Edit and typeset LaTeX, Plain TeX and Markdown on your iPad, iPhone or iPod. No internet connection required.

Texpad is a LaTeX editor designed for straightforward navigation, editing and typesetting of projects of any size. Open a LaTeX root file, and Texpad will scan it, open any referenced files, extract the document structure for display in the outline view, and configure the typesetter according to the packages and tools used by your document.

Texpad's editor comes with a choice of themes, syntax highlighting, autocomplete of commands, including those defined in your document, and autofill for \cite commands, \ref commands and others. The powerful sidebar can show you a summary of your document structure allowing you to navigate through large multifile projects with ease. Additionally Texpad's outline lists all labels, figures, tables, todos and it contains a powerful search function that can search and replace across your entire project using either normal text searches or regular expression searches.

TexpadTeX - Texpad's internal, no internet connection required, typesetter comes with PGF drivers, Native Fonts extensions, a Unicode and more, allow it to support almost any LaTeX package available. TexpadTeX also integrates a BibteX tool and a Makeindex compatible indexer for documents that require those tools. The integrated bundle manager takes care of downloading, installing and updating LaTeX packages for you, giving you access to almost the entire LaTeX ecosystem without using any more space on your device than needed.

TexpadTeX can run in Live mode, updating the output as you type, so you never need wait for a typeset to finish again.

For the rare cases of documents that are not compatible with TexpadTeX, you can use our free cloud typesetters. This is fully integrated into Texpad so press typeset, and Texpad will run the typeset in the Cloud, presenting the results just as if they were typeset on your device.

After all typesets, any errors in your document are organised in a table of issues. Tap on an issue to jump directly to the offending line of LaTeX source, or the line in the original log if you wish to read the original output.

Texpad works well with iOS 13's Files App, allowing you to store and work on your documents wherever you wish. On top of that Dropbox and Texpad Connect are directly integrated into Texpad.

Texpad supports Markdown on an equal footing with LaTeX. Edit your document in Texpad's syntax highlighting editor, browse the document by outline, then when you press Typeset, the document will be transparently converted and typeset by LaTeX, giving you the informal ease of Markdown with LaTeX's ability to create beautiful and high quality PDFs. Likewise Plain TeX users can edit and typeset their documents in Texpad.


- Universal binary for iPhone, iPod and iPad, optimised for the latest generation of devices.
- Typeset LaTeX to PDF on your iPad, iPod, iPhone without need for an internet connection
- Support for LaTeX, Plain Tex and Markdown
- Navigate easily through even the largest projects using the Outline view
- Search all files by string or regex with the global search view
- Browse the typeset errors and warngins either as a raw log, or with the errors and warnings table view.
- Texpad's editor autocompletes commands, and autofills commands such as \ref{...} or \cite{...}
- Use iOS Files app to edit documents in any storage that supports file or folder access
- Instant Live typeset using Texpad's built in TexpadTeX typesetter
- The onboard typesetter supports virtually any LaTeX package or font, including, but not limited to: Beamer, Tikz, Fontspec, Koma Script, e-TeX, graphicx, Pgfplots, AMS, RevTeX, Babel, Bibtex and Indices.
- Free typesetting through our secure cloud servers gives you access to all packages in the latest TeXLive distribution without needing to install or maintain it yourself.

What’s New

Version 1.8.5

- Misc. stability improvements
- Fix for broken popover button in iOS 12

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
120 Ratings

120 Ratings

A Trehan ,

Quite a lifesaver

My laptop crashed a day before deadline. Luckily I had this setup and linked to my Dropbox. That was not too difficult after some investigation. After that, writing the paper went quite smoothly. Couple of bugs I have found are difficulties working with specialised style files and secondly the app hanging when I try to close the window by pressing the top left hand cross - have to manually stop the app in that case.

rodrigoescobar ,

This app is worth gold

I tend to default to Tex for most documents and this app has been so so useful that I highly recommend anything to buy it!
I gave it 4 starts for lack of better smart keyboard support and for only checking the state of Dropbox upon launch instead of being able to trigger a sync manually or every time I check the file in the Dropbox section. These are minor things. Hope you continue the good work!
Also, would love to have the option to sync to iCloud Drive instead of Dropbox.

TheSuperTachyon ,

Need better Files integration

Texpad is the best offline compiler on iOS in my opinion. I have used both Texpad and Tex Writer on the iPad Pro. Compared to Tex Writer, Texpad is much better optimised for touch devices and latest iOS capabilities:

1. It can open file from the iOS 11 Files app. However, this can only be done on a single file basis. This greatly limits the usage with other apps like Working Copy and Textastic. A better integration with multiple file support like in Textastic and Pythonista is much needed for a convenient offline workflow. For now I have to use Dropbox to sync between Textastic and Texpad.

2. The UI is intuitive and all functionalities are accessible via graphical interface. Unlike with Tex Writer, most operations have to be typed in command line.

3. The package management is quite comprehensive. Packages are grouped as bundles. A lot of optional bundles, like CJK support and music bundle can be installed as needed. However, it is not clear exactly which packages are included in each bundle.


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74.6 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


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    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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