Archimedes 4+

Markdown with inline LaTeX

Furnace Creek Software LLC

    • 4.3 • 13 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Archimedes is a Markdown editor designed to make mathematical writing easy with inline LaTeX support.


At its core, Archimedes is a fully-featured plain text and Markdown editor. It includes a fast syntax highlighter and provides convenient keyboard shortcuts for common actions, such as inserting images and links. With complete support for Markdown, Archimedes makes formatting and structuring documents elegant and easy.


In Math Mode, Archimedes lets you write mathematics in a subset of LaTeX. Just enter $$ to get started. Over 700 intuitive commands, such as \sqrt{a^2 + b^2}, help you produce stunning mathematical output. Archimedes even autocompletes commands and intelligently matches closing braces, brackets, and parenthesis as you type.


Just getting started with LaTeX syntax? Don't know the code for the asymptotically equal symbol? Use your MacBook's trackpad or Magic Trackpad to draw it! Archimedes will recognize the symbol and insert the corresponding code for you.


As you work, a beautifully-typeset live preview of your document is always visible. You can even switch between horizontal or vertical orientation and select a custom theme, and Dark Mode is fully supported. Themes come with various font faces.


Browse the math library to see all available LaTeX commands and their previews in one place.


Archimedes lets you define macros -- or custom commands -- for the expressions you work with the most. Macros show up in autocompletion results right alongside built-in completions.


Working on a long document? Use the Navigator to pull up a table of contents and quickly jump between sections.


Share your work with the rest of the world via email, iMessage, or AirDrop. Or export a PDF or HTML document to disk.


New to TeX? Archimedes checks for errors as you type to help you write error-free mathematical expressions.


View document statistics such as character count, word count, and reading time.


Use the Find panel to find and replace text in any document.


Take advantage of keyboard shortcuts to quickly navigate the app.


The Snippet Editor allows you to typeset mathematical expressions without the overhead of a full Archimedes document. Use the Copy Vector button to export the typeset math as a vector graphic.


Sync documents with Archimedes for iPad over iCloud and resume your work right where you left off.

What’s New

Version 1.7.1

- Added support for rendering inline HTML in Markdown documents
- Added 3 new document styles
- Added a setting to disable the automatic insertion of matching delimiters such as braces, parentheses, and more
- Added the ability to insert images, document scans, and sketches from a nearby iPhone or iPad
- Added additional font size choices
- Improved keyboard shortcuts for Find and Replace functionality
- Improved the organization of the Settings window
- Improved the handling of YAML frontmatter
- Improved the performance and reliability of syntax highlighting
- Improved the appearance of code blocks
- Fixed a rare crash that could occur while exporting Markdown files

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

kuzh_cola ,

Great Editor, not perfect though

I have been using this app daily and it really is an awesome editor and piece of software, However, I would like to see stuff such as the ability for a dark mode or choose different colorschemes. I also think the ability for other fonts would be a cool idea. Love the app so far though!

rcolinray ,

Great for learning LaTeX math, but needs more export options

I’ve dabbled in LaTeX before using Archimedes, but this app has rekindled my interest in using LaTeX.

Markdown is powerful enough for the majority of my formatting needs. However, my notes often include equations which do not translate well to Markdown. The support for LaTeX math finally enables me to express complex mathematical equations embedded in simple markdown formatting. In doing what it claims to do, Archimedes gets top marks.

However, my usual note-taking workflow is to write all my notes in Sublime Text 2 or Editorial on the iPad and then export them to Evernote. Archimedes’ export options are comparatively slim, and in my opinion that keeps it from being the perfect app.

好汉不提当初 ,

very hard to use. waste of my money and time

It dose not even support inserting images with html <img>

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