I still have two HP42s, one for my office at work, one for my office at home, both in a drawer. Free42 now resides on my phone and computers. It is a perfect emulation with some significant advantages in stack height and memory. I occasionally miss the HP's programmability, but usually just turn to a spread sheet for highly repetitive calculations or more specialized apps or programs for more challenging work.
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February 24, 2021
Free42 is programmable too!
For a calculator app that optimizes keystrokes, this is the one. For the classic HP calculator experience in an app, start here. If you want an RPN calculator, you won't find a consistent, faster, smaller, scientific, featured calculator cheaper. If you want graphing or algebraic or textbook entry, keep looking.
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Oops! My apologies! I mixed up two different HP emulators. and I was awfully cranky about it. My apologies. Free42 appears to be a pretty good HP calculator emulator, I was just upset because it doesn't look like my favorite, which doesn't work any more. Free42 seems to work just fine. I know there are what, a couple of dozen skins available, too.
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July 22, 2022
I assure you Free42 is still the same app as always. It sounds like you may have accidentally switched skins, though.