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2.13.4
06 November 2019

Quickly typeset LaTeX equations.

gkeller-1
22 February 2018

Most helpful

For me, this application is perfect. And it is free :)
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Version 2.9.0

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liqiuweiss
29 November 2018
Nice
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Version 2.11.0
gkeller-1
22 February 2018
For me, this application is perfect. And it is free :)
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Version 2.9.0
DrJJWMac
22 October 2015
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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Version 2.8.0
GlennH7541
03 December 2014
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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Version 2.7.5
piquadratpi2
29 November 2014
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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Version 2.7.4
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Red-Herring
Red-Herring
30 November 2014
It is broken but 2.7.5 is already available from the developer website
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piquadratpi2
piquadratpi2
30 November 2014
Wonderful! Thank you Red Herring, now everything works like a charm.
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Fxt
21 September 2014
Indispensable. Rock solid.
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Version 2.7.3
piquadratpi2
18 April 2014
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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Version 2.6.0
ChrisW4650
02 April 2014
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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Version 2.5.4
Peter-bacsi
08 February 2011
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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Version 2.3.0
Marba
01 June 2010
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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Version 2.2.0
Karl-saygh
12 April 2010
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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Version 2.1.1
Meego
04 November 2009
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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Version 2.0.0
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hushaohan
hushaohan
04 November 2009
latex is a whole self-contained system for producing scientific documents that can contain complex equations/tables/graphics/much more. it is quite the standard in academia. latexit, on the other hand, is more like just a little "widget" that lets you test some thing or cook up some snippet real quick. i personally think mactex is the best latex package (in terms of ease of installation/usage and speed, and the integration of different parts) among all platforms; and latexit is just a sexy little kit that comes in quite handy now and then
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Version 2.0.0
Meego
Meego
04 November 2009
Well yeah sure, I kinda knew all that, though I guess I should have made it clear. Don't you know if there are TeX packages with a smaller footprint? Also, it just can't be 1.2GB of pure code, is it? Even fonts don't take that much memory..
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Version 2.0.0
hushaohan
hushaohan
05 November 2009
on the mactex site, there's a linked page http://www.tug.org/mactex/morepackages.html where there's this thing: BasicTeX-2008 (54.1 MB). i never tried it before but from the description it should be relatively capable for its size.
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Version 2.0.0
Meego
Meego
05 November 2009
Thanks! I'll give it a try..
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Version 2.0.0
Coolmemin
01 September 2009
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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Version 1.16.1
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Hecklingfext
Hecklingfext
02 September 2009
I have the same issue, I've been going all over the internet today trying to find a fix... Anybody have any ideas?
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Version 1.16.1
Coolmemin
Coolmemin
02 September 2009
I emailed the developer and he said he doesn't have a copy of Snow Leopard yet but as soon as he does he will fix the bug. Hopefully it is soon. I use this wonderful tool so much!
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Version 1.16.1
Hecklingfext
Hecklingfext
08 September 2009
Please post something back here as soon as you hear something, I'm really missing this feature!
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Version 1.16.1
Coolmemin
Coolmemin
12 November 2009
So version 2.0 is out and using Willy_Me's suggestion in terminal it now works perfectly! Thank you!!!
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Version 2.0.0
Francisco-Coelho
31 January 2009
Very nice tool to OS X TeX'ers.
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Version 1.16.1
Mark-Everitt
07 November 2008
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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Version 1.16
Hotfreaks
21 August 2008
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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Version 1.15
The-Valrus
19 April 2008
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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Version 1.15
Coolmemin
13 April 2008
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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Version 1.14.4
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Chacha
Chacha
16 April 2008
Hello, I have never tried it, but I heard that TexPoint could help.
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Version 1.15
Ars
Ars
16 April 2008
To get something similar on a PC or Mac via a web interface try: http://www.sitmo.com/latex/ Especially as a gadget via a google personal page this works quite well.
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Version 1.15
Mstac
28 August 2007
