One of the most dreadful subjects in a student’s life is mathematics. Considered a challenging subject for majority of the students around the world, various companies launch ways to make maths easier by introducing math scanner. While learning algebra or any such advanced math, solving an equation can be confusing and complicated. Due to the **advent of technology**, various match scanner apps are available in the market which help in solving equations. But the math app known as PhotoMath is way different than all the other conventional math solving apps. This PhotoMath App helps one solve all complicated math problems just at the touch of a button in the literal sense. The PhotoMath app is available on the Google Play Store as well as the iOS store.

**Math Scanner To Solve Math Problems**

### Why is PhotoMath a boon for the students?

As the name suggests, PhotoMath solves all sorts of maths equations through the technique of a picture. All one has to do is click a picture of the problem which needs to be solved and the app produces its solution immediately. In order to use this app, one needs a smartphone with a camera and this app installed in it. The installation of this app is absolutely free. After this, scan the problem which needs solving in the camera of the app. This will be followed by the detailed solution of the given problem. PhotoMath also provides a proper explanation of the process of the equation.

### Why is the hype for PhotoMath 3.0 justified

Until now, the camera of PhotoMath could only scan printed equations and solve them. But this week, PhotoMath has released the 3.0 version of this app bringing a major update in its working. This new version can not only scan printed text but can also scan handwritten problems making things easier for the user. Now all one has to do is jot down the problem on a piece of paper. On scanning this problem, the solution is available making maths a piece of cake for the students.

## PhotoMath App

This latest update also introduces a new math expert system known as PhotoMath+. This feature would solve problems close to the way humans solve them. It would also explain the users about how to solve it themselves. This is done by a step-by-step explanation and colourful illustrations. The idea behind this feature is that only providing the solution of the equation isn’t enough. It is more important for a person to understand the working of the problem. Earlier this app just helped students in completing their homework. But after this update, this app now also helps a student in understanding the subject better. Currently, this update is only available on iOS but it’s introduction on the Android portal will take place by the end of this month.

## PhotoMath in the long run – Math Scanner

PhotoMath founder Damir Sabol says that this app has been downloaded over 36 million times on Android and iOS. It is consistently one of the top 5 educational apps in the US. The PhotoMath+ service is available on an unpaid basis till November 30. After this, a premium charge will be applicable on its use. The finalization of the pricing and subscription model has not taken place yet. But the core services of this app like solving problems by scanning formulas through the camera will remain complimentary.

The app is great and works 100% but it gets 1 star from people who dont want teens cheat with it. Listen everyone who is complaining. The reviews are for the quality of the product the creators gave to us, not for judging on how people use it, then blame the app.

Thanks for ruining education. I downloaded this app simply to be able to tell when my students are cheating. This app frequently uses notation my high school kids don’t understand but are too stupid to fix their answer because they don’t know how to think for themselves. This world is going to be in a world of hurt because of stupid crap like this and the fact that parents seem to not instill moral values toward education and common decency to teachers.

So helpful I was completely stuck on a problem so I snuck my phone out launched photo math and now i know how to do the type of problem. Life saver!!!!! Also to all the teachers complaining it’s showed me how to do countless problems I didn’t understand. It’s not cheating if I learn from it. Very good but seriously needs an update Would be nice if we can give commands about how to solve the question. Because not every question is solved in the same way hope u understand. May be this might get this app to the optimum level . But awesome app

Love the app I really hate admitting that I need to cheat for math, but I am also looking at this as an incredible study tool. The way the developers designed this app, truly does explain the math problems in a way I can understand them. I used this app in class tonight to help with a few problems. But I was also studying how they broke the problems up and applies to a few other questions. Lo and behold I got them correct. Way to go 🙂

Lifesaver! We’ve all had that horrible moment when we get to class and realize that we got the due date for online homework wrong…Well, this little app saved me this semester because I was able to blow through the homework and get it in on time, then I went back and reviewed everything to make sure I actually understood it. Anxiety decreaser all the way! I love love love it!! But I have a few suggestions. Please improve the camera and add word problems. The answers are accurate but the solutions are kinda complicated. They are different compared to my school.

I have a suggestion…. I wish we could type the directions to our math problems and let the app do the work because all it does is solve. It’s very helpful though, I use it whenever I need it and it’s never wrong?

Dissatisfied It was working great until all of a sudden it wouldn’t recognize anything, even simple equations. Everything was typed not hand written and on a computer (as said before it worked perfectly). Now all I can do is use the calculator aspect. Please fix then I’ll give 5 stars.

This app is very useful BUT… I found that this app doesn’t let you choose a formula to pick from a selection. And this app isn’t necessarily great for my 11nth grade advanced algebra. I do recommend it to anyone for school through 8th grade.

Still, Incomplete Most solutions are solvable, really helpful when it comes to equations. However, I will rate it 5 stars if at least all solvable equations have a solution. This is what really ruined the app. It lacks solutions. Pls improve it.

Good article!

Helpful but when I use the app the camera doesn’t focus on the paper/laptop. Most of the time it is blurry. Sometimes it works. If this helps I have a Moto X and it runs android 5.1.

It’s a really great app! Trust it!? It’s really great and has most of the basic stuff! Lacks “y” algebraic expressions and sometimes doest have steps… otherwise it’s the best you’ll get out there….yet!☺

I just tried it on a pair of simultaneous equations – y=x^2+1 and y-2x=0. It was unable to work out that x=1 & y=2.

Dissatisfied It was working great until all of a sudden it wouldn’t recognize anything, even simple equations. Everything was typed not handwritten and on a computer (as said before it worked perfectly). Now all I can do is use the calculator aspect.

Waste of time I really tried for 2 hours to test this Hong on some simple inequalities I already knew how to do and after 2 hours I have nothing but disappointment to show for it. If you by some GODLY stroke of luck get it to work the format in the answer isn’t right for unions or intersections! I was recommended to use this app and this is the first app recommendation I’ve ever been disappointed with.

Its good, but… This app was amazing at first, but when I started doing harder math at school, and used this app, I didn’t understand anthing that the instructions were telling me. To be honest, the instructions aren’t ways that most children were taught, so its a little confusing.

Awesome! Only warning is that it doesn’t work with word problems. But other than that it’s a fantastic app and I highly recommend it to people who are a bit like me, terrible at math. Finally, an app that can help me get through those frustrating equations that even the super smart kids get stuck on.

This app is quite handy except the fact that it ain’t able to perform some tough actions, but rest is okay