56 reviews for this add-on
  • Very useful.

    Developer response

    Thanks for the support and rating the addon!

  • cool but slow, i guess its because of the wolfram alpha's default speed. I like it.

    Developer response

    Thanks for the review. I know it can be slow at times. There is not a lot I can do from my end to make it faster though. It really comes down to how quickly Wolfram can return the results.

  • When I load the dual search results, the Wolfram result is to the right, but the Google result is pushed to below the Wolfram result , half-way down the page. Not sure how to fix this. Could someone let me know? This is a really cool extension. I'd hate to uninstall it over something like this, but it is pretty annoying.

    Developer response

    Hi Ben. There were more issues like this in the earlier versions of this add-on but they should be fixed in the latest version (0.6). Could you check if this is the version you have? If you have the latest version it would help if you could tell me your screen resolution or post a screenshot of what it looks like and post an example URL where you see this problem. There could also be a conflict with another extension that modifies the Google page. Do you have anything installed like this? If you are using XMarks there is an Option (Tool->Add-ons->Wolfram Alpha Google->Options) that should help with problems like this.
    Otherwise, a workaround is to click on the original button so that Wolfram won't show unless you click on it.

  • Great! Very useful for extra information on basic searches.

    Developer response

    Glad to hear that you are finding it useful.

  • incredible addon! This is exactly what i was hoping for as soon as Wolfram|Alpha came out. Excellent job.

    Developer response

    Thanks for the nice comment. Hope you are finding it useful!

  • Excellent idea, works fine until you're logged to your google account (as reported previously). Then a google search is like a ...standard google search (no wolfram search at all)

    Developer response

    Hi Valralf. I've tried using a regular Gmail account and a Google Apps for your domain account to replicate this and still no luck. If you could provide more information like the URL that you used when you did the search or any errors in the error console or the source code of the Google page when you are logged in then I should be able to fix this problem. Without something more to go on I won't be able to fix this problem.

  • The extension does what it says on the tin. In future releases I'd like it to be much more like googlepedia meaning the results are full page length without needing to scroll. The status bar icon would be helpful if it was optional with a simple option in the options of the addon to turn it off and on. Also, when I installed the addon it seemed to shrink my status bar icons to a smaller size and now I don't know how to revert them back to normal size (I'm guessing this may be a bug or be caused by the icon supplied between too small).

    Developer response

    Hi Michael. Thanks for your feedback. I've tried a few different ways to get the full page to show (like Googlepedia) but haven't figured this one out yet. I agree that this would improve the add-on a lot. The optional status bar icon is a good idea. I'll add this one in the next version. I'm not sure what's happening with the smaller status bar icons. Do you have a screenshot? Status bar icons are normally 16x16px (same as the Wolfram Alpha icon) and you can't change the size like in the toolbar so I'm not sure how this could happen. Any other information that you could give about this would be a big help.

  • Funktioniert ganz hervorragend; braucht manchmal etwas Zeit bis das Ergebnis steht, aber parallel kann man ja schon einmal die google-Treffer durchsehen.

    Developer response

    Thanks Hermann. It can take some time to load but this is basically a problem with Wolfram Alpha itself. The request to load the Wolfram Alpha page happens as soon as Google finishes loading and then it will appear once it finishes loading. It's possible to start the request earlier but this could slow down the Google results so I would rather not do this.

  • EXCELLENT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Developer response

    Thanks Fredisland!

  • Using FF 2.0.0.20 and WinXP and this addon does nothing at all, nothing shows up when doing a Google search and going to Tools>Addons and trying to access the extensions options causes the addons window to lock up. Have disabled all other extensions and still no go.

    I know FF2.0.0.20 is an old version but if it doesn't work with it might I suggest stating FF3 only to save FF2 users downloading it.

    Developer response

    Hi John, Thanks for letting me know about this. I installed FF 2.0.0.20 on Windows Vista and had the same problem. I haven't found the cause of it yet so for the meantime I have changed the supported versions to be 3.0~3.5.* as you suggested. It appears this affects about 60 people so apologies for not picking up on this earlier.

