Edit and typeset LaTeX (including Beamer, Tikz, BibTeX, graphicx, AMS, RevTeX) on your iPad, iPhone or iPod. No internet connection required.

Texpad is a comprehensive LaTeX workspace on your iOS device. Edit your document in Texpad's custom editor with it's advanced autocomplete and LaTeX customised onscreen keyboard, typeset your document with the integrated LaTeX and BibTeX typesetters, and share and collaborate on your documents, on and offline, using Texpad's Dropbox.

After a successful typeset you can preview your pdf right on your device, but if there are errors in your document, Texpad replaces LaTeX's obscure console output with a table of issues found during typesetting. Tap on an issue to jump directly to the offending line of LaTeX source. Tap on a missing file error and Texpad's integrated bundle manager will prompt you to install it. Of course, the full LaTeX and BibTeX log is available if you wish to investigate further.

The onboard, no internet connection required, typesetter comes with PGF drivers allowing you to create beautiful diagrams and presentations with Tikz and Beamer respectively. Texpad's typesetter integrates with TeX's virtual font system so that Texpad can typeset with any LaTeX font. The bundle manager takes care of downloading, installing and updating LaTeX packages for you, giving you access to the entire LaTeX ecosystem without wasting precious space on your device.

Texpad comes with the same powerful editor core as it's Desktop cousin, so it has been designed from the start to deal with large projects. When you open a LaTeX root file, Texpad will read through the source, open any \include-d files, extract all the \section, \subsection structure tags and present you with a browsable outline of your entire project. It doesn't stop at autocompleting simple LaTeX commands - all \labels and BibTeX entries are read by the parser and offered as autocomplete suggestions for \cite{} and \ref{} commands.

Texpad supports Markdown on an equal footing with LaTeX. Edit your document in Texpad's syntax highlighting editor, browse the document by outline, then when you press Typeset, the document will be transparently converted and typeset by LaTeX, giving you the informal ease of Markdown with LaTeX's ability to create beautiful and high quality PDFs.


* Import and export documents from Texpad by email, iTunes and Dropbox. Texpad's Dropbox support works both on and offline, synchronising your changes for you as you work.

* Typeset LaTeX to PDF on your iPad, iPod, iPhone without need for an internet connection. BibTeX is also built in to handle bibliographies.

* The onboard typesetter supports virtually any LaTeX package or font, including, but not limited to: Beamer, Tikz, Koma Script, e-TeX, graphicx, Pgfplots, AMS, RevTeX, Babel.

* Universal binary for iPhone, iPod and iPad, optimised for iOS7 and the latest generation of devices.

* Texpad's syntax highlighting editor comes with touchscreen gestures and symbol palettes that guarantee Texpad is the quickest and easiest way to edit LaTeX on your iPad, iPod or iPhone.

* The outline view enables you to navigate quickly around even the biggest multi-file projects.

* Autocompletes all commands (even user defined) and autofills references and citations defined in your document.

* Global search through all files in a project by either text or regular expression.

* Additionally, free typesetting through our secure cloud servers gives you access to all packages in the latest TeXLive distribution.

What's New

Version 1.7.15

- Fix for problem where remote Dropbox changes would not show up automatically after bringing Texpad out of the background after a long period
- Updated the typesetter bundles
- Local typesetter works with spaces in the filename
- Fixes for
- Dropbox emergency dump
- Local typesetter with filemod package
- trim/clip options with `\includegraphics` in local typesetter
- built-in bibtex with windows line endings
- built-in bibtex in the case of a `\bibliography{}` command containing the extension
- misc bugs

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5

18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Good live LaTeX preview, iCloud Drive integration not finished


I’ve used this app for a little while and my (relatively simple) LaTeX needs are fulfilled.

The Document Picker integration is unfinished though. You can currently work on a tex document that exists elsewhere, but the app does not have its own folder in iCloud Drive. I had to create a Git repo for my LaTeX document and clone it with Working Copy. This does technically work, but it’s cumbersome - I’d really like iCloud Drive storage as an option in the app.

LaTeX bundles also fail to uninstall in the current version, which is a bug that needs fixing.

If the devs finish off the iOS file manager integration, and fix the bundle uninstallation bug, then I’ll give it the full 5 stars.



Used to be a great app, previous version on my old iPad. Now it is essentially useless - clunky interface, slow to swap between files, sketchy Dropbox integration. Crashes and hangs.

Good, but a lot of room to improve


Good typesetting engine - generating PDFs offline works for me. It automatically includes all sub-TeXs, but couldn't include my figures from a different folder. I had to \usepackage[draft]{graphicx}.
In portrait mode you cannot see all the symbols on the "tailored keyboard", you have to scroll, while in landscape you can, but the panel above leaves too little space to see more than a few lines of text at a time. You should adopt safari-style top panel that disappears when you don't need it.
I don't mind lack of autocorrect, but at least include on-the-fly spell checking! The competing App claims to have it (I don't think I missed it in this App, I'm pretty sure it's just not there).
I haven't tested much on iPad, but it looks a lot more powerful, while some features should be implemented on iPhone too - e.g. CUSTOM "snippets" that would allow you to select text and then in the pop-up menu choose which of the snippets you want. E.g. I use colorbox often in TeXShop on my mac for highlighting bits of text and I would like the same on iOS, but things like \bf \em, etc. are a must in those menus. I'm hoping it's not too much to ask.


Jawad A Deo
64 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Catalan, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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