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Wolfram|Alpha

by Wolfram Alpha LLC
Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (431 customer reviews)

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What's new in version 1.3.0.4682607
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Product Details

  • ASIN: B004J1DBJI
  • Original 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 (431 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #683 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.

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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
142 of 149 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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92 of 101 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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17 of 18 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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169 of 225 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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best App EVER!!!! May 16, 2013
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How can you not like this app???

Any economist, mathematician, financial analyst, or fellow nerd will love this amazing app.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product May 11, 2013
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Amazing capability and just fun to explore with. The graphics behind the math engine are amazing. I have not yet found an equation that has a solution that it cannot solve.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for math at home April 29, 2013
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I wish I could use this at college instead of a $250 TI calculator. The app understands a wealth of mathematical concepts. It's easy to enter any problem and it includes a custom keyboard of math symbols. I'm currently learning calculus at home and this app is a great help.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Computational Engine February 23, 2012
By Tari
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As a physics major and mathematics minor, I was first introduced to Wolfram Alpha via Wolfram's Mathematica Program. So I was excited to see Wolfram had released Alpha for mobile devices, as it has the full functionality of Mathematica behind it. Combined with its search algorithms, this is easily one of the best programs on the market.

For anyone looking for a TI-89 type calculator for their device, look no further. Alpha will compute your integrals and derivatives, graph your equations, and solve for your variables, and you don't even have to type the equations and mathematical symbols in. Just tell it in plain English what you want, and it's normally very good at interpreting things correctly.

For those looking for something siri-like, than this is the program you want. While it lacks the ability to talk to you, many of Alpha's search algorithms were used in Siri. If it can't find the information you need, you probably aren't being specific enough.

Overall, an excellent program, highly recommended.
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Works amazingly! My teacher doesn't always explain things clearly in class so when I go on break I'll punch a problem in here and then show the steps on how to solve it. Read more
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad.. not bad at all!
Love what it does so far.. fills in the gap from Wikipedia-google can't do. I've had this for over a week.. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect app for basic algebra
Got me through my algebra class with ease! This app is THE BEST for basic algebra. Definitely recommend this app!!!
Published 29 days ago by Jennifer A Nacy
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST APP YET!
I am taking calculus II right now and Wolfram Alpha is the key to helping me understand step by step concepts. Absolutely wonderful. Read more
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4.0 out of 5 stars Best app for almost any occasion
This is one of the best app purchases that I've made. On quite a few occasions I use the Wolfram Alpha as my go to search engine. Read more
Published 1 month ago by J. Archie
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than any scientific calculator
This app is great. It so far has all the functionality of the website, but on my Kindle. Absolutely worth the couple of bucks I paid. i have learned a lot from Wolfram Alpha. Read more
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