Well boys and girls, we suppose it was only a matter of time. Since copying a question or math problem from your homework into Google is far too taxing, there’s now a free iPhone app that actually takes things a step further by reading the problems and actually doing your homework for you. The app uses text recognition to digitize questions and then it delivers instant results. More importantly (or at least, it should be more important), the app works through the problem, explaining each step so students can learn when they get stuck.
It’s the perfect tool for cheaters, but it’s also an outstanding way for students to get detailed explanations and apply that knowledge to future problems. Regardless of how you intend to use it, the app is a free download with no in-app purchases needed.
Here’s the full description from the App Store:
Take a PHOTO of your homework question and get explanations, videos, and step-by-step help instantly. Supports Math, Science, History, English, Econ and more. Completely free, NO in-app purchases. “This app is a lifesaver”
• Fast – Take a photo, get instant results, no waiting
• Explainers – Teaches you exactly what you need to learn
• Videos – The best Youtube videos for your question
• Powerful – Better than Google for homework help
• Free – Free to use and always will be
~~ Students LOVE this 5 star app ~~
“Whenever I don’t get homework I use this and it is helpful and useful. Usually apps either don’t give you what you want or just give you the answer straight up. This app actually shows you the site the whole paragraph they found it in and more it’s not like cheating”
“I only got this today, and it’s already been a lifesaver. I’ve had apps that only helped with one subject or were too difficult to operate, but this one is so easy! I love it!”
“It’s way easier to search up things for hw instead of typing I really love the camera. I like how the whole system works!!! It helps me learn how to go search and get the answers for myself.”
~~ How it works ~~
Socratic is a homework app that combines cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) with amazing learning content to make learning on your phone easy.
Take a picture of a homework question and our AI instantly figures out which concepts you need to learn in order to answer it, and shows you simple, high-quality content designed to make learning easy.
Socratic’s AI combines cutting-edge computer vision technologies, which read questions from images, with machine learning classifiers built using millions of sample homework questions, to accurately predict which concepts will help you solve your question.
Socratic’s team of educators is creating highly-visual, jargon-free content to teach every important high school curriculum concept, and is curating the best online videos from sources like Khan Academy, Crash Course, and others.
Together, the Socratic app represents a huge improvement in how students learn on the Internet.