TeXmaker is my choice when I don't need a cloud based solution. I like it for its streamlined interface, including pdf rendering, doc structure, quick compilation with multiple pass for resolving bibtex references, all in one window. Unfortunately the latest version for Mac >10.9 seems to be bugged for dual screen use: drop down menus appear in the wrong place. It's a known issue due to the used Qt5 library.
I like texlive distribution.. amazing number of packages .. it is unbelieveable to know a lot of effort has been done to improve it. For the IDE, texstudio has 'suggestion' while typing the command and it reduce headache while writing. .. I like the text color too.. amazing jobs!!
LyX is the best.
I used TeXMaker, SublimeText but now I prefer cloud-based editors :
https://www.writelatex.com (https://www.overleaf.com) now
I would consider LaTeXila if you are using UNIX/LINUX and in particular if you are using GNOME. On the other side if you are using KDE then Kile is probably the best option. However do not forget Geany with specific plugings.
You can also use online tools: authorea etc...
i am using winedt. i think it is userfrndly
after reading all the comments i have decided to go with the LyX , but during installation was not proper , and tried three times but unsuccessful.
Finaly i have started to work with "Texstudio". and from first attempt its working fine. definitely "Texstudio" good for beginner like me
TeXStudio for beginners and Emacs-AuCTeX for the rest. One of the best functionality in GUI AuCTeX is the optional WYSIWYG functionality which can show editable compiled version of your tex file.
I have used Texmaker but a long ago and it worked just fine for me...
Latex is my choice
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