Abaci – Design Calculator is the app developed for the creative industries with its immense users being graphic and web designers. The app has been professionally devised to help speed up the time consuming tasks of creating text styles within print and web based applications.
They could also be used as a guide for discussions between graphic designers and digital developers to help manage any miscommunications. Abaci calculates various sizes of text to be used in print and digital applications e.g. brochures, websites, emails, reports that are complementary to each other and based on the popular proportions of the Fibonacci sequence.
Irrespective what size heading should be simply input your body text size and see what is recommended for your heading sizes above that. The golden proportions provided ensure that what you use will then be inherently pleasing to the eye. They can even work backwards by selecting a heading size, to see what size your body should be.
This app is perfect for new designers and developers, or as a reassuring tool for the experienced, Abaci’s aim is to offer a simple-to-follow starting point for typography in your project.
Important Features of Abaci – Design Calculator
- Save time creating your type style sizes
- Save your styles to your phone for easy access at any time
- Share your styles easily with colleagues
- Create, test and refine as many times as you like
- Choose your base setting to work from
- Work in pixels or points
- Enter your point size within the dial
- Flexible and easy to use
- Reset quickly if required
What is Abaci?
The Abaci app perfectly uses the Fibonacci sequence to calculate the heading sizes used in print documents or digital applications. The Fibonacci sequence is a series of numbers where a number is found by adding up the two numbers before it. So starting with 0 and 1, the sequence goes 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, and so on. Moreover the Fibonacci sequence is named after Italian mathematician Leonardo of Pisa, known as Fibonacci and his sequence has inspired design, music, books, art, and architecture and of course, appears throughout nature.
Apart from many key aspects, I feel the app benefitting users and streamlined as good with good performance. If you are searching for unique app with several features, then I suggest giving Abaci – Design Calculator a look.
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