[OS X TeX] iPad?

David Craig dac at panix.com
Fri Apr 24 04:14:29 EDT 2020

Thank you everyone for your informative responses.    It’s sounding like things haven’t evolved to the point where I’m going to get exactly what I’m looking for, but when the iPad arrives I’m going to be trying some of the app suggestions.  I’ll need to investigate how TeXPad does file management, for example.

overleaf definitely has a very useful place in the world, particularly for collaboration, but I am looking for a solution where I’m not tethered to wi-fi to get work done.

Anyway, the message seems to be that few here are doing any serious TeX’ing on their iOS devices, so no, Tim, my NEXT computer is definitely going to be, well, still a computer ;-)

I really appreciate everyone sharing their experiences.  If anyone has more to share, go for it!  In the mean time, I will report back if I’m able to come up with anything helpful.

David Craig

> On Apr 23, 2020, at 2:32 AM, David Craig <dac at panix.com> wrote:
> So, I’ve finally caved.
> The need to be able to deliver mathematics and physics remotely has finally persuaded me to purchase a tablet, so an iPad and an Apple pencil are on their way.  
> Last I checked, TeX options for iOS were, well, not great, and code editors even less so.
> What are people doing THESE days, if anything?  What are the best options out there?  
> Ideally, I’d like to set things up so I can edit the same documents on either the iPad or my desktop/laptop without having to fuss with making changes if I move between devices.   That means being able to input my own macros, bibliographies, and such.  So, for example, if I have something in Dropbox or iCloud Drive the same reltaive path will work on either device.  Is that sort of thing possible in iOS these days?  Or is that still a pipe dream?


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