What is MathpixOCR?

MathpixOCR is an API for extracting text from images. It works especially well with images containing scientific notation (math, chemistry, physics, …).

Use cases

Solving

Mathway is a popular homework help app that uses MathpixOCR to provide step by step solutions for students stuck on homework problems:
Mathway example
MathpixOCR powers apps like Doubtnut to create intelligent camera applications. The app queries MathpixOCR to obtain text from user submitted images. This text is then used to search databases of curated content, allow users to find educational content they are looking for by simply taking a picture of a homework problem.
Doubtnut example

Digitizing

MathpixOCR powers our very own Mathpix Snip app, used by top students all over the world to save time creating Latex documents. Mathpix Snip converts user’s screenshots to Latex code, which can then be pasted into any Latex compatible text editor.
Mathpix Snip example

Grading

Gradescope and RM results use MathpixOCR to group together identical student answers for handwritten exams, saving teachers and professors countless hours grading assignments.
Gradescope example

How do I get an API key?

You may sign up for an API key on our dashboard website. A credit card is required to create an account.

How do I use the API key?

API docs can be found here.

How can I contact support?

Just send us an email at support@mathpix.com.