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 1.7.16

- Fix for the Dropbox linking problem

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
52 Ratings
52 Ratings

Need better Files integration

Texpad is the best offline compiler on iOS in my opinion. I have used both Texpad and Tex Writer on the iPad Pro. Compared to Tex Writer, Texpad is much better optimised for touch devices and latest iOS capabilities:

1. It can open file from the iOS 11 Files app. However, this can only be done on a single file basis. This greatly limits the usage with other apps like Working Copy and Textastic. A better integration with multiple file support like in Textastic and Pythonista is much needed for a convenient offline workflow. For now I have to use Dropbox to sync between Textastic and Texpad.

2. The UI is intuitive and all functionalities are accessible via graphical interface. Unlike with Tex Writer, most operations have to be typed in command line.

3. The package management is quite comprehensive. Packages are grouped as bundles. A lot of optional bundles, like CJK support and music bundle can be installed as needed. However, it is not clear exactly which packages are included in each bundle.


This app is worth gold

I tend to default to Tex for most documents and this app has been so so useful that I highly recommend anything to buy it!
I gave it 4 starts for lack of better smart keyboard support and for only checking the state of Dropbox upon launch instead of being able to trigger a sync manually or every time I check the file in the Dropbox section. These are minor things. Hope you continue the good work!
Also, would love to have the option to sync to iCloud Drive instead of Dropbox.


Almost perfect

TeX on a phone! Offline processing! This app nearly has it all, and it’s all so easy. Couple of niggles, though: adding files would be much more convenient if you could add them a folder at a time... More seriously, fontspec is a real miss. It’s such a fixture in my work on the Mac, that not having it here really limits Texpad’s usefulness. Coming soon? iCloud integration would be great, but I imagine that would sit badly with the Texpad Connect thing. Still a must-have app for TeX users.


Jawad A Deo
65.3 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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