Archimedes is a LaTeX and Markdown editor designed to make mathematical writing easy.


At its core, Archimedes is a fully-featured plain text and Markdown editor. It includes a fast syntax highlighter and provides convenient keyboard shortcuts for common actions, such as inserting images and links. With complete support for Markdown, Archimedes makes formatting and structuring documents elegant and easy.


In Math Mode, Archimedes lets you write mathematics in a subset of LaTeX. Just enter $$ to get started. Over 700 intuitive commands, such as \sqrt{a^2 + b^2}, help you produce stunning mathematical output. Archimedes even autocompletes commands and intelligently matches closing braces, brackets, and parenthesis as you type.


Just getting started with LaTeX? Don't know the code for the asymptotically equal symbol? Use your MacBook's trackpad or Magic Trackpad to draw it! Archimedes will recognize the symbol and insert the corresponding code for you.


As you work, a beautifully-typeset live preview of your document is always visible. You can even switch between horizontal or vertical orientation and select a custom theme.


Browse the math library to see all available LaTeX commands and their previews in one place.


Archimedes lets you define macros -- or custom commands -- for the expressions you work with the most. Macros show up in autocompletion results right alongside built-in completions.


Working on a long document? Use the Navigator to pull up a table of contents and quickly jump between sections.


Share your work with the rest of the world via email, iMessage or AirDrop. Or export a PDF or HTML document to disk.

What's New
  • The editor's font size can now be changed in the new Preferences window
  • Typing a $ over a selection of text now places it in Math Mode
  • Improved syntax highlighting for escaped characters
  • Spell checking is now disabled in code blocks
  • Fixed alignment issues in the PDF Preview window
  • Fixed an issue where text inside of code blocks would overflow
  • Fixed an issue where links would not be syntax highlighted for title-less images
  • Restoring documents from Versions is now more reliable
  • Various performance and rendering improvements

  • Archimedes (com.mattrajca.archimedes) 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 Archimedes 24. The most popular version of this application used by our users is Archimedes 35.

    Operating System: Mac

    Minimum OS version: 10.10

    Copyright: Copyright (c) 2015 Matt Rajca. All rights reserved.