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TeXShop

# TeXShop

Version 5.12

TeX front-end.

4.6
Based on 34 user ratesRead reviews & comments
Free
Absolutely Free

## 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 5.12

Updated on Feb 22 2023

##### Changes:
• The folder ~/Library/TeXShop/Engines/Inactive/PreTeXt was revised and the three main PreTeXt engines were rewritten. Consequently, many more examples in mathbook can be typeset with TeXShop.
• The Help menu contains a new 180 page manual for TeXShop. This help manual can be printed if you want a hard copy, and it can be converted to a stand alone pdf file by selecting "Save as PDF" in the print dialog.
• The Help menu also contains a TeXShop Help Panel. This collection of web pages was the older way of documenting programs, but we stopped updating the panel around the release of Lion.

## Information

Free

70.2 MB

#### Developer’s website

https://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~koch/texshop/texshop.html

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#### App requirements

• Intel 64
• Apple Silicon
• macOS 10.13 or later
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Nov 4 2022
5.03
0.0
Nov 4 2022
0.0
Version: 5.03
I have OS 10.15.7 on an Intel Mac. The version prior to 5.03, however, initially worked and then did not. TeXShop just simply would not open. I updated to 5.03 and still the same issue. TeXShop will still not open. I believe I have removed most or all of the older version but even so a fresh install did not work either. Is there an uninstall app for TeXShop or do you have suggestions for what files might still linger and that need to be removed? In the meantime I will go back to the latest version 4. Thanks!
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?
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!
Sep 3 2019
4.31
5.0
Sep 3 2019
5.0
Version: 4.31
Great app. I use this all the time.
Nov 29 2018
4.17
5.0
Nov 29 2018
5.0
Version: 4.17
Nice
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.
Dec 19 2017
3.94
0.0
Dec 19 2017
0.0
Version: 3.94
The current version is 3.95
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?...
Feb 14 2017
3.77
4.0
Feb 14 2017
4.0
Version: 3.77
Really nice and free application.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 :)
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.
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 ?
Oct 20 2013
3.25
5.0
Oct 20 2013
5.0
Version: 3.25
Excellent Free App.
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
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.
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