LaTeX: It's