Getting Started with EquatIO

EquatIO is a math extension that allows you to insert, edit, and interact with digital math in the Google Chrome environment, including Google Docs and Google Forms. (Note: Windows and Mac OS users see our EquatIO Desktop guide here)

To get started with EquatIO we will first add the extension to Chrome through the Chrome Web Store:

Once the extension has been installed you will see the blue EquatIO icon in your extension list as well as in the upper right hand corner of your browser.


The first time using the extension, you will be prompted for permissions, one screen in Google Docs, and three screens in Google Forms. For more detail on these permissions you can check out our permissions support article located here.

Note: If you are trialing EquatIO, you will have access to premium features for 30 days. You can find our quick reference guide detailing these features located here.

Google Docs

When opening up a Google Doc, you will see the EquatIO toolbar populate on the bottom of your screen:


Google Forms

When opening up a Google Form for the first time, you will be greeted by a small window notifying you, you will see the EquatIO toolbar populate at the bottom of your doc once you click any of the blue icons next to any line on the form:


Google Slides:


Google Drawings:


Google Sheets:


For more on EquatIO as well as some helpful videos and tutorials, check out our YouTube playlist located here.