TeX for Gmail

TeX for Gmail

Use LaTeX (a method for rendering mathematical formulas) with Gmail.

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What is TeX for Gmail?

TeX for Gmail is a featured Chrome extension by alexeev.org. This extension has 57,029 weekly active users, a good user rating of 4.62, and is most similar to TeX All the Things and LaTeX Editor. The latest version, 6.7.3, was updated 2 years ago.

Stats date:
Version: 6.7.3 (Last updated: 2020-11-23)
Creation date: 2020-04-02
Manifest version: 2
  • storage
  • https://mail.google.com/
Size: 157.70K
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
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Typeset math in the outgoing and incoming messages. The other person does not have to have TeX for Gmail installed or to use Gmail. Math is viewable in most mail readers and browsers, including mobile ones.
Risk impact

TeX for Gmail requires some risky permissions and may not be safe to use. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

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Risk likelihood

TeX for Gmail has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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User reviews
It was okey but now not responding anymore...
by Haotian Wei Haotian Wei, 2023-03-19

Amazing extension and exactly what I wanted for such a long time! One thing I would not have imagine is that the rendered inline TeX equations are horizontally ALIGNED with the rest of the text, which is a MAGIC solution to writing TeX commands in any mails. One suggestion to improve this TeX4Gmail solution for high-dpi (which is a wide-spreading trend, 2K on mobiles/PCs and 4K on desktops) is fetching images of 600% scale factor (from CodeCogs or WordExpress) and downscaling it correspondingly. I did it by customizing the downloaded extension and adding an additional option of "upscaling 600% and downsizing to fit the text". It's a pity that Gmail has not support SVG even in 2022, where almost all other browsers (web and clients) have supported as shown here https://www.caniemail.com/features/image-svg/. Otherwise, this extension could be easily adapted to support rendering SVG format of TeX for Gmail, which is the ultimate solution I am looking forward to.
by Yang Liu Yang Liu, 2022-07-20

Renders the equations beautifully!
by Manu Upadhyay Manu Upadhyay, 2022-01-25
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