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MiKTeX Alternatives

MiKTeX is described as 'typesetting system for the Windows operating system. The distribution includes TeX, pdfTeX and XeTeX' and is a popular app in the office & productivity category. There are more than 10 alternatives to MiKTeX for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, Haiku and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is LyX, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MiKTeX are TeX Live, Kile, TexMaths and Gummi.

MiKTeX alternatives are mainly LaTeX Editors but may also be Word Processors or Text Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of MiKTeX.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows
  • Linux

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

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  1. LyX icon

    LyX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Haiku

    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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    Some users think LyX is a great alternative to MiKTeX, some don't.
  2. TeX Live icon

    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.

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  3. Kile icon

    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.

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  4. TexMaths icon

    TexMaths

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • LibreOffice

    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.

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  5. Gummi icon

    Gummi

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

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  6. VerbTeX LaTeX Editor icon

    VerbTeX LaTeX Editor

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad

    VerbTeX is a free, collaborative LaTeX Editor. 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)

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    Bakoma Tex

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

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  8. TeXlipse

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Eclipse

    TeXlipse is a plugin that adds Latex support to the Eclipse IDE.

    Discontinued

    The project seems to be abandoned. Last version, 1.5.0, released on November 2011, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

    This picture shows navigation from build errors to source file. Latex reports all kinds of warnings and errors, and not all of them contain a line number. However, there usually is also a valid error message with line number information.
  9. TeXnicle icon

    TeXnicle

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    TeXnicle is LaTeX editor designed for Mac OS X. It runs on Snow Leopard and Lion on 32-bit and 64-bit systems. TeXnicle is free (as in beer) and will remain so.

    A stand-alone editor
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    TeXpert

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android

    As an integrated environment, TeXpert allows users to edit, compile (generate PDF output) and view the result within a single app.

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