Socratic by Google

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Written by Google LLC


Rated 4.87737 From 172,550 Votes
$ 0.00
  • Last Updated: 2020-02-10
  • New version: 5.2
  • File size: 131.02 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 12.0 or later. and Android 4.4. KitKat or later

Socratic by Google


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Socratic by Google is an iPhone and Android Education App, made by Google LLC. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Google LLC, with the latest current version being 5.2 which was officially released on 2020-02-10. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 172,550 Reviews on the Apple App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.87737 out of a possible 5 stars.

How does it Work?


Need to get unstuck? Socratic can help! This learning app, powered by Google AI, helps you understand your school work at a high school and university level. Ask Socratic a question and the app will find the best online resources for you to learn the concepts. Socratic supports most high school subjects, with more coming soon! *** KEY FEATURES *** - HELPFUL RESULTS Use your voice or camera to connect to online resources and understand any problem. - EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN ONE PLACE Find videos, step-by-step explanations, and more to learn subjects at your own pace. - EXPERT-CREATED STUDY GUIDES Socratic partnered with teachers and experts to bring you visual explanations in each subject, so you can learn the concepts behind any problem. - WORKS FOR ALL YOUR SUBJECTS Currently includes Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth and Environmental Science, US and World History, and Literature. More to come!

Top Reviews

  • Confusing and unable to answer questions


    By VictoriaC213
    I downloaded this app to help me understand my math homework more when trying to makeup work that I missed. It works well with taking pictures and explaining, but it only explains simple questions or questions other people have asked. It works well for problems in like 1st-5th grade, but when you start to do middle school math with it, it doesn’t have the question you asked or it explains it in a confusing way. I had a question of “Triangle A has side lengths 2, 3, and 4. Triangle B has side lengths of 4, 5, and 6. Is Triangle A similar to Triangle B?” Similar meaning same angle measures and possibly different side lengths. It gave me an answer but not for my questions. Google Socratic gave me answers that had to do with right angles, side lengths, and the differences between types of triangles but not what I was looking for. I gave this app 4 stars because it’s a good app for younger kids learning math but not for middle and high school math. The app does not seem to understand the question or gives you the answer to a “similar” question when you ask for a question more than just a simple “_x_=_”. I hope Google can fix this because Socratic is a very easy and understandable app to use, it just doesn’t meet the requirements for explaining math to older students.
  • Socratic has your back!


    By Inuyasha 24480
    As an upperclassman in high school: take my word for this - this app is amazing! As an AP/honors students I sure know what it’s like to not do assignments (due to tiredness, laziness, or legitimate reasons) or copy from friends the period before the assignment is due. I also know what it’s like to be an active user of Quizlet whenever I need to look up some test or quiz answers for reviews/studying or for straight up cheating (lol). But what we all know is that searching up each individual question on google and then having to go through several Quizlets to find the correct answers for each and every one can be quite time consuming and tedious. However, with this wonderful app it finds all the Quizlets for you in an instant by just taking a picture of the question! Even if Socratic can’t find an answer, it provides the user with at least a legitimate, scholarly definition of the subject matter of your question! In short, Socratic is a amazing and l totally recommend it to any type of student! Honestly, Socratic came through and helped me passed my finals this semester!
  • Greatest cheating app ever


    By JDave45
    When I was in high school, I was struggling with math, I didn’t know how calculus or inequalities work. I was failing class due to the teacher failing to teach us about the importance on how to do those equations. When I saw my friend use the app called Socratic, he really helped me and he told me “the teacher doesn’t do anything for us, that’s why I am cheating” and I agreed. Then he told me to get the app and I asked “what’s it called” he told me Socratic. I installed the app and it really helped me. The app helped my grade be gained by 67%, but there was a catch tho, the problem was it was prohibited by using the app due to it was called cheating, so I decided to using the app in secret, I didn’t get caught for the first 2 months and when I did, I only lost that small quiz not he whole entire grade. To conclude this review, I would personally recommend Socratic due to it really helps you with your work especially when your in school. Just don’t get caught or else u would lose more credits than gain credits.
  • The update sucked


    By KittenSamuria
    To whoever is reading this, you must be confused to why everyone is talking about why the update sucked, and what did they exactly update well here’s an explanation Before the update this app would both give you the answer but explain it in a way where you knew how to do the rest of the math problems you needed help with initially. I sometimes used it just for the answers, but most times it was because I had trouble with a specific problem. Some math problems got more complicated and to understand it I would use this app, it would go into a step by step process to make sure you, the user, understood how to do the problem. Sometimes it would provide links and would show you graphs so you fully understood. I also used it to check my answers to see if they were right. Now after the update you can’t really do any of that. It tells you how to do specific things but doesn’t show the step by step on how to do the problem. For example you could in put, 5+4-3, and it’d show you how to add and subtract but wouldn’t show you step by step what to add or subtract first. I used to love and recommend this app but this partnership and new update completely ruined the app for me.
  • Amazing


