The Bottom Line
Scientific Letter is no longer available.
- Scientific Letter lets you write formulae and equations easily and directly in emails
- For recipients not using Scientific Letter, equations are displayed in LaTeX notation
- Scientific Letter sports a particularly clean and keyboard-driven interface
- Scientific Letter has mail handling bugs and deficiencies, best used in a shielded environment
- The selection of available symbols could be wider
- Scientific Letter's interface has a few annoying quirks and still needs polishing
- Scientific Letter lets you access a POP email account.
- Integrated equation editing capabilities let you enter mathematical formulae in emails easily.
- Both greek letters and mathematical symbols are available via handy keyboard shortcuts in SciLetter.
- Scientific Letter displays equations graphically but also includes LaTeX notation for other users.
- Scientific Letter supports Windows NT/2000/3/XP.
Guide Review - Scientific Letter 1.10 - Email Program
Scientific Letter can help you solve this problem elegantly. Not your average email program, Scientific Letter lets you type most mathematical symbols and notations almost naturally. The interface relies on text shortcuts, which helps you type quickly and cleanly. But there are also quirks.
It's not always clear how you should go about entering a complicated construct, and the need for almost equally complicated combinations of Shift, Alt, Control and a few letters has the potential to frustrate. An alternative, LaTeX-oriented input method might prove useful. Scientific Letter also lacks a few symbols (logic operators, for example), and while the LaTeX-output for recipients who don't use Scientific Letter is helpful, other formats (images, PDF) might be too.
As an email client, Scientific Letter is a failure. It had problems sending and receiving mail and lacks any mail handling abilities. If it is used for "scientific" email only, Scientific Letter can be of a great use, though.