  • Great :)

    Developer response

    Thanks Matfu2!

  • Great :)

  • very good

    Developer response

    Thanks Alfasel. Good to hear that you find it useful.

  • Thank you for making this addon and being so responsive on the reviews page as well! This is exactly the kind of thing I was looking for to help double check my calculus work with ease. It's always nice seeing developers spending their time adding useful addons like this to the community.

    Developer response

    Thanks Matthew for the great review. It's comments like yours that make it worthwhile to put the time into developing addons. It's great to hear of it being put to practical use as well.

  • Thank you so much! My students will love you for this. What a powerful tool to have google and W|A together. Great add on keep it up!

    Developer response

    Thanks Phil for the support. I can imagine it would be great for maths (calculus etc.) and science (the taxonomy info is great for biologists) students. What do you and your students use it for?

  • An excellent plugin - *thumbs up*. It's a little bit slow to load Wolfram Alpha results but whatever I'm sure it will be optimalized in future...

    Developer response

    Hi Honza. Thanks for the comment. The add-on starts loading the Wolfram Alpha results only when Google has finished loading so that can cause some delay. But I think the main problem at the moment is the heavy load on the Wolfram Alpha servers. I'm sure that will be improved over time.

  • It doesn't seem to work if you're signed in to Google with your Google Account

    Developer response

    Hi MagikMaker. I couldn't reproduce this one on my PC. Would you be able to post the URL you were on when it didn't work or if you go to the Firefox Tools menu and choose the Error Console and check for any errors related to the add-on and post them back here. That would be a big help. If anybody else sees this problem then please let me know.

  • Its awesome, this makes total sense. No one will replace Google for Wolfram, but with this add-on, you can get the best of two worlds.
    Thank you.

    Just a small note: on the Arabic Google. like google.ae the results are already on the right. so the Wolfram pushes them down.

    Developer response

    Hi Medopal. I'm glad you find it useful. I just checked out the Arabic page. It shouldn't be too difficult to fix that one so please check back next week for a new version. It will be the same for all the rtl languages so a good one to fix. While add-ons are "experimental" they won't update automatically so please check back here until the add-on goes "public".
    UPDATE: Right-to-left language support has been added in Version 0.6. Wolfram Alpha (and the buttons) will appear on the left on rtl pages.

  • Great idea to connect Google with Wolfram ;-) I know that this is only beta version of this extensions so we couldn't expect that it will work for 100%. Look into the screenshot [1] and [2]. I have LinkExtend which gave me thumbnails and additional site info like those icons on the right. Also I have Xmarks which adds big blue icon with additional info about sites. Long titles and descriptions from Google search result are quite well "wrapped". But Xmarks icon is floating over Wolfram search result. Also look on the bottom of Wolfram result. It is cut. Noticed that on the right of Wolfram result there is over 100px of unused space. Can You float Wolfram to the right? I was inspecting this with Firebug but haven't found any margin/padding to the right side, so I can't help... On [2] photo there is combination WAG with Googlepedia extension. WAG result sometimes are above and sometimes below Wiki result, but always WAG is "stretching" Google result.

    BTW: If I could suggest something, I would like to have a different behavior of statusbar icon. Let's say that I would be able to disable automatically added Wolfram search result. Instead WAG extension will check query in the background and change icon from statusbar. If anything will be found, I just press this icon and Wolfram search will show on my demand.

