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Skins Help sections, or feel free to
Q: Is SkinCalc completely free to use?
A: Yes, SkinCalc is completely free for personal use. A license is
required only if you would like to redistribute the software.
Q: Does SkinCalc contain spyware, adware or bloatware?
A: No. An optional installation feature,
Software Director (also
developed by us), is
included to allow you to easily download and install skins and to check for updates and news without
sending back any information. You do not need to install this component
if you are not comfortable doing so.
Q: I noticed that the setup file is several MB. Isn't that a lot
for a calculator?
A: The setup file is a self-extracting Windows Installer (MSI) package,
which satisfies the most demanding Windows Logo program requirements but
adds a little bit to the total size, compared to a simple ZIP archive. The
calculator executable itself is a single file which occupies less than 0.5
MB of hard disk space (after installation). This is the "real" size of the
executable, which is self-contained and does not depend on any third-party
runtime components. The setup archive also contains a set of default skins, plus the optional Software
Q: Are SkinCalc, WorldCalc and Euro Calculator the same software?
A: They share the same "engine", only with a different hard-coded
configuration (you can think of it as of a "master skin") created with
Q: Can I install both SkinCalc, WorldCalc and/or Euro Calculator?
A: No. Because they share the same installation and software modules,
when you install one program version it replaces the other. But the choice
is simple: if you don't need support for currencies install SkinCalc,
otherwise install either WorldCalc or
Euro Calculator. You can use all skins with
all programs. Although you can use WorldCalc and Euro Calculator as
non-currency calculators, the currency functionality requires a unit
indicator in the display (and a banner area, for the unregistered version of
WorldCalc). You can also install a WorldCalc or Euro Calculator skin in
SkinCalc, and it will work just fine (the unit indicator will be used for
base conversions instead of currencies, while currency-specific buttons, if
present, will be ignored).
Q: As a skin author, do I need to test my skins with SkinCalc,
WorldCalc and Euro Calculator?
A: No, that is not required. All three calculators support units.
Currencies are a special type of unit, as they require updates. If you would like to use the
currency-related functionality then register either WorldCalc or Euro
Calculator, after which you don't
need to use SkinCalc any more. All skin authors receive a free registration
license key. The only thing that's unique to the unregistered version
of WorldCalc is that it allows you to visually test banner-enabled skins.
Other than that, it is identical to Euro Calculator.
Q: If everything on this site is free, how can you maintain it?
A: We like doing this, and the site is sponsored by Cloanto, who
also sells custom calculators and
solutions (which include currency-enabled calculators and the
required server software).