Installing TeXLive/MacTeX
This article concerns the
macOS
language.

External LaTeX compilers are often bundled with various other related tools in the form of a TeX distribution.

Various such distributions are available for your Mac, but the one we recommend for its ease of installation is TexLive/MacTeX, www.tug.org/mactex, a packaging of TexLive for macOS.

Texpad macOS is designed to handle multiple installations. These may be selected for the active typesetting via the Preferences’ Distribution pane.