MiKTeX Alternatives for Mac

    MiKTeX is not available for Mac but there are some alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is LyX, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to MiKTeX and seven of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to MiKTeX are TeX Live (Free, Open Source), Kile (Free, Open Source), TexMaths (Free, Open Source) and Bakoma Tex (Paid).

    This page was last updated May 20, 2021

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

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      • 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.
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