Do you have a school or college assignment due in 24 hours? Do you wish TextSheet was still around to help you complete it in a jiffy? Are you looking for a viable TextSheet alternative?
Well, you’ve come to the right place. I will walk you through the top 10 TextSheet alternative sites that will provide you homework solutions while taking a deep dive into the pros and cons of each site.
First, a bit about TextSheet. TextSheet was an open-source online site that provided answers to questions across subjects like English, Sciences, and advanced math. Millions of students across the world used it to complete their homework and assignments.
The site was shut down in 2019 in response to a copyright violation complaint filed by Chegg. Apparently, TextSheet was using the Chegg database to answer the student’s questions.
The good news is that there are plenty of good alternatives to TextSheet out there. Let’s take a deep dive. However, let’s start with what you should look for in a TextSheet alternative.
However, let’s start with what you should look for in a TextSheet alternative.
Essential Features of a TextSheet Alternative
Your choice of the TextSheet alternative will eventually come down to your needs and how much you’re willing to spend to get those needs met. However, some essential features like access to mobile apps, its resource library, and features like live tutorial access.
1. Mobile Ready
You want to choose a site that has a fully functional and integrated mobile app. After all, you need to be able to complete your assignments while on the go. Make sure that the app gives you access to all functions of the site.
Some sites offer apps that have limited functionalities and integration with other software like Word, Google Docs, and so on. It’s a good idea to down the app and check its features and functionalities before paying for a subscription.
2. Resource Library
Before you subscribe or register, check out the number of resources and solutions the site has on your subject of interest. Look for resources like solutions to questions in your school textbook and notes explaining topics in depth.
Look for additional teaching resources like puzzles, quizzes, and sample papers to help prepare you for tests. The more varied the resources the better library. You will need to do some research here.
3. Teaching or Solving
What is the focus of the website? Is it just geared towards proving solutions to textbook questions, or is it aimed at solving problems and teaching you to understand topics? For efficient learning, the latter is always preferred.
Also, look for tools that allow you to submit unique questions and get suitable answers. These are all nice to have extras to further your learning process.
Let’s take a snapshot view of the ten education portals that we will be looking at.
|Website||Free or Paid||Best Feature||Limitation|
|Chegg||Free + Paid||Expert advice, extensive resource library||Most features are not available with the free plan.|
|Slader||Free for school students. College students need to pay $8 per month.||Q&A database, Ask your question, and mobile-friendly.||Not free for college students.|
|School Solver||Pay per question||Micro tutoring marketplace, Extensive topical notes, and live classes||No free plan|
|StudyLib||Free to use||Flashcards, translator||Clunky site layout|
|Course Hero||Free + Paid||Extensive resource library, honor plan to free unlock.||Paid plan limit on the number of questions you can ask.|
|Khan Academy||Free||Extensive resources, live and recorded classes.||Entrance exam coaching limited to SAT and GRE|
|Skooli||Paid||Reasonable cost per minute, live tutor help||Paid plans can get expensive.|
|Crazy For Study||Paid $7 / Month||Q&A section and writing services||Writing fees are not included in a paid plan.|
|Math Homework Answers||Free||Ask questions without registering||Limited Q&A section|
|Qanda||Free + Paid||Q&A section, take a picture of your problem and upload||Features limited on the free plan.|
|CK-12||Free||quick account set up||Primary students would find CK-12 too complicated to access on their own|
Now let’s take a deeper look into each site for better evaluation.
Let’s look at Chegg first since this is where TextSheet was sourcing most of its answers from.
Most of the answers you got on TextSheet were scraped from Chegg, and with over 32 million questions and answers across a wide variety of subjects, from Math to Science and English Literature, Chegg is the leader in this niche and an excellent educational platform.
The real value of Chegg lies beyond its extensive database of Q&A. It lies in the added features and benefits that come with your $19.95 monthly subscription. Features like one-on-one sessions with experts in every subject. Chegg provides help for both school and college-going students. Paid plans give you access to custom papers that are created for your needs.
Let’s look at some of the useful features on Chegg, the pros of using the site.
Take a picture of your math problem and send it to one of the experts on the Chegg panel, and you will get a response within 30 minutes. This is in addition to the onsite Math Solver tool, where you can enter your complex algebra or calculus equation and get a step-by-step solution. This is a neat Chegg study feature.
This section has millions of questions that other users have already asked, along with detailed solutions. You can find the solution to the bulk of your questions here, and I recommend you search this section before going directly for expert advice.
This feature of Chegg study gives you access to the typical Textbook questions across Fine Arts and S.T.E.M. subjects. Answers to your textbook questions on subjects ranging from History to Chemistry and advanced Math can be found here.
You can check and correct your essay for grammar, spelling, and punctuation mistakes. In addition, the built-in plagiarism checker helps in making your essay original. The citation checker enables you to cite your sources accurately.
