TeXShop
4.58

5.0

# TeXShop4.58

01 January 2021

TeX front-end.

## 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.

## What's new in TeXShop

Version 4.58:
• Claudio Beccari asked if the font used by the log window can be changed. In version 4.58, the console font and font size are also used by the log window. Changing the console font and font size modifies the font in both the console and the log window.
• Some time ago a preference was added which modified kerning and ligatures in the source window. This never worked and was abandoned, but an unfortunate souvenir remained. Setting the document font in Preferences became unnecessarily complicated: a sample window appeared and font changes were first sampled in that window. When the OK button was pressed, the sample window went away and the font change appeared in all open source windows. But the change was not permanent until the OK button at the bottom of the Preference Pane was pressed.
• Updated to the latest Sparkle update framework, version 1.24.0.
• The French localization of the Preference Pane's Source Tab had a missing item to set Parens Targets and HighLite colors. This is back.
• The author of latexmk, John Collins, remarks that TeXShop engines used by latexmk should not move output files out of the source folder to alternate folders. This restriction can easily be enforced by adding the following lines to the file ~/Library/TeXShop/bin/latexmkrcedit.

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## 61 Reviews of TeXShop

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5
Pink-Panther
22 September 2019
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!
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5
Pink-Panther
22 September 2019
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!
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5
sandra-33
03 September 2019
Version: 4.31
Great app. I use this all the time.
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5
liqiuweiss
29 November 2018
Version: 4.17
Nice
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5
darkwing52
29 September 2018
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.
(0)
RogerKatz
19 December 2017
Version: 3.94
The current version is 3.95
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Pink-Panther
26 July 2017
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?...
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4
perkunas88
14 February 2017
Version: 3.77
Really nice and free application.
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5
ososX
05 June 2016
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.
(0)
4.5
mazetas
01 May 2015
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.
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Machobbes
23 January 2015
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.
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5.0

App requirements:
• Intel 64
• macOS 10.12.0 or later
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