TeXMaker free download for Mac


06 November 2018

A developer-focused LaTeX toolkit.


Texmaker is a program that integrates many tools needed to develop documents with LaTeX in just one application.

  • a unicode editor to write your LaTeX source files (syntax highlighting, undo-redo, search-replace, ...)
  • the principal LaTex tags can be inserted directly with the "LaTeX", "Math" and "Greek" menus
  • 370 mathematical symbols can be inserted in just one click
  • wizards to generate code ('Quick document', 'Quick letter', tabular, tabbing and array environments)
  • LaTeX-related programs can be launched via the "Tools" menu
  • the standard Bibtex entry types can be inserted in the ".bib" file with the "Bibliography" menu
  • a "structure view" of the document for easier navigation of a document (by clicking on an item in the "Structure" frame, you can jump directly to the corresponding part of your document
  • extensive LaTeX documentation
  • in the "Messages / Log File" frame, you can see information about processes and the logfile after a LaTeX compilation
  • the "Next Latex Error" and "Previous Latex Error" commands let you reach the LaTeX errors detected by Kile in the log file
  • by clicking on the number of a line in the log file, the cursor jumps to the corresponding line in the editor

Note: Systems running OS X 10.7 Lion or later installed via an upgrade must use the 64-bit link in the 'Related Links' section.

What's new in TeXMaker

Version 5.0.3:

Note: Texmaker depends now only from the Qt toolkit to be compiled.

  • The bug about the bad highlighting on misspelled text before a cite{} or label{} command has been fixed
  • If no text is selected the "(un)comment" command will (un)comment the current line
  • The default size of the configuration dialog has been reduced (users request)
  • Fold/Unfold/Fold All/Unfold All menu options has been added
  • A bug about completion when citing references that contain numbers has been fixed
  • A trouble in the "recent files" menu with names including an ampersand has been fixed
  • A typo in the documentation has been fixed
  • A typo in the de translation has been fixed

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25 TeXMaker Reviews

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05 November 2008

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Nice product that works very good.
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Version 1.8
29 November 2018
Version 5.0.3
03 November 2018
Version 5.0.3 has been released two days ago. Please, update the listing. Thanks
Version 5.0.2
05 August 2014
Hi, I am new to TeXmaker and just installed this latest version but I am afraid I need some help. I could not quick build the .tex file and the error is: could not start the command : "/usr/texbin/pdflatex" -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode "trail2".tex For the previous version this problem could be solved by specifying the full path of the pdfLaTeX however it does not work for this version(4.3). Would any one give me some suggestions? "/usr/texbin/pdflatex" -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex
Version 4.3
25 July 2013
I played with other apps. But this is it. Great little app. Does what it states, and does it well. Definitely my preferred one for writing scripts, smoothly, quickly and easily. And yes, it is free and the developer is really prompt in case of need, and also this is not something you may find everyday. Thank you, developer.
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Version 4.0.2
01 June 2013
This is a great TeX editor. Easy to configure, easy to use. I've all the basic features for TeX users. There is a fork from TeXmaker, it's TeXstudio. TeXstudio is based on TeXmaker with some advanced features but MacUpdate doesn't list TeXstudio. I just mention TeXstudio for someone who would like to try.
Like (2)
Version 4.0.2
1 answer(s)
01 June 2013
Sorry, I mean "It has all the basic features for TeX users" :D
19 May 2013
The versions listed here don't tell the whole story. The dev's site has versions of 4.0.2 for both OS's 10.5 and 10.6 (they differ). Also, there is apparently a 4.0.2 version for native Lion+, and another for Lion+ upgrades. I recommend you go there to see what will best suit your needs.
Version 4.0.2
1 answer(s)
19 May 2013
Sorry for the confusion - our related links were out of date. We've also added a note clarifying the difference between the two versions built for 64-bit systems.
26 December 2012
Works very nice. No problem here and there. IMO, the best tex-tool.
Version 3.5.2
05 September 2012
Excellent piece of software. I switched to this from TeXShop. The structure on the left lets you switch between files smoothly. The shortcuts are great, and the autocompletion rocks e.g. if you want to cite a book you just type in "ci" and it will autocomplete to \cite{books} where books is all your references in your bibliography. Simply pick the right one from the drop down menu. Saves me a lot of time writing my Masters thesis.
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Version 3.5
05 September 2011
It is open-source and free. It just does all the things I need, like auto completion, linking latex code with its corresponding PDF output, and compilation quick click. It can also embed the PDF viewer, so that I can use the application in a whole screen without bothering to switch between latex code editor and PDF viewer back and forth. Quite a good work.
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Version 3.1
29 June 2011
  Absolutely great job. From the viewpoint of a scientist, TexMaker has the perfect balance between features and ease of use. It works perfectly and is constantly improving. Wonderful job. Another excellent choice is TexShop.
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Version 3.0.2