Buy and Rent Textbooks
This feature of Chegg study allows you to buy textbooks at up to 90% off the list price. Alternately you can rent textbooks on a per-day basis and return them once you are done.
The only downside that I can think of is its subscription price. Chegg offers a free plan that limits you to asking three questions per day and doesn’t give you access to most advanced features. Chegg is the best-paid site in this segment.
From the best-paid site, let’s move to the best free-to-use online learning platform. Slader is an excellent platform that is free to use. For a start, I like the well-organized and simple layout of this online platform. Clicking on the subject tab on the upper left corner gives you instant access to subjects ranging from upper-level Math to Science, Literature, and other subjects like Accounting and Finance. Each subject has its own set of sub-categories.
Slader is a free-to-use website like TextSheet, and if you can’t afford the Chegg pricing, then Slader is where you should head.
1. Q&A Database
You can browse questions asked by other users on the topic of your interest. Select the subject and sub-category and enter your question in the search bar to get your solution, a step-by-step guide.
2. Textbook Answers
Slader has this nifty tool where you can enter the ISBN code of the textbook and you will get access to detailed answers to every question for each chapter in the book. This is great for doing homework assignments from the textbook.
3. Ask Your Question
You can ask your specific question, and get it answered by an expert for free! Look for and click on the green ask question button on every category page. You may need to scroll down to find it.
4. Mobile Friendly
The Slader app is available for both Android and iPhone users. You don’t need to be seated at your laptop to do your homework. You can do it on the go. This is a nice feature that sets Slader apart from the competition.
Slader is free-to-use for high school students. However, a college student needs to sign up for the paid plan, which starts at $8 per month. The plan offers you access to college textbooks, one sheeter answers, and answers to college-level questions.
The free plan comes with ads, and if you find the ads distracting, you can opt for the $4 per month plan that is ad-free. Slader frequently revises its pricing, so make sure to check the latest plans. In terms of look, feel, and functionality Slader is the closest to an alternative to TextSheet.
3. School Solver
School Solver is another useful site for getting your questions answered. It allows you to get your questions answered directly by experts instead of scrapping them from another website. Here’s how it works.
- You ask your question on School Solver and attach a value to the answer. That value can be anything starting from $1 to $10 and more depending on the topic, the complexity of the question, and how soon you want it answered. The higher you value it, the quicker it will be answered. What you pay is shared by the website and the expert who answered your question.
- You can rate the answer and this rating gets transferred to the expert’s credibility score.
- Once your question is answered it is automatically added to the library of Q&A where other users pay a nominal charge for an answer revealed. Again, part of this goes to the original expert.
- The big advantage here is that if you plan ahead and have a fairly easy question, you can get answers for as little as $1.
Keep in mind that if your question is complex, a low value would mean a delayed or no response. You may need to up the value to get your answer.
Think of School Solver as a micro tutoring marketplace where each question has a value attached to it. Class notes are available for each interaction and online class.
While School Solver is technically not a free site, it does present a cheap alternative to students who use tutoring sites from time to time and for specific questions.
StudyLib is perhaps the closest avatar of TextSheet on the net today in that it is a free-to-use site. Unlike other sites that focus on problem-solving, the focus at StudyLib is on helping you learn. The site uses flashcards that help you understand a topic in greater depth.
You can also create your flashcards for the benefit of other users. To download a flashcard or document, you will first need to create or upload one. It’s like an honor system and helps build the database.
At StudyLib, you will find flashcards across a wide range of subjects ranging from Languages to Math and Physics.
You can also browse the catalog of documents that have answers to topical questions. This study material can be in the form of Q&A, puzzles, cheat sheets, and a host of useful resources.
Another cool feature on StudyLib is the free Chrome extension, which enables you to learn new things while keeping track of topics you have already reviewed. Some additional features you get with the Chrome extension include:
- Flashcards: The flashcards will carry text in the background. Let’s say you’re using a flashcard to study a language, the text in the background will help you learn new words and have quizzes to test your retention.
- Translator: This feature allows you to translate text in any language to your native language.
The only downside to StudyLib is its layout. It takes a while to get used to navigating on this site. First-time users can find the site layout a bit confusing and not as user-friendly as some of the other sites.
5. Course Hero
Even though Course Hero is not structured like TextSheet, I think it is a good TextSheet alternate for completing your homework assignments. The biggest plus at Course Hero is that you can get help 24×7.
Simply click on the Ask The Tutor button and fill in your question to get a solution to your problem from an online tutor. The site provides access to over 32 million resources across all subjects and languages, including online courses.
Course Hero lists its resources and solutions based on on the following criteria:
- By School, this allows you to find guides used by other students in your school.
- By subject
- By textbook
- By literature title
The site has a subscription model. However, there is a workaround to use the site without paying. By uploading documents or solutions of your own, you get between 1-5 free questions or access to their resources. Some other benefits include:
- Uploading 10 study guides or solutions gets you five unlocks and three tutor questions.
- You continue to earn unlocks every time your resources get unlocked five times.
