In addition to simply recognizing the math formulas and offering a perfect digital result that can be pasted in some other app, the entire Mathpix Snip workflow environment is designed to accelerate working with complex math structures. Users could even capture the formulas on their iOS or Android smartphone using the custom Mathpix Snip app, and then receive the digital version of the formula direct on their Windows PC or Mac. This advanced procedure is powered by Mathpix’s reliable cloud service.
The entire procedure of using the Mathpix Snipping Tool is incredibly simple. If the target math formula is present on the screen on the PC, users simply need to activate the capture tool with the built-in keyboard shortcut. This will transform the cursor into the OCR capture tool, and users simply need to select the area that covers just the formula and wait mere moments for the digital version of the formula is placed into their clipboard. The app fully supports pasting results in popular editing environments such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Sheets, StackEdit, Typora, Overleaf, MacDown, and other apps. The pasting procedure can also be in specific alternate formats such as pasting the image or TSV-formatted data that are perfect for Excel and Google Sheets data acquisition, and more.
The app features no visible user-interface and just requires the user to use a keyboard shortcut to transform their cursor into an area capture tool. Users are required just to capture and grab equations, formulas, and other similar data, which is automatically converted into editable text.
Mathpix Snipping Tool can be used for FREE with a basic account tier that limits the number of snips to just 50 per month. This can be extended to 100 per month with Student tier (still free, but requires the signup using the select .AC and .EDU email address), and two premium Pro and Organization tiers.