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TeXShop
TeXShop
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TeXShop overview

TeXShop is a TeX previewer for OS X, written in Cocoa. Since PDF is a native file format on OS X, TeXShop uses "pdftex" and "pdflatex"; rather than "tex" and "latex" to typeset; these programs in the standard teTeX distribution of TeX produce PDF output instead of DVI output.

TeXShop uses TeX Live, a standard distribution of Tex programs maintained by the TeX Users Group (TUG) for Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, and various other Unix machines. The distribution includes tex, latex, dvips, tex fonts, cyrillic fonts, and virtually all other programs and supporting files commonly used in the TeX world. The most recent version of this distribution is maintained for the Mac by the MacTeX TeXnical Working Group of the TeX Users Group and available under the "Obtaining" tab.

The latest TeXShop release, version 3, requires System 10.7 (Lion). An earlier version of TeXShop, version 2, is also maintained and requires System 10.4 (Tiger), although System 10.5 (Leopard) is strongly recommended because it fixes several important bugs in Apple's PDFKit code, extensively used in TeXShop. Users with systems 10.2 or 10.3 should use TeXShop 1.43, and users with systems 10.0 and 10.1 should use TeXShop 1.19. Both of these versions are available on this site.

TeXShop is distributed under the GPL public license, and thus free.

What’s new in version 4.76

Updated on Jun 16 2022

TeXShop 4.75 changed the behavior of Preview in "double page" and "double-multipage" modes. This proved to be controversial and is fixed in version 4.76. If your default display environment is "multipage", none of these changes matter to you. TeXShop uses Apple's PDFKit to display pdf files. This kit has two properties named "displaysRTL" and "displaysAsBook" which change double page behavior. Both are booleans. Most scripts are written from left to right, and setting displaysRTL to NO causes the pages to also flow from left to right. Scripts like Arabic and Hebrew are written from right to left and setting displaysRTL to YES causes the pages to also flow from right to left. In TeXShop 4.75, the "Page One on Left" and "Page One on Right" preferences set this property. This also holds for 4.76, but the items are renamed "Pages Flow Left to Right" and "Pages Flow Right to Left."

Version 4.75 ignored displaysAsBook, although earlier versions usually set it to YES. When it is YES, the first page is shown by itself and the remaining pages are shown as double pages. By convention, there are an odd number of pages in a book before the actual content begins, so this causes the left and right pages to appear as they would if a user opened the actual book.

In version 4.76, displaysAsBook is set to YES by default and the initial page appears by itself. Just in case, a hidden preference setting named "DisplayAsBook" is included, and users who dislike the single page can get rid of it by issuing the following command in Terminal:

defaults write TeXShop DisplayAsBook NO

  • In addition, two new special comment lines are provided so the property can be set on a document by document basis. These overrule the defaults and turn book display mode on or off for that document.
    • !TEX bookDisplay
    • !TEX standardDisplay
  • In Japan, text can be written horizontally or vertically. When it is written vertically, pages should appear from right to left. Therefore we also provide special comment lines to set "displaysRTL" on a document by document basis:
    • !TEX PageDirectionL2R
    • !TEX PageDirectionR2L

