Overleaf Alternatives for Mac

    Overleaf 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 Overleaf and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Overleaf are TeXstudio (Free, Open Source), Texmaker (Free, Open Source), TeX Live (Free, Open Source) and Kile (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 12, 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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      LyX vs Overleaf opinions
      Some users think LyX is a great alternative to Overleaf, some don't.
      Combine lyx with git to enable collaboration.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      This is not a collaborative online tool like overleaf.
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      Not online so many people can work together on a project
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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.
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      Some users think TeXstudio is a great alternative to Overleaf, some don't.
      Not an online collaborative editor
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      Not collaborative online tool
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    3. Texmaker is a free LaTeX editor, that integrates many tools needed to develop documents with LaTeX, in just one application.
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      Not an online collaborative editor
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Haiku
      TeX Live is an easy way to get up and running with the TeX document production system. It provides a comprehensive TeX system with binaries for most flavors of Unix, including GNU/Linux, and also Windows.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • 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.


    4. 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.
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • iPad
      • Apple iWork
      • Microsoft Office Word
      • Google Drive - Docs
      MathType is a powerful interactive equation editor for Windows and Macintosh that lets you create mathematical notation for word processing, web pages, desktop publishing, presentations, elearning, and for TeX, LaTeX, and MathML documents.
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    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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    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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