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Texmaker is a program that integrates many tools needed to develop documents with LaTeX in just one application.


  • a unicode editor to write your LaTeX source files (syntax highlighting, undo-redo, search-replace, ...)
  • the principal LaTex tags can be inserted directly with the "LaTeX", "Math" and "Greek" menus
  • 370 mathematical symbols can be inserted in just one click
  • wizards to generate code ('Quick document', 'Quick letter', tabular, tabbing and array environments)
  • LaTeX-related programs can be launched via the "Tools" menu
  • the standard more...

What's New

Version 4.2:


  • script support has been added (only for the text editor part - "User" menu)
  • with the new option "-n" for the command line, a new instance of Texmaker can be launched (will break the synchronization with the PDF viewers and others features)
  • Hungarian and Dutch translations have been updated
  • the windows and OS X 10.7-10.9 versions more...


  • OS X 10.7 or later

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Mariopue Member IconReview+14

I played with other apps. But this is it.

Great little app. Does what it states, and does it well.

Definitely my preferred one for writing scripts, smoothly, quickly and easily.

And yes, it is free and the developer is really prompt in case of need, and also this is not something you may find everyday.

Thank you, developer.

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Version 4.0.2
trungpt Member IconReview+88

This is a great TeX editor. Easy to configure, easy to use. I've all the basic features for TeX users.

There is a fork from TeXmaker, it's TeXstudio. TeXstudio is based on TeXmaker with some advanced features but MacUpdate doesn't list TeXstudio. I just mention TeXstudio for someone who would like to try.

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Version 4.0.2

Sorry, I mean "It has all the basic features for TeX users" :D

bbw7 Member IconComment+313

The versions listed here don't tell the whole story. The dev's site has versions of 4.0.2 for both OS's 10.5 and 10.6 (they differ). Also, there is apparently a 4.0.2 version for native Lion+, and another for Lion+ upgrades.

I recommend you go there to see what will best suit your needs.

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Version 4.0.2

Sorry for the confusion - our related links were out of date. We've also added a note clarifying the difference between the two versions built for 64-bit systems.

Jean Eric Member IconReview+16
Jean Eric

Works very nice.

No problem here and there.

IMO, the best tex-tool.

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Version 3.5.2
Chrispa Member IconReview+27

Excellent piece of software. I switched to this from TeXShop. The structure on the left lets you switch between files smoothly. The shortcuts are great, and the autocompletion rocks e.g. if you want to cite a book you just type in "ci" and it will autocomplete to \cite{books} where books is all your references in your bibliography. Simply pick the right one from the drop down menu. Saves me a lot of time writing my Masters thesis.

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Version 3.5
Zi Member IconReview+2

It is open-source and free.

It just does all the things I need, like auto completion, linking latex code with its corresponding PDF output, and compilation quick click.

It can also embed the PDF viewer, so that I can use the application in a whole screen without bothering to switch between latex code editor and PDF viewer back and forth.

Quite a good work.

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Version 3.1
Tessi Member IconReview+46

Absolutely great job.

From the viewpoint of a scientist, TexMaker has the perfect balance between features and ease of use.

It works perfectly and is constantly improving.

Wonderful job.

Another excellent choice is TexShop.

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Version 3.0.2
Gray Panter Member IconReview+31
Gray Panter

This tool works very nice and is very easy to use.
The PDF viewer is a helpful feature.

I wish me a feature which helps to find the position of the cursor in edit field and shows me the position in the PDF viewer.


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Version 3.0.2
Talatharb Member IconComment+57

Version 2.0 Mac is Intel only

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Version 2.0

You can still find version 1.9.9 here:


Also, there is another project called TexMakerX, which is a fork of TeXMaker. TexMakerX has a universal/ppc version:


Tom-Smith Member IconComment+13

I tried it and like the two-pane layout, compared to having to position windows in TeXShop. However the built-in pdf preview is almost unreadably faint on my system (10.5.8 PB G4). Too bad.

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Version 1.9.2

Sorry, my comment applied to TexWriter, not to TeXMaker.


Actually, my comment applied to neither TeXWriter or TeXMaker but to TeXWorks. I apologize to the devs of both products.

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Date 01 May 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
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