Archimedes - LaTeX and Markdown editor

Developer: Matt Rajca

Current Version: 1.5.1

Last Updated: 12 months ago

Download Size: 19.4 MB - Download


Archimedes is a LaTeX and Markdown editor designed to make mathematical writing easy.


At its core, Archimedes is a fully-featured plain text and Markdown editor. It includes a fast syntax highlighter and provides convenient keyboard shortcuts for common actions, such as inserting images and links. With complete support for Markdown, Archimedes makes formatting and structuring documents elegant and easy.


In Math Mode, Archimedes lets you write mathematics in a subset of LaTeX. Just enter $$ to get started. Over 700 intuitive commands, such as \sqrt{a^2 + b^2}, help you produce stunning mathematical output. Archimedes even autocompletes commands and intelligently matches closing braces, brackets, and parenthesis as you type.


Just getting started with LaTeX? Don't know the code for the asymptotically equal symbol? Use your MacBook's trackpad or Magic Trackpad to draw it! Archimedes will recognize the symbol and insert the corresponding code for you.


As you work, a beautifully-typeset live preview of your document is always visible. You can even switch between horizontal or vertical orientation and select a custom theme.


Browse the math library to see all available LaTeX commands and their previews in one place.


Archimedes lets you define macros -- or custom commands -- for the expressions you work with the most. Macros show up in autocompletion results right alongside built-in completions.


Working on a long document? Use the Navigator to pull up a table of contents and quickly jump between sections.


Share your work with the rest of the world via email, iMessage or AirDrop. Or export a PDF or HTML document to disk.


Release Notes:

- Improved Magic Type compatibility


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.1
Review by atonkatruck

So Convenient! - This is the perfect editor for those who enjoy the simplicity of Markdown, but need LaTeX for scientific and mathematical writing. The ability to draw symbols and have them magically turn into escape codes will save you hours of time! Don’t let your own forgetfullness break your train of thought anymore, just hit the hotkey and draw what you want. Another key feature for me is the ability to align text, which is a feature absent from standard markdown, but a necessity for scholarly writing. The developer is also extremely responsive and implemented my feedback within days.

Found helpful by 7 out of 9 people
Version 1.5.1
Review by BurtonBackpacker

Can’t open .tex files? - Whats the point if I can’t open .tex files?

Found helpful by 3 out of 8 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.5.1
Review by Gnop

Works as advertised - I’m not sure what the one star reviews are about. If you read the description it says that the application supports LaTex and Markdown for mathematical writing and doesn’t claim to be a full up TeX editor. If you’re looking for a full TeX editor grab TeXstudio or Texmaker. This app works fine for Markdown and lets you include LaTex for writing mathematical equations.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 1.5.1
Review by madmartigan

refund please - Despite what the title suggest this app doesn’t edit or open Latex Files.

Found helpful by 2 out of 6 people