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# REQUEST: Support for LaTeX formulas

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I would also love this to see this feature. Without it Evernote is hardly usable for my work.

I'm surprised that MathJax hasn't been mentioned yet: www.mathjax.org

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I'm a happy Evernote user, but I miss a feature many people have asked for and will greatly appreciate - support for LaTeX formulas. If may sound complicated, but integration should be actually extremely simple. Here's how it could work:

1) Similarly to URL-to-hyperlink conversion, a LaTeX formula could be automatically generated by converting text surrounded by specific characters ($in LaTeX). For example, I can type "Today we will discuss how equations of the form$ax^2 + bx + c = 0$can be solved" I guess a question would be how you would disambiguate between this use of '$' delimiters and other uses of '$' that don't designate LaTex, in a backward compatible way? So adding LaTeX math support boild down to implementing a simple UI feature! Now it sounds simple, but this could be a selling point to a huge amount of people (especially in academia). I'm not aware of any good note taking tool that has seamless formula integration and synchronization. Even in the current Evernote state the functionality can be emulated by dragging LaTeX formula images to Evernote. However, this is tedious and does not facilitate modifications. Therefore, it would be good after the image has been acquired, the source text to be saved along for future modifications. I would think that this makes things not-so-simple. Probably means storing the original source into an 'alt' attribute, and then you need to interpret all of those for the special LaTeX delimiters too. ##### Link to comment • 1 I'm a happy Evernote user, but I miss a feature many people have asked for and will greatly appreciate - support for LaTeX formulas. If may sound complicated, but integration should be actually extremely simple. Here's how it could work: 1) Similarly to URL-to-hyperlink conversion, a LaTeX formula could be automatically generated by converting text surrounded by specific characters ($ in LaTeX). For example, I can type "Today we will discuss how equations of the form $ax^2 + bx + c = 0$ can be solved"

I think this is an EXCELLENT idea! It has many potential applications.

I guess a question would be how you would disambiguate between this use of '$' delimiters and other uses of '$' that don't designate LaTex, in a backward compatible way?

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I'm waiting for a math editor and a linux client to start to use evernote.. at the moment I'm writing notes with lyx that is a nice GUI to latex and has got a wonderful math editor. Of course I'm missing a lot of features and in particular handwritten notes,

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I am adding my voice to the latex support.  It is a must for engineering, science and math learning.  having this feature will make me a paying customers for life.  I want to add that having a third party plugin to access the evernote and render the formula is not acceptable, esp considering that much of the appeal of evernote is its promise of never reading (mining) user data for whatever reasons.   This promise is pretty significant.

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I am adding my voice to the latex support.  It is a must for engineering, science and math learning.  having this feature will make me a paying customers for life.  I want to add that having a third party plugin to access the evernote and render the formula is not acceptable, esp considering that much of the appeal of evernote is its promise of never reading (mining) user data for whatever reasons.   This promise is pretty significant.

I completely agree - third party plugins are unacceptable for this feature.  Evernote documents are fluid... so locking an equation to an external service renders the latex as static, which to me goes against the evernote fluidity.

I too would pay for an in-Evernote latex equation editing feature!

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Not sure if anyone has heard of Gingko app. It's a tree-based word processor which supports markdown editing... Plus you can enable LaTeX formatting. It's a brilliant web-based app in its own league, set up by a PhD physics graduate, Adriano Ferrari. It is most definitely a note-taking app of note. It's kind of a hybrid between Trello and WorkFlowy, working with a parent/ child card dynamic.

Gingkoapp.com

You smart folk should have no problem finding a workflow to integrate Gingko and Evernote.

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