Access Wolfram Alpha Free in iPhone & iPod Touch
By on October 19th, 2009

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

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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

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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.

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  • http://www.blogreign.com Wallace

    Look like you hit the best post IMO. Cool!

  • Oscar

    This method used to be included in WolframAlpha’s website, now it only has a promo for their app.

    • http://keithdsouza.com Keith Dsouza

      @Oscar – Have you tired using Wolframalpha.com instead?

  • Oscar

    Using wolframalpha.com/iphone directly worked for a few days after you posted this (as I said in my earlier comment, they deleted the link). Now the page no longer exists. If you go to that address, it takes you to http://products.wolframalpha.com/iphone/, which is a promo for the new app.

 
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