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VimTeX Alternatives

VimTeX is described as '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' and is a LaTeX Editor. There are more than 10 alternatives to VimTeX for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is LyX, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like VimTeX are TeXstudio, Overleaf, Texmaker and Kile.

VimTeX alternatives are mainly LaTeX Editors but may also be IDEs or Word Processors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of VimTeX.
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  • FreeOpen Source
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  • BSD
  • Haiku
  • Neovim
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VimTeX is a Vim plugin that provides support for writing LaTeX documents. It is based on LaTeX-Box and it shares a similar...

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  1. LyX icon

    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeXLyX supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
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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.

    ⚫︎ Spell CheckingTeXstudio can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeXTeXstudio supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingTeXstudio supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeXOverleaf supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Overleaf simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    Templates
  4. Texmaker icon

    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.

    ⚫︎ Spell CheckingTexmaker can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
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    Texmaker on Linux
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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.

    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeXKile supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
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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.

    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeXTexMaths supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
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  7. Latexila icon

    Latexila

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    LaTeXila is an Integrated LaTeX Environment for the GNOME Desktop, written in Vala and covered by the GPL 3 license. Here is a summary of the functionalities:

    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeXLatexila supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
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    TeXnicCenter

    • 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.

    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeXTeXnicCenter supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
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    Discontinued

    Last update seems to be from 2014

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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.

    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeXTeXworks supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
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    on Linux
  10. 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.

    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeXTeXmacs supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
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    Micro typography.
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