MathType

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MathType review by Henrietta W.
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"Good to use once you get used to it"

What do you like best?

Makes life easy and fast. Coming from primarily using word, this was a stressbuster and I wish I found out about it earlier. Especially for things like formatting, this is amazing.

What do you dislike?

formatting for things like matrices and other complex issues can be difficult. Or more time consuming but this is the best option there is so it is pretty good.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It takes some time to get used to but stick with it. I also think some sort of thing so that you dont have to constantly transfer back and forth bteween word and mathtype would be better. I believe latex has that ability but it is much more difficult to get used to so if this was integrated into word/pages, it would be much better and more user friendly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

typing papers, making notes & outlines for documentation and guidance for future employees. It is a quicker way to type mathematical expressions and is fairly easy to organize within a document instead of having to deal with spacing issues

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MathType review by Luis Eduardo M.
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"It is an easy tool to manage"

What do you like best?

I remember my study time at the university in the late 80s and early 90s, when writing or editing a document with mathematical formulas was a real challenge. Today I find this application that facilitates the edition of formulas and equations of mathematics, algebra, statistics, trigonometry and geometry and insert them easily in the different Office documents. The edition of superscripts, subscripts, numerators, denominators, among others, becomes very practical through the use of so-called insertion points. It is a tool that you learn to use very quickly.

What do you dislike?

I believe that it is its high price. I am testing a 30-day trial application. You must activate the "trial" once downloaded and installed on your computer to enable the edition of equations. For the rest, I think it is a very useful and easy tool to use.

Recommendations to others considering the product

MathType is a perfect tool for editing mathematical equations. Widely recommended for the academic area among other professional fields.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Very useful for mathematics, physics and engineering in general. It is an excellent tool for writing text with formulas and equations. It can help you in the professional and academic field to make forms and problems in digital format, and with the advantage of saving time in the editing of complicated equations.

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MathType review by Kevin D.
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"Functions Well, Not The Prettiest"

What do you like best?

It has an option for every mathematical function I have needed. All of it is available with relatively minimal clicking/searching.

What do you dislike?

It's definitely not the best looking software I have seen. Also, it would have been great to have the freedom to pick my own categories for things since many functions are not located where I would have put them.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Look for a trial first. I have coworkers that were very frustrated with the setup (but they regularly complain). Just be sure it is working the way you need it to. I do believe it worked well for me.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

When needing to create problems or formulas, it has helped me create them to include in notes, worksheets, handouts, assignments and assessments. I have tried other products, and this one worked very well.

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"MathType User Experience"

What do you like best?

I like that it has the ability to cross over into other platforms as well. It is good for visualization purposes when I want to get certain equations on the screen and it does it in an easy to learn and efficient manner.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the buttons are a bit faulty and then the program needs to be refreshed which gets rid of the initial equation, but that rarely happens.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is good for academic papers and reports as well if you want equations to appear in your screen. In addition it can be easily taught to even beginners and because it is an Office product it has high quality performance too. It constantly has upgrades so you do not have to worry about its status and as for variety, the equation editor has it all. Insertion has all the Math symbols necessary and the equations are all there too. You can use it in all subjects such as Chemistry, Algebra, or even college level work and it is good for those who have handwritten work but want to have it online as well.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is good for connecting many subjects together and it is a good teaching skill as well. It can be used anywhere, even in classrooms and reaches a wide audience.

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"MathType 5"

What do you like best?

MathType 5 delivers web magic. The new version 5 focuses on some web capabilities that provide what is, for now, the smoothest and most elegant way to display math on the web. For anyone else, especially those creating mathematical documents in Word or producing mathematically rich web pages, MathType is an essential tool. The lifetime technical support is also great. MathType is also a treasure that lets me make and edit custom quizzes, tests, worksheets. I also use it in typesetting mathematical formulas in PowerPoint talks for research presentations. I am extremely impressed with the results. It converts to many formats for using it on othe softwares. I consider it to be the easiest-to-use math typing tool on the market, and with professional appearance. Overall I am very happy with it.

