TeXShop
TeXShop
4.44

5.0

TeXShop free download for Mac

TeXShop

4.44
23 October 2019

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.

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

What's new in TeXShop

Version 4.44:
  • In version 4.35 of TeXShop, Jörg Christian Kirchhof improved the TeXShop "HardWrap" command so it correctly handled comment lines. Shortly after 4.43 appeared, he wrote to complain that his new code had been removed. Possible, since I've been switching between Mojave and Catalina. But in fact his code was present and worked when TeXShop was run inside XCode, but did nothing when TeXShop was compiled to become a stand-alone program. Apple optimized his code out of existence. Kirchhof fixed this, and improved the code to handle another tricky edge case.
  • The Apple Find Bar now works in the console. Activate the main text by clicking in it, and then type command-F. Use the arrow keys to move from item to item. "Find and Replace" is not available because the console text is not editable.
  • I've been using Dark Mode more and more and changed the default coloring scheme for that mode. To obtain it, quit TeXShop. Then go to ~/Library/TeXShop/Themes and rename DarkTheme.plist to something else, perhaps OldDarkTheme.plist. When TeXShop restarts, it will create a new DarkTheme.plist. You still have the old one, renamed, if you prefer your version to mine.
  • I used this opportunity to change two default items in TeXShop Preferences. This will not affect previous users. The default Find method is now the Apple Find Bar. This method is used by more and more programs like Safari, TextEdit, and Word, and users have come to expect it. The OgreKit panel remains the default in Japan.
  • I also unchecked "Editor Can Add Brackets" in TeXShop Preferences under the Editor tab. When this item is checked and more than two items are selected in the Source Window, typing {, (, [, or $ places a matched pair of brackets around the selection. This can be useful for users who know about it, but new users (and others) don't like surprises, and interprete them as errors in the code.

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61 TeXShop Reviews

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Pink-Panther
22 September 2019

Most helpful

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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Version 4.41
Pink-Panther
22 September 2019
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!
Like (2)
Version 4.41
1 answer(s)
herbs2
herbs2
30 September 2019
Please check if the latest version fixes the problem. After installing it (or using the Sparkle update) create a new file and see if that has the proper icon.
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Version 4.42
sandra-33
03 September 2019
Great app. I use this all the time.
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Version 4.31
liqiuweiss
29 November 2018
Nice
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Version 4.17
darkwing52
29 September 2018
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.
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Version 4.11
RogerKatz
19 December 2017
The current version is 3.95
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Version 3.94
Pink-Panther
26 July 2017
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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Version 3.82
1 answer(s)
herbs2
herbs2
09 September 2017
I wish Apple wold fix this problem. When you set an extension to be opened by a particular application the icon provided by that application should be used, period! But Apple doesn't do that so other applications can, seemingly randomly, interfere with the icon display.
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perkunas88
14 February 2017
Really nice and free application.
Like (1)
Version 3.77
ososX
05 June 2016
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.
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Version 3.62
2 answer(s)
herbs2
herbs2
11 September 2016
What OS version are you using? Have you updated to more recent versions of TeXShop? Note: TeXShop 3.66 and later actually require OS X 10.9 or later.
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ososX
ososX
11 September 2016
Hey herbs2, thanks for your comment. The problem I mentioned above was fixed in one of versions released since version 3.62. I think they mentioned it in one of the bug fixes. Anyway, it works flawlessly now.
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mazetas
01 May 2015
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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Version 3.51
Machobbes
23 January 2015
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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Version 3.50
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5.0

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  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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