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TeXnicCenter Alternatives for Mac

TeXnicCenter is not available for Mac but there are plenty of 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 25 alternatives to TeXnicCenter and 12 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to TeXnicCenter are TeXstudio, Texmaker, Kile and TexMaths.

TeXnicCenter 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 TeXnicCenter.
This page was last updated Dec 5, 2019
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows

TeXnicCenter is a feature rich and easy-to-use integrated environment for creating LaTeX documents on the Windows platform....

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  1. 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.

    Most users think LyX is a great alternative to TeXnicCenter.
  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.



  3. Texmaker

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Haiku

    Texmaker is a free LaTeX editor, that integrates many tools needed to develop documents with LaTeX, in just one application.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.



  6. 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.

  7. TexitEasy is a free, cross-platform and open-source latex editor. TexitEasy has all the features a modern editor can have.

  8. VimTeX

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

    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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  9. Vim-LaTeX

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

    Vim-LaTeX (aka LaTeX-suite) is a mature project which aims at bringing.

  10. 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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