Today, TeX Writer is available for Android Tablets! Editing and compiling, done in one place.
Like the iOS version, we have a special key bar that includes the most frequently used keys and two beloved cursor movement keys.
The user interface is clutter free with minimal buttons. No settings to worry about. For the editor, we only highlight necessary commands that are worth your attention. Android’s monospace font works extremely well for text editing.
From CofC Math Department’s Stephane Lafortune:
Using keyboard with TeX Writer isn’t something new, but this one looks better than Apple’s!
An India App Store Review
I am a die-hard fan of LaTex and it was one of the things I missed on my iPad until I found this application on AppStore. I was extremely delighted to find this tool for iPad. I immediately bought it and started using it. Infact, my uncle who is a dentist and obsessed with Apple Inc. products finds this application very useful. Although, non-technical but he still bought this application and learned LaTex. He is using it for all his Patients prescriptions, bills, and receipts and even knows how to embed pictures in Tex documents.
Today, Duke Nukem 2 for iOS is available for download in iOS App Store. It’s powered by AEMULA, an 80486 PC Emulator for ARM, and developed by Interceptor Entertainment team, which I am proud to be part of.
I wrote a bit about its development here but first things first GO GET IT !
I’ve received a lot of feedbacks on package installation. People don’t like it at all. It’s too much work. On the other hand, I don’t like to bundle everything into the app and blow it into some hundreds-of-megabytes monster. Therefore in TeX Writer v1.5 we introduce an on-demand package downloader to make everyone happy. By default it’s off. You will need to go to settings and turn “Auto download” on. If this feature is proven to be stable, then we’ll try to turn it on by default in future.
Here is how it works: During compilation, if a package file is neither found in the bundled app folder nor in the texmf-local directory, TeX Writer will try to look it up in online repository (Internet connection is required). If a match is found, the package will be downloaded into texmf-local. And next time, it will just use the one in texmf-local without looking for online version any more. If you would like to redownload everything, just delete the texmf-local folder.
Another good news for CJK Chinese and Greek users: you don’t need to download the zip files and install them manually. All the files and fonts will be downloaded on demand. Just make sure you have a stable internet connection. Both of them are large packages.