- You also earn an unlock every time five or more users give your resources a thumbs up.
- Introducing a friend gets you eight tutor questions
On the free plan, you will have to pay for each unlock and tutor question until you start earning free unlocks from uploading resources. The paid plan gives you access to a fixed number of tutor questions and unlocks per month. The rates vary with the plan you choose monthly, quarterly, or annual.
The Monthly plan starts at $39.95 and unlocks 10 tutor questions, the Quarterly is $59.85 and unlocks 20 tutor questions, and the annual plan starts at $119.40 and unlocks 40 questions.
Premium members can earn unlocks like the free users.
6. Khan Academy
Khan Academy is the closest to TextSheet in that it’s free. There are no paywalls for any of the resources. The site works on donations and experts who volunteer their time. The site wants to keep its services free for everyone, forever.
The site helps students from around the world with their homework while providing live and recorded classes. This is in addition to the rich library of easy-to-search solutions across all subjects.
The experts on the site are usually full-time teachers who are volunteering their time. The site has useful tools for them as well. Khan Academy offers courses for competitive exams like SAT and GRE. The site always has a large number of active users.
Skooli is another micro tutoring site like School Solver. While School Saver requires you to pay per question, at Skooli, you’re paying by the minute. So if your question takes five minutes of the tutor’s time, while on Skooli, you only pay $0.82 per minute. Hence, your five-minute question would only cost you $4.10, pretty reasonable.
A tutor at any of the other sites would bill you 30-60 minutes; at Skooli, you only pay for the time you use the service. That is one reason I like the site.
The pre-purchased plans start at $0.73 per minute with an 8-hour commitment and go up to $0.65 per minute for a 32-hour tie-in.
You get to video chat with your tutor with instant messaging. The session is in a virtual classroom, and hence, you get access to features like:
- Write or draw on the virtual whiteboard.
- Share files and ask questions.
A neat feature is the ability to replay the entire session in case you missed any point during the live chat. Tutors are available across all subjects and available 24×7.
8. Crazy For Study – CFS
CFS is another TextSheet alternative that has a similar look and feels to TextSheet on its Q&A section. The Q&A section has millions of answered questions across topics like Maths, Sciences, Humanities, Computer Science, and Languages.
Sign-up gives you access to fifty questions that you couldn’t find in the Q&A sections. The textbook section gives you access to books you may need but not have. It saves you the hassle of going to your local library to check out a book. CFS allows you to check an unlimited number of textbooks that you may need to reference for your assignment.
Crazy For Studies also has assignment writing services. Say you have to write an essay but don’t have the time to do it. For a small charge, you can find a writer who will write the essay for you. CFS works with writers who are knowledgeable in their field. This ensures your assignment is well written.
The paid plan starts at $7 per month, which gives you 50 questions and unlimited access to the textbooks and the Q&A section. Writing assignments are not included in the monthly charge and must be paid for separately. You pay 50% of the writing fee upfront and the balance upon completion. You can ask for multiple revisions without an extra charge.
9. Math Homework Answers
If you used TextSheet mainly for Math related problems for college and school Math, then Math Homework Answers is a good online education platform. All you need to do is ask your question and wait for someone to answer it.
If you are good at Math and want to help others, you can go to the unanswered questions section and provide answers. This is a free site so be ready for the ads. The ads can be distracting, but with time, you will get used to them and learn to ignore them.
You can browse questions and filter them with available tags that are available. Creating an account is free, but you don’t have to have an account in order to ask a question. You can ask the question anonymously, that is a neat feature to have.
Qanda is a great site when you want to work with a Math-centric site from your mobile device. The Qanda app is free to download for both Android and iPhone users. According to Qanda, their app has over 25 million downloads, and over 1.5 billion questions have been answered. Those are pretty impressive numbers. You will always find a large community of students on the site.
Write your Math problem, take a picture, and upload it. Qanda runs on an AI algorithm that scans the picture and gives you a step-by-step solution. Qanda is a free-to-use site, and you don’t have to pay to ask questions. Online classes are available to paid users with lesson notes.
Qanda also gives you access to a maths calculator where you can type in your equation and get a step-by-step solution. There is also a live expert solution where you can have one-on-one interaction with an expert who will resolve your issues.
CK-12 is a non-profit educational resource for underprivileged students in America and across the world. The site works like Khan Academy in that once you register, everything is free. And it has a broader selection of books, topics, and classes.
Enrolling in running classes is free as long as you are a registered user. The free user account is easily created in a couple of minutes.
The site has forums on different topics. You can use these forums to ask questions or search for past questions. The site also allows you to connect with experts who can clear your doubts and provide solutions to your questions.
Just because TexSheet is no longer operating doesn’t mean that students have to struggle to get their questions answered or assignments done on time.
The twelve sites listed above are all TextSheet alternatives and based on your specific need, you can choose the one the best serves your needs. For more comparison articles, check out the best work schedule software, the best Grammarly alternatives, and the best email verification software.