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Steps useful but missing Math Photo Capture
This WolframAlpha app is useful for the ‘brief’ step-by-step solutions and advanced keyboard. This seems sufficient for the parent / school student use. (The subscription version would have more detailed intermediate steps)
However, the additional $1 in-app purchase to analyze / recognize images is not directly useful for school math as it simply cannot recognize any math expressions. Almost any math app these days let you take pictures of math (Socratic, MS Math, Symbolab, Photomath, etc)- so this is a serious omission for a company with one of the best math engines.
So the pro version is not as useful without this photo feature. In fact, you tend to use the other apps first to get the photo based math solving quickly and only use this app with a copy-paste of the problem using LaTeX if you need ‘steps’.
Problem with Functioning -Update problem resolved
This is an update to a previous 3-star rating. I was having an issue with this application after downloading iOS 14.4 for my iPad Pro.
When I would enter a query it would show the computing message and the moving line but would not retrieve the data. It would eventually stop. This acted very much like my older iPad when its iOS could no longer be updated and this app would not run on it.
After my 3 star evaluation, I received a note from a developer. In the meantime, I uninstalled the app and reinstalled it and it began functioning again.
I have used this app in the kitchen nearly everyday for several years as I am working on creating gluten-free versions of family vintage recipes. I have found the data I need for converting from volume to weight measurements using this app. It is also great for calculating the nutritional values of the recipes.
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I would have give this app 5-star a couple months ago. However, I was only able to give it 2 (I originally want to give it 1, but at the mercy that it helped me a lot in the past).
I paid for this app many years ago as it can request longer computation time and show step-by-step solution than the web version. However, this additional feature is curtailed after a recent update, and there is practically little difference of using this app now and the web version (maybe the UI is a little bit cleaner and user friendly, but remember this is a paid app, and now you have to pay for the subscription to use those features as you do with the web version).
If this app is not for free, PLEASE DON’T BUY IT !!! Use the web version and it doesn’t cost you anything, your one-time payment makes no difference. If this is app is free, I would wish them to refund my money back, and I will probably give it a 4-star.
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Thank you for your interest in the Wolfram Alpha app. The new version of the Wolfram Alpha app continues to deliver the same step-by-step solutions that previous versions did. The subscription enables new improvements to step-by-step including additional intermediate steps and hints. The subscription also includes access to step-by-step on the web and the Image as Input feature.
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