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REQUEST: Support for LaTeX formulas

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I just stumbled upon this threat because I was thinking about doing my econ PhD presentations with the help of evernote. This would be a huge timesaver for the non-business crowd here. After switching to the Evernote way of life, this would be the ultimate next step.

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Jup, I also add my vote.

Latex support would allow me to not only use Evernote for my private life, but also for my career (PhD).

 

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Adding all my votes for LaTeX support. I could settle for Markdown + MathJax for the moment. :)

 

It would prove immensely useful for me as a PhD student and Teaching Assistant, both in my teaching and my research. I would pay full Premium price for such a feature, no doubt!

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Yep, Latex support would make my life much easier! I've switched to Evernote for all classroom note making but need to maintain my math formulas in a different place currently :(

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Yes, adding another vote for TeX support in Evernote. I've tried other solutions and none are sufficient.

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Me 500, this would be really nice to have so I can organize notes for my statistical consulting business.

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YES PLEASE!!!

I hope the Evernote people realise the demand for this - Engineering and Science students the world over, as well as professionals in these fields, are completely unsatisfied with the cloud-based notetaking services currently available. Just adding equations like Wordpress does, such as:

$$latex \sum_{n = 1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{n^2} = \frac{\pi^2}{6}$$

would instantly convert me and a horde of others to this otherwise fantastic software project. Even if it were only a premium feature, we'd probably pay for it (though do please make it free :):):) ).

 

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Hey guys, 

I am also in desperate need for formula support! I am currently writing all formulas as I would for Mathjax. In order to display the notes, I export them to html and insert the necessary mathjax script statements in the html. It works, but is not nice to work with!

Regards,

Robert

 

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I've stopped using Evernote for many months now because of this deficiency. Evernote, the company, should know that in-line math symbols as well as equations proper need to be able to be entered in LaTeX code. The only reason I stay tuned to this forum is in case there is a lightning strike at Evernote and LaTeX support is made available. For now I will continue to compile my notes in TeXShop.

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I tried to use eatags for a bit, but it just is not the real thing. For one, the resulting images of the formulas are not as pretty as in mathjax, say. But mainly, one can't edit formula -- so if I have some long ugly awesome formula and I discover later on that I made a typo in it, I have to retype the whole thing. It was a dealbreaker for me, may be for others it is not so bad. 

 

Obviously, the proper solution is to allow for a mathjax javascript to run on evernote posts. Tried this for a while (via Tampermonkey), but failed ... 

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Being a LONG time TeX/LaTeX user (since 1987) and have writing & published >100 papers, 2 books, and a PhD Thesis, mostly all written in Latex, I don't think you're going to get an Evernote/LaTeX mix that's going to be perfect and make everyone happy.  I've experimented a lot with the various offerings and I usually simply return to using stand-alone LaTeX and sharing the resulting PDF.  

MathJaX is very nice, is used on a number of Blogs, is used by a number of Physics/Math journals for HTML versions of papers.

Some ideas for the developers to chew upon.

  • adopt a "cell" structure as in Mathematica where opening the cell reveals the Latex code.  This seems to be a good compromise allowing one to see pretty equations and go back to edit them later. 
  • develop a Mathematica plug-in...which in and of itself would be very cool by the way. 
  • develop a Latex tag for the entire Note that produces a "compiled" PDF or viewable doc viewed in parallel to the Latex source.

In my own Ludite opinion, a WYSIWYG Latex editor is rather contrary to the original philosophy of using Latex...where the formatting was secondary to the actual content of the doc. 

 

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+1 on rendering math. I would prefer the LaTeX notation as it's much less verbose than MathML.

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+1 for math notation. This feature is essential for so many students & teachers (who seem to be the main users of evernote nowadays).

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Until we have a generic Feedback page,  these sorts of request are best raised under your OS-of-choice Feedback thread as a votable idea.  If everyone clicks on their respective link,  Evernote have a measurable indication of the level of interest,  and (may) be more inclined to take action.

There's also a (non-votable) New Forum Feedback page where you could suggest that an all-OS Feedback page should be set up so as not to 'split' the voting for features that affect users across device divides.

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The lack of this feature is boggling the mind. It takes Evernote from "indispensable" to "useless" to anybody in STEM.

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Please enable LaTeX for fast and easy formulas input.

