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Initial release2014
Stable release(s) [±]
Android5.2.5 / September 20, 2019; 6 months ago (2019-09-20)[1]
iOS6.2.1 / September 28, 2019; 6 months ago (2019-09-28)[2]
Written inJava (Android/Windows)
Operating systemiOS, Android
Available inEnglish, Croatian, Korean, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Indonesian, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Arabic
TypeCamera calculator
LicenseFreeware, proprietary

Photomath is a mobile application described as a "camera calculator",[3] which utilizes a phone's camera to recognise mathematical equations and to display the step-by-step solution onscreen.[4] It is available for free on Google Android and iOS.[5] The application was released in 2014 by Microblink, a company based in Zagreb, Croatia, with a registered office in London, United Kingdom.[6][7][8] The company specializes in text recognition software.[9]

As of 2016, apart from printed texts, it also recognizes handwriting[10] and provides steps for the mathematical equation.[11]

Since 2017, Photomath has been operating as a separate company.

It was included on the list of top 20 best teaching and learning apps placing third.[12][13] It received both praise and criticism from teachers.[14]

It has been downloaded over 50 million times on Google Play.[15]


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  9. ^ Dillet, Romain. "MicroBlink Launches PhotoMath To Solve Math Equations With A Phone".
  10. ^ "STIGLA NOVA VERZIJA GENIJALNE HRVATSKE APLIKACIJE Photomath od Sada prepoznaje I rukopis korisnika prilikom rješavanja matematičkih problem!".
  11. ^ "This Clever App Scans And Solves Math Problems Instantly Using Your Phone's Camera".
  12. ^ "The Tech Edvocate's List of the 20 Best Teaching and Learning Apps - The Tech Edvocate".
  13. ^ "Photomath u 20 najboljih edukativnih aplikacija".
  14. ^ Ltd, EducationalAppStore. "Photomath - Camera Calculator".
  15. ^ "Photomath - Foto-kalkulator – Android aplikacije na Google Playu".