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Wolfram|Alpha Toolbars, Widgets, Gadgets, and the Like

June 10, 2009 —
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How do you get to your Wolfram|Alpha? Perhaps you type the URL. Perhaps you use a bookmark. Or perhaps you use one of the many toolbars, widgets, gadgets, and the like that we’ve created.

Whether you’re a casual user of Wolfram|Alpha or an enthusiast, we have designed several cool tools that put Wolfram|Alpha at your fingertips.

Give these tools a test drive and tell us what you think.

You can access all of these through the Downloads link at the top of Wolfram|Alpha.

Toolbars download


Setup Options

Setup Options

Mac OS X Dashboard Widget

Mac OS X Dashboard Widget


Thats pretty nice, I wish there was a Vista Sidebar widigit or a Yahoo! Widigits one. Would be great.

Keep up the good work!

Posted by Abdullah June 10, 2009 at 7:44 pm

You guys have really covered all of the bases… except for a BlackBerry app 🙂 … that would be much appreciated. Using the W|A website on a BlackBerry, even over WiFi, is a bit of a painful experience.

Posted by Daniel Bigham June 10, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    I second the request–Wolfram Alpha would be an amazing BlackBerry app.

    Posted by Mark L February 19, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    I second the request. W|A will be great for BB!!

    Posted by Victor March 2, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    yes, please make this app!

    Posted by blkqi April 7, 2010 at 12:03 am

      Definately make this app!!

      Posted by LoveMaths April 9, 2010 at 9:42 pm

        Yes, I really need this for my BLACKBERRY!

        Posted by Paulo May 17, 2010 at 8:40 am

          omg yes a blackberry app would be AWESOME!!!!! pleasee!

          Posted by ana June 27, 2010 at 12:50 pm

          Please i need wolfram for my BB

          Posted by betomus August 23, 2010 at 6:24 am

          yes, please make a BB app. I expect it!

          Posted by luciano November 4, 2010 at 1:45 pm

          yeap, a bb app will be a wish come true 🙂

          Posted by itsik December 8, 2010 at 5:14 pm

        please make the app bb users need it more than anything

        Posted by wilson January 26, 2011 at 6:48 pm

          BB app please

          Posted by Ben Moore February 15, 2011 at 4:21 am

    Definitely a necessity. Wolfram Alpha for BB!

    Posted by ChadS March 7, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    A year and a half later, still no app for BB? What’s up?

    Posted by M Worle March 16, 2011 at 1:22 pm

      Gimme Gimme Gimme an Alpha BB-App after midnight…

      Posted by BBuser May 18, 2011 at 7:32 am

        deff bb app

        Posted by tom June 23, 2011 at 9:56 pm

Are there any plans for a toolbar for Google Chrome?

Posted by Andrew June 10, 2009 at 9:32 pm

I’d love a deskband for GNOME please 🙂

Posted by Matthew Briggs June 11, 2009 at 12:00 am

Just a several tips for Opera users.

Though Wolfram Alpha doesn’t supply an Opera widget, you can get instant access to the system in two mouse clicks. Open Wolfram|Alpha, click on the input field with your right mouse button, select “Create Search”, type something in “keyword” field and click OK. That’s done.

Keyword is a short combination you’ll be able to call W|A with. For example, if you enter “wa”, you will be able to call W|A by typing “wa Microsoft vs. Google” in the address bar.

Posted by Altaisoft June 11, 2009 at 12:08 am

    Thank you so much, I’ve been trying to figure that out for months!

    Posted by Alex February 4, 2011 at 4:23 am

Fine. II have installed the Toolbar and deskband.
During the install a window asks if the User accepts the terms and conditions. By default the flag is set to ‘accept.’ I suggest it be left blank so as to require the user to take a positive action rather than accepting the conditions completely blind.

Posted by Brian Gilbert June 11, 2009 at 2:10 am


is there any plan for some toolbar for Opera?
I know, Opera users are not a big community, but…

Posted by Luca Cinacchio June 11, 2009 at 2:45 am

I use key words in firefox.

(right click in the wolfram search box > add key word)
then in firefox url bar I type:

“wf my request” (wf is the keyword I choose)
“wf distance moon jupiter”

easy & powerfull !