Information

License

Free

Size

57.1 MB

Downloads

126280

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
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pigman41
pigman41
Nov 11 2021
4.68
0.0
Nov 11 2021
0.0
Version: 4.68
I don't know what happened. TeXShop stops working today. It was fine yesterday and I did not change anything on my computer. The preview panel does not show the pdf files. And I cannot typeset any tex file. The console box says "I can't write on file 'math.log'". Can anyone help please?
Pink-Panther
Pink-Panther
Sep 22 2019
4.41
5.0
Sep 22 2019
5.0
Version: 4.41
Forgot the ***** in my previous comment... How come the files of the best available Latex front-hand application still lack a TexShop icon of their own?... Blaming Apple's policy is not the answer... It is time to do something about it. Note: My previous complain on this very issue is already two years old. Still patiently waiting... And yes, TexShop is irreplaceable!
sandra-33
sandra-33
Sep 3 2019
4.31
5.0
Sep 3 2019
5.0
Version: 4.31
Great app. I use this all the time.
liqiuweiss
liqiuweiss
Nov 29 2018
4.17
5.0
Nov 29 2018
5.0
Version: 4.17
Nice
darkwing52
darkwing52
Sep 29 2018
4.11
5.0
Sep 29 2018
5.0
Version: 4.11
Simply great. We empower our Physics and Astronomy majors with it. Have used it for years as our introduction to LaTeX for our students. They are mostly Mac users, but even the non-Mac users readily embrace TeXShop. It is customizable, and versatile, and extraordinarily well maintained. Yes, I have tried others, but I keep coming back.
RogerKatz
RogerKatz
Dec 19 2017
3.94
0.0
Dec 19 2017
0.0
Version: 3.94
The current version is 3.95
Pink-Panther
Pink-Panther
Jul 26 2017
3.82
5.0
Jul 26 2017
5.0
Version: 3.82
TexShop is the best Latex application ever! So, how come the files of the best Latex application ever still lack a nice (or even ugly) icon of their own?...
perkunas88
perkunas88
Feb 14 2017
3.77
4.0
Feb 14 2017
4.0
Version: 3.77
Really nice and free application.
ososX
ososX
Jun 5 2016
3.62
5.0
Jun 5 2016
5.0
Version: 3.62
I use this program for many years and really fond of it. Kudos the developers. In recent version I am having a funny behavior that when I reopen a source file that I already compiled (and it opens together with its pdf preview), the first pdf page is white. If there are more than one page I need to scroll to the next page (in the previewer) and scroll back up to see the first page. If there is only one page then sometimes if I scroll up and down the text appears, but sometimes I must re-compile the source to bring have the preview working. I hope this update will fix this behavior. Nonetheless, this is a $5\times\star$ piece of work.
mazetas
mazetas
May 1 2015
3.51
4.5
May 1 2015
4.5
Version: 3.51
It does everything and it is solid. There is no need to search for an alternative if you just downloaded mactex. I like that it has built in support for mac os spell checker which is important for me.
Machobbes
Machobbes
Jan 23 2015
3.50
5.0
Jan 23 2015
5.0
Version: 3.50
Is it really necessary to push out a new version for such a tiny update? One update per month should be enough.

Besides that, great app as usual.
Pink-Panther
Pink-Panther
Nov 25 2014
3.46
5.0
Nov 25 2014
5.0
Version: 3.46
v. 3.46: Preview icon missing. Again! Would the developer please fix it once and for all.
ososX
ososX
Aug 18 2014
3.39
5.0
Aug 18 2014
5.0
Version: 3.39
As usual a great and stable update to this LaTeX editor. Just want to mention that I love the new circular application icon :) They should update it at MacUpdate site too.
anonymous-rabbit-5199
anonymous-rabbit-5199
May 29 2014
3.36.1
4.5
May 29 2014
4.5
Version: 3.36.1
Easy to use Latex environment, I haven't encountered any crashes/instabilities and the developer is highly responsive to email :)
Machobbes
Machobbes
May 14 2014
3.36
5.0
May 14 2014
5.0
Version: 3.36
I'm using it more or less since its creation, and it really is great and indispensable. One thing I would really like to see one day is the ability to form projects like BBEdit, which can be searched and changed simultaneously. And better icons in the preview window.
ososX
ososX
Apr 19 2014
3.34
5.0
Apr 19 2014
5.0
Version: 3.34
The addition of the LaTeX aware spelling (as a part of the OSX) is great. However, I'm unable to reach the site http://cocoaspell.leuski.net/ How else can I activate this feature ?
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Oct 20 2013
3.25
5.0
Oct 20 2013
5.0
Version: 3.25
Excellent Free App.
DavyB
DavyB
Oct 14 2013
3.24
0.0
Oct 14 2013
0.0
Version: 3.24
The Developers homepage link is no longer valid, it redirects to the uoregon.edu homepage
piquadratpi2
piquadratpi2
Apr 30 2013
3.14
5.0
Apr 30 2013
5.0
Version: 3.14
For me this is the best TeX-Editor on the market. Stable, very comfortable and with nearly everything you need. I use ML 10.8.3 on an iMac 27'' (late 2012) and have no problem at all. I am so happy that still updates are coming because its getting better always. A big thanks to the developers.
ososX
ososX
Apr 8 2013
3.11
5.0
Apr 8 2013
5.0
Version: 3.11
Great TeX/LaTeX editor. I use it for many years now and its just getting better. Tnx !
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