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    MacTeX Alternatives

    MacTeX is described as 'redistribution of TeX Live, a typesetting environment. While TeX Live is designed to be cross-platform (running on Unix, Mac OS X, and Windows), MacTeX includes Mac-specific utilities and front-ends'. There are seven alternatives to MacTeX for Mac, Windows, Linux, Haiku and BSD. The best alternative is LaTeX, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MacTeX are TeXstudio (Free, Open Source), Texmaker (Free, Open Source), TeX Live (Free, Open Source) and Texpad (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jan 26, 2018
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    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    MacTeX is a redistribution of TeX Live, a typesetting environment. While TeX Live is designed to be cross-platform (running...
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    1. LaTeX is a document markup language and document preparation system for the TeX typesetting program. The term LaTeX refers only to the language in which documents are written, not to the editor used to write those documents. In order to create a document in LaTeX, a .
    2. 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.


    3. Texmaker is a free LaTeX editor, that integrates many tools needed to develop documents with LaTeX, in just one application.
      • 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. Texpad is a LaTeX editor designed for straightforward navigation of projects of any size.


    5. TexitEasy is a free, cross-platform and open-source latex editor. TexitEasy has all the features a modern editor can have.
    6. SILE, abbreviated for Simon's Improved Layout Engine, is a typesetting system, whose job is to produce beautiful printed documents from raw content.
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