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MathType is described as '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' and is a LaTeX Editor in the education & reference category. There are more than 25 alternatives to MathType for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is LibreOffice - Math, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MathType are Overleaf, fxSolver, AxMath and TexMaths.

MathType alternatives are mainly LaTeX Editors but may also be Calculators or Digital Painting Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of MathType.
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  1. LibreOffice - Math icon

    LibreOffice - Math

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    19 alternatives to LibreOffice - Math 

    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.

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    1.  PortableLibreOffice - Math can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Most users think LibreOffice - Math is a great alternative to MathType.
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    This is a very easy alternative to MathType.

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  2. Overleaf icon

    Overleaf

    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    51 alternatives to Overleaf 

    Overleaf, formerly WriteLaTeX, is a collaborative writing and publishing system that makes the whole process of producing academic papers much quicker for both authors and publishers.

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    1.  Support for LaTeXOverleaf supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
    2.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Overleaf simultaneously.
    3.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    It does have the ability to edit equations, albeit via LaTeX. And it is a really lovely tool!

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    As far as I know, Overleaf is very convenient (I use it a lot) but has no graphical editing of formulas.

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  3. fxSolver icon

    fxSolver

    118 alternatives to fxSolver 

    Online math solver, equation editor and database, graphing calculator and science/engineering problem helper.

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    This alternative is disputed. fxSolver is still a legitimate alternative to MathType, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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    AxMath

    • Windows
    2 alternatives to AxMath 

    AxMath is a powerful interactive equation editor for multiple purposes. AxMath lets you create complex equations at ease. With sementic math you can type any equations at lightspeed without using a mouse. Still confusing with Word, MathType, LaTeX, Lyx, TexMacs...?

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    Almost all the features of mathtype are available with Axmath. Price is also very less

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  5. TexMaths icon

    TexMaths

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • LibreOffice
    35 alternatives to TexMaths 

    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.

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    1.  Support for LaTeXTexMaths supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
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  6. KLatexFormula icon

    KLatexFormula

    • Mac
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    • Linux
    24 alternatives to KLatexFormula 

    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.

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    1.  Support for LaTeXKLatexFormula supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
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    EqualX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    10 alternatives to EqualX 

    EqualX Equation Editor - is a powerful interactive tool that lets you create mathematical notation for word processing, web pages, desktop publishing, presentations in TeX, LaTeX

    EqualX Editor window Type LaTeX, and EqualX shows your equation.
  8. Apache OpenOffice Math icon

    Apache OpenOffice Math

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    24 alternatives to Apache OpenOffice Math 

    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.

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    Has minimal and generally useless mathematical formulae and/or symbols.

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    MathCast

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    18 alternatives to MathCast 

    MathCast is an equation editor, an application that allows you to input mathematical equations. These equations can be used in written documents, webpages, and even databases. They could be rendered graphically to the screen, to picture files, or to MathML - today’s leading...

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    JMathEdit

    • Mac
    • Windows
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    12 alternatives to JMathEdit 

    JMathEdit is an equation editor that helps editing complex mathematical expressions with ease. Through the powerful GUI driven interface, very complex mathematical equations, chemical formulas and other scientific and educational equations, which are hard to compose otherwise...

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    Most users think JMathEdit is a great alternative to MathType.
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    it is a very bad interface not user friendly at all

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    A good free alternative for ubuntu... easy to use, much better than LibreOffice equation editor

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