Alternatives to LyX for all platforms with any license

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    LibreOffice - Writer

    Writer has all the features you need from a modern, full-featured word processing or desktop publishing tool. It's simple...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    Open Source Windows Linux BSD Haiku AmigaOS Xfce

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    Texmaker is a free LaTeX editor, that integrates many tools needed to develop documents with LaTeX, in just one application. ...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Haiku

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    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...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

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    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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Haiku

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    TeXstudio is an integrated environment for writing LaTeX documents. Our goal is to make writing LaTeX as easy and comfortable as...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Overleaf, formerly WriteLaTeX, is a collaborative writing and publishing system that makes the whole process of producing academic...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Xfce

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    Open Source Windows

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  • Kile icon


    Kile is a TeX/LaTeX editor providing a user friendly environment to edit TeX/LaTeX source code. To install Kile on Windows, follow...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux KDE

  • 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...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

  • 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...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

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    Gummi is a lightweight LaTeX editor for the Linux/GTK+ platform, released as free open-source software. It is designed with simplicity...

    Open Source Linux

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

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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    Texpad is a LaTeX editor designed for straightforward navigation of projects of any size. When Texpad opens a document it scans...

    Commercial Mac

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    KLatexFormula is an easy-to-use graphical application for generating images (that you can drag and drop, copy and paste or save to...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Bakoma Tex

    BaKoMa TeX system for Scientific Publishing. One of its main features is instant preview: The document is typeset as you write...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    Open Source Mac Windows Linux LibreOffice

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    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • ConstEdit icon


    ConstEdit is a word processor that writes documents in the html format, which is the standard internet webpage format. Documents...

    Free Personal Windows

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    Scientific Workplace

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    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Vim

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

    Commercial Windows

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    Documents Viewer Discontinued

    Documents Viewer allows you to preview Word, Excel and Powerpoint documents on iPad as Microsoft Office originally displays them....

    Freemium iPad

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    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...

    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

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    Commercial Windows

  • LEd

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    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Rizonesoft Verbum icon

    Rizonesoft Verbum Discontinued

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    Free Windows

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    AmigaWriter Discontinued

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

    Commercial AmigaOS

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.