Apple have chosen MathType, available from Hearne Scientific Software , as the equation editor for their new iWork '09 suite of applications. MathType works with all three iWork applications: Pages (word processor), Keynote (presentation), and Numbers (spreadsheet).
MathType has long been known as the professional version of the equation editor in Microsoft Office, used by millions of educators, scientists and engineers to create papers and presentations with textbook-quality equations.
According to scientific and technical publishers, over 85% of submitted manuscripts containing mathematical notation are Microsoft Word documents with MathType or equation editor equations. Now that MathType works with Apple's iWork, coverage of word processing and presentation applications on Mac and Windows is virtually complete.
It is expected that many Mac users in these markets will make the move to iWork. If they have existing Microsoft Office documents containing MathType or equation editor equations, these can be imported into the new iWork applications and the equations will remain editable.
Equation editor and MathType are both developed by Design Science. MathType is Design Science’s professional version of equation editor. Hearne Scientific Software are distributors of MathType in Australia and New Zealand.