The best Latex Editor for MAC

Maybe first you will remind me that MacTex, which is popular now.

Anyway: I refer some article and find there are also many other tools.

refer from : https://discussions.apple.com/message/18653515#18653515

There are quite a few “integrated” solutions, combining editor and pdf preview (the very fine TeXShop being one of them) — some of them are quite new (even beta); TeXShop, on the other hand, is very mature:

TeXPad:

http://vallettaventures.com/texpad

Latexian:

http://tacosw.com/latexian/

TeXnicle:

http://www.bobsoft-mac.de/texnicle/texnicle.html

Scribo:

http://www.scriboapp.com/

Texmaker (cross-platform, qt-based; all the others are OS X native):

http://www.xm1math.net/texmaker/index.html

 

You can also check the entries, and the comments, on Macupdate:

http://www.macupdate.com/find/mac/latex

 

That said, I use none of them, although I have TeXShop around. (This doesn’t mean the new integrated solutions aren’t any good; I haven’t tried them yet.)

 

That’s because what’s most important, imho, in a good LaTeX environment is the editor, i.e., how much help is there to get the source written. Accordingly, many people would agree that the best editor available plus a fine synchronised, but stand-alone pdf viewer is superior than a (compromising, or so the musing goes) all-in-one tool.

 

The, hands-down, best pdf viewer, supporting PDFSync (syncing source and pdf), is Skim; it’s free:

http://skim-app.sourceforge.net/

 

As regards the best editor, there is constant disagreement among OS X users, some would even say “war” — but that just shows how vivid the Mac ecosphere is when it comes to such tools.

 

Leaving the “classics” aside, Emacs (Aquamacs, http://aquamacs.org/) and Vim (Macvim, http://code.google.com/p/macvim/), dreaded for their learning curve, worshipped for their power, two of the best, modern, clean, yet powerful editors are TextMate and Sublime Text 2:

 

http://macromates.com/

helpful: http://www.astrobetter.com/how-and-why-to-use-textmate-for-latex/

 

http://www.sublimetext.com/2

helpful: http://tekonomist.wordpress.com/2011/03/25/the-in-progress-latex-plugin-for-subl ime-text-2-4/

 

Many would hold that the combination of either TextMate (2) or Sublime Text 2 together with Skim provides the best LaTeX environment ever.