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Photomath is the AI Math App I Dreamed Would Exist
Who doesn’t love math, am I right?! Yeah, wasn’t sure you were going to buy that. Turns out for most people, math isn’t all that fun.…
Who doesn’t love math, am I right?! Yeah, wasn’t sure you were going to buy that. Turns out for most people, math isn’t all that fun. While I surely took more than my fair share during college, it took a lot of time and studying to be able to clear. All the more reason I’m quite a bit jealous of this incredible Photomath app.
This is how it works. You open the Photomath app, you point it at a math problem, it uses your iPhone’s built-in camera to scan the problem, finally the answer pops out the other end. It’s that simple.
I’m not going to recommend this app as a replacement for doing things yourself, rather this can aid users in mastering math themselves. When you scan a problem, it gives you multiple methods of solving it. If you have a quadratic equation, you can solve it with a graph, by factoring, or using the quadratic formula. You can choose a method of solving and the app guides you through the process of solving it.
You can go about solving the problem yourself and if you get stuck, just jump to that step. It tells you what you’re doing and the before and after of that step. There’s even AI tutorials that visually show you how to solve the problems. If you prefer reading, there are written explanations of common functions too.
Finally, Photomath also has a full-blown calculator too. Not a basic one, but one that can solve advanced functions beyond what that stock iOS calculator has. We’re talking fractions,
derivatives, exponents, Pi, and more.
I guess since I typically touch on design with these apps I should mention that here too. Fortunately that app is exquisitely laid out with simple controls and navigation. There’s a lot of custom work that went into the graphical nature of this app and the devs should be lauded for the fluidity of the interface.
Students and working professionals alike can benefit from this app and it’s absolutely worth a download. That said, I’m still a little bitter. Just like... a little bit bitter I didn’t have this app
when I was in school.
But enough about other people's apps.