December 12, 2017

Wolfram|Alpha Releases "Lawyer's Professional Assistant" App

“Lawyer’s Professional Assistant” is the latest app release from Wolfram|Alpha.

W|A mobile apps (iOS*) provides a variety of tools and features from their main database packaged specifically for various needs or user groups. In other words, a focused resources (vs using the entire database) that can make for easy/quick access and full utilization.

To be clear, the useful wonderful Wolfram|Alpha database still is available online and continues to be 100% free. Mobile version too.

Mobile apps fall into four categories:

1. Course Assistants

2. Reference Assistants

3. Professional Assistants

4. Personal Assistants

The Lawyer’s Professional Assistant app runs $4.99 and is a selection of specific tools from the Wolfram|Alpha database that will be interest to lawyers and others in the legal community.

What’s Available (via the W|A Blog)

Using the Wolfram Lawyer’s Professional Assistant, you can review a dictionary of legal terms; research the statutes of limitations for each US state; look up information about visa types, including basic requirements, common issues, and extensions and limits; and investigate crime rates and history for specific crimes, as well as state and national average comparisons.

The app also: assists with real estate law, including mortgage calculators, closing cost estimation, and information on square footage, home sales price, and utility prices; provides damages and estate planning computations for occupational salaries, cost of living, life expectancy, and present or future value; and more!

* An app providing enhanced access to the entire Wolfram|Alpha database is available for iOS, Android, and Nook.

Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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