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TeX Live Alternatives

TeX Live is described as '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' and is an app in the news & books category. There are more than 10 alternatives to TeX Live for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is LyX, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like TeX Live are TeXstudio, Overleaf, Kile and MiKTeX.

TeX Live 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 TeX Live.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Haiku

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    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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  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.

    Inline Checking


  3. 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.

    Templates
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    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.

    Screenshot
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    MiKTeX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

    The MiKTeX Setup Wizard


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    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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    Curvenote

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Online
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Curvenote is a collaborative writing tool designed for open-science and reproducibility. Create & edit technical content in real-time, including equations, references, figures, and interactive plots from Jupyter, then export to any journal template.

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    TeXworks

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    on Linux
  9. GNU TeXmacs is a free scientific editing platform designed to create beautiful technical documents. It provides a unified and user friendly framework for editing structured documents with different types of content: text, math, graphics, slides, etc.

    Micro typography.
  10. Getting your research published is tough. You face complex author guidelines, painful citation formatting, messy email collaboration, frustrating word templates, and long drawn submission processes. The good news? Typeset makes it easy.

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