Finding the symbol you want to use in LaTeX can be hard since you can't memorize all the commands and packages for every symbol. DeTeXt tries to solve this problem by giving you two ways to find the command you want:

- Draw the symbol you want and DeTeXt's neural image classification engine will identify what it thinks are the 20 most likely LaTeX commands that will generate a symbol closest to the one you drew. DeTeXt supports Apple Pencil drawings on the iPad.

- Search the entire symbol set of 1098 symbols from packages like tipa, amsmath, amssymb, textcomp and more, in addition to the default mathematical symbols.

DeTeXt's neural engine processes your drawn symbol and finds the best matches in its symbol database, all on your device without requiring you to be online. All the symbols are stored within the app as well.

This is the initial macOS Catalyst release of my iOS app. I will be continuously working towards making it more polished and stable.

What’s New

Version 1.3.1

Updated broken privacy policy link to working link.

Ratings and Reviews

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1 Rating

A_Tech_Guy ,


If you have managed to stumble onto this app you already know what LaTeX is and have probably fallen victim to typing random abbreviations into your editor just to find the proper symbol. This fixes that. Developer, if you read this I just want you to know that this has saved me so much time and headache. I, as a fellow human who uses LaTeX, wish the absolute best for you and yours. I am recommending this app to everyone I know that uses LaTeX. Thank you again dev, sincerely.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your kind words :)

Austin Traver ,

Where has this been all my life

I have wasted so many hours scouring the big list of LaTeX math symbols to find the one I was looking for.

This app saves me ten minutes every time I need to remember what the name of that obscure binary operator is again. Thank you!

Developer Response ,

Aww thank you :) I’m glad my app has helped you.

gusgkwuclenwick ,

So proud

I’m very proud of my beautiful son for making this app. In my day, latex was used for little red balloons from the carnival and gloves to wear when cleaning the floors with lye! Now it’s used for computers or something… anyhow the app works great!

App Privacy

The developer, Venkata Subrahmanyan Govindarajan, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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