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Graph.tk

Online Graph Sketching Application
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Published 12/18/2010 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
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What can you use the app for?

Graph.TK gives users a way to build online and open source graphs. The system is geared towards scientific or mathematical graphs. Users are given a massive grid that includes axis and numbering as well as color coded lines. The lines represent various equations that the user can edit as they like. The site also includes features that allow users to take a clean screen shot of their graph. Using the mouse wheel, the user can zoom in and out of the graph quickly for a better perspective on their work. Graph.TK allows users to plot functions in a way that is easy to read and eye-catching. The site users MathQuill to provide users with high quality math rendering as well as numeric function integration.

What is the history and popularity of the app?

Graph.TK is based out of Melbourne, Australia. The application is listed on Google Chrome Experiments as a graphing utility. Graph.TK was built to give users a better way to create graphs online. The application was intended to be easily accessible to multiple users and attractive through the use of multiple colors and clean organization. Today, Graph.TK provides users with a new kind of online application that can be applied to many situations.

What are the differences to other apps?

It is not often that an application is create to help with graphing. The mathematical nature of Graph.TK makes it unlike almost any other online application. Users can collaborate on a problem and work on graphs together or alone. The application offers handy features so users only have to add their equations and begin creating graphs.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

A new user may be very intimidated by Graph.TK unless they possess significant graphing knowledge. The site immediately throws the user into the graph, which includes all the editing tools and little else. There are explanations and about pages, but these are not found on the homepage of the application. The graphs look well organized and use green, blue, red and other colors to depict curves, elevations and more.

How does the registration process work?

Anyone can visit Graph.TK and start working on a graph without signing up. There is no registration requirement or functionality. As soon as a visitor arrives, they can begin building a graph, taking screenshots and more. If the user can find the about page (which is not easy to do from the homepage, but can be found by clicking the blue question mark button in the bottom, right hand corner of the function box) they can share Graph.TK on Twitter. Other than that, there is no registration or sign up options available.

What does it cost to use the application?

Graph.TK provides users with a helpful service, but it is very specialized to people who are in need of a graphing utility. Anyone can access the site and there is no registration requirement as of yet. The application is free to everyone, which is a plus. Without an account and no payment requirement, more users will be encouraged to try Graph.TK. It could also prove a very valuable tool in academic and professional settings.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Graph.TK is intended for anyone who needs a graphing utility. This is really not a common need for the average user, so the application seems geared towards a select group of users. They can most likely be found in educational facilities and businesses. The site is clean and attractive, so it works in many different settings.

  • Begin editing the graph using color coded lines
  • Zoom in and out of the graph using the mouse wheel
  • Take a screen shot of a graph to share with others
  • Plot multiple functions on the graph
  • Embed Graph.TK into a website or blog


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