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Best LyX Alternatives

LyX is described as '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' and is a very popular LaTeX Editor in the office & productivity category. There are more than 25 alternatives to LyX for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Haiku. The best alternative is Overleaf, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like LyX are Texmaker, TeX Live, Kile and Word Online.

LyX alternatives are mainly LaTeX Editors but may also be Word Processors or Novel Authoring Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of LyX.
This page was last updated May 20, 2021
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • BSD
  • Haiku

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  1. 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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    Most users think Overleaf is a great alternative to LyX.
    caiocco

    Specially useful if you need to produce academic and or technical documents in multiple platforms. Overleaf also has good collaboration tools and supports GitHub.

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  2. Texmaker

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Haiku

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



  3. TeX Live

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Haiku

    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.

  4. Kile

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • KDE

    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. Word Online

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Online
    • Chrome OS

    Word Online, part of Office Online, is the online version of Microsoft Word.

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    It has no equation editing capabilities.

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  6. OmniaWrite

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS

    OmniaWrite is a next-generation cross-platform plain text editor engineered for creative writing. It is perfect for writing novels, lyrics, poems, essays, drafts and screenplays.

    Discontinued

    Appears to be discontinued. Main repository is set to Read-Only and last update was in March of 2021.

  7. MiKTeX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    MiKTeX is a typesetting system for the Windows operating system. The distribution includes TeX, pdfTeX and XeTeX.

  8. Fidus Writer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    Fidus Writer is an online collaborative LaTeX editor especially made for academics who need to use citations and/or formulas.

  9. Authorea is the online document editor for researchers that allows researchers to write, cite, host data, and publish research documents. Authorea is trusted worldwide by leading researchers writing and publishing content in every discipline, from astrophysics to zoology.

  10. Texpad

    • Mac

    Texpad is a LaTeX editor designed for straightforward navigation of projects of any size.

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    Robust and stable writing environment.

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