# Open Source MathType Alternatives

The best open source alternative to MathType is LibreOffice - Math. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to MathType and 13 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to MathType are Overleaf, TexMaths, KLatexFormula and EqualX.

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.- Paid • Proprietary
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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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omarbautistagThis is a very easy alternative to MathType.

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!

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

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.

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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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

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.

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...

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.

WordMat is an add-on to Microsoft Word which creates a tab with math functionality. Part of the Math functionality is provided by other open-source applications like Maxima, GeoGebra, Graph and GnuPlot.

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The Math-o-mir is a software tool designed to write and edit mathematical equations as easily as possible. The goal was to achieve the same level of simplicity as with pencil and a sheet of paper. It is designed to act as your personal math notepad where you can write down your...