TeXnicle
TeXnicle
2.3.1

4.5

TeXnicle free download for Mac

TeXnicle2.3.1

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

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30 Reviews of TeXnicle

4.5
VicenteR9669
27 March 2014
Version: 2.2.9

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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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Iliketrash
09 July 2020
Version: 2.3.1
Where has this developer's web site gone? bobsoft-mac.de is listed as "for sale."
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4.5
Anastasio
10 April 2014
Version: 2.2.9
An excellent editor: very feature rich, yet easy to use!
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4.5
VicenteR9669
27 March 2014
Version: 2.2.9
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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theufman
09 December 2013
Version: 2.2.8
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.
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Simonm
28 October 2013
Version: 2.2.8
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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Simonm
28 October 2013
Version: 2.2.8
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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GNews
26 August 2013
Version: 2.2.4
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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Sanjinko
20 August 2013
Version: 2.2.2
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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theufman
10 August 2013
Version: 2.2.1
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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Porkepix
13 April 2013
Version: 2.0.8
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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5
agravier
10 April 2013
Version: 2.0.7
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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4.5
Silvermoonbeam
06 April 2013
Version: 2.0.6
One of my favorite LaTeX apps! I just downloaded 2.06, though, and the editor window has no text… it's completely black. Everything was as expected in 2.05 just minutes earlier.
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5
S/ash
28 January 2013
Version: 2.0.2
I'm using/testing this since the early betas (20s) and this just keeps getting better and better every version. It has become one of my favourite apps. I use it for everything -- research papers, thesis, articles and personal notes. It is perhaps the friendliest way to typeset high quality text.
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Sxreader
21 November 2012
Version: 2.0
There is a mysterious issue with Texnicle. Every single time I open it, it complains that "the file cropped.pdf couldn't be opened because there is no such file". I uninstall the software, clean the preferences and reinstall and it still complains...
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theufman
25 August 2012
Version: 2.0
Followup Question: How difficult is it to include key mapping?
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4.5
theufman
25 August 2012
Version: 2.0
I downloaded TeXnicle this morning and it seems to be primarily what I was looking for. I have many projects that include multiple files, and I wanted to have the files nicely organized without multiple open windows. The interface is very sleek. Question: it is possible to have the tex files soft wrap at the border of the viewing pane, and not be fixed to a specific character width?
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5
Colbatzky
21 July 2012
Version: 2.0
TeXnicle has become my favourite LaTeX file editing and typesetting environment on the Mac, because it is the most Mac-like TeX editor and can be adapted to one's own needs rather easily. Similar to other TeX editors, one may create inserts and floats, change text styles or use special signs by the selection and insertion of ready-to-use TeX code clips. TeXnicle even gives visual hints, how the result may look like. In contrast to other editors, however, one may add those TeX commands which are not available in the default selection (which is smaller than in other editors), but one is in need for. This works also for your own commands (with the little disadvantage that one does not get a visual aid or one has to include also those parts of the command definition which are usually placed in the preamble). Most of my LaTeX files are written in German and contain many special characters such as German umlauts. These were all properly shown, when I first opened one of my files in TeXnicle (not so with some other TeX editors available for the Mac). The pdf viewer is integrated resulting in a less cluttered desktop and allows a live update of the typeset document one is working with. Otherwise TeXnicle has many functions such as the handling of syntax highlighting, multi-file project handling, file and project templates, bookmarks, command completion and many other things one may expect. Overall a very well designed and stable program which so far did not show any glitches.
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4
Yati-Manaf
28 June 2012
Version: 2.0
I'm just recently change from TexMaker to texnicle and happy with it. I previously have the pdf and console viewer integrated with my editor window. But, yesterday, I accidentally adjusted the pdf viewer pane to a smaller size and it just vanished. the same goes to the console viewer. Could you please point to me how to get back the integrated windows (editor, pdf and console)? The option View>Enter Fullscreen Mode is in grey which means I can't click the option. Thanks.
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5
Sgmoye
07 June 2012
Version: 2.0
