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  • LibreOffice - Writer icon

    LibreOffice - Writer

    Writer has all the features you need from a modern, full-featured word processing or desktop publishing tool. It's simple enough for a quick memo, but powerful enough to create complete books with contents, diagrams, indexes...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Microsoft Office Word icon

    Microsoft Office Word

    Microsoft Word, part of the Microsoft Office Suite but also sold as a standalone application, is Microsoft's word processor. Its proprietary (but open-specification) DOC format is considered a...

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

  • Apache OpenOffice Writer icon

    Apache OpenOffice Writer

    Writer, part of the Apache OpenOffice suite, is an open-source word processor. It supports the ISO standard Open Document Format (ODF) for data interchange as its default file format, as well as Microsoft...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    AbiWord

    AbiWord is a free software word processor. The name "AbiWord" (pronounced "Abby Word") is derived from the root of the Spanish word "abierto", meaning "open". It runs on Linux, Mac OS X...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Haiku AmigaOS Xfce

  • Texmaker icon

    Texmaker

    Texmaker is a free LaTeX editor, that integrates many tools needed to develop documents with LaTeX, in just one application. Texmaker includes unicode support, spell checking, auto-completion, code folding and a built-in pdf...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Haiku

  • iWork - Pages icon

    iWork - Pages

    Pages is a streamlined word processor and an easy-to-use page layout tool for the Mac. It allows you to be a writer one minute and a designer the next, always with a perfect document in the works.

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

  • TeX Live icon

    TeX Live

    TeX Live is an easy way to get up and running with the TeX document production system. It provides a comprehensive TeX system with binaries for most flavors of Unix, including GNU/Linux, and also Windows. It includes all the major...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Haiku

  • MiKTeX icon

    MiKTeX

    MiKTeX is a typesetting system for the Windows operating system. The distribution includes TeX, pdfTeX and XeTeX. Significant features of MiKTeX are its ability to update itself by downloading new versions of previously installed...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Overleaf icon

    Overleaf

    Overleaf, formerly WriteLaTeX, is a collaborative writing and publishing system that makes the whole process of producing academic papers much quicker for both authors and publishers.

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • TeXmacs icon

    TeXmacs

    GNU TeXmacs is a free wysiwyw (what you see is what you want) editing platform with special features for scientists. The software aims to provide a unified and user friendly framework for editing structured documents with different...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Xfce

  • TeXnicCenter icon

    TeXnicCenter

    TeXnicCenter is a feature rich and easy-to-use integrated environment for creating LaTeX documents on the Windows platform. Its powerful editor and its tight integration with the LaTeX environment helps you to concentrate on what...

    Open Source Windows

  • Kile icon

    Kile

    Kile is a TeX/LaTeX editor providing a user friendly environment to edit TeX/LaTeX source code. To install Kile on Windows, follow this tutorial: http://goo.gl/j1avz

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux KDE

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  • Fidus Writer icon

    Fidus Writer

    Fidus Writer is an online collaborative LaTeX editor especially made for academics who need to use citations and/or formulas. The editor focuses on the content rather than the layout, so that with the same text, you can later on...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

  • Texpad icon

    Texpad

    Texpad is a LaTeX editor designed for straightforward navigation of projects of any size. When Texpad opens a document it scans through it, looking for LaTeX structure commands and any included files, then it presents you with an...

    Commercial Mac

  • Gummi icon

    Gummi

    Gummi is a lightweight LaTeX editor for the Linux/GTK+ platform, released as free open-source software. It is designed with simplicity in mind and includes features that will make a novice LaTeX user quickly become accustomed to this...

    Open Source Linux

  • VerbTeX LaTeX Editor icon

    VerbTeX LaTeX Editor

    VerbTeX is a free, collaborative LaTeX Editor for your Android device. It allows you to create and manage LaTeX projects directly on your Android device and generate a PDF by using Verbosus (Online LaTeX and Octave Editor) ...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

  • Authorea icon

    Authorea

    Authorea is a collaborative text editor for research. Write and manage your documents in one place.

