Handy tools for working with LaTeX and math

Here are some neat tools that I think everyone who does math with LaTeX should be aware of:

  1. Detexify https://detexify.kirelabs.org/classify.html
    A tool to help you find out symbols you need with just a rough sketch.

  2. TeX Match https://github.com/mrbenshef/TeX-Match
    Same as Detexify but this one is an open source offline desktop application for all 3 common desktop operating systems.

  3. MathPix https://mathpix.com/
    This is a full fledged text to LaTeX OCR service that lets you quickly convert images of equations to LaTeX code. Normal users get 50 snips for free per month, education accounts have 100. Alternatively, you can also use this open source application to call the MathPix OCR API directly, which allows you to make 1000 requests per month for free, but obviously this is strictly OCR, so you don’t get other fancy features as MathPix Snip.

Please share any more cool stuff and I might add them to the post later.


Great tools, thanks

I found this free open source tool at GitHub - lukas-blecher/LaTeX-OCR: pix2tex: Using a ViT to convert images of equations into LaTeX code. which has a GUI that looks like Mathpix’s. WARNING: this can be a pain to set up unless you already have PyTorch installed.