Creating a TeX file can be a laborious, tedious and frustrating experience. Any tool the eases the process is to be warmly welcomed. Such a tool is TeXnicle. The interface is clean and uncluttered. One of the chief advantages of this program (for me, at any rate) is the integrated window environment: the TeX file, the console and the preview can be made visible all at the same time as panes in the main window. However, should you choose, It is possible to make any of the panes go away if you wish. There are palettes that: provide convenient access to a wide range of macros (both character and structural); provide access to currently open documents; and control over running TeX. A number of 'engines' are provided with the program (pdflatex, xelatex, etc.) though it is relatively simple matter to create your own -- a very basic knowledge of shell scripting will help. There is a robust mechanism for handling 'projects': multiple TeX files that are a part of a larger work -- chapters of a book, for example. There is a very extensive set of preferences that allow you to control a wide variety of the program's functionality. Crucially, the developer is obviously deeply committed to the task of making the software a good as it can possibly be. He is both responsive and thoughtful, open to new ideas and, altogether, a very nice chap. Though the version I am using (version 2) is currently in beta, it is extremely solid -- I have had no problems at all in that regard. In short, TeXnicle has become my TeXing environment of choice. Well done.
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4.5
Raptor01
07 May 2012
Version: 2.0
Great interface love the idea of an Xcode style Tex editor. Waiting to see how live update pans out very interesting idea.
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5
Dathinker1
04 May 2012
Version: 2.0
TeXnicle has satisfied my need to learn the minimum amount of TeX necessary to make a compilable, presentable, submittable Ph.D. thesis so that I can leave academia and never think about any of this again. The writing of my thesis was the first (and only) time I will ever have to use TeX. More than any other editor, TeXnicle has minimized the amount of time I spend formatting or dealing with issues related to TeX's backend. It is push-button simple to generate great-looking documents. As many other reviewers have said, TeXnicle's author is extremely responsive. The feature additions in b43 were added (and released!) mere minutes after I sent him a request for those features via email. TeXnicle's author is also gainfully employed at the Max Planck Institute, which should guarantee an adequate supply of motivation for further development in the future.
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4.5
btalx
02 April 2012
Version: 2.0
This has, very quickly, become my favorite TeX editor. I was a hardcore TeXShop user until I started using TeXnicle. In addition to an amazing interface, the ease-of-use features on this editor are kind of incredible. The "Paste as Table" command is magic, as far as I'm concerned. Beautiful magic. The code snippets and navigational features make me a happy TeX'er. Perhaps the best reason to switch to this editor is the speed of development / bug-fixing. On more than one occasion I've submitted feature requests and bugs, and they have been fixed in the next beta (which is to say, within the next week or so).
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OldClaudio
19 March 2012
Version: 2.0
I could nt find any reference in the help documentations. Does TeXnicle support direct and inverse search? synctex is specified, but shifting focus to the correspondig point from the tex window to the pdf one works fine; the reverse does not work at all.
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OldClaudio
05 March 2012
Version: 2.0
Nice software with an unusual look; it requires some time to get acquainted with. an negine set up for running XeLaTeX fails miserably saying that: sh: xdvipdfmx: command not found The same engine command from the terminal window works perfectly. Actually xdvipdfmx is invoked directly by xelatex; and the engine scrip does not even mention xdvipdfmx; so how come it complains an=bout not finding it? My MacTeX is uptdated on a weekly schedule and is "THE" complete installation.
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5
Mrs-Often
26 January 2012
Version: 2.0
I LOVE TeXnicle! I've been looking for a TeXnicCenter alternative for the Mac for ages but could never find one that had all the features and ease of use that I wanted... until I stumbled into TeXnicle. I love working in full screen with the editor and pdf preview both in the window, plus the tab with all sorts (document outline, associated files, symbols, code library, search, bookmarks, settings). What's also very useful is the way TeXnicle handles custom engines, you can add all sorts of functionality yourself. Lilipond typesetting of sheet music works like a charm now. And if there's any features missing you really want, you just mail Bobsoft! For instance, I like working with different "comment levels" (so one, two or three '%') and I wanted each comment level to have its own syntax highlighting colour... I asked Bobsoft and the feature was added within a few days (if not immediately, I can't remember). Support is also absolutely great. No reason at all to doubt this app!
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5
supertaurus85
23 January 2012
Version: 2.0
Great promising app!
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GNews
08 January 2012
Version: 2.0
Wanted to like this, but the last two versions have regularly crashed with simple operations,like closing documents, and I've finally uninstalled it. I find the app feature rich but the one-window layout is too confining and many items, such as code snippets, either take too much space or are too scrunched to read. Many times I struggle because the pdf view, a typeset example of a code snipped, or some other item is simply too small to read. Might be OK on a very large monitor. Latexian is better for writing, editing, and live-typesetting. I like the Texnicle code and symbol library, so, I'll keep that open and just minimize the rest.
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5
S/ash
01 January 2012
Version: 2.0
This is exactly what I have been dying for. Great features, awesome interface (reminds me of Xcode) and great value. Of course there are great TeX editors for Mac, but it's great to have everything in one window which can go full screen. It is especially a must have if your project spans multiple files and folders (novels/books/thesis/diaries) as multiple windows can be very confusing. I know it is a beta, but I wish i could get spell-check/auto-correct and templates to work. Thanks and cheers to the dev!
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Iliketrash
25 October 2011
Version: 2.0
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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Iliketrash
04 October 2011
Version: 2.0
Beautiful! Great interface. Still a little beta-ish but this looks like a really great program
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