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    WinShell Alternatives

    WinShell is described as 'free integrated development environment (IDE) for easy working with LaTeX or TeX. It includes a text editor, different tool bars and user configuration options. It is NOT a LaTeX system. An additional LaTeX package for Windows is needed' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to WinShell for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based, Mac and Android. The best alternative is Overleaf, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like WinShell are Texmaker (Free, Open Source), TeXworks (Free, Open Source), TexitEasy (Free, Open Source) and TeXnicCenter (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 5, 2019

    1. 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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    2. Texmaker is a free LaTeX editor, that integrates many tools needed to develop documents with LaTeX, in just one application.
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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. Getting your research published is tough. You face complex author guidelines, painful citation formatting, messy email collaboration, frustrating word templates, and long drawn submission processes. The good news? Typeset makes it easy.
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      • 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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      • 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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      TeXPortal is an application to typeset TeX documents, targeting mainly at academic researchers.

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    6. 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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