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Wolfram|Alpha

by Wolfram Alpha LLC
Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (462 customer reviews)

Price: $2.99
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What's new in version 1.3.0.4682607
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Product Details

  • ASIN: B004J1DBJI
  • Release Date: March 21, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (462 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #392 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Computational knowledge engine
  • Free-form inputting
  • Expert-level answers
  • Data curated from over 10 trillion pieces of data
  • Computations answered from over 50,000 algorithms and equations

Product Description

Whoever you are and whatever you do, Wolfram|Alpha delivers insight and understanding into any facet of your life. It's a revolutionary knowledge-querying computational engine. Wolfram|Alpha doesn't search the web; it calculates answers based on dynamic computations.

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Access Expert Knowledge Wherever You Are
"It's the first step toward a real artificial intelligence." - Gregory Chaitin, IBM emeritus computer scientist

Remember the Star Trek computer? It's finally happening--with Wolfram|Alpha. Building on 25 years of development led by Stephen Wolfram, Wolfram|Alpha has rapidly become the world's definitive source for instant expert knowledge and computation.

Across thousands of domains--with more continually added--Wolfram|Alpha uses its vast collection of algorithms and data to compute answers and generate reports for you.

Parts of Wolfram|Alpha are used in the Apple Siri Assistant; this app gives you access to the full power of the Wolfram|Alpha computational knowledge engine.

Get Answers

With Wolfram|Alpha, discover answers in Mathematics, Statistics & Data Analysis, Physics, Chemistry, Materials, Engineering, Astronomy, Earth Science, Life Sciences, Computational Sciences, Units & Measures, Dates & Times, Weather, Places & Geography, People & History, Sports & Games, Culture & Media, Food & Nutrition, Education, Health & Socioeconomic Data, Money & Finance, Music, Words & Linguistics, Medicine, Colors, Organizations, Transportation, Technological World, and Web & Computer Systems.

Unlike search engines, which suggest page links, Wolfram|Alpha answers inquiries by computing structured data. Voted the Best of What's New Grand Winner by Popular Science in 2009, it is considered a monumental leap forward in knowledge extraction. Wolfram|Alpha's goal is aimed at bringing instantly accessible systematic knowledge to the broadest range of people; regardless of profession or education level.


Technical Details

  • Size: 2.1MB
  • Version: 1.3.0.4682607
  • Developed By: Wolfram Alpha LLC (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
    • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
    • Access information about networks
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.1
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 30 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
149 of 158 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't limit yourself to math with this app! March 23, 2011
None of the other reviewers so far have mentioned the other capabilities of the app, besides its ability to do and explain complicated math. I use this app to look up stocks, populations, random trivia like the odds of poker hands and the birthdays of actors, and calculate the number of calories in my breakfast. It does a ton, and although you can just use the mobile website, the app works well and it's nice to give a couple bucks to the people involved in making this awesome tool. The math/symbols keyboard that pops up is great, too, and makes punching in obscure symbols easy.
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96 of 106 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the most powerful apps out there March 23, 2011
This is one of the very few apps I have actually paid for, and it was very, very much worth it. As other reviewers have stated, it is extremely useful for math, including all of calculus and differential equations! It can be slightly tedious typing the problems in by hand, but as you may well know it sure beats the 30 minutes it would take to solve analytically. It also provides way more info than you would ever want to know about almost every molecular compound and chemical out there. These are two examples out of thousands of uses. As unbelievable as it seems, it really does provide an answer to almost every physical thing.

For a "demo" I highly recommend checking out their website: [...]. The app is literally the exact same thing, except 100% mobile! Enjoy!
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An answer engine, not just a search engine November 29, 2011
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I had used Wolfram Alpha before, so when I saw there was an app for my Kindle Fire, I didn't even have to think about it - I downloaded it immediately. According to the developer, the app is an answer-engine that answers factual queries directly by computing the answer from structured data, rather than providing a list of documents or web pages that might contain the answer as a search engine would.

