LaTeXiT
LaTeXiT
2.14.11

4.9

LaTeXiT free download for Mac

LaTeXiT2.14.11

14 September 2020

Quickly typeset LaTeX equations.

Overview

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 drag'n drop to any application supporting it. This is very useful to insert equations in presentations made with Keynote or Powerpoint. LaTeXiT also features an application service, so that you can type and transform equations directly in most text editors (Pages, Nisus Writer Express, TextEdit...).

Features
  • Generated PDFs can be reopened (even with copy/paste) to be modified
  • LinkBack support
  • Syntax colouring and auto-completion of LaTeX keywords
  • Smart LaTeX errors manager
  • LaTeX palettes
  • Automatic history and library management
  • Included application service
  • Automator support
  • Several export formats (PDF, EPS, TIFF, PNG...)

LaTeXiT is compatible with the most popular versions of OS X. It can be deployed on almost any machine, even the "old" machines in laboratories that will still be used for years. This is not a sacrifice, the LaTeXiT code is optimized: most recent APIs are used if available, and old ones are used if not.

What's new in LaTeXiT

Version 2.14.11:
  • Changed a little the meta-data to circumvent a problem with Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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How would you rate LaTeXiT app?

27 Reviews of LaTeXiT

5
gkeller-1
22 February 2018
Version: 2.9.0

Most helpful

For me, this application is perfect. And it is free :)
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5
liqiuweiss
29 November 2018
Version: 2.11.0
Nice
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5
gkeller-1
22 February 2018
Version: 2.9.0
For me, this application is perfect. And it is free :)
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5
DrJJWMac
22 October 2015
Version: 2.8.0
This application is indispensable for me to create equations to lecture notes for science and engineering courses. It supports LinkBack. This gives a great way to embed an equation in to a document and have it "active" for immediate update when you need to make a change. For those who need place to put the equations, as noted in earlier reviews, OmniGraffle supports LinkBack. So does Curio. Forget MathML ... Learn LaTeX and use LaTeXiT!
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5
GlennH7541
03 December 2014
Version: 2.7.5
Wonderful program if you know (or can take 10 minutes to learn) enough LaTeX to create the equations you need, but don't need/want the full rigamarole of an entire LaTeX document. Unfortunately, the link appears to be dead, http://pierre.chachatelier.fr/latexit/ reports cannot be found. Hopefully, just a temporary blip.
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piquadratpi2
29 November 2014
Version: 2.7.4
In version 2.7.4 and 10.9.5 (Mavericks) there is no display in the upper part anymore after performing 'LateXiT'! In 2.7.3 there are no problems...
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5
Fxt
21 September 2014
Version: 2.7.3
Indispensable. Rock solid.
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5
piquadratpi2
18 April 2014
Version: 2.6.0
A big helper for me in writing Mathematics formulars or experessions. Works like it should, is stable and small. No problem here on OS 10.9.2. The dactual download link gives you an old version, the version 2.60 is here: http://pierre.chachatelier.fr/latexit/downloads/LaTeXiT-2_6_0.dmg
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5
ChrisW4650
02 April 2014
Version: 2.5.4
does what it says on the tin. Very simple and it works. Usually people don't prefer LaTeX to write their documents; they simply want to be able to do equations. You can just write the equation part with this program and then drag it to whatever you're really using. Fantastic. I've used it for years.
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4.5
Peter-bacsi
08 February 2011
Version: 2.3.0
I use LatexIt a lot, always for the same purpose: pasting symbols into OmniGraffle pictures, for illustrations in papers and talks. Most of the time, it works very well. Maybe there are other facilities for this purpose, but when I started looking for one, I have repeatedly been directed to LatexIt.
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Marba
01 June 2010
Version: 2.2.0
Thank you. Although I may not use LaTeXiT, I appreciate your contribution, especially when you mentioned that individuals need not donate. Individual like myself is taking freeware to learn more than to use it to generate income. I encourage those who use it for business to generate income to donate for a good cause. Thank you.
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5
Karl-saygh
12 April 2010
Version: 2.1.1
Really useful app for the one of us that don't want to make the slides with beamer! With Beamer they all look the same... or almost the same... :)
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Meego
04 November 2009
Version: 2.0.0
LaTeXiT looks lovely but it requires installing LaTeX. The problem is, the MacTeX distrib is a big whooping 1.2GB install (see: http://www.tug.org/mactex/ ). Apple's Grapher meets most of my needs but I'd be interested in trying LaTeX. Anyone can explain me why LaTeX needs that much memory, and if there is an alternative distrib with a smaller footprint? Cheers
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Coolmemin
01 September 2009
Version: 1.16.1
I upgraded to snow leopard and the services no longer show up! Any ideas on how to fix this situation? I emailed the developer but no reply yet
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5
