Texpad : LaTeX editor

Developer: Valletta Ventures

Current Version: 1.4.7

Last Updated: 2 years ago

Download Size: 14.7 MB - Download


Texpad is a LaTeX editor designed for straightforward navigation of projects of any size. When Texpad opens a document it scans through it, looking for LaTeX structure commands and any included files, then it presents you with an outline view with which you can swiftly navigate the entire project.

Texpad replaces LaTeX's obscure console output with a table of typesetting errors. Clicking on these errors will direct you to the offending line in the LaTeX source.

Texpad's elegant single window design saves you from the clutter of windows. In even the largest projects all files are accessible from the outline view to the left of the editor. This one-window design works especially well with Lion's fullscreen mode.

-Retina compatibility
-Simple single window design
-Swiftly navigate through even the largest projects with the Outline view.
-Finding and understanding errors is quicker than ever with Texpad's error panel.
-It autocompletes commands, and autofills \ref{...} or \cite{...} commands with any labels found in either the projects LaTeX or BibTeX source files.
-Support for XeLaTeX, LaTeX, pdfLaTeX and pLaTeX typesetting engines
-Supports Lion's Versions feature

Some features of Texpad, specifically LaTeX typesetting and BibTeX, require an underlying TeX distribution. One may be downloaded free of charge from the MacTeX website, and a link to do so is included in Texpad. Without a TeX distribution Texpad will operate only in editor mode.

If you have any questions, complaints or comments, do not hesitate to email us at [email protected]


Release Notes:

-bugfix to undo
-bugfix to pstricks with xelatex
-suppressed create file suggestions when there are hashes in the filename


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.4.1
Review by Thesis_in_progress

Good for large projects - Although I do not see this replacing TeXShop for small project, the ability to load a root file for large projects and have everything there in one application is great! I simply open my root file, and all my chapters and bibs are automatically loaded and I can edit them all at the same time, certainly helps with the organization and clutter. Its a relatively new application and its great so far. I would love to have more options for fonts/sizes in the editor, an option to show more in the Outline (like figures and labels), perhaps the option to open the PDF externally. Yet for me none of these are a deal breaker. I used to compile in TeXShop (I need regular LaTeX for my .eps files and specific packages), do my typing in Sublime Text 2 (Due to the nice highlighting and crisp font), and for some odd reason work on my bibs from Texmaker (old habbit). I now find myself doing all this in Texpad! Everything just worked from the initial typsetting. (complied the root once and my chapters and their repective bibs as well as the table of contents and listoffigures, everything just worked).

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
Version 1.4.7
Review by 67848746783523765

DO NOT BUY, THAT'S SPOOFING - You can download a demo app on the sellers webpage, which is not good but promissing. The app you get in the app store is way behind and garbage!! in comparison to the demo app.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.4.7
Review by mathprof

Mac version not up to date - I love the iPad version of this program. I decided to purchase the Mac version based on this and the fact that the Mac version, in the demo, automatically typeset your project during pauses. The version you get from the Mac App Store doesn't do this. I hope that they update the version that you get from the Mac app store automatically like, I presume, they do for the iPad version using iTunes. They had an explanation about this issue on the webpage where you get the demo, but I guess I'm out of luck, for now, since the Mac App Store page doesn't have the current version. I like the application, but due to this reason and my dissapointment for not having the autotext in the version I purchased, I'm just giving a rating of 2 stars. Hopefully this will get fixed and we'll be able to update our version of this software like we do for all the other applications I've purchased for my Mac.

Found helpful by 9 out of 9 people
Version 1.4.7
Review by dsnau

Interface problems - I really *wanted* to like Texpad -- but I've had enough problems with its interface that I've decided to go back to TeXShop. Ironically, the previous reviewers' complaints aren't problems for me at all. I prefer Texpad's soft line-wrapping to Emacs's hard line-wrapping, I don't want automatic typesetting, and I can use Keyboard Maestro to create keyboard shortcuts. For me, the worst problems are the following: (1) In almost all other Mac apps, the way to focus on a pane is to click on it -- but in Texpad, clicking on the PDF pane moves the focus to the LaTeX pane. I've lost count of the number of times I've corrupted a LaTeX source file by clicking on the PDF pane and hitting the spacebar in an attempt to see the next page of the PDF output. (2) Unlike most modern Mac apps for text-editing, Texpad's Edit menu doesn't gray-out the "Undo" and "Redo" commands when they're inapplicable, and when they're applicable it doesn't tell what they're to undo or redo. (3) Texpad only allows one window per document. If I want to see the contents of two LaTeX source files simultaneously, I can open them in two windows *except* when they are part of the same LaTeX document (e.g., two chapters of a book), in which case I can't. This would be much less of a problem if there were a way to split the LaTeX pane into two views, but there isn't.

Found helpful by 7 out of 8 people
Version 1.4.7
Review by iPhonerarooni

Nice Start but the Text Editor is Terrible - This is a really nice app for light latex writing and the built-in PDF viewer is great. The ability to click on typesetting errors and have it take you to the offending latex source is handy but Emacs/Aquamacs can do that too. But if you feel like a change from Aquamacs and Auctex, this is a fun alternative. However, the editor is really bad; it's genuinely terrible. Unbelievably, it has no wordwrap, so your document quickly becomes a complete mess as you edit it. The most important thing in an editor is the editor. As a latex platform, this has some great bells and whistles -- the document outline pane is awesome -- but it's missing the most basic editor functions. The author needs to focus on what's required before adding extra features. Until he does, this is a great tool for short documents but you can't do serious writing without having a real text editor. (At the very least, you must also add custom key-bindings, with standard ones, e.g., Emacs, predefined…)

Found helpful by 22 out of 26 people
Version 1.4.7
Review by Lucky_day

Split screen doesn't work - Try it. Its a grayed out button that taunts you the entire time you're writing. This app is a joke.

Found helpful by 2 out of 6 people
Version 1.4.7
Review by marvintau

Wonderful application except a good editor. - Everything a carper researcher needs, solarized theme, editing and preview on same screen, outline and instant citation. But the editor has a serious problem, that I have to move the cursor back and forth to see the whole line. It's somehow a painful experience. Looking forward to the new release with this problem fixed.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people