Texmaker

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0.3
  • Total Downloads:
    22,428
  • Date Added:
    July 29, 2013
  • File Size:
    51.3MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    280
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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Despite the explosion of online, e-book, and document publishing formats, TeX is still a cornerstone of academic, scientific, and technical publishing, as it has been since the late 1970s. TeX's mission has always been to make high-quality typesetting and publishing easy and consistent across platforms. LaTeX is the document markup language of TeX, and LaTeX editors are required to create TeX documents. ATG's Texmaker is a free LaTeX editor. It's an up-to-date, cross-platform-capable tool that integrates the features you need to prepare and create TeX documents in a single interface. It offers Unicode support and useful extras such as a spell checker, autocompletion, code-folding, and an integrated PDF viewer.

Texmaker's user interface bears a family resemblance to other program-specific text-editing tools, though with a sleek design that makes subtle use of color and highlighting to distinguish Texmaker from the old-timers still in use on workstations and desktops in academia, industry, and elsewhere.

The program initially launches with its Structure sidebar open next to the main view; we could toggle the sidebar open and closed as well as access the Messages/Log feature and Source Viewer from buttons along the lower edge. Texmaker includes many of its most important tools and extras in menus as well as toolbar icons and sidebar palettes. Some of the standouts are the Math menu, a Bibliography menu with submenus for Bibtext and Biblatext, and a Quick Build tool that offers not just LaTeX but also PDFLaTeX, MPost, Asymptote, and many other build languages. The Wizard menu's Quick Start, Quick Letter, Quick Tabular, and other wizards proved invaluable for learning to use Texmaker, with assistance from the User Manual, LaTeX Reference, and other items on the Help menu.

It's a tribute to Texmaker's design that we were able to quickly create a basic document, despite little experience with LaTeX. Texmaker is no more complex or difficult to use than many editing and desktop publishing tools aimed at the general user, and easier than some. The difference is that Texmaker is specific to LaTeX. If you regularly use LaTeX editors or work with TeX documents, give Texmaker a try.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Powerful and stable free LaTeX editor"

February 09, 2013  |  By dcardan

 |  Version: Texmaker 3.5.2

Pros

Texmaker is a powerful free and stable LaTeX editor with a clean interface and a lot of functionalities : full unicode support, integrated pdf viewer, inline spell checking, syntax highlighting, autocompletion, snippets, block selection, code folding, support for regular expressions...
This free software is maintained by the same stable development team since 2003.

Cons

A svn support should be added.

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1 stars

"Great performance history - but becoming buggy."

July 03, 2012  |  By wolfmanmi

 |  Version: Texmaker 3.3.4

Pros

Cross-platform: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X

I've used Texmaker on Windows and Ubuntu for years and had been very happy.

Cons

Recently added a mac to my line-up and installed Texmaker. There are some minor bugs - at least on OS X Lion. I tried using their issue tracker to report the bugs, but am very disappointed with the outcome.

The issues get marked "done" before they are resolved and now I know why I couldn't find other people with the same issues - the issues are being deleted by the development team. This is strange. Further, I was mocked by one of the developers for not being able to find the line of code with the error!

I shouldn't have to be able to edit the source of the program to be able to use it successfully.

Summary

If you don't mind it being a little buggy, then I say go for it! I was happy for a long time with Texmaker.

There are other cross-platform editors. While I don't expect perfection (in fact, I love open source projects), I do expect to not be mocked for reporting bugs.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.0.3
Version 4.0.3 includes updated ES, LV, El, AR and IT translations, tool to convert source files to Unicode, and users can now check if a new version is available via a new option in the "Help" menu.
General
Publisher ATG
Publisher web site http://naranja.umh.es/~atg/
Release Date July 29, 2013
Date Added July 29, 2013
Version 4.0.3
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Teaching Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 51.3MB
File Name texmakerwin32_install.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 22,428
Downloads Last Week 280
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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