WinEdt Alternatives

    WinEdt is described as '(shareware) is a powerful and versatile text editor for Windows with a strong predisposition towards the creation of LaTeX documents' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to WinEdt for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Haiku. The best alternative is LyX, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like WinEdt are Overleaf (Freemium, Open Source), TeXstudio (Free, Open Source), Texmaker (Free, Open Source) and Kile (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 6, 2021

    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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    2. 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.
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    3. 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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      Runs in osx (better trough mac ports for me), linux and windows. It is open source. It has a very active community. pdf integration (you can easily swicht between both in the same point of interest)
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    4. Texmaker is a free LaTeX editor, that integrates many tools needed to develop documents with LaTeX, in just one application.
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      • 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 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. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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