Free mathcad alternative, SMath Studio, updated. Now with Units!

April 3rd, 2010 | Categories: Free software, math software, mathcad | Tags:

Andrey Ivashov’s free Mathcad alternative for Windows, Linux and Windows Mobile has recently been updated to version 0.87.3728 beta. This is a significant new release for SMath studio since this beta version adds support for units – possibly one of the most requested features on Andrey’s user forums.

I last looked at SMath Studio back in September 2009 and Andrey has made a lot of progress since then. As well as adding support for units and fixing some bugs he has added a whole host of user interface improvements including

  • Dynamic assistance – SMath Studio can now be set to give you syntax hints and tips as you type your code.
  • Support for plugins – Now we can all write something for SMath Studio
  • A much smoother looking user interface – SMath Studio now looks much more professional than before

Smath studio on Linux

This fantastic free alternative to Mathcad is going from strength to strength and I am really enjoying watching its progress.  Andrey has produced something that is genuinely useful, multiplatform, fun to use and, most importantly of all, he listens to his users.  Well worth a download.

  1. Drazick
    April 3rd, 2010 at 09:58
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    I really liked its live version:

  2. May 15th, 2010 at 22:24
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    The live version is fine for desktop computers, however when used on the iPad there is nothing to trigger the keyboard. A little attention there and the SMath Studio Live will be a game changer.


  3. sinxycosxy
    August 19th, 2010 at 07:09
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    it looks like a combination of mathcad and mathematica.

  4. Radovan
    September 22nd, 2010 at 14:09
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    The actual version is 0.89 and is still in progress (the new one is in preparation). It is really amazing what one man can do (Andrey Ivashov). If you are a programmer, just take a look at it and see if you would like to make a plugin for SMath.

  5. dgloucks
    November 12th, 2010 at 17:08
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    This does look great. I wish I could download. My Trend Micro virus scanner blocks as a “malicious” site.

  6. November 12th, 2010 at 18:30
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    @dgloucks well that sucks. I’d contact the virus scanner vendor and ask them what the problem is if I were you. I’ve never had any problems with the site,


  7. TomG
    November 30th, 2010 at 17:33
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    I tried SMath, beta ver 0.89.8, ( and found it to be very similar to MathCad. There are a few quirks that need to be worked on but overall it has most of the MathCad type features that I like to use as an engineer including the WYSIWYG whiteboard and units.
    As I previously posted, I’ve been using MathCad for a lot of years and recently upgraded to ver 15 so I could get printouts to pdf files. It became almost impossible to get a printout in ver14. SMath appears to me to be a very good alternative. You can still run it on an older machine (we have several around the office that can not handle MathCad very well) and the best part is the cost… FREE! I think we will try to make the switch to SMath. I’ll keep you posted.

  8. Ziyad Saeed
    July 6th, 2020 at 15:45
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    This article is a good 10 years old. Time for a relook at this app.