Firefox Add-on to Use Wolfram Alpha and Google Together

By Partho, Gaea News Network
Thursday, May 21, 2009

goog_wolframIf you want to get in the habit of using Wolfarm Alpha along with Google as your mainstay, there’s a ray of hope for you.¬† All you need is the new Firefox add on that lets you keep using Google while showing Wolfram Alpha results on the side of the page. I’ve used it for some time now and it seems a handy tool to keep Wolfram Alpha hanging on with Google. What you would see is the Wolfarm Alpha results on the aligned to a side of your page.

Wolfarm Alpha is a nice addition if you are one those occupied in extensive searching. The new addition has no impact on the your Googling. The Wolfarm searches results appear side-by-side. Moreover, it offers you a cool way to measure the limitations of the new search engine. Choose the topics and compare the search results you’ll know what works for you. Why not look up for the food centers, or the cast in the movies. Well, I did it to find that Wolfram simply grabs the results and it in a orderly manner unlike Google that requires you to move out of the results page for the entire page.


On the gloomy side, I found that extension can clip off the bottom of the Wolfram Alpha results in case you have set Google to show 20 or more search results per page. If there are longer entries it means that you are missing the potentially important results. On the better side, you have the option to redo search with Wolfarm Alpha on a new tab.

June 18, 2009: 7:45 am

Wow! I’ve only heard of this plug-in now! This would be an excellent way to get results since the searches are more extensive, and with two search engines doing the trick. It would also provide a nice venue for comparison between Google and Wolfram Alpha indeed. Thanks!

May 22, 2009: 6:19 pm

If you’re not up for installing the add-on, or don’t use Firefox, here’s a site I made which does side-by-side Google + Wolfram search results:

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