LEd Alternatives

    LEd is described as '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'. There are more than 10 alternatives to LEd for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Haiku and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is LyX, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like LEd are Overleaf (Freemium, Open Source), TeXstudio (Free, Open Source), Texmaker (Free, Open Source) and Kile (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 23, 2019

    1. LyX is a document processor that encourages an approach to writing based on the structure of your documents (WYSIWYM) and not simply their appearance (WYSIWYG). LyX combines the power and flexibility of TeX/LaTeX with the ease of use of a GUI.
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    2. 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.
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    3. TeXstudio is an integrated environment for writing LaTeX documents. Our goal is to make writing LaTeX as easy and comfortable as possible. Therefore TeXstudio has numerous features like syntax-highlighting, integrated viewer, reference checking and various assistants.
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    4. Texmaker is a free LaTeX editor, that integrates many tools needed to develop documents with LaTeX, in just one application.
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      Kile is a user-friendly TeX/LaTeX editor by KDE. Kile gives you the ability to use all the functionality of LaTeX in a graphical interface and has interactive preview mechanisms to readily see the results of editing.


    5. 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.
    6. 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.
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    7. 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 and other X11-based systems, and Mac OS X.
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    8. TexitEasy is a free, cross-platform and open-source latex editor. TexitEasy has all the features a modern editor can have.
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    9. VimTeX is a Vim plugin that provides support for writing LaTeX documents. It is based on LaTeX-Box and it shares a similar goal: to provide a simple and lightweight LaTeX plugin. It has been rewritten from scratch to provide a more modern code base.
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