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WolframAlpha

Posted October 28, 2010 7:43pm

APPOLICIOUS ADVISOR RATING:

5 of 5 bars
  • PRICE: $1.99
  • EASE OF USE: 5
  • INTERFACE: 5
  • FREQUENCY OF USE: 5
  • FEATURES: 5
  • USEFULNESS: 5
SUMMARY: Searching for the truth? WolphramAlpha for the iPhone, Ipod Touch, and iPad brings a collection of facts and statistics into one app that will compute pretty much anything you ask it. Everything from science to the statistical data of your first name is available to use and learn. There is really no limit to the things you can find.

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All of us are used to searching Google or another search engine for answers to our questions or to find new and interesting things. We’ve become so good t it that it usually only take a few seconds to find exactly what we need. But let’s say you have a complex math question and want to compare statistical data of two different countries. You’ll need to find a website that has done the research or dig through hundreds of random results. This is where Wolfram Alpha comes in.

The site is labelled as a computational knowledge engine. Unlike Google, searching on this site will only yield facts. This means you can use it to find proven data and trust that what you are reading is true. The app chews through your search phrase and breaks it down into a logical problem. It then gives you very detailed results with graphs, charts, and other statistical data.

Although I personally don’t have a daily use for the app, it still has amazing value and would be perfect for anyone in school or who is doing research. The engine is improving all the time and only gets better as it grows. Definitely check this app out.

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