Texifier - LaTeX Editor 4+

Valletta Ventures (UK) Ltd

    • 4.0 • 183 Ratings
    • $44.99



Edit and typeset LaTeX, Plain TeX and Markdown on your Mac using Texifier, formerly known as Texpad.

Texifier is a LaTeX editor designed for straightforward navigation, editing and typesetting of projects of any size. Open a LaTeX root file, and Texifier 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.

Texifier's editor has syntax highlighting, a choice of themes, autocomplete of commands including those defined in your document, autofill for \cite and \ref commands, and many other features. The powerful sidebar’s document structure view allows you to navigate through large multifile projects with ease. Additionally, Texifier's outline lists all labels, figures, tables, todos and the search pane can search and replace across your entire project using either normal text searches, or regular expression searches.

TexpadTeX - Texifier's internal, no internet connection required, typesetter comes with PGF drivers, Native Fonts extensions, Unicode and more. These 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. These are fully integrated into Texifier so press typeset, and Texifier will run the typeset in the Cloud, presenting the results just as if it had been typeset on your device.

After typeset, 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 raw log if you wish to read the original output.

Texifier supports Markdown on an equal footing with LaTeX. Edit your document in Texifier's syntax highlighting editor, browse the document by outline, then when you press Typeset, the document will be transparently converted and typeset by LaTeX, combining 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 Texifier.


- 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
- Search by section title, label, filename, citation and more with the tag search
- Browse the typeset errors and warnings either as a raw log, or with the errors and warnings table view.
- Texifier's editor autocompletes commands, and autofills commands such as \ref{...} or \cite{...}
- Instant Live typeset using Texifier's built in TexpadTeX typesetter
- Free typesetting through our secure cloud servers gives you access to all packages in the latest TeXLive distribution without the need to install or maintain it yourself.

What’s New

Version 1.9.21

- Misc. stability improvements and bug fixes
- A crash affecting PDF display in live typesetter fixed

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
183 Ratings

183 Ratings

elliotgranath ,

Buy from developer if you want custom typsetting

I really like this app. It has some flaws, but overall it is the best user-friendly way to TeX on an Apple computer. One significant caveat is that some of the customization features are not available on the App Store version. I believe this is because of Apple's security requirements rather than the developers being lazy.

If you prefer to use your own TeX distribution and have full control over typsetting, you should NOT buy this from the App Store. Instead, go to the TexPad (now called Texifier) website. If you go this route, make sure to forbid automatic bundle downloads inside the app, or you could end up with useless duplicates.

macoafi ,

Automatic typesetter? I went back to the CLI

This might be a bug in the latest release, because I think this used to work, but whether I use the “automatic” or “normal” typesetter, the result is the same: list of figures is blank and it complains it can’t find any of the things I’m citing so puts question marks in where the citations are and leaves a blank bibliography. I tried running the bibtex typesetter command inside TexPad. I ran that and then ran automatic, or that and then normal, and still nothing. I just went to the CLI and did a string of pdflatex / bibtex / pdflatex / pdflatex, and it generated exactly what I wanted. I don’t know why TexPad can’t seem to run the right commands.

There is nothing about this program that makes it better than vim + bash. When something claims to be a LaTeX editor, I expect it to have some templating functions, like being able to drop in a fill-in-the-blank template for a book source or adding a figure. I’m installing Texmaker. It has those kinds of features, and the preferences menu lets you specify that yes, you want the standard pdflatex / bibtex / pdflatex (x2) string of commands.

iPhonerarooni ,

Nice Start but the Text Editor is Terrible

This is a really nice app for light latex writing and the built-in PDF viewer is great. The ability to click on typesetting errors and have it take you to the offending latex source is handy but Emacs/Aquamacs can do that too. But if you feel like a change from Aquamacs and Auctex, this is a fun alternative. However, the editor is really bad; it's genuinely terrible. Unbelievably, it has no wordwrap, so your document quickly becomes a complete mess as you edit it. The most important thing in an editor is the editor. As a latex platform, this has some great bells and whistles -- the document outline pane is awesome -- but it's missing the most basic editor functions. The author needs to focus on what's required before adding extra features. Until he does, this is a great tool for short documents but you can't do serious writing without having a real text editor. (At the very least, you must also add custom key-bindings, with standard ones, e.g., Emacs, predefined…)

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