Francisco-Coelho
31 January 2009
Version: 1.16.1
Very nice tool to OS X TeX'ers.
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5
Mark-Everitt
07 November 2008
Version: 1.16
This is one of my favourite and most commonly used utilities. Whenever someone at work converts to mac the first thing I recommend is this (after mactex of course, we're in academia). It's useful in so many ways!
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Hotfreaks
21 August 2008
Version: 1.15
The main issue I have with LaTeXiT is that often the very top, bottom or side of an equation will be cut off. I have tried modifying the font size, but this does not fix the problem reliably. Is there a solution to this?
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5
The-Valrus
19 April 2008
Version: 1.15
I'm student teaching right now, and for making up worksheets and such, pure LaTeX is too time-consuming. I was using the old version of LaTeXit on Leopard, and services didn't work so I had to mess around with baselines. No fun. This update will be an absolute lifesaver for me. Services work again and everything is beautiful. Thanks so much.
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Coolmemin
13 April 2008
Version: 1.14.4
I am a Mathematics Instructor and this is one of the most useful programs I have on my computer. Absolutely perfect for making exams in Pages, using the Latexit Services and a hotkey to convert Latex to equations. I have a question that the people here might be able to help me with. I want to make a demo on how to use Latexit for my colleagues but most of them have a PC. Is there a similar program that lets you type Latex code and it will convert it to equations? I'm assuming not but its worth a shot.
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5
Mstac
28 August 2007
Version: 1.14.4
As most of the comment are outdated, I thought I would add one, basically saying: LaTexIt is very usefull piece of program, especially to creates presentations or graphics with latex equations in them. It is stable and the GUI is nice.
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Filipp
02 January 2007
Version: 1.11
For simple equation formatting, just write the equation into /Applications/Grapher, select it, and copy paste into your text document. Furthermore, you can even use it to get the LaTex equation.
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4
Anonymous
28 October 2005
Version: 1.4.4
Very nice. Though sometimes it crashes. Maybe my copy has been outdated for a while. The developer was asking what were metadata means? Or some comments mentioned the feature you could open pdf with LEE again. I am not sure how Latexit works with link back, but LEE is inserting latex code into the metadata of the pdf file (if you save it as pdf), then you can manage to open it with LEE again and LEE reads in the metadata. If I remember it correctly.
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Anonymous
27 October 2005
Version: 1.4.4
It seems fine for displaying equations quickly and getting a feel for appearance. I can't get any of the Decorations under Palettes to work other than underbrace and overbrace in the OS 10.3 version. It seems to work fine in the version for OS 10.4
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Anonymous
06 September 2005
Version: 1.4.1
It crashes on launch in OS 10.4.2 on a G5. Is anyone experiencing the same problem?
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5
Anonymous
27 July 2005
Version: 1.3.1
This is wonderful piece of software! I was a user of LaTeX equation editor but it hasn't been updated in ages. LaTeXit is ahead of the game at the moment. I like the LinkBack feature, but unfortunately, it doesn't seem to work with most software. On Windows, there is a program called TeXPoint which works seamlessly with PowerPoint. I look forward to the day when we can have such a program for Mac OS X. I guess it's just too bad that Office 2004 apps are still Carbon, so they have no native support for the PDF type. Still LaTeXiT does a good job of rasterizing the PDF.
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Anonymous
04 May 2005
Version: 1.0
How to trash Latexit Service? It is easy to trash the application, if so desired, but how to trash its leftover from the Services menu?
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4.75
Anonymous
01 May 2005
Version: 1.0
Looks like a great program. Similar to Latex Equation Editor, but a cleaner look. Also, the character panel is handy, and the service menu feature is an added bonus.
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Anonymous
01 May 2005
Version: 1.0
Latex Equation Editor (LEE) in disguise. 1. I am a heavy user of the original, namely Latex Equation Editor. Consequently, I simply do not understand what does it mean "heavily inspired by LEE". it is nothing but LEE in disguise! (Library -> History,...) Thus, I insist on hearing what does LEE developer Alexander McKenzie has to say about it. Hope very nuch it has been approved by him! 2. The preferences of LEE are much reacher. For exapmple, can creat also tiff exports. 3. Unlike LEE, Latexit comes with a Latex palette. For Latex specialists it is superfluous, whereas for Latex beginners it is premature. 4. There is a multi windows option; I am not sure how important it is. 5. Remove several history entries (rather than a single entry) is badly needed. *6. Unlike LEE, the interaction of Latexit is one-way!!! You cannot take a formula back to Latexit, and this is a major drawback. LEE has not been upgraded for a while. Maybe Latexit will give it a good reason for doing so.
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