TeXnicle
2.3.1

4.5

# TeXnicle

2.3.1
25 February 2019

LaTeX editor and project organizer.

## Overview

TeXnicle is a LaTeX editor and project organiser for OS X with a feature-rich interface to help you manage your LaTeX projects.

##### Features
• project organization tree
• tabbed editor with syntax highlighting, code folding, code completion, and more
• built-in comprehensive symbol library
• code snippet library
• file templates
• full project search
• bookmarks
• dynamic document outline
• configurable typesetting engine

### What's new in TeXnicle

Version 2.3.1:
• Various updates for Sierra and High Sierra
• "\todo" is now supported in TODO list
• Some optimisations and stability improvements (thanks to Bo Anderson!)
• Some engine updates for recent MacTeX versions

## 29 TeXnicle Reviews

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25 October 2011

I should add that I don't actually use LaTeX editors for writing because I don't like to have my writing thought process interrupted with having to do coding at the same time. If only someone would make a (proper) Cocoa program that does what LyX does in the semi-awful Qt windowing protocol.
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Version 2.0
10 April 2014
An excellent editor: very feature rich, yet easy to use!
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Version 2.2.9
27 March 2014
This is a wonderful application. A very simple new feature will make it perfect for me, and healthier for everybody. I would like that the background color in the pdf could be user selected. A non-white, appropriate background, will help to examine the pdf with less eye and mental tiredness. This should be very easy to implement (I hope!). Thank you for the great job.
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Version 2.2.9
LuukLuuk
31 March 2014
Hi Vicente, I think you should try F.lux: http://justgetflux.com Awesome application to prevent your eyeballs from burning through your skull, so to say :)
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VicenteR9669
01 April 2014
Thanks, f.lux is a solution for regulating the the whole screen light in general. However, it is not a substitution for the suggestion: the possibility of choosing a background color in the pdf viewer.
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bobsoft
16 April 2014
Regarding the PDF viewer background. Again, the document background is always white by default with LaTeX, but you can easily change it. In your main file, you can put: \usepackage{xcolor} \pagecolor{black} \begin{document} \color{white} .. usual text here... \end{document} The 'xcolor' package supports many colours.
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VicenteR9669
17 April 2014
This was an interesting suggestion, and I will adopt it. However, it is still not perfect: each time I want to print the document, I have to remove those commands (to avoid printing also the background) and reintroduce them to continue the edition.
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09 December 2013
Can I make a couple suggestions? Is it possible to have any non-command text in math mode be a different color? Sometimes when I have several $'s in a line, it's hard for me to tell if I'm putting all the right things in math mode or all of the wrong things! Also (and I don't know how difficult this would be) is it possible to have a "Close Environment" shortcut which when hit will identify the nearest \begin{…} and will automatically insert a \end{…} to match it at the current cursor location? Thanks for fixing the cursor problem. Also, I'm not sure in which update this was handled, but I no longer have the PDF viewer hanging -- it would require that I restart the program every 15 minutes. I had to step away from using the program for a while because of that, but now it's working very well. Thank you for your efforts. Like Version 2.2.8 1 answer(s) bobsoft 14 December 2013 The difficulty with colouring between$$is that it's expensive to figure out which is the start and end$. It means parsing the whole text. I had this in a very early beta but I took it out. Needs some thought to see how to do that. Regarding having a 'close environment' command, that sounds possible and like a nice feature. I'll put it on the list.
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28 October 2013
On the face of it this seems like an awesome app, until I realised that it needs a separate TeX package of software totalling over 2 Gb! Why so big? Because it's basically a complete graphics and rendering engine that grew out of Unix but isn't optimised for OS X. I'm a scientist and I'm familiar with and use some of the packages at work but I don't see this as a solution for the Mac environment. The TeX environment will never take advantage of OS X technologies as they evolve because it isn't dedicated to the Mac platform. I want software that's built with, for and uses OS X. This software looks like it does an admirable job of being a front end for TeX but in the end that's all it is. Ultimately, if you write for work it's the content that's important. All the journals have staff that convert it in to publishable format.
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Version 2.2.8
theufman
09 December 2013
There are several circles in which TeX is the primary means for scientific writing (mathematics for example). It's expected that in these groups that you have a full version of LaTeX installed, and for several journals, submission of tex code is expected. You do need a good editor to be coupled with the TeX installation, which I find TeXnicle to be. It is a great solution for OS X.
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28 October 2013
On the face of it this seems like an awesome app, until I realised that it needs a separate TeX package of software totalling over 2 Gb! Why so big? Because it's basically a complete graphics and rendering engine that grew out of Unix but isn't optimised for OS X. I'm a scientist and I'm familiar with and use some of the packages at work but I don't see this as a solution for the Mac environment. The TeX environment will never take advantage of OS X technologies as they evolve because it isn't dedicated to the Mac platform. I want software that's built with, for and uses OS X. This software looks like it does an admirable job of being a front end for TeX but in the end that's all it is. Ultimately, if you write for work it's the content that's important. All the journals have staff that convert it in to publishable format.
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Version 2.2.8
26 August 2013
OS X 10.7.5, TeXnicle 2.2.4: Trouble in Font & Colors Preference Panel: The Font options are not responding. In the Document Tab, the "Highlight" options are greyed out.
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Version 2.2.4
GNews
26 August 2013
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GNews
26 August 2013
Oops-spoke too soon. Fixed only with migrated theme-"Migrated Color Settings"
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bobsoft
28 August 2013
For the built-in themes, you need to duplicate them before you can make changes. The built-in themes are not editable because they are overwritten by TeXnicle each time it launches.
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GNews
28 August 2013
Thanks! You might add this information to the Manual.
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20 August 2013
Version 2.2.3 is released on 20.08.2013 Changelog can be found at http://www.bobsoft-mac.de/resources/TeXnicle/2.2/Changelog_2.2.3.rtf
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Version 2.2.2
10 August 2013
This version looks really slick! Question: The cursor is not showing up in the editor -- I can edit and everything works, but there is no cursor. Thoughts?
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Version 2.2.1
bobsoft
13 August 2013
Should be fixed in the next release (coming soon).
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13 April 2013
Hello, fist of all thanks for your app. Trying it some times, I've o report a very annoying bug which still exist since several versions. When a new version is available, I use the in-app update. But everytime, without any exception, it download the update, ask my password, then I click to install the update.....and it still stuck like this. Every time, I need to kill he app's process. The strangest in that is that the app is updated (on next launch I own the new version), but it still everytime be stuck during the update process and needing to be kill bu hand... Thanks for it !
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Version 2.0.8
10 April 2013
TeXnicle is an awesome app. I have been trying various LaTeX IDEs for OS X, and always coming back to just using emacs. TeXnicle is the first graphical environment that I find really convenient. The live update is a killer feature. In comparison, TeXmaker has memory leaks and was horrnedously slow on my larger documents, and looks rather bad on a HiDPI display; TeXshop has a bug that prevents changing the font color, so you can't have a dark theme, and it's a mess of floating windows; TeXworks looks the worse on a HiDPI screen, even the editor's font looks gross. It also uses floating windows. All these competing programs may be older, but they all appear to me as less feature-rich than TeXnicle, or if some may have more bells and whistles, they are not necessarily the most useful ones. TeXnicle nails what's most useful, while keeping a clean and organized interface. And I didn't hit a serious bug yet.
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Version 2.0.7
Free

4.5

App requirements:
• Intel 64
• OS X 10.9.0 or later
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