I’ve added a lot more user-friendly features to my write maths, see maths tool over the past couple of weeks, and I’ve moved it to its own domain.

The tool is now available at http://takenot.es, which I think we can all agree is a terrifically clever domain name.

Since I last wrote about it, I’ve added the ability to save and retrieve pages, and support for automatically embedding things like pictures and videos using oEmbed

There’s also a print stylesheet, so if you print a page of notes it will look clean and tidy.

Finally, as well as HTML output you can now also get a proper LaTeX document of your notes by clicking on the “TeX please” button.

I’ve been using it to write up real notes for my research, and I’m very pleased with how quickly I can get stuff written down. I have something like TeX-anxiety for writing up maths, mainly because the process of writing a LaTeX document is such a hassle. With this tool, I can see what I’m doing as I type it, and there’s much less pressure to worry about things looking proper while I’m just transcribing thoughts.

Please have a go at using it and tell me what you think. Any suggestions for other aspects of mathematography that could be made easier with some Internet magic are also welcome.