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
Dalian University of Technology
FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik
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École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
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University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus
Politecnico di Torino
Federal University of Pernambuco
William Javier Guerrero
Escuela Colombiana de Ingeniería