Versions of Texpad for old machines

Currently we support Texpad on all operating systems for which Apple continues to release security patches. Due to the rapid speed at which security exploits are converted into automated attacks by criminal gangs, using an internet connected computer that is no longer covered by security updates compromises both your data and any online interactions. Additionally it is possible for an unprotected computer to be used as part of a botnet in a DDoS attack against a third party. Apple’s OS updates are free, and apply to roughly the last decade of desktop hardware they have sold, so with no good reason to use an operating system not covered by security updates we do not support Texpad for operating systems no longer receiving security patches. This is the same policy adopted by, for example, MacTeX.

When we do drop support for a system, we will of course make the last version of Texpad supporting that configuration available on this page.


In practice, Apple’s policy right now seems to be to support the last 3 versions of macOS, dropping support for one each year in September when the new macOS leaves beta, and gets released to all users. This covers roughly the last decade of hardware sold by Apple.

Please note that Texpad copies prior to 1.8.0 used a purchase certificate system, rather than a licence key system, so if you are using an old copy of Texpad you will need a purchase certificate. You can download a legacy purchase certificate by logging into, then visiting

32 bit Desktop processors (x86)

Since Texpad 1.6.2, we no longer release new updates for 32 bit processors on Desktop macOS, regardless of operating system. There are very few left 32 bit machines in circulation now, and 32 bit has been deprecated in the developer tools we use, so to continue developing Texpad and integrate the new features of macOS, we now have to discontinue updates for 32 bit machines.

If you do have a 32 bit machine, Texpad 1.6.1, the final update with 32 bit support can be downloaded here.

Please note that you will need to download a purchase certificate as described above if you intend to use Texpad 1.6.2.

Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6), Lion (OS X 10.7), Mountain Lion(OS X 10.8)

Since Texpad 1.7.0 we no longer release updates for macOS versions before Mavericks (OS X 10.9) (Desktop OS X 10.6). If you do have a Snow Leopard machine, then the final update with Snow Leopard support is 1.6.14, and it can be downloaded here.

Please note that you will need to download a purchase certificate as described above if you intend to use Texpad 1.6.14.

Mavericks (OS X 10.9), Yosemite (OS X 10.10)

When released, Texpad 1.8.0 will no longer support OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) or earlier. If you do use Mavericks or Yosemite, the final update with support for Mavericks or Yosemite is 1.7.45, and it can be downloaded here.

Please note that you will need to download a purchase certificate as described above if you intend to use Texpad 1.7.45.

El Capitan (macOS 10.11)

From version 1.8.6 Texpad no longer supports macOS 10.11 (El Capitan) or earlier. The final update supporting El Capitan is 1.8.5, and it can be downloaded here.


Apple do not generally publish security patches for anything other than the latest version of iOS. However, although in the early days of iOS support could be dropped for old devices after quite short periods, at the time of writing, iOS 11 supports all devices since the 64 bit transition. This happend in roughly 2012, which accounted for 6 years of hardware at the point support was dropped from Texpad.

As with macOS we do not support versions of iOS for which Apple no longer publishes security updates.

Apple’s iTunes will automatically give you the highest version of Texpad compatible with your device, so there is no need to download anything specific.

32 bit iPhone/iPad/iPod processors (armv7, armv72)

As of iOS 11 Apple dropped support for 32 bit ARM processors, so Texpad iOS will also drop compatibility with the first update after 1.7.15. You can download 1.7.15 from the App Store if you have one of these devices.

This affects iPhone 5 or earlier, iPad 4th Generation (retina) or earlier and 5th Generation iPod touch or earlier. This approximately accounts for devices from 2012 or earlier.