# MathCast Alternatives

MathCast is described as *'equation editor, an application that allows you to input mathematical equations. These equations can be used in written documents, webpages, and even databases'* and is an app in the education & reference category. There are more than 10 alternatives to MathCast for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based and iPad. The best alternative is LibreOffice - Math, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MathCast are MathType, TexMaths, KLatexFormula and EqualX.

- Math is the LibreOffice suite's formula editor, that can be invoked in your text documents, spreadsheets, presentations and drawings, to enable you to insert perfectly-formatted mathematical and scientific formulas.
- MathType is a powerful interactive equation editor for Windows and Macintosh that lets you create mathematical notation for word processing, web pages, desktop publishing, presentations, elearning, and for TeX, LaTeX, and MathML documents.
- Paid • Proprietary
- Mac
- Windows
- iPad
- Apple iWork
- Microsoft Office Word
- Google Drive - Docs

- TexMaths is an addon designed to provide LaTeX support into LibreOffice. LaTeX equations can be inserted as images (SVG or PNG formats) and the LaTeX code is saved into the image attribute for further editing.
- Free • Open Source
- Mac
- Windows
- Linux
- LibreOffice

- KLatexFormula is an easy-to-use graphical application for generating images (that you can drag and drop, copy and paste or save to disk) from LaTeX equations. It is written in Qt4.
- Free • Open Source
- Mac
- Windows
- Linux

- EqualX Equation Editor - is a powerful interactive tool that lets you create mathematical notation for word processing, web pages, desktop publishing, presentations in TeX...
- Math, part of the Apache OpenOffice suite, is a tool for creating and editing mathematical equations, similar to Microsoft Equation Editor (included in Microsoft Office). The created equations can then be embedded inside other OpenOffice.
- LaTeXiT is a small utility that allows you to quickly typeset LaTeX equations, without bothering with file creation, preambles, and so on. The PDF image obtained can then be exported by dragn drop to any application supporting it.
- MathMagic Equation Editor for Desktop Publishing software & Word Processors, Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress, MS Word, iWork, for Technical writing with very easy interface and fast input.No screenshots yet
- Tex2Img is a free online Latex equation editor that converts Latex equations to high resolution images to embed in documents and presentations. You can also use Tex2Img to learn Latex by trial and error.
- VisualMathEditor is a LaTeX, AsciiMath and MathML editor developed in Javascript and HTML. It operates independently on the web or locally. It has many features and menus that help the equation-entry and allow their posting and backup.