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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  • TeXworks icon

    TeXworks

    The TeXworks project is an effort to build a simple TeX front-end program (working environment) that will be available for all today’s major desktop operating systems—in particular, MS Windows (XP and Vista), typical GNU/Linux distros...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Bakoma Tex icon

    Bakoma Tex

    BaKoMa TeX system for Scientific Publishing. One of its main features is instant preview: The document is typeset as you write, providing true WYSIWYG experience not usually found in LaTeX editors.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • KLatexFormula icon

    KLatexFormula

    KLatexFormula is an easy-to-use graphical application for generating images (that you can drag and drop, copy and paste or save to disk) from LaTeX equations. It is written in Qt4. These images can be dragged and dropped or copied...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • TexMaths icon

    TexMaths

    TexMaths is an addon designed to provide LaTeX support into LibreOffice. LaTeX equations can be inserted as images (SVG or PNG formats) and the LaTeX code is saved into the image attribute for further editing.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux LibreOffice

  • Latexila icon

    Latexila

    LaTeXila is an Integrated LaTeX Environment for the GNOME Desktop, written in Vala and covered by the GPL 3 license. Here is a summary of the functionalities: - Build Tools: customizable buttons to compile, convert and view a...

    Open Source Linux

  • ConstEdit icon

    ConstEdit

    ConstEdit is a word processor that writes documents in the html format, which is the standard internet webpage format. Documents written with ConstEdit can therefore be directly viewed with a web-browser.

    Free Personal Windows

  • Scientific Workplace icon

    Scientific Workplace

    MacKichan Software now offers version 5.5 of Scientific WorkPlace, Scientific Word, and Scientific Notebook. You write text and mathematics in your document without having to know a programming language or exit to an equation editor....

    Commercial Windows

  • Vim-LaTeX icon

    Vim-LaTeX

    Vim-LaTeX (aka LaTeX-suite) is a mature project which aims at bringing together the rich set of LaTeX tools the vim community has produced over the years into one comprehensive package. It provides a set of tools which enable...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Vim

  • Simple Words icon

    Simple Words

    Simple Words is an easy-to-use yet robust word processor with a modern user interface, Rich Text processing, and compatibility with all popular file formats.

    Commercial Windows

    • Discontinued No news from the company since January 2015. Last version of the program can be still bought from the official website.
  • Documents Viewer icon

    Documents Viewer

    Documents Viewer allows you to preview Word, Excel and Powerpoint documents on iPad as Microsoft Office originally displays them. Documents Viewer gives possibility to open password-protected files, print and convert them to PDF, etc.

    Freemium iPad

    • Discontinued The app is no longer updated. Last version, 1.0.0, released in April 2014, can be still downloaded from the AppStore.
  • Cisdem PDFSigner for Mac icon

    Cisdem PDFSigner for Mac

    Free Cisdem PDFSigner for Mac lets you sign PDF securely and legally. Even without printer and scanner, you can directly sign PDF with mouse or trackpad or directly add scanned signature in image.

    Free macOS

  • Mariner Write icon

    Mariner Write

    Mariner Write is your Mac OS X go-to word processing tool if your a professional writer, educator or student.

    Commercial Mac

  • LEd

    LaTeX Editor, called later LEd, is an environment for rapid TeX and LaTeX document development. It is free to use, however, donations act as a catalyst for its develompent.

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • WinEdt icon

    WinEdt

    WinEdt (shareware) is a powerful and versatile text editor for Windows with a strong predisposition towards the creation of LaTeX documents...

    Commercial Windows

  • AmigaWriter icon

    AmigaWriter

    Word processing program from Haage and Partner, processed some Amiga formats and is compatible with Microsoft Office 2000.

    Commercial AmigaOS

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed since 2006. Last version, 2.2, can be still bought by Alinea Computer
  • Rizonesoft Verbum icon

    Rizonesoft Verbum

    Verbum is a simple, user friendly word processor that works with a wide selection of file formats. When working with Verbum, do not expect to find fancy ribbon menus or lots of tools, like in Microsoft Office. Verbum aims to be a...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer avalable. Last version, 1.2.1.1, was released on December, 2011. You can still download it from SoftPedia.com
  • TeXlipse

    TeXlipse is a plugin that adds Latex support to the Eclipse IDE. It supports Syntax highlighting, Document outline, Code folding, Templates, Build support, also partial building, Annotations for errors (while editing), Content assist...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Eclipse

    • Discontinued The project seems to be abandoned. Last version, 1.5.0, released on November 2011, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

LyX Comments

No source code editting

Comment by AbsenteeSurgeon
about LyX Feb 2012

This program is nice, but doesn't allow editing of the TeX source code. This gets frustrating when I know how to do something in LaTeX but can't find it in the program.

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