Snap and solve an equation with PhotoMath - the best app idea for math shirkers yet

Snap and solve an equation with PhotoMath - the best app idea for math shirkers yet
Had better things to do than study for math classes at school? Aced the math exams, but have forgotten it all since? Well, the new PhotoMath app, dubbed "the world's smartest camera calculator," is just for you then.

Point and shoot that equation in front of you, and PhotoMath will kill it, displaying the answer in a jiffy. If you are of the inquiring mind type, PhotoMath will even give you the step-by-step path how it solved the equation, so you know for the next time, or just play pretend for your teacher. 

We say your teacher, but we really mean your kid - after all, it is embarrassing to try and check their homework, with the little one knowing much more than you when it comes to simple math problems you used to solve with one hand tied behind your back. Well, untie it now, and snap those equations with PhotoMath to regain your long-lost math confidence.

Developer: MicroblinkDownload: Android, iOS, Windows Phone
Category: EducationPrice: Free

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8 Comments

1. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Yeah.....Apps like this need to go away. If you make it easy to avoid learning how to do stuff yourself, it is not something that really should exist :( just makes people dumber.

2. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

cheaters gonna cheat.on their test.

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Now this is called an app. Developer's thinking and logic is superb and also it's free on all 3 major platforms. It'll help to solve and understand the problem.

4. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

If people actually used it to learn, it wouldn't be a problem for me at least, but unfortunately, the vast majority are going to use it to avoid learning and just get the results, and that is a big problem, one of the reasons I think that most modern devices shouldn't be in a classroom, even a calculator can present problems, so should only be allowed for stuff like advanced graph's and such similar things.

6. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Scientific Calc was very useful to me during my engineering days. And it depends on a person, if he wants to learn or not.

10. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Yeah, I agree there, but yeah, unless students have changed much since I was in school (and I doubt that) then if there's an easy and simple solution to avoiding doing/learning something. Then a lot will use it, and yeah...that's unfortunate.

5. drunkenjay

Posts: 1657; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

oh man. i thought of this idea when i was in highschool. should of made an app. =[

7. orphant

Posts: 35; Member since: Oct 22, 2014

Deja vu phonearena.com/news/PhotoMath-uses-your-phones-cam​era-to-solve-math-problems_id62004

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