PhotoMathfor iOS



Turn your picture into a solution

This app takes the hassle out of solving different math problems. You can use the manual input system or the automatic image scanner for quick answers.

Detailed steps for every equation

Photomath is a one-tap system you can use to solve a wide variety of mathematical questions and equations.

Photomath is an application that goes above and beyond the common calculator. Sure, they can help a lot, but this program does all the work for you. First it provides you with the correct answer for your problem. Afterwards, it shows you each step necessary to reach that number.

At first glance, Photomath has a simple and unimpressive interface. However, if you dig a little, it’s obvious that there’s much more under the hood. The app’s main feature is its ability to capture an image and identify an equation. After this, it automatically inputs the information and solves it for you.

Once it comes up with a solution you can hit the details key and see a list of steps for the equation. It starts from the top so you can follow each part from the beginning. This portion is easy to navigate. There’s an issue, though, that comes with this ease-of-use. There’s a strong potential for cheating.

Students that use a calculator for their homework still learn a thing or two. They can simply solve the less important parts a bit faster. However, an application that solves an equation for you limits the potential for learning. This is especially true because teachers will have a hard time identifying the students that cheat with the app from those who put the work in.

Where can you run this program?

The app requires iOS operating system version 10.0 and later. It also runs on Android.

Is there a better alternative?

No. Photomath stands out because it can automatically solve problems and provide detailed steps. Speedcrunch and Mathworld are similar but they lack the photograph feature.

Our take

This application is easy to use and has plenty of potential for enthusiastic learners. If students can avoid the temptation to cheat, this might be the best option available.

Should you download it?

Yes. If you’re looking for a way to solve complicated problems with ease, this is a great choice.


  • Offline mode
  • Provides steps for answers
  • Simple interface


  • Strong potential for cheating

PhotoMathfor iOS


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