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

Ratings and Reviews

4 out of 5

90 Ratings

90 Ratings

Reasonable, but issue with Export->Copy


The app is awesome, the idea is great, the handwriting recognition is impressive. However, after paying to unlock the export and then trying the export copy feature (to have the TeX land in my TexPad app, another awesome and impressive tool), I was surprised to consistently see double the amount of necessary text. That’s right: hand-write say x+y, say Export,Copy and then go into TexPad and say Paste — you receive x+yx+y ! Now that is quite burdensome. Of course, if I try say with Notes, this does not happen. If then, right away, I select the text from Notes, copy and then paste into TexPad, it does not happen either. So I don’t know who is to blame (my app writing skills are not very extensive, but I am a Computer Scientist, having been working with various other stuff, practical and theoretical, for almost for 30 years). If I dare to try to “open into” directly into TexPad, then it opens a new file, which I clearly do not need (and it also forgets where it had an already open file from — I had to quit TexPad and to restart). I know these things can be quite a bit tricky, from having myself tinkered with apps in the past. So I am still full of respect and admiration towards all these apps and all that is unfolding, and keep the five stars. May I advise a bit of cooperation and integration between these two really great tools, if possible ? Thanks !!!

Excellent TeX platform


This is a Godsend for people who want to do technical writing in iOS. I particularly like the two panel mode where the pdf output is continually updated as one types in the source files.

Initially the app didn’t work well, with mysterious hangs and other weird behaviors - these were largely resolved by removing and re-downloading the app. After this, the app worked very well.

I have a few minor quibbles: the typesetting speed is several times slower than a competing product and it would be nice if the synchronization between the source and output worked both ways. All in all, a great product and I hope it keeps improving.

Beautiful app and spectacular support

Perfect Tissue

Texpad is a thoughtfully designed-piece of software, and it’s the only game in town if you want a great LaTeX app on both iOS and the Mac. On iPad, it particularly shines compared to TeX Writer because it respects the native (and, as of recent versions of iOS, great) text editing interface.

When it comes to support, the developers are truly helpful. I had a very satisfying experience where, faced with an obscure bug that probably only applied to me, the developers spent a significant amount of time and energy into getting to the bottom of the issue, and fixing it.


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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