Posted by ravaza June 11, 2009 at 3:27 am

Anything on the horizon for Opera? (the browser)

Posted by comfy_coxy June 11, 2009 at 3:38 am

Just great!

Can you add the Wolfram Blog to the tool bars?

Posted by Dan Dill June 11, 2009 at 6:29 am

    Yes. You use a download to add the Wolfram Toolbar shown in the top left of the image above. Mine includes3 tabs:-
    -WolframAlpha Blog, Community, and LIVE.

    Posted by Brian Gilbert June 11, 2009 at 2:29 pm

Nice, I was waiting for the Firefox search AddOn.
One thing I’d like to advice – on may pages the search engine bar lights up blue and informs users that they can add the search. That is much nicer then installation via a download-link.

Thanks for this nice product!

Posted by Ramon June 11, 2009 at 9:20 am

Also if folks have Mathematica, there is a tool for sending queries to Wolfram|Alpha directly from Mathematica. It can be downloaded from:


Posted by David Reiss June 11, 2009 at 9:27 am

Your support for the Mac seems rather light – a dashboard widget is the only option. Most of my co-workers and I have dashboard disabled on our computers. What would be really useful is a toolbar button in the Safari browser.

Posted by Jon June 11, 2009 at 10:43 am

The buttons on the toolbar seem to link to broken sites, i.e. [0], [2], [3], [4], [5], [c], [d], [t]. [p] requires a login.

Posted by Kaleb hornsby October 12, 2009 at 10:08 am

    Hello Kaleb,

    I was unable to duplicate this error. Were you asked to log in when clicking on a link in the blog post, or when you were trying to download one of these tools?

    Thank you!

    Posted by The PR Team October 14, 2009 at 2:17 pm

      I see similar problems with FF3 toolbar. The [0], [2], [3], [4], [5], [c], [d], [t]. [p]. Broken links for all. When I look at the add-ons list, the toolbar is listed as “Wolfram Toolbar Deve”l and is described as “A toolbar for use with internal Wolfram web sites.” No options. Is this the correct toolbar?

      Posted by degraff October 16, 2009 at 10:55 am

Yes, a Blackberry application would be a great help and I’m sure widely used amongst Blackberry-ers!

Posted by Georgina Thompson February 1, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Wolfram|Alpha for Blackberry please!

    Posted by Sam April 6, 2010 at 8:18 am

I use your tool bar in firefox and find it great. It is a great shame that you don’t have a BlackBerry app . I am on the road a lot and use my 9700 a lot more than my laptop.

Posted by andy mcc July 19, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Hi Andy, Thank you for the feedback. Have you used the Wolfram|Alpha mobile page with your Blackberry? Here’s the link:

    Posted by The PR Team July 19, 2010 at 4:27 pm

      Thanks for developing the Wolfram|Alpha mobile page. I use a Blackberry and it is very easy to use.

      Posted by Indy September 22, 2010 at 7:27 pm

Wolfram for Blackberry would do wonders

Posted by brian October 7, 2010 at 8:14 am

Firefox toolbar add-on is unable to be downloaded…

Posted by BobbyGoks January 20, 2011 at 1:58 am

Yes Blackberry!

Posted by John T February 6, 2011 at 10:44 pm

please for blackberry!! i need it sfm!!

Posted by file February 28, 2011 at 7:22 pm

Almost considering returning my blackberry to get an Android just for the mobile app.

Posted by Tux June 10, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Wolfram alpha would be a brilliant app for blackberry!….Guys plz make one for the BB platform

Posted by Raylan September 21, 2011 at 10:06 pm

We would really appreciate a Blackberry app….just so ya know….I have moneyz?

Posted by david September 28, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Blackberry app would really be appreciated

Posted by Andrew Ibison October 7, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Please release Wolfram Course Assistant Apps for the Blackberry Playbook. I love Wolfram and my Blackberry tablet and having them both together would be amazing.

Posted by Stephen Douglas October 14, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Blackberry app would really be appreciated

Posted by Hernan November 15, 2011 at 8:14 pm