PhotoMath (allows users to take pictures of typed equations, and then outputs a step-by-step solution)
HwPic (tutoring service that allows students to take send pictures of their homework to tutors, who will then respond within minutes to your questions with a step-by-step solution)
Wolfram Alpha (targets older students studying high levels of math and doesn’t support photos, outputs step-by-step solutions to topics as advanced as vector calculus and differential equations, making it a popular tool for college students)
Slader (crowdsourcing app for high school and college students to post and answer questions in math and science)
Homework Helper (pictured or typed crowdsource help or answers to homework)
A viral video about a new app looks like a dream come true for anyone who struggles with math.
Based on the promo clip, PhotoMath, dubbed a “smart camera calculator,” appears to use smartphone cameras to scan a photo of a math equation in a textbook and display the answer instantly — similar to apps that scan barcodes and takes users to a link in a web browser. It looks like the app can also show step-by-step instructions for solving the problem.
PhotoMath’s parent company MicroBLINK launched the app this week at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe in London, TechCrunch reports. It is available in the App Store on iTunes.
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