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    Texmaker Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Texmaker for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is LyX, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Texmaker and 17 are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Texmaker are TeXstudio (Free, Open Source), Kile (Free, Open Source), TexMaths (Free, Open Source) and Adobe FrameMaker (Paid).

    This page was last updated Dec 22, 2020

    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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      Most users think LyX is a great alternative to Texmaker.
    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.
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      Almost everyone thinks TeXstudio is a great alternative to Texmaker.


      • 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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      Live preview that allow to check the result whilel writing the .tex. Suggestion for LaTeX code. Lot of graphic interface for quick change of compiler and inserting TeX code. Update more frequently than other applications I tried.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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    3. 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.
    4. A desktop publishing (DTP) and word processing application that is popular for large documents.


    5. 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.
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    6. TexitEasy is a free, cross-platform and open-source latex editor. TexitEasy has all the features a modern editor can have.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      TeXnicCenter is a feature rich and easy-to-use integrated environment for creating LaTeX documents on the Windows platform. Its powerful editor and its tight integration with the LaTeX environment helps you to concentrate on what matters: The content of your document.
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    7. VimTeX is a Vim plugin that provides support for writing LaTeX documents. It is based on LaTeX-Box and it shares a similar goal: to provide a simple and lightweight LaTeX plugin. It has been rewritten from scratch to provide a more modern code base.
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    8. MacKichan Software now offers version 5.5 of Scientific WorkPlace, Scientific Word, and Scientific Notebook. You write text and mathematics in your document without having to know a programming language or exit to an equation editor.
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