Enhance Your Computational Knowledge And Skills With WolframAlpha [REVIEW]


We all grew up watching Star Trek and the everything in that science fiction TV show fascinated us. The extraordinary computers in this show blew my mind and I wished I had computers like this.

All lengthy calculations done in a snap. That required a huge amount of knowledge about computing techniques and now it is possible to do it in your iDevice. Wolfram Alpha will enable your iPhone or iPad to do that. Answer for everything will be ready.

Created by Stephen Wolfram, Wolfram Alpha has become the world’s definitive source for instant expert knowledge and computation.


Parts of Wolfram|Alpha are used in the Apple Siri Assistant in iPhone 4S. This app gives you access to the full power of the Wolfram|Alpha computational knowledge engine. Wolfram Alpha covers various domains.

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

In Mathematics, Wolfram Alpha covers Elementary Math, Numbers, Plotting, Algebra, Matrices, Calculus, Geometry, Trigonometry, Discrete Math, Number Theory, Applied Math, Logic Functions and Definitions.

In Statistics and Data Analysis, Wolfram Alpha covers Descriptive Statistics, Regression, Statistical Distributions and Probability.

In Physics, Wolfram Alpha covers Mechanics, Electricity & Magnetism, Optics, Thermodynamics, Relativity, Nuclear Physics, Quantum Physics, Particle Physics, Statistical Physics, Astrophysics and Physical Constants.

In Chemistry, Wolfram Alpha covers Elements, Compounds, Ions, Quantities, Solutions, Reactions, Chemical Thermodynamics and Protecting Groups.


If you want to check out different shades of materials, Wolfram Alpha covers Alloys, Minerals, Crystallography, Plastics, Woods and Bulk Materials.

Wolfram Alpha is also helpful to those in the field of engineering as it covers Acoustics, Aeronautics, Electric Circuits, Fluid Mechanics, Steam Tables, Psychrometrics, Refrigeration and Structures.

Wolfram Alpha would also help you in understanding the difference between astronomy and astrology when you see Star Charts, Astronomical Events, Planets, Moons, Minor Planets, Comets, Space Weather, Stars, Pulsars, Galaxies, Star Clusters, Nebulae and Astrophysics covered under astronomy.

Under Earth Science category, Wolfram Alpha covers Geology, Geochronology, Geodesy, Earthquakes, Tide Data, Atmosphere and Climate.

Wolfram Alpha can also give you insights and knowledge about Life Sciences under which it covers Animals & Plants, Dinosaurs, DNA Sequence Lookup, SNPs, Proteins, Human, Mouse & Fruit Fly Genomes and Metabolic Pathways.

Under Computational Sciences, Wolfram Alpha covers Cellular Automata, Substitution Systems, Turing Machines, Computational Complexity, Algebraic Codes, Fractals, Mathematica and Image Processing.

Under Units and Measures, Wolfram Alpha covers Conversions, Comparisons, Dimensional Analysis, Industrial Measures, Batteries, Bulk Materials and Paint.

Wolfram Alpha will never let you doubts about Dates and Time as under this category, it covers Date Computations, Time Zones, Calendars, Holidays and Geological Time.

If you are constantly traveling and need weather report, Wolfram Alpha can give you information under categories like Current & Historical Weather, Forecasts, Wind Chill, Hurricanes, Clouds and Climate.

Also helpful in travel, Wolfram Alpha has another category called Places & Geography under which, it covers Maps, Projections, Geodesy, Navigation, Distances, Geomagnetism, Geocoding, Countries, Cities, Elevation Data, Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, Islands and Mountains.

To keep a knowledge of place, you just need to browse through the category People & History where Wolfram Alpha will show you People, Genealogy, Names, Occupations, Political Leaders, Historical Events, Periods & Countries and Historical Numerals & Money.

In Culture and Media, Wolfram Alpha covers Books, Periodicals, Movies, Video Games, Fictional Characters, Mythology, Television Networks & Programs and Awards.

No culture is complete without its music and thus, Wolfram Alpha also covers Music under which you can see Musical Notes, Intervals, Chords, Scales, Audio Waveforms, Instruments and Songs.

In Words And Linguistics, Wolfram Alpha covers Word Properties, Dictionary Lookup, Word Puzzles, Anagrams, Languages, Document Length, Morse Code, Soundex, Number Names.

If you love Sports and Games, then under this category, Wolfram Alpha covers Football, Baseball, Olympics, Stadiums, Lotteries and Card Games.

With Wolfram Alpha, you can also learn about Colors by going through information on Color Names & Systems, Color Addition, Temperatures and Wavelengths.

Wolfram Alpha can also help you to take care of your money and finances when you go through Stock Data, Indices, Mutual Funds, Futures, Mortgages, Present Value, Currency Conversion, Tips, Bonds, Derivatives Valuation, Wages and Sales Tax.

Wolfram Alpha can also give you Socioeconomic Data in the form of Demographics, Countries, US States, US Counties, Cities, Economics, Agriculture, Energy, Salaries, Unemployment, Cost of Living, Health Care, Housing, Social Statistics, Crime, Military and Religion.

If you are health conscious, Wolfram Alpha’s Health and Medicine helps you with Body Measurements, Growth Charts, Exercise, Diseases, Mortality Data, Medical Test Data, Teeth, Vision, Drug Data and Hospitals.

Good health also requires proper diet and healthy food and thus, under Food and Nutrition category of Wolfram Alpha, you can find Foods, Dietary and References.

Wolfram Alpha also covers Education sector with International Education, Universities, School Districts, Public Schools and Standardized Tests.

You may need to go or contact any organization on any moment. Thus, having information in advance always helps. Wolfram Alpha gives you reports about various organizations like Companies, Hospitals, Foundations and International Organizations.

Reports about Transportation can be accessed on Wolfram Alpha if you need information about Airports, Airlines, Aircraft, Flight Data, Road Transport, Gasoline Prices, Bridges, Tunnels and Tides.

The world of technology can never be ignored in 21st century. Thus, Wolfram Alpha has data and reports about Communications, Satellites, Space Probes, Photography and Barcodes under Technological World category.

As mentioned earlier, Wolfram Alpha regularly updates its reports and data about everything and Web and Computer Systems are no exception. You will find latest and up-to-date reports on Website Data, IP Lookup, Notable Computers, Data Transfer, Port Numbering, String Processing, Hashing and Unicode Lookup.

In the new version of Wolfram Alpha, you will experience various new features:

1. You will have access to premium image-processing functionality with an in-app purchase of the new Image Input extension.
2. E-commerce links will be accessible from consumer product queries.
3. Weather output has upgrades.
4. User interface has been improved.

Our readers must know that OCR (text recognition) is an experimental feature. It is in active development. At present, it should work on clear, high-contrast text up to about 10 words in length.

Wolfram Alpha is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. It requires iOS 4.1 or later version.

Wolfram Alpha also requires user discretion as sometimes, mild profanity or crude humor will appear in the reports given by this app.

This review has been written after an online purchase of app from app store and the app has been tested on iPad.

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