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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Version 1.14.4
Filipp
02 January 2007
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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Version 1.11
Anonymous
28 October 2005
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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Version 1.4.4
Anonymous
27 October 2005
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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Version 1.4.4
Anonymous
06 September 2005
It crashes on launch in OS 10.4.2 on a G5. Is anyone experiencing the same problem?
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Version 1.4.1
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Fxt
Fxt
06 September 2005
in limited testing, it seems to work for me on g4 powerbooks and g5 dual-processor machines under 10.4.2 fxt
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Version 1.4.1
Anonymous
27 July 2005
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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Version 1.3.1
Anonymous
04 May 2005
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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Version 1.0
2 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
04 May 2005
I think you just have to logoff/logon again, to get the Services menu updated.
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Version 1.0
Anonymous
Anonymous
05 May 2005
This won't delete it, but: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/11777 is awesome. I haven't tried it under Tiger though, so I'm not liable for the potential for complete annihilation of everything you know and love.
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Version 1.0
Anonymous
01 May 2005
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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Version 1.0
Anonymous
01 May 2005
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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Version 1.0
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Anonymous
Anonymous
01 May 2005
Gee! You seem pretty much hostile to LaTeXit ! Okay, I can understand that you are afraid that I am simply an evil cloner, but let me expose my defense. LaTeXiT is a freeware : I made it for me, and I decided to release it publicly for people's convenience. If you do not like it, just do not use it, I do not pretend to be better than LEE. When I admit to be heavily inspired, it is just a fair mean to tell that I did not invent it. Yes, I did use LEE, and since I missed some features, I made a new program, from scratch, to fulfill my needs. So, the interface looks the same, and I do not tell that I am the inventor. You could reproach me not to claim the inspiration, but certainly not the contrary. >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,...) The differences are : the way errors are handled, the history being a kind of "automatic library", the multi-window, and the service. >I insist on hearing what does LEE developer Alexander McKenzie has to say about it. I have sent a mail to Mr Mckenzie to tell him about LaTeXiT. I thanked him for what he has done and I was just happy to tell him about LaTeXiT. >2. The preferences of LEE are much reacher. For exapmple, can creat also tiff exports. Yes, but since I did never use such a feature, I did not implement it. However, you can export an image in JPEG, TIFF... But the drag'n drop will always be PDF . >3. Unlike LEE, Latexit comes with a Latex palette. For Latex specialists it is superfluous, whereas for Latex beginners it is premature. If you do not like it, just do not use it ! >4. There is a multi windows option; I am not sure how important it is. Here again, I prefer multi-windows, so I made it multi-windows >5. Remove several history entries (rather than a single entry) is badly needed. Ok, it's a good idea. >6. Unlike LEE, the interaction of Latexit is one-way!!! You cannot take a formula back to Latexit, and this is a major drawback. Here, I do not understand. What is that feature ? Copy/paste text in LaTeXiT ?! >LEE has not been upgraded for a while. Maybe Latexit will give it a good reason for doing so. No problem for me, my goal is not to be better Now, more personnaly, I feel just sad about such a comment. Did I hurt you with LaTeXiT ? Pierre Chatelier
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Version 1.0
Anonymous
Anonymous
01 May 2005
Dear Pierre , I am sorry if I wrote my comment in a rather too offensive manner, at the heat of the moment, and certainly can assure you I had no intentions whatsoever at the personal level. I can still ask to withdraw my original comment if you feel too sad about it! In fact, I have already asked to remove it from VersionTracker. I just felt an obligation for a close comparison based on the close similarity you yourself pointed out. You wrote a nice polite technical response, and I praise you for doing it. *Regarding the one-way interaction, I meant by drag&Drop, not by Copy/paste.
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Version 1.0
Anonymous
Anonymous
01 May 2005
Hello, Okay, I understand that it has been written "at the heat of the moment". My fear was a degeneration into a flameware, about whether LaTeXiT is a shame or not; but on the contrary, you are nicely answering; so, no problem at all, I won't hold anything against you. By the way, I still do not understand the feature you are talking about, "taking a formula back to LaTeXiT". I am not aware of such a feature in LEE. Once the PDF is generated, what can we expect by drag'n dropping it back to the program ? I tried with LEE and I did not observe anything. Somebody asked me by mail if I could insert metadata in the PDF, this metadata being the latex source code. Is it something like that ? I still want to make LaTeXiT the best I can... if you do not matter ;-P Regards
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Version 1.0
Gerald Gwinner
Gerald Gwinner
08 September 2005
The really important aspect is LaTeXit's support of linkback with Keynote. This makes ALL the difference. Very nice program, great interface.
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Version 1.4.2