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Free MathType Alternatives

The best free alternative to MathType is LibreOffice - Math, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to MathType and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to MathType are Overleaf, fxSolver, TexMaths and KLatexFormula.

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.
This page was last updated Jul 1, 2022
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  1. LibreOffice - Math

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com

    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.

    LibreOffice - Math vs MathType opinions
    Most users think LibreOffice - Math is a great alternative to MathType.
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    This is a very easy alternative to MathType.

    Positive comment almost 2 years ago
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  2. 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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    It does have the ability to edit equations, albeit via LaTeX. And it is a really lovely tool!

    Positive comment about 4 years ago
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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.

    Negative comment almost 5 years ago
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  3. Online math solver, equation library, graphing calculator and science/engineering problem helper.

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

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • LibreOffice

    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.

  5. KLatexFormula

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    Some users think KLatexFormula is a great alternative to MathType, some don't.


  6. Getting your research published is tough. You face complex author guidelines, painful citation formatting, messy email collaboration, frustrating word templates, and long drawn submission processes. The good news? Typeset makes it easy.

  7. EqualX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • 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, LaTeX

  8. Apache OpenOffice Math

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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  9. MathCast

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

  10. Mathematical LaTeX Helper

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    This tool provides a very simplistic gui that renders LaTeX-expressions directly while typing and is able to copy the rendered images to the clipboard or alternatively save them to the desktop while maintaining transparency information.

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