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Live TeX rendering.

texpaste logo texpaste logo

Input TeX code to get a live preview. Press ENTER or click the green checkmark to copy the result to the clipboard and use it in another application. ESCAPE or clicking the close button will discard the output. Custom macros can be created in the settings.

Made with Electron and KaTeX.

Demonstration video


Download options for Windows and Linux can be found in the latest release. If you are using macOS, you will have to run this app from source. Listed below are the different kinds of files available to run or install texpaste.

File Platform Type
texpaste_(version)_linux.AppImage Linux Standalone app
texpaste_(version)_linux.deb Linux Installable package for Debian
texpaste_(version)_linux.tar.gz Linux Archive containing executable and program files
texpaste_(version) Windows Archive containing executable and program files
texpaste_(version)_win_portable.exe Windows Standalone app (slow startup)
texpaste_(version)_win_setup.exe Windows Installation wizard

⚠️ Windows users will be presented with a security warning on first launch. This is because I cannot afford a certificate to sign my code. You can circumvent the warning by clicking on "More info" and "Run anyway".


To build or run this app directly from the source code, you will need Node.js with npm v7 or later. Clone or download the repository and use the following commands.

Command Description
npm install Installs the required dependencies.
npm start Launches the application.
npm run pack Packages the application (output is located in the "dist" folder).
npm run dist Packages while also creating an installer.

Upcoming features

Autocomplete. Feel free to suggest something or file a bug report on the issue tracker.

UI preview UI preview
Live demo Live demo

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Keyboard Shortcuts

Key Action
/ Focus the search bar
Esc Focus the search bar and cleans it
Select the next search result
Select the previous search result
Enter Open the selected search result
cmdEnter Ctrl+Enter Open the selected search result in a new tab