MathJax would be the best option (like on Mathoverflow and Math.SE): it looks nice, resizable, plain text (rendering by browser), fast loading -- in contrast to direct rendering to images (non-resizable, need OCR for search, need more time for loading).

This is the biggest thing I miss in Evernote because I have a lot of math notes with a lot of formulas. I would pay for plus/premium account for such an feature.

Currently there are several dirty hacks:

1. marxi.co, which is non-free, buggy and veeery slow and notes are read-only inside Evernote. I use this option currently and very unhappy with it, but there are no better options.

2. Rendering to images using external services and attach it to note. It's ok for single or small count of formulas, but absolutely unusable for rich math text.

3. MathJax user-scripts/extensions for browser. But currently all extension and user-scripts (like "Math Anywhere") for Chrome I tried doesn't work with Evernote for unknown reasons.

Please vote this request if you want LaTeX.

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+1 being able to write formulas is essential to me, though I would not mind using another syntax as LaTeX.

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Would really appreciate this. Seems like a huge hole in the tool. 

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Behind the scenes Evernote notes are 'just' HTML files. With KaTeX they could add LaTeX-like math notation into Evernote without much hassle: https://github.com/Khan/KaTeX It is even under a permissive license!!

To see how reliable and easy it is, just try out the Electron-based note app 'Joplin', which uses Markdown for general formatting + KaTeX for math notes: https://github.com/laurent22/joplin

And it allows the import of Evernote notes, syncing over multiple services and has a web clipper. ;)

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I literally just made an account to bump this idea. I like Evernote, but adding LaTeX support is would be an incredible upgrade to an already good product. This would, in my opinion, beat any other note taking application.

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+1 for smooth LaTeX integration. 

This feature would extremely help me as well.  It is important to me to the extend that I am thinking to look for an alternative application for my literature review.  I hope Evernote team makes it a priority to implement this long overdue feature. 

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On 10/30/2019 at 1:18 PM, Kourosh said:

I hope Evernote team makes it a priority to implement this long overdue feature.

I doubt this specific issue is a priority - Evernote is currently working to provide a common UI across all platforms,  and they may well be looking to improve various matters at the same time.  Other feature requests with many more votes are still unresolved though - if you truly need this option,  you should probably look around for other options.  Evernote will probably introduce it at some time,  but it's unlikely to be soon...

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On 10/30/2019 at 6:18 AM, Kourosh said:

I hope Evernote team makes it a priority to implement this long overdue feature. 

You can indicate support for this request using the vote button at the top left corner of the discussion.  There are currently 80BAB6DB-A091-4B26-8E75-3D3637B16C32.jpeg.1c223f38c44c41ffbb351ba586bb99af.jpeg  votes.  It seems to be a niche thing

>>I am thinking to look for an alternative application for my literature review.

An alternative editor is my recommendation.  I use Apple Pages   
Files of any format can be attached to a note

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Wow - here we are 8 years later.  I tried a couple of the work arounds mentioned earlier like MathJax (very kludgy).   We had a college intern come in and introduce my coworkers and I to overleaf. So they switched and I went with them  (at least as far as paying: paying for overleaf now and dropped evernote premium). Overleaf is fully featured but requires you to know Latex.   Still use Evernote some for taking general (meetings, tasks, logs) notes and it works for that.  I wish there was something that spanned both.  I don't think they are marketing Evernote for the "niche" (lol) technical fields (me :engineering) any longer though.

 

Wish I had a dollar for every-time I had this conversation:

Someone:  "You use evernote?  I use [Teams or some other product].  Do you like it?

Me: "It's Ok.  But there is no equation editor or ability to embed math"

Someone: "Oh really?  So about that meeting yesterday..."

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@gazumped@DTLow and @bradh thank you for your responses.  

11 hours ago, gazumped said:

I doubt this specific issue is a priority - Evernote is currently working to provide a common UI across all platforms,  and they may well be looking to improve various matters at the same time.  Other feature requests with many more votes are still unresolved though - if you truly need this option,  you should probably look around for other options.  Evernote will probably introduce it at some time,  but it's unlikely to be soon...

That is sad to hear, I am literally heart broken. 

I am giving DEVONthink a shot, although I admit it will be not trivial for me to switch from Evernote to anything else, and I will try not to go on that route if possible but being able to write equations in notes for me is crucial.  Anyway, thank you guys again for your comments. 

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