TeXstudio is an open source application designed from the ground up to provide Linux users with an integrated and fully featured writing environment for effortlessly creating all sorts of LaTeX documents.
Features at a glance
Key features include an integrated PDF viewer with word-level synchronization, advanced syntax-highlighting, live inline preview for code segments and formulas, live checking of references, LaTeX commands, citations, as well as spelling and grammar support. The application also features structure view, code folding, interactive spell checker, built-in support for several LaTeX compilers, direct access to numerous LaTeX tags, and support for over 1000 mathematical symbols. Another interesting feature is the built-in support for several LaTeX compilers, Latexmk, as well as bibliography, glossary, compilers and index utilities. Furthermore, it can automatically detect Ghostscript, MikTeX, Standard LaTeX and TeX Live documents.
A very comfortable and modern LaTex editor
It provides users with a very comfortable and modern LaTex editor that supports scripting, block cursors, autocompletion, bookmarks, context menus, drag and drop of image files, jump to error locations, link overlay, table-formatting, formula/table/image assistants, and a template system. In addition, the program comes with customizable toolbars and menus, interactive grammar and reference checkers, support for external programs, SVN (Apache Subversion) support, tooltip preview for included image files, and clear display of LaTeX warnings and errors.
Under the hood and supported platforms
Under the hood, we can report that the application is written entirely in the Qt programming language and supports the GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, IBM OS/2, and FreeBSD operating systems. Both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures are supported at this time. Officially supported Linux distributions include openSUSE, Fedora, Arch Linux, Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian, and Xubuntu. Even though a portable USB version exists, it is recommended to install the application from the default software channels of these operating systems.
Overall, TeXstudio is a decent application for editing LaTeX documents under the GNU/Linux platform. It is completely customizable and allows even novice users to create complete LaTeX documents.