No more tedious compilation runs. Compositor typesets and renders your LaTeX document on every single keystroke.
Watch the video to see it in action.
Compositor's WYSIWYG user interface offers a document outline, inspector panels, and other conveniences you'd expect from a modern word processor.
The app comes with its own LaTeX distribution built right in. No need to install any additional software just to get going. This is LaTeX without entry barriers.
In a traditional LaTeX workflow, you would edit the LaTeX source in a text editor, compile the document every now and then, and check the effects of your changes in the DVI viewer.
In Compositor, the DVI viewer is the document editor — you type directly in the rendered document, and every keystroke is immediately reflected. The source editing and compilation steps are completely eliminated from the workflow.
This not just gives you immediate visual feedback, it should also save you quite some time previously spent on compilation runs.
There will be situations where you want direct access to the underlying LaTeX source.
Pressing Ctrl+S will open an inline source editor showing the LaTeX source behind the document region you're currently working on (often this will be the current paragraph).
This should allow for a smooth migration experience to this new paradigm, even with commands or environments for which there is no dedicated graphical inspector (yet).
If your document uses LaTeX packages not bundled with the app, they are automatically downloaded from CTAN.
And if you are using packages not available on CTAN, you can still provide them to the app easily.
Compositor reads and writes regular, plain text .tex files.
This means it's compatible with your existing LaTeX documents.
Also, there's no lock-in of any kind — you can switch between Compositor and other tools at any time, since there's no proprietary file format involved.
Download a trial version now and give it a try!
The trial will run for 60 days without any functional limitations. This should give you plenty of time to evaluate the product. I would like to point out that version 1.0 is in many respects a starting point. Here's a list of current limitations.
Also be sure to check out the public roadmap and issue tracker for more information on planned features and bugfixes.
Requires macOS 10.11 or newer
The build-up of features over the next few months is reflected in an early-adopter pricing strategy:
The current entry price of $19 will rise to $29 midway through the year, and to $39 by end of the year.
All purchases include lifetime updates. Buy once, get all updates for free, major version updates included.