is a general purpose Postscript previewer for OS X which
does not use X11. It does not require a TeX installation and
can be used to convert Postscript files to other
The programs discussed below require a complete
TeXLive installation in OS X. If you have installed
TeXLive and ghostscript in OS X you already have all of the
tools you need for a complete TeX installation except for a
dvi previewer. You do not have to modify your TeXLive
installation in any way in order to use these programs.
MacDviX is a
true dvi previewer for OS X which does not use X11 and
integrates easily with TeXLive. MacDviX uses the TeXLive texmf
tree to load tfm and vf files and uses the TeXLive program
mktexpk to generate missing pk fonts. It will automatically
update the preview of an opened dvi file if that file is
changed by another program. With MacDviX the user can easily
switch between tex source files and a dvi file when
debugging tex sources. This program is shareware, with a
registration fee of $20 US for a single license.
Registration instructions are included in the package.
Version 3.9.1 was released in January 2014. It is a Universal Binary
and requires OS X 10.4 or later.
provides a graphical user interface to TeXLive. It is very
similar to my CMacTeX program but
it calls Unix binaries to process files rather than the
BBEdit extensions for teTeX
If you use BBEdit or TextWrangler as a text
editor with TeXLive I have written a suite of plug-ins
that allow you to run tex, pdftex, dvips, ps2pdf, pdfsync,
etc, from your editor. The latest version is 3.0 and it contains a Universal plug-in
for the Intel Macintosh.
Both TeXShell and the BBEdit plug-ins are free.