Texpad App Reviews

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Texpad app review

Texpad App Info

  • 49 Ratings
  • Price: $19.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated: Dec 15 2018
  • Version: 1.8.0
  • Size: 70.53 MB
  • Seller: Valletta Ventures
  • © Valletta Ventures

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Customer Reviews of the Texpad App

Files do not save, Bibliography does not compile

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NDT123's Review of Texpad

Reviewed on 12/15/18 1:10 PM

Even the most current version of this app (1.7.6) has an irritating tendency to crash. A typical rate is three crashes in an hour, after which any changes made several minutes before the crash are not kept. Lately, this app also has a bizarre tendency to lag whenever a math mode delimiter $ is typed. I find myself waiting for ten seconds or more for a "$"to appear after pressing shift+4. This makes the app almost unusable.

Good for basic files

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Triman38's Review of Texpad

Reviewed on 12/15/18 1:10 PM

Seems to work fine for basic files, but has problems with both .sty and .cls files. Also has issues with chapters or sections using include. I hope they fix these problems soon.

Drive integration would make 5 stars!

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zimmermancharlotte9's Review of Texpad

Reviewed on 12/15/18 1:10 PM

This is an awesome app for using LaTeX — easily the best I’ve found and trust me when I say I’ve tried them all. The only thing its lacking is a google drive integration. While Dropbox is great and what I’ve been using, so many of my collaborators are on google that it’s frustrating to have to use 3rd party apps to sync everything appropriately. I look forward to an update with this in mind!! Otherwise the interface is a joy to work on, and the live pdf generation makes it so easy to see what you’re doing. This app has made it possible for me to ditch my heavy laptop for work and use my iPad exclusively, which I LOVE! Super easy environment to type in and while the shortcuts they’ve integrated do take some time to get used to, once you do they are truly a serious time saver. I also love that you can download just the packages you need for your docs, and don’t have to take up a ton of space on your device with unneeded packaging. Finally, I do like the file organization built into the app. Makes it easy to add figures, bibtex, etc and keep everything organized the way I would on my computer. Just wish it had that drive connection....

Fit for purpose

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FDYocum's Review of Texpad

Reviewed on 12/15/18 1:10 PM

Brings simplicity to the often complex process of setting up a Latex system. Works off line as well as on.

Reasonable, but issue with Export->Copy

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abcmnich's Review of Texpad

Reviewed on 12/15/18 1:10 PM

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 !!!

Cannot open local tex document

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rancho756's Review of Texpad

Reviewed on 12/15/18 1:10 PM

Document from dropbox can be opened but local tex document cannot be opened

buggy for more complex projects

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stan.nikola's Review of Texpad

Reviewed on 12/15/18 1:10 PM

if you’re gonna do a simple one file Latex project, I suppose all of the advertised features would work well. I bought it for a project with figures placed in folders for each chapter and chapters broken into individual TEX files and I’m having the hardest time even copying the files around. The folders are impossible to create in the Connect drive, the app crashes if you try to copy larger number of files in a batch... I got it cause it was supposed to be the best latex app for the iPad, but I’m disappointed with all the bugs. The app feels like an early beta.

iCloud Drive support

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Nickname tex's Review of Texpad

Reviewed on 12/15/18 1:10 PM

Texpad is one of the best latex editor on iOS. However, when will the texpad support sync through iCloud Drive. Now I need to use Dropbox to sync, it is quite annoying, especially Dropbox etc. is blocked in China. Overleaf is very competitive for texpad, the advantage of Texpad is real-time local typeset, the disadvantage is the sync cross platforms. I hope texpad could support iCloud Drive. Now most of the application support iCloud Drive sync.

Doesn't work

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JC-Berkeley's Review of Texpad

Reviewed on 12/15/18 1:10 PM

I just spent the cost of a glass of wine on an app that is not able to typeset a short file. I have been using latex professionally for many years and published many books and technical papers with it. I thought it would be nice to have an iPad version for simple documents. This app simply does not work. I think Apple should force developers to offer a free trial of their apps, say for one day or even five hours, just to be able to screen out the duds. I discarded the app and took note of the developer. Buyers beware.

Most important app on the store for me

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WildTop's Review of Texpad

Reviewed on 12/15/18 1:10 PM

I am a Math professor whose livelihood depends on writing a large number of research papers, class notes, qualifying exams, job letters, referee reports and grant proposals every year. I have been a TexPad user for about 2 years. My long-time goal has been to morph into a 1 machine guy, with that machine being a tablet. My goal seemed still very far away until just recently. Even though the iPad pro was the right hardware, the TeX software on iOS just didn't cut it. I have friends with myriad other tablets which I considered, but in the end I determined I couldn't live with any of them. With the advent of the latest version of TexPad my goal has been suddenly and unexpectedly achieved. It's just great. Not perfect, but great. With the iPad pro and the pro keyboard I have completely moved my document production to iOS. Everything else was already good enough on iOS, so now I'm a happy camper. I tested my system on a month-long speaking tour of India. Only once did I need a PC -- to transfer a PDF to a memory stick. Hint: if you want to try using the iPad pro as your main device, bite the bullet and buy a MacBook power adapter and the Apple branded (trust me) USB-C to Lightning cable. Now charging is over twice as fast and is livable, it was not viable as a main device before that cable was available due to long charging times.