LyX Alternatives and Similar Software

Alternatives to LyX for Windows, Mac, Linux, Web, Haiku and more. Filter by license to discover only free or Open Source alternatives. This list contains a total of 25+ apps similar to LyX.

LyX is a document processor. It combines the power and flexibility of TeX/LaTeX, an advanced typesetting system, with the ease of use of a graphical interface. If your looking for more info about LyX like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 4/4/2019 4:19:00 PM

Alternatives to LyX for all platforms with any license

  • 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, etc. You're free to concentrate on your message, while Writer will make it look great.

    • It is not. They are very different pieces of software. They are both awesome. Guest • May 2017 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD ... ReactOS

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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 (PowerPC), ReactOS, BeOS (unsupported), AmigaOS 4.0 (through its Cygnix X11 engine), and other operating systems. Multilingual Portable version (15MB installed) from .

    Free Open Source Linux BSD Haiku GTK+ ... AmigaOS

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  • 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 viewer with synctex support and continuous view mode. Texmaker runs on Linux, MacOSX and Windows systems and is released under the GPL license .

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Haiku

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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 binaries for most flavors of Unix, including GNU/Linux, and also Windows. It includes all the major TeX-related programs, macro packages, and fonts that are free software, including support for many languages around the world.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Haiku

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  • Authorea

    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. The online document editor supports a wide range of markup languages (richtext/Word, LaTeX, and Markdown) and scientific integrations, including the most popular citation management, graphing, and visualization plugins.

    Freemium Web

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  • 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 components and packages, and an easy installation process. Additionally, it can ask users whether they wish to download any packages that have not yet been installed but are requested by the current document.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • 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 publish it in multiple ways: On a website, as a printed book, or as an ebook. In each case, you can choose from a number of layouts that are adequate for the medium of choice.

    Free Open Source Web

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  • 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:

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux KDE

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  • 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 and other X11-based systems, and Mac OS X. It is deliberately modeled on Dick Koch’s award-winning TeXShop for Mac OS X, which is credited with a resurgence of TeX usage on the Mac platform.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • 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 outline view with which you can swiftly navigate the entire project. Texpad replaces LaTeX's obscure console output with a table of typesetting errors. Clicking on these errors will direct you to the offending line in the LaTeX source.

    • Robust and stable writing environment. Guest • Feb 2018 Disagree   Agree

    Commercial Mac

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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, providing true WYSIWYG experience not usually found in LaTeX editors.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • 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 types of content (text, graphics, mathematics, interactive content, etc.). The rendering engine uses high-quality typesetting algorithms so as to produce professionally looking documents, which can either be printed out or presented from a laptop.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Xfce

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  • 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.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux LibreOffice

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  • 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 and pasted into external applications (presentations, text documents, graphics...), or can be saved to disk in a variety of formats (PNG, JPG, BMP, EPS, PDF, etc.).

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • 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 matters: The content of your document. And best of all: TeXnicCenter is open source software and available completely free of charge!

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • ConstEdit

    ConstEdit is a word processor that writes documents in the html format. It is a Google Chrome web browser extension. It is not a cloud app and is not an online html editor. It runs within Google Chrome locally on your device for better performance, convenience and security, while providing more functionality. Interoperability. ConstEdit writes documents in the standard internet webpage format (html/htm file extension).

    Freemium $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux

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  • 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) "The Best Way to Type LaTeX on the Go" - Features: * Full LaTeX distribution (TeXLive) * Syntax highlighting * Collaboration (Cloud Mode) * Dropbox integration (Local Mode) * Box integration (Local Mode) * Autosave (Local Mode)

    Freemium Web Android iPhone Android Tablet Windows Phone ... iPad

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  • 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. Evaluate, simplify, solve, and plot functions without the need to master a complex syntax. And typeset documents with LaTeX with just the click of a button.

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  • Documents Viewer

    The most accurate Viewer, Printer & Converter for MS Office Documents! View, Print, Convert to PDF, most complicated Word, Excel and PowerPoint docs on iPad as accurately and properly as on desktop version of MS Office. With the application you can preview vital data hidden in Comment Sections, Headers and Footers, Pages Numbering, i.e. view document as it would be naturally processed by Microsoft Word on Mac or PC.

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

    Freemium iPad

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  • Cisdem PDFSigner for Mac

    Free Cisdem PDFSigner for Mac is the right choice to sign PDF securely and legally. With this reliable tool, you no longer have to sign PDF with paper, printer, scanner and fax machine. Instead, you can just digitally sign it with your mouse or trackpad, or directly add scanned signature in image. Then, you can even edit the signature by rotating, changing color, amplifying, lessening, etc., to give your signature a perfect view.

    Free Mac

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  • 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 mark-up language. This is a relatively young project, but under active development. Gummi attempts to conform to GNOME's Human interface guidelines but will run on any Linux desktop environment provided that the GTK+ toolkit is available.

    Free Open Source Linux

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