    [1] http://picasaweb.google.pl/lh/photo/87Q5gjKH6tO1bY5AgOsPnA?feat=directlink
    [2] http://picasaweb.google.pl/lh/photo/uhoOQN_rJYLsbHBmFJxuqQ?feat=directlink

    Developer response

    Hi Kietna. Thanks for the great feedback and posting those screenshots. There's so many extensions that work with Google that it can be difficult to fit them all in. In Version 0.5 I added support for Googlepedia. There is a new button so you can easily switch between WAG and Googlepedia. This version also has a feature similar to what you suggested for the status bar icon. Instead of the status bar though it uses the buttons at the top. So if you click on "Original" it will hide Wolfram and next time you do a search it will load in the background. Please try this and let me know what you think.
    For the space on the right I'll look into it and try and compact it a bit. That should fix a few of these kinds of problems. For XMarks that will be the major fix in the next version early next week. And then I'll see what I can do about LinkExtend. If you know a bit of Javascript please feel free to look at the source code: http://code.google.com/p/wolfram-alpha-google/source/browse/ Patches are welcome! :-)
    UPDATE: In Version 0.6 the Wolfram frame has been moved to the right and it now works better with the XMarks extension (ex. the popup will appear on top of the Wolfram frame). On small screens the XMarks icons will still hover over the Wolfram frame. To fix this there is a new option (Go Tools menu-->Add-Ons-->Wolfram Alpha Google-->Options and check "Adjust XMarks icons for small screens") that will move the icons above each search result when the Wolfram frame is showing. LinkExtend should fit OK now as well.

  • This is not working on Firefox 2.0.0.14 on Solaris 10. is it known earlier? Probably works on Other oses. but i love the idea!!!!

    Developer response

    Thanks for posting. I'm not able to test on Solaris but if it is possible I recommend updating Firefox to a newer version. If that's not possible or you still have the problem try going to the Tools menu in Firefox and choosing Error console. If you see any errors there that relate to the add-on then please let me know and I might be able to fix the problem.

  • Really good. I'd love to see a version where it doesn't load until you click the Wolfram button, though. (It is rather intrusive.) If you were doing that, I'd left-align it so that it's above the Google results and uses the full column.

    Also, the button says "Wofram|Alpha" instead of "Wolfram|Alpha". Thought you should know! Good work all around, though. :)

    Developer response

    Hi Grant. Thanks for the comments. I've added buttons so that you can switch between Wolfram and the text ads (and Googlepedia if it is installed). It will remember your last choice so if you click on the "Original" button then next time you search the Wolfram results will only load in the background. This feature is available in Version 0.5. And I fixed the spelling mistake too. Oops :-) Thanks for pointing it out.

  • I noticed that the results won't show up when I have XMarks search suggestion icons showing next to the Google results. May be a formatting/space thing.

    Otherwise, working well. I'm hoping the implementation will improve slightly over time to deal with other add-ons and the window size, but overall, it's great!

    Developer response

    Google is getting quite crowded with different extensions ;-) Version 0.5 should be compatible with Adblock Plus and Googlepedia and the window size problem should be better now too. I will try and get a fix for XMarks into the next version. Check back here for the updates as experimental add-ons won't update automatically. Please let me know if there are other add-ons that cause problems.
    UPDATE: Version 0.6 should fix the compatibility problems with XMarks. There is also a new option to adjust the position of the XMark icons when the Wolfram frame is showing.

  • Absolutely love it! Google is still better for 90% of queries but for the other 10% having WA on the side is great.

    Developer response

    Thanks for the support! The latest version (0.5) has just been released so I recommend upgrading to that. Because the extension is still "experimental" it won't update automatically. You need to click on the install button again.

  • Its fine on the secondary monitor too now, thanks :)

    Developer response

    Hi Pagot. Thanks for taking the time to post those screenshots. This problem is caused by the add-on using an iframe to show the content and Wolfram's results growing longer as they load. They aren't very easy to work with and the workaround I tried in the earlier versions wasn't so successful (resizing the iframe as the Wolfram results grow). The latest version (version 5) has a better workaround (a link to make the results scrollable) that should work ok on all screen sizes. Please try it out and let me know if this works better.

  • Pretty good, but the Wolfram results get cut off at the end for me.

    Developer response

    Hi Jeremy. I just released Version 0.5 that makes it easy to make the Wolfram Alpha results scrollable. There's a link at the bottom of the page called "Show scrollbar". Hope that helps.