Whatever you call it, it truly works. I haven't seen another app like it for gathering a lot of related information and presenting it in text, tabular, or graphical form. The best way to learn what it can do is to start asking questions. It's certainly not perfect, but I've been amazing at how productive it is.

It's very good at arithmetic and algebra. Type in "5x=10" and you'll get the answer x=2, plus a graph of the function. That's a trivial example, but I've seen examples that were much more complex.

One of the newer features is the ability to show airline flights that are over your location at the moment. Type "overhead flights," and if your mobile device knows your location, it will give you a list of flights and each flight's altitude, distance, and elevation angle. I've tried it, and it appears to be accurate for lower altitudes (we're on the approach to Atlanta Airport, so we see a lot of low-flying planes).

One time, I needed to know the best time of day for the sun to be at the best angle and direction to photograph a project. I typed "sun," and I got a ton of information about the sun, including a graph showing the sun's direction and altitude for each hour of the day at my location, which was very helpful.

I don't really know what the limitations are for Wolfram Alpha, and it won't replace the other search engines that I use, but it's really useful at times.

Note: Since this app relies on the Wolfram website, you have to be online to use the app.
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174 of 233 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars does everything. April 7, 2011
calculus? yes. better than a ti-89 on your phone. I want to sex this app. and have its babies. little wolfram alpha babies. that know calculus.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome April 11, 2013
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NOT AN ALTERNATIVE TO REGULAR SEARCH ENGINES. This is an amazing app. Calculations, deep diving for facts, all a breeze. Results are presented well. I like the logic. An amazing project.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gem of an app November 11, 2013
I use Wolfram Alpha on my tablets and phone and this is real science fiction. You give an equation and it does integrals, differentiation like a professor. I really wonder how wolfram pulled this off. Ask anything and it will solve. It is better than google for hard questions, scientific and number crunching. Ask natural language questions, math questions. Just awesome. For the price, well worth esp in large tablets.

Ok for phone, but really shines in 8 and 10" tablets.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting answer machine April 24, 2013
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Am still assessing the product but have been impressed at the range and variety of questions to which it responds appropriately and accurately.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent tool/app! March 29, 2013
Verified Purchase
Anyone taking a math course or needing a cryptic password generated needs this app. There is so much more that it can do that I have yet to explore, but you can call this the portable intelligence a user can truly benefit from. Not to repeat myself, but this app is an intelligent choice to download...but I repeat myself.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars hugely dissapointing; be very skeptical of the glowing reviews
Useless and disappointing. This is advertised as a combination search engine and problem-solver / question-answerer. It does very poorly at any of those. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Donald Dunn
5.0 out of 5 stars versatile tool, the best
The most advance, versatile app for solving any math related problems. 25 years of research coming down in a intuitive and good looking app
Published 4 days ago by Raul Yoris
5.0 out of 5 stars Wolfram Alpha is Amazing
I have had this app on my iPhone for quite a while, and didn't use it much. However, I'm taking a differential equations class now (at the age of nearly 65), and needed a way to... Read more
Published 9 days ago by Jeffrey D. Gerken
2.0 out of 5 stars More for designers than consumers
I don't get it. Apparently great for solving math problems i hear though.
Published 11 days ago by John
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Wonderful concept beautifully executed
Published 11 days ago by Bruce Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Amazon purchase I have made
Best Amazon purchase I have ever made. I wish I had know earlier that this product existed. Fantastic. So much cheaper than a graphing calculator... Read more
Published 14 days ago by a buyer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Nice interface. Math keyboard is the killer.
Published 15 days ago by Bruce Ellis
5.0 out of 5 stars best app created by mankind
I love it. Especially the step by step solutions. Plus no month fee. App helps a lot when I am doing he and set stuck. Comparing answer side by side helps find my mistake. Read more
Published 18 days ago by MP
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
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Published 19 days ago by Shaw Hong Chun
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
Great app! So helpful in all science and math classes, as well as at work. Easy to use and understand, shows step by step instructions.
Published 26 days ago by Colleen
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