What do you dislike?

A bit difficult to understand the arrangement of the symbols. Use of ctrl along with the spacebar hinders the typing speed. Matrices have over-extended brackets -- makes it look like there are extra blank rows. Matrix bodies are sometimes unaligned vertically with extra blank rows below the body.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The MathType web site: http://www.dessci.com, includes Equation Editor Tips & Tricks to help get the most out of the junior version of MathType.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use MathType as software for my tutoring. It can do my job faster and cleaner. It is also very helpful for my students for them to learn how to write math equations in a proper manner.

MathType review by Mugdha  J.
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"Nice, keep it up!"

What do you like best?

This tool helps in adding so much rigor in all the math objectives. This gives a chance to the teachers to be over the table creative and data driven and makes work easy for them.

What do you dislike?

It kepps disabling sometimes and goes blank and you just loose all your data at once. It is also showing compatibility issues with other operation systems. Normally its 50$/month but using an academia discount one can get it at 40$/month.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You can get student discount and academia discount and get it for $40 a month.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

For engineers it is helpful in making equation and word equation typing and similarly can be used in academics as well.

MathType review by User in Research
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"More streamlined way for inserting equations in Word"

What do you like best?

MathType is really easy to use especially for users familiar with TeX formats. I previously used to rely on Word Equations, but ever since I switched to MathType, inserting and formatting equations has been really easy and straightforward. The software is very intuitive especially for users familiar with LaTex

What do you dislike?

Nothing per se. I use MathType very often and really like it. I guess the one downside could be that MathType requires familiarity with TeX formatting, but for experienced researchers, it is truly great.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend having prior knowledge of how to format equations in LaTex or other professional formatting platforms (such as Mathematica). Otherwise, the product is super user-friendly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use MathType to format and insert equations in Word. I have realized that it is very easy to use, and the best part is that when you convert Word to Pdf, the equations get converted correctly.

MathType review by Nathaniel Q.
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"Perfect for every situation"

What do you like best?

MathType is a remarkably easy and straightforward application designed to help you type out questions from simple algebra to differential equations.Whether it be adding an equation to a grade school paper or compiling a proof for a doctoral thesis, MathType will make it easier.

What do you dislike?

It is a wonderful application for transcribing math into documents, but sadly it is not open source and can not be edited or added to, which is something I view as a major con.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a doctorate student working at multiple companies, I use this to help add mathematics to proofs and papers wherever I am at, thanks to the perfect Google and Office integration.

MathType review by User in Chemicals
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"Mathtype review"

What do you like best?

Mathtype is a great software for building equations. This works well if you are in school or if you need to create mathematical formulas for calculus or advanced functions. Use is to make the equations on your homework or papers look organized and professional.

What do you dislike?

The system could be a little slow to use. Mathtype requires you to select each individual element usually, minus the few shortcuts on your keyboard. There should be more customization to the functions you use often so that it is easier to type it out.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Used MathType to add equations into a textbook that we were helping publish. It makes creating the formulas better than simple keyboard symbols and icons.

MathType review by Mike M.
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"Math Type is a good program"

What do you like best?

how easy it was to compose a formula for their PowerPoint slides

What do you dislike?

it can be slow for older users who aren't as tech savy

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Good for helping out kids with math problems

MathType review by Neha P.
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"Mediocore"

What do you like best?

I didnt particularly re joy any of the features. Overall i thought the program was mediocore

What do you dislike?

Didnt like the features because they were hard to use

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Trying to utilize the print in buisness work flows

MathType review by User in Marketing and Advertising
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"Good overall product"

What do you like best?

Easy to use, doesn't take a rocket scientist. The product did everything I could have asked for. SAved me a bunch of times by getting things done

What do you dislike?

The price is a little high for what it is. Wish it was cheaper. Didn't use it a ton to make the cost worthwhile. Not sure I would renew because of the cost

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Needed mathamalitcal equasion for our web pages and website in general

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