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Qalculate! – An Open-source and Cross-platform Desktop Calculator for Linux

Qalculate! is one of the best(if not the best) calculator applications in the desktop environment. It is an excellent cross-platform desktop calculator that is perfect for you. The software can be downloaded on Ubuntu and other Linux distros using Snap command. Convenient and Effective- If you want to define this calculator, these two words can define it perfectly. When you use it, you will understand the reason why it is highly recommended.

Features of Qalculate!

This app has many features to offer. All of them are good and useful. Let’s take a quick look at some of its features that you will like-

  • Interface: The interface is a significant aspect of the software. “Qalculate!” does not have any complex interface. The interface is as simple as it gets and it is user-friendly which is very important for a user.
  • Free and Open: Perhaps the best thing about Qalculate! is that it is free and open-source. Plus, the source code is available on Github for contribution. So that’s a good thing about the app.
  • Importation and Exportation CSV files: This software can import and export CSV files. It is an important feature of Qalculate. These files are popular when it comes to scientific application.
  • Calculation history: Qalculate! can keep a track record of your calculations. It is a cool feature to have. This feature is very helpful when you are making lengthy calculations. It is also handy when you are facing long math problems. So it is a feature that you will find useful.
  • Convenience: When you install it, you will see how easy it is to work with. You will love it. This app has a very typical menu bar with these options- file, edit, and help options.  There are also other options like mode, functions, variables, and units. There are also other options like mode, functions, variables, and units. These options serve different things to make this calculator dynamic.

Install Qalculate! in Linux

If you want to install this calculator app in your Linux system, run the following Snap command:

sudo snap install qalculate

In case you don’t know how to install snap apps in Ubuntu or any other Linux distros, follow my tutorial on this topic “How to install Snap app in Ubuntu Linux“.

All in all, Qalculate! is a useful calculator with all the features that you need. It is easy to use and, the functionality is excellent. If you find this article useful, then leave a comment and share it with your friends.

Mehedi Hasan
Mehedi Hasan
Mehedi Hasan is a passionate enthusiast for technology. He admires all things tech and loves to help others understand the fundamentals of Linux, servers, networking, and computer security in an understandable way without overwhelming beginners. His articles are carefully crafted with this goal in mind - making complex topics more accessible.


  1. And how do you put a message into the calculator first, before you do a calculation. If I am looking at my history trying to find a calculation I did, out of say 500 calcs in the history, for partial volume of a tank – horizontal, I am going to see 2+2 and the result 4 and know I was just messing around. 6 months after I did the original calculation for partial volume of a cylinder (tank) horizontal, there is absolutely zero chance I am going to recognize which of the calculations I have done is that one — because I might have only done that calculation once, since I don’t work in the field and I don’t normally do that calculation frequently. Would be nice to be able to put a comment or something in there before, during or after the calculation so that I know THAT calculation was the one for partial volume of a cylinder (tank) – horizontal where I wanted to know that answer for a test or part of a story or whatever. Thanks

  2. “The software can be downloaded on Ubuntu and other Linux distros using Snap command.”

    Err … in Linux Mint you just use the Software Manager, and you’re done. No terminal, no Snap, no Flatpak needed. Maybe Ubuntu is not thee solutation. :-))


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