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 Overleaf (Freemium, Open Source), TeXstudio (Free, Open Source), Kile (Free, Open Source) and MiKTeX (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 8, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Vercel
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      • Travis CI
      vTeX is a Pandoc and LaTeX payload for continuous integration. It is customizable. So, it only contains the exact TeX packages that you need. It is intended for use in web development environments.
      • 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) "The Best Way to Type LaTeX on the Go" - androidappsreview.
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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.
    1. Write and publish scientific documents in LaTeX directly in your browser or by using the mobile app VerbTeX available on Android, iOS and Windows. Manage your projects, upload existing or create new documents, images and styling files.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      Write and compile LaTeX online. You need only browser and Internet access to typeset LaTeX documents and compile them to PDF. Papeeria mobile works with iPad, iPhone or Android, so you can work on your texts even when your are far from your desktop or laptop.


      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      TeXPortal is an application to typeset TeX documents, targeting mainly at academic researchers.

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    2. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      JLatexEditor is a cross-platform open source LaTeX editor. It creates a unique development environment for a user by integrating many tools needed to write LaTeX documents, and is highly configurable.
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      • Windows
      Inlage (Intelligent LaTex Generator) is a shareware LaTeX Integrated development environment that allows the user input LaTeX by using Windows 7's Math Input Panel. The shareware version does not allow saving or compiling after 5 minutes of testing.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      SwiftLaTeX is a Web-browser based editor to create PDF documents such as reports, term projects, slide decks, in the typesetting system LaTeX.
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