The interface of WolframAlpha app is to me what the science looks like. It’s like being taken out right from an advanced academic book.
WolframAlpha is an answer engine, using complex algorithms to aggregate answers in a range of topics, including science, nutrition, people, history, geography, engineering, mathematics, linguistics, or books.
Where Google gives a list of thousands of results, WolframAlpha provides one detailed answer (or we should rather say “report”) based on external sources – curated, structured, processed, and visualized.
The iOS WolframAlpha app can be helpful if you are looking for data-rich information from several areas, including mathematics, statistics, chemistry, engineering, astronomy, socioeconomic, or web & computer systems.
You can also find answers to less advanced topics such as currency rates, date and time, or weather analysis. Are you looking for a structured information about people, fictional characters, books, TV programs, or historical events? WolframAlpha has it, too.
A lesser-known fact is that several parts of WolframAlpha computed answer engine are used by Apple’s voice assistant Siri.
This app is amazingly good for STEM majors (science, technology, engineering, math). It is not a search engine like Google as some of the other reviewers seem to believe. If you want to know what it’s like, the website by the same name is almost identical.– App Store review
Benefits: Single answers to most complex questions, aggregated detailed reports on topics from numerous fields.
Compatibility: iPhone, iPad.
Price: $2.99, three in-app upgrades: Image as Input ($0.99), Pro Monthly subscription ($6.99), Pro Yearly subscription ($65.99).
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