Wolfram Alpha just released a new app in the Apple app store for $50, we thought it to be a ridiculous price and asked users to vote on it. If you are looking to access Wolfram Aplha from your iPhone or iPod touch, here is how you can save yourself $50 and do it without having to buy the expensive app.
It is a pretty old trick, but still many of you might not know about it. You might not be able to access all the features available in the application, but what the heck you are saving $50. So here goes.
Adding Wolfram Alpha to the Home Screen as a App link
Step 1: Open Safari and browse to http://wolframalpha.com/iphone.
Step 2: Click on the + symbol in Safari to add the site as a bookmark. In the bookmark options click on the Add to Home Screen button.
Step 3: Give the bookmark a appropriate name and click on the Add button.
Once you follow the above steps, you will see a new icon in the home screen, which will allow you to directly access the Wolfram Alpha site.
Search using Wolfram Alpha for Free on iPhone & iPod Touch
Step 1: Go to your home screen and click on the Wolfram Alpha icon. This will open the Wolframalpha.com webpage in Safari.
Step 2: Click on the search box and enter your query and click on the Go button.
Wait a few seconds for the results to come up, it will be pretty similar to the results that the $50 Wolfram Alpha iPhone app will display to you. There, we saved you 50 bucks. Have fun and enjoy.