myself using a calculator in my day job to convert large numbers between base-10 and hexadecimal. Windows’ built-in calculator can do it, but painfully. Linux Mint’s calculator is better, but only marginally so. Enter SpeedCrunch.

SpeedCrunch is so incredibly feature-packed, and has such an intuitive interface, that I could hardly believe that it’s a free tool!

Working with numbers

Using the built-in functions hex and bin, numbers are easily converted into various representations. Very useful for programmers.

But, its usefulness doesn’t stop there. SpeedCrunch has a very robust conversion interface and syntax. Check out this example for converting bandwidths.

SpeedCrunch - bandwidth conversions

SpeedCrunch – bandwidth conversions

SpeedCrunch also has built-in functions for almost anything you can imagine. From basic trig functions to distributions and beyond, SpeedCrunch likely has it.

What to do if you don’t find the function you need? SpeedCrunch also handles variables and user-defined functions. Simply define your function, then use it like any other built-in. Go check out SpeedCrunch, it has replaced my standard calculator, and I bet it will replace yours too.