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TeXShop

Version 5.32

TeX front-end.

4.6
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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 5.32

Updated on Apr 11 2024

The following process will trigger the process for a few people but probably not you. Create a source window using the menu command "New". Enter one or two lines of text and then save the file using the menu command "Save As". Quit TeXShop and restart it again. Open the new source file. The file's name will be added to TeXShop's "Window" menu, but the corresponding source window will not appear. It seems that TeXShop has created a source file which it cannot display. This is an alarming bug.

Here is the good news. There is nothing wrong with the file; it contains the correct text and can easily be opened using a trick. Even better, the bug only occurs if the user has selected "Syntax Color expl3 Code" in the TeXShop Source Window. This menu is a toggle which turns expl3 coloring on or off. When a window first opens, it is off. The only problem is that TeXShop has a hidden preference which turns the item on by default when windows are first opened:

defaults write TeXShop expl3SyntaxColoring YES

Only users who set this hidden preference are likely to see the bug.

The bug has nothing to do with TeXShop's file saving code. It is a bug in TeXShop's syntax coloring code. When opening a source file, TeXShop syntax colors the source just before making the window visible. If the syntax coloring fails, the window is never made visible. TeXShop 5.32 fixes one step in the expl3 syntax coloring routine. After that, the routine does not fail and all windows open correctly.

Information

License

Free

Size

69.6 MB

Downloads

131354

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.13 or later
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ewebb
ewebb
Nov 4 2023
5.21
0.0
Nov 4 2023
0.0
Version: 5.21
In 2021 a user (pigman41 in the reviews) wrote "I cannot typeset any tex file. The console box says "I can't write on file 'math.log'". Can anyone help please?" This is 2023, and I am trying to use TeXShop again after last using it in 2022, and I find I have the same problem. A TeX doc that worked before now produces "I can't write on file 'filename.log'" and then adds "Please type another transcript file name." But no matter what name I try, the response is still the same.
hakarl13
hakarl13
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!
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
Elis65
Elis65
Jun 30 2022
4.76
5.0
Jun 30 2022
5.0
Version: 4.76
Nazaire
Nazaire
Jun 1 2021
4.64
5.0
Jun 1 2021
5.0
Version: 4.64
insertstudio
insertstudio
Jul 14 2020
5.0
Jul 14 2020
5.0
Version: null
Pink-Panther
Pink-Panther
Sep 22 2019
5.0
Sep 22 2019
5.0
Version: null
sandra-33
sandra-33
Sep 3 2019
5.0
Sep 3 2019
5.0
Version: null
liqiuweiss
liqiuweiss
Nov 29 2018
5.0
Nov 29 2018
5.0
Version: null
darkwing52
darkwing52
Sep 29 2018
5.0
Sep 29 2018
5.0
Version: null
Ervins Strauhmanis
Ervins Strauhmanis
Apr 13 2018
5.0
Apr 13 2018
5.0
Version: null
perkunas88
perkunas88
Feb 14 2017
4.0
Feb 14 2017
4.0
Version: null
ososX
ososX
Jun 5 2016
5.0
Jun 5 2016
5.0
Version: null
fridafroh
fridafroh
Jun 26 2015
5.0
Jun 26 2015
5.0
Version: null
mazetas
mazetas
May 1 2015
4.5
May 1 2015
4.5
Version: null
anonymous-rabbit-5199
anonymous-rabbit-5199
May 29 2014
4.5
May 29 2014
4.5
Version: null
Machobbes
Machobbes
May 14 2014
5.0
May 14 2014
5.0
Version: null
Paddy51
Paddy51
May 13 2014
5.0
May 13 2014
5.0
Version: null
Georg-74
Georg-74
Apr 29 2014
5.0
Apr 29 2014
5.0
Version: null
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Oct 20 2013
5.0
Oct 20 2013
5.0
Version: null
piquadratpi2
piquadratpi2
Apr 30 2013
5.0
Apr 30 2013
5.0
Version: null
philosophydan
philosophydan
Nov 12 2012
3.5
Nov 12 2012
3.5
Version: null
Emile100
Emile100
Oct 6 2012
5.0
Oct 6 2012
5.0
Version: null
Imfai
Imfai
Jun 8 2012
1.0
Jun 8 2012
1.0
Version: null
Haliomaster
Haliomaster
May 20 2012
4.0
May 20 2012
4.0
Version: null
Ether
Ether
May 16 2012
5.0
May 16 2012
5.0
Version: null
Dana_Nau
Dana_Nau
Nov 26 2011
4.5
Nov 26 2011
4.5
Version: null
Tessi
Tessi
Jun 29 2011
4.5
Jun 29 2011
4.5
Version: null
talazem-1
talazem-1
Mar 3 2010
5.0
Mar 3 2010
5.0
Version: null
Mark-Everitt
Mark-Everitt
Feb 3 2010
5.0
Feb 3 2010
5.0
Version: null
M-u-Moore
M-u-Moore
Jun 4 2007
3.0
Jun 4 2007
3.0
Version: null
Amartsin
Amartsin
Feb 13 2006
3.8
Feb 13 2006
3.8
Version: null
Guest
Guest
May 25 2005
4.3
May 25 2005
4.3
Version: null
Guest
Guest
May 11 2005
5.0
May 11 2005
5.0
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Aug 8 2004
4.0
Aug 8 2004
4.0
Version: null
Hairy-biker
Hairy-biker
Dec 3 2003
5.0
Dec 3 2003
5.0
Version: null
regnault
regnault
Jul 16 2003
4.8
Jul 16 2003
4.8
Version: null
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