    By jakegreemore
    I love this app for so many reasons. I love that it gives you answers from different sources because certain sources give better explanations than other for certain problems. It’s really good at recognizing the text in a text book or my handwriting and I have really bad hand writing. It helps when I am doing a new type of problem and to make sure I am doing it right and if I don’t know how it can teach me how. It has helped me do so well in Algebra I. I just have one problem I recently got an iPhone X and now the app is all messed up. When you try to crop your problem it doesn’t do it right and it is all off center. It almost makes the app unusable. I understand the phone is still new and it takes time to update, but if you could do it as fast as possible it would mean a lot because I need this app. Thank you for making this amazing app it is far better than Photomath
  • Photomath v. Socratic


    By Fedora_Boy
    I love all things apps that help you handle real-life problems. That’s why I have an arsenal of homework, study, and scholarly apps, two of them being Photomath and Socratic Math and Homework help. I like both for different reasons Photomath- Photomath can do a lot of advanced equations and problems, as well as graphs. However, it does not possess the ability to do word problems. Socratic- Socratic can do math, history, science and English. All the other subjects besides, Socratic’s math can do word problems but not a lot of advanced equations. Both apps have the ability to scan, as well as give detailed instructions on how to actually do the thing they just gave you the answer for. They are both extremely valuable apps in my possession, and as a student with honors classes, I feel ready to face whatever my teachers throw at me. Thank you, Socratic and Photomath
  • Surprisingly Awesome


    By Broski 37
    I was a bit skeptical at first before downloading this assuming it was going to give inaccurate results like the other apps. I saw that this had good reviews and I decided to check it out myself to see what all the fuss is about .it turns out that taking a picture of a math problem can give you the results you need, including a step by step process that explains everything . I am very satisfied with this. Thank you so much for making this.i’ve been struggling with math lately and this helps a lot. So far so good I guess I’ll have to see if it can do the same with other subjects. UPDATE. This won’t necessarily work all math problems and will sometimes give inaccurate result. I would still recommend this either way and it’s still good, just some minor flaws.
  • Amazing!!


    By FlowerSavvy
    I’m so impressed with this app! I had found another app before this and it wanted me to pay and I didn’t want to I eventually found this app and I am so pleased that it gives you the steps the answer and even Khan Academy! My school loves to suggest Khan Academy to help us if we need help and the fact that this app gives a video from Khan Academy really impresses me. I am so pleased with this app and suggest it for your child or anyone, so if you weren’t paying attention in class (please pay attention though) or your teacher doesn’t explain math the way your brain is able to comprehend it you can come on here take a picture of the problem and it will teach you anything! This app is a lifesaver and the best and most worth it app I have downloaded!!
  • OMG THE BEST


    By Hugging defy
    This is the most amazing app last night I totally forgot about math homework at 11:30 and really was just so tired and needed to sleep but really didn’t want to get a bad grade for not doing it. So I searched up math on the App Store and this popped up and I’m so glad it did. THIS IS LITERALLY A LIFESAVER it took me 6 minutes to finish 30 problems because this app is so amazing at showing you how to do the problem quickly and then giving you the right answer I got a %100 on the math homework. Not only did it give me the answer it helped me understand the problem more then my teacher could. I’m so thrilled that I found this new app!!!! Definitely download it. It doesn’t make you pay AT ALL for any answers or anything!!! It’s so amazing!!! %100 RECOMMEND!!!!
  • The ReDesign is terrible + no step-by-step solutions


    By vxxvvxvvvx
    TL;DR at bottom (To long; Didn’t read) Let me first start this review saying how awesome Socratic used to be. Socratic used to work by letting you take a picture of a math problem and it shows you not only the solution, but the steps you take while solving the problem. Socratic is also searching other sites, although it uses a preloaded Cymath and Wolfram Alpha websites if you want to make sure your answer is right. Those also showed step by step solutions but Old Socratic had step by step solutions you could understand easily. Now let me tell you what this app is like to users (mainly kids) right now. Suppose you take a picture of a problem, like x^2 + 11x + 30. New Socratic does not give you the answer. It gives you the formula (ax^2 +bx^2 + c) and how to use the formula with using a b and c and not actual numbers, or the answer. If you want the answer you have to go on LITERALLY A SITE FOUND ON A GOOGLE SEARCH shown as u scroll down and wait for the website to load before finally getting your answer. Lots of hoops, not straight to the point like Socratic was before. This app is horrible and be prepared to lose a lot of users all because of update 5.0. Shame on you. TL;DR: Socratic does not help you in homework, nor does it give you the answer to your math problems. It just searches google and that’s it. Do not download this app.

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