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We've compiled a list of 30 free and paid alternatives to Kile. The primary competitors include LyX, Texmaker. In addition to these, users also draw comparisons between Kile and TeXstudio, Overleaf, MiKTeX. Also you can look at other similar options here: Development Tools.


LyX is a document processor.

Free Open Source

Texmaker is a free LaTeX editor, that integrates many tools needed to develop documents with LaTeX...

Free Open Source

TeXstudio is an integrated environment for writing LaTeX documents.

Overleaf, formerly WriteLaTeX, is a collaborative writing and publishing system that makes the...

Free Open Source

MiKTeX is a typesetting system for the Windows operating system.

Free Open Source

TeXnicCenter is a feature rich and easy-to-use integrated environment for creating LaTeX documents...

Collaborative platform for research. To write and manage technical documents in one place.

TeX Live
Free Open Source

TeX Live is an easy way to get up and running with the TeX document production system.

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TexMaths is an addon designed to provide LaTeX support into LibreOffice.

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Gummi is a lightweight LaTeX editor for the Linux/GTK+ platform, released as free open-source...

Kile is a user-friendly TeX/LaTeX editor by KDE.

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Kile Overview

Kile is a user-friendly TeX/LaTeX editor by KDE. Kile gives you the ability to use all the functionality of LaTeX in a graphical interface and has interactive preview mechanisms to readily see the results of editing.


Compile, convert and view your document with one click.
Auto-completion of (La)TeX commands.
Templates and wizards make starting new documents very little work.
Easy insertion of many standard tags and symbols and the option to define (an arbitrary number of) user defined tags.
Inverse and forward search: click in the DVI viewer and jump to the corresponding LaTeX line in the editor, or jump from the editor to the corresponding page in the viewer.
Finding chapter or sections is very easy, Kile constructs a list of all the chapter etc. in your document. You can use the list to jump to the corresponding section.
Collect documents that belong together into a project.
Easy insertion of citations and references when using projects.
Flexible and smart build system to compile your LaTeX documents.
QuickPreview: preview a selected part of your document.
Easy access to various help sources.
Advanced editing commands.

Kile Features

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