Latexian is a revolutionary, new LaTeX editor for the Mac. Latexian provides advanced tools for creating and typesetting LaTeX documents. Using Latexian's Live Preview, you can see how your document typesets while you are editing it - the PDF preview updates automatically! Latexian has many other advanced features, including syntax-aware spell checking, tabbed documents, code completion, and much more. Latexian supports the LaTeX and XeTeX typesetters, and includes support for working with BibTeX documents.

The Preview, Live Preview, and Export features in Latexian require a MacTeX or BasicTeX installation to be downloaded separately and installed. MacTeX and BasicTeX are available for free from the MacTeX website. Latexian will prompt you to download MacTeX with a download button if needed, but Latexian can still be used to edit documents without a MacTeX installation.

OS X Lion and Mountain Lion - For OS X Lion and Mountain Lion users, Latexian has support for Autosave, Resume, Versions, and Full Screen. Latexian also includes high-resolution user interface graphics for Retina displays.

Navigator - Quickly navigate to chapters, sections, and included files using the Navigator. You can also add your own bookmarks to the Navigator by adding a comment to your document starting with the "!" character.

Live Preview - Live Preview allows you to see how your document typesets while you are editing. The PDF preview appears in a split pane and updates automatically.

Code Completion - Latexian includes Code Completion for LaTeX and BibTeX documents. When navigating the completion list, a brief description is shown for the selected item.

Code Folding - Code Folding allows you to collapse segments of text, making it easier to navigate through your text. Latexian identifies chapters and sections in your document and provides disclosure triangles to fold these in one click. Latexian will remember and restore your folds if you don't edit a document externally.

Code Clips - If you ever get tired of copying and pasting frequently used text segments, then Latexian's Code Clips will alleviate your problems. Code Clips allow you to store, manage, and access those text segments more easily. With Code Clips, you can assign keyboard shortcuts (Command + 0-9) to insert a clip into a document. You can also insert clips through Latexian's Code Completion panel.

Spell Checking - Latexian includes syntax-aware spell checking, including spell checking while you type. It ignores your LaTeX commands, and highlights errors in your text content.

Code Coloring - As you edit your document, Latexian colors your text to make it easier to read and navigate. Coloring is customizable, and Latexian supports coloring for LaTeX and BibTeX documents.

Console - Latexian includes an interactive console for presenting the output of the typesetter, and accepting input requested by the typesetter. Error messages are hyperlinked to the document location where the error occurred.

Find & Batch Find - Latexian includes advanced Find functionality for searching individual documents or entire projects. Support for regular expressions is included.

What's New
  • Compatibility bug fixes for OS X Mountain Lion.
  • Fixes a crash that could occur when opening a document in a project that was previously opened as a standalone document.
  • Fixes a crash that could occur on OS X Lion when Previewing a PDF in the Preview application.
  • Various minor bug fixes.

  • Latexian (com.tacosw.latexian) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is Latexian 1005. The most popular version of this application used by our users is Latexian 1.0.0.

    Operating System: Mac

    Default Install Path: /Applications/

    Minimum OS version: 10.5

    Bundle Information: Latexian v1.0.4, Copyright 2010-2011 Taco Software