Texpad App Reviews

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Texpad app review

Texpad App Info

  • 245 Ratings
  • Price: $19.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated: Sep 9 2019
  • Version: 1.8.2
  • Size: 69.95 MB
  • Seller: Valletta Ventures
  • © Valletta Ventures

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Customer Reviews of the Texpad App

great for ipad

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Worawit Tepsan's Review of Texpad

Reviewed on 8/31/19 2:12 PM

Texpad connect is confusing to use. Could not open the file on Texpad connect. But the app is good.

Many bugs

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Gatorba's Review of Texpad

Reviewed on 8/31/19 2:12 PM

This is the most expensive iOS app I own. Unfortunately I cannot recommend it. Too many bugs. iCloud link breaks all the time, cannot work on my file on the plane without wi-if. And I have to constantly re-link it to work. UI is great in theory but it has many minor bugs that need attention. Wait for the app to be further developed and debugged before you spend your hard earned money on this one. Also: don’t buy an iPad Pro for latex it can’t replace your laptop yet!

Barely usable

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zerg's Review of Texpad

Reviewed on 8/31/19 2:12 PM

I really wanted to like this app. But it does not sync properly with my Dropbox folder. As a result I keep getting stuck with an older version either on iPad (even though the new version IS shown in iPad Dropbox ) or I get an older version on my MAC. You have to commit to work entirely on an iPad, which kinda defeats the purpose or cloud integration. Waste of $20. To add insult to the injury now the App threw an error that it cannot sync properly and I am stuck without being able to use it at all. I really want my money back, as I barely used the app. P.S. Last but not least, this app does not allow commenting sections of the text (even though the button is present it does nothing), which also diminishes the power of TeX.

Images and Figures seem to be broken

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Bluewoodtree's Review of Texpad

Reviewed on 8/31/19 2:12 PM

This is a nice editor on macOS. However the iOS version cannot deal with images. I opened the .tex file directly on iCloud with the image files right next to it — the exact same file works fine on macOS — but it cannot render the images (I tried PDF, PNG, jpg, eps, as well as placing and linking the images in the current folder, subfder, etc. Nothing seems to help). Without the ability to include images, this editor is currently useless to me. Happy to revisit this app and my review once that’s fixed.

Great way to write LaTeX, but poor Dropbox integration

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PalmIPhoneConvert's Review of Texpad

Reviewed on 8/31/19 2:12 PM

This app makes writing LaTeX on iPad a breeze. The killer feature is live update. As you write an equation (and other LaTeX) you can see it typeset in real time in the pdf file. This makes writing LaTeX much more intuitive and interactive. On an 9.7” iPad the display is a little too small to take full advantage of it, but on the 12.9” and 11” Pro this should be really great. BUT, as many reviewers has remarked, the Dropbox integration is poor (and I did not realize this before buying). You can only access one specific app folder. This is very much out of date. I have hundreds of projects that include LaTeX. I don’t want to have to move them all into the app folder — also because the contain many other documents (graphics, excel files etc.). The recent update made it possible to link folders in iCloud, but not Dropbox. If the app had full Dropbox integration, I would definitely give it 5 stars. UPDATE: I got a reply from the developer. It seems the Dropbox issue is out of their hands. Hopefully it will come with new versions of iOS. So, I updated to 5 stars.

Cross device support

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SJE4386's Review of Texpad

Reviewed on 8/31/19 2:12 PM

I would totally pay for multiple device support using iCloud. I don’t want to create a separate account on your website and pay a subscription that I would have to keep track of outside of the subscriptions in iTunes :/...

(New Title) Fanastic app, but could use a good tutorial

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Heavisise's Review of Texpad

Reviewed on 8/31/19 2:12 PM

It seems to be a nice implementation of LaTeX, but there is no tutorial on how to use it. For example, I have not yet figured out how to import graphics. I contacted the developer, but got only a light nonsequituur in response. Since I explained my problem, I have received no response. I am adding this later note. In spite of the nonresponsiveness of the developer, I have really worked to learn how to use this app, and it has quite a few. nice featueres; therefore, I have upgraded my ratinbg to five stars. I have used Texwriter since it was introduced, and it was a fine app. The developer was very responsive to suggestions. However, the latest update is a radical failure, and the developer does not react well to suggestions. Therefore, I have switched to Texpad, and I am finding that it has many more nice features than does Texwiter. If the developer of Texpad would write a small tutorial (perhaps pdf) on how to use his app, it would be a tremendous asset. As of now, I have to experiment to determine how to do things like import graphics. There is a fairly cursory tutorial on the web site, but it doesn't explain things in much detail. There are a lot of very nice features in this app, and I hope the developer will continue to develop and support it. All in all, a very nice app. P.S. (Added later) Unfortunately, it is very erratic in behavior when editing a previously written file. It jumps around in an erragtic manner. Sometimes I can't see the beginning of the file. At other times, when I try to scroll down to the end of a file it will simply return to the beginning of the file without scrolling down. This is a potentially great app, but apparently the author is not maintaining it or improving it. Sad!

Keyboard Support

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Jesus. Saldana's Review of Texpad

Reviewed on 8/31/19 2:12 PM

The app currently does support autocomplete with the iPad Folio keyboard. After typing a latex command hitting enter on a keyboard does not insert the command into the text. This is unacceptable.

Autocorrect not working, no TeXPad keyboard

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topologist's Review of Texpad

Reviewed on 8/31/19 2:12 PM

What’s up with that?

Magnificent, one drawback

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Ampersandoutdoorsy's Review of Texpad

Reviewed on 8/31/19 2:12 PM

Practically perfect in every way. The way Dropbox syncing is set up seems to be calculated to force to pay for their collaboration service. That service may well be worth the cost, but it requires that collaborators also have this software which undermines the whole platform independence thing that Latex had to begin with.