Math Notes.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Gwardys, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. Gwardys macrumors member

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    I like the take the notes that I handwrite in school and put them into my laptop. This way I have a backup, and I can print them if needed for a cleaner look.

    I'm using a combination of iFlash, myNotes, and Schoolhouse to prepare for the upcoming school term starting next week, but i'm taking a math class and I don't think that myNotes will suit my needs. I need something I can type math formulas into obviously, something a bit more than text. Has anyone tried this before? Is there anyway I could get a list of hidden math symbols in OS X?

    Speaking of myNotes, I love it to peices, but I don't think I will find it so great once I start pouring all of my notes into it. [Not just math related] Is there another application that anyone could reccomend specifically for keeping notes? I just need to keep them all orginized by class [I don't feel like using a word processor, something more lightweight]

    I'm not going to be taking notes at school, my MBP is staying home.
    But after class I would like to be able to type them all up and have them in one place.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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  3. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    Go to Finder, then click Edit -> Special Characters. A character palette will open, and at the top of the list, there will be math symbols. I think these symbols can be used anywhere within Mac OS, including programs like Word and Safari.
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I'm with balamw- LaTeX is very useful if you are considering going into the sciences. The syntax is fairly simple, and there are more than enough web resources available (via Google or whatever) to get you any help you need if you get stuck.
     
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Oops, I forgot to add...

    If you feel like paying, MathType is available for Mac. It's more or less a Word plugin, and instead of a typesetting program like LaTeX it gives you buttons to push for the various symbols and formats (like fractions, exponents, etc.).
     
  6. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    in word, there is equation editor (yes, even the mac version), i use that to input formulas and equations.. it does just about anything you need... what math class is this?
     

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