MathType is the world's leading equation editor that allows you to write math notation as easily as you write text. Create and edit high-quality math equations in Google Docs™ and Google Slides™.
Listing updated:June 19, 2024
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Overview
Write math formulas as easily as you write text with MathType for Google Workspace™, the math equation editor for Google Docs™ and Google Slides™.

MathType offers a range of powerful features to enhance your mathematical and scientific content creation:

- Symbol coverage: MathType offers over 500 symbols, supporting matrices, multiline equations, and specialized symbols, ensuring you have everything needed for any mathematical or scientific formula. 

- Easy to use: Write equations with an interface that provides a user-friendly experience from day one. MathML native and LaTeX friendly.

- Handwriting Recognition: Converts handwritten formulas into clean, digital equations ready to be used in your documents. 

- High-quality output: It generates perfect, high-quality images for all your equations that can be exported in various formats such as SVG, PDF, and PNG.

- ChemType: Unlock a personalized toolbar equipped with special chemistry buttons tailored for editing inorganic chemistry formulas. 

- Accessibility: MathType is compliant with accessibility requirements and ensures software accessibility for people with disabilities.

- Customizable: You can customize formatting options to define the style settings required for your documents and configure how equation elements are displayed.


How it works? Just type or handwrite the equation that you need on your document within the MathType editor window, and it will be inserted into your document. Edit your equations as many times as you want just by clicking on them and going into MathType again.

Who is it for? MathType is a tool for creating high-quality mathematical and scientific content for students, educators, researchers, technical writers, editors, publishers, edtech companies, and chemists. 

FREE 30-DAY TRIAL
Take advantage of the 30-day free trial to explore MathType. Just install the add-on and start writing math equations easily!

ONE SUBSCRIPTION. ALL OFFICE TOOLS INCLUDED
MathType for Office Tools is available as a yearly subscription that includes MathType for Google Workspace™ (Google Docs™, Google Slides™), MathType for Windows, and MathType for Microsoft 365. Buy your subscription in our store: https://store.wiris.com

If you have any questions or comments about MathType, we would love to hear from you, reach us at support@wiris.com
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This will allow MathType to :
View and manage documents that this application has been installed in
View and manage the Google Slides presentations that this application is installed in
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Peter Jung
April 23, 2024
I am not impressed with the product in conjunction with Google docs. It seems not well integrated. To start you click on the extension menu to open the editor. Then once you get ready to type an equation, you open the editor gain !?. You type the equation and insert. The opening of the editor for each equation is very, very slow. To edit an existing equation you cannot just click on it, you have to first select the equation and then click again to open the editor and wait until the window opens (very slow). Occasionally the software gets stuck opening an equation or an equation simply cannot be re-edited. My biggest surprise was that mathtype doesn't seem to work when you edit a docx file - the crown jewel capability of the google docs editor. The extension menu disappears altogether. While the equations look better when written in mathtype, I prefer the build in editor in how its integrated and speed. Editing an equation is less than a click. Another striking advantage of the build-in equation editor in google docs is that when the document is saved as a docx file and then edited with a third software such as pages, the equation is exported as "mathml" which can be edited again - mathtype equations are just images. I am very disappointed with this software. Many years ago Mathtype used to be the best equation editor there was. But this current product is not ready for prime time, at least in conjunction with google docs.
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Peter Sheppard
January 27, 2024
Typed in about 10 lines of Trig Identity stuff. All nice. Sent it back to the doc. All nice. Back into MathType Added a drawn symbol -- all my work vanished :-( Started again Typed in three Trig Identities, then Small Angle Approximations. All nice. Sent it to the doc and returned to viewing the Doc. All gone again. Only wasted about an hour and a half. Realy happy with the Product (NOT).
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Aaron Evans
May 1, 2024
Used to be a great product when you installed it as an extension for word, but since moving online it is just too slow. The constant loading and frequency of save failures means that it increases the time to create a document by several orders of magnitude.
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Melissa Reid
May 22, 2024
In my experience, the tool has been noticeably slower to load compared to other extensions or add-ons. Each time you want to create or edit an equation, it requires reopening the editor, which adds unnecessary time to the process. This frequent reopening not only disrupts the workflow but also significantly hinders efficiency. Users looking for a swift and streamlined experience might find this aspect particularly challenging.
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Dylan Cordaro
December 6, 2023
If you know latex, just use beamer and look at the 5 minute overleaf tutorial. The typesetting is poor, if you need to put more than 1 or 2 equations on a page every time you insert an equation it wipes out the textbox, and it takes 20 seconds just to load the software. The only reason I downloaded it was because my organization wouldn't let me download any other extension, but it's honestly better to just use online tools.
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Việt Phan
August 3, 2023
MathType on Google workplace - This app uses password access and compromises on my account. Extremely lousy. Stop that action now, user privacy intruder!
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Patti Pfann (IH)
January 15, 2024
Horrible! I cannot add the equations to a slide without everything I have already put on the slide being gone. Hate our management makes us use this horrible extension!
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Denise Bailey
September 3, 2023
I supposedly had a 30-day trial, but it only worked once. Each subsequent time I opened the extension in google docs a blank MathType dialog box appeared. When it works, it is great. I have used it on my work account. I am leary to purchase for my home computer since the trial did not work.
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Parker Niewland
June 11, 2024
It takes forever to load, doesn't insert what I type properly, and I can't even copy and paste. This extension sucks.
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Charles Franklin
October 3, 2023
There is a lot less functionality that the version I used with pages. Is there any way to edit an equation once it has been placed in a google doc? If so, it is not easy to find.
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