Mathpix Snip – A Tool for an Easy and Fast Way to Create Math Equations Using LaTex.

Here are some highlights of the tool:

  • Mathpix Snip is free (up to 50 snips per month)
  • Original equations can be typed or handwritten and put into applications such as Canvas and Microsoft Office
  • Mathpix Snip works with MacOS, Windows, Linux, iOS and Android
  • The goal of Mathpix Snip is to save you time
  • Setting up a Mathpix Snip account is easy and free (up to 50 equations per month)
  • Snips can be edited (if needed) before the LaTex is complete
  • LaTex can be read by screen readers for users who are visually impaired
  • Snips can also be copied as .png files

Watch this demo on YouTube to see MathPix Snip copy text from a pdf:

Watch this demo on YouTube to see the many different kinds of formats and equations it can capture.


Once you have your math equation in LaTex, simply follow these steps:

Step 1: Open the editor in Canvas where you want your math equation to appear (this example is in a quiz question) and click on the Insert Math editing tool. 

Insert the Math Equation in the editor

Step 2: Switch to Advanced View to paste the LaTex into the editor.

Switch to Advanced View

Step 3: Paste LaTex and click Insert Equation

Paste equation and click Insert Equation

Step 4: View Equation and add any surrounding details that are needed.

Final view of equation in editor

Contact Jane Sutterlin ( if you want to see how we've used this tool in Dutton.