Texpad is a LaTeX editor that allows you to make use of the popular text editor's features through an elegant, easy-to-use interface. LaTeX is a robust, multi-featured text utility particularly popular with writers working in scientific or technical fields. It's not very user-friendly, though, which is where apps like this one come in. Now you can turn the complex command interface of LaTeX into a single-window view that lets you manage projects simply.
Making document management simple
The basic Texpad interface uses three panes. The left pane shows the file structure of your project. In the central pane is a text editor that shows the file you're currently working on. The right pane shows the output of your work. This is particularly convenient because LaTeX isn't a WYSIWYG text editor -- the text you input in a LaTeX document doesn't look like what a reader will see in the final version. Now you can compare the two as you work, saving time and effort. Click on part of the text in the right pane and Texpad will move to the corresponding section of the document in the central pane.
A handy tool for Mac LaTeX users
If you want the power and versatility of LaTeX with a simple, easy-to-use Mac interface, Texpad is a great choice. It isn't for everyday word processing use, but if you want total control over final output, give this app a try.