Editors and environments
While LaTeX can be written in a simple text editor, many people wish to edit LaTeX source in a specialized environment. The following editors, which use various toolkits, are all available in the official repositories and can be installed with pacman.
- gedit — Supports LaTeX syntax highlighting and also (via AUR plugin) code-completion, compiling LaTeX documents and managing BibTeX bibliographies, it is included in .
- Winefish — A very lightweight LaTeX editing suite. It supports highlighting and code completion, compile-from-editor, among other things.
- geany — An IDE that includes LaTeX syntax highlighting, building, and shows a list of environments/sections/labels in the sidebar.
- gummi — Lightweight LaTeX editor. It features a continuous preview mode, integrated BibTeX support, extendable snippet interface and multi-document support.
- LaTeXila — LaTeX editor for the GNOME Desktop including support for code completion, compiling and project management.
- Kile — A user friendly TeX/LaTeX front-end for KDE
- Ktikz — GUI making diagrams with TikZ/PGF easier.
- Emacs — Emacs (AucTeX), together with and RefTeX, provides a complete, powerful, and customizable LaTeX environment.
- Emacs — Emacs (WhizzyTeX), together with AUR, provides a nice live preview editor for Emacs.
- Vim — Vim together with or AUR can be used as customizable LaTeX environment.
- TeXMaker — A free, modern and cross-platform LaTeX editor for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows systems that integrates many tools needed to develop documents with LaTeX, in just one application. Also check out AUR.
- TeXstudio — Fork of TeXMaker including support for code completion of bibtex items, grammar check and automatic detection of the need for multiple LaTeX runs.
- LyX — An advanced open-source WYSIWYM document processor.
- JabRef — Java GUI frontend for managing BibTeX and other bibliographies.
- http://jabref.sourceforge.net/index.php || AUR AUR
- Zotero — This is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. There is a stand-alone version and a Firefox add-on available.
- TeXmacs — WYSIWYW (what you see is what you want) editing platform with special features for scientists.
- ShareLaTeX — An open source online LaTeX editor. You can either run your own local version where you can host, edit, collaborate in real-time, and compile your LaTeX documents, or simply use the version hosted on the official website.
- writeLaTex — Online collaborative LaTeX editor with integrated real-time preview.
- cloudTeX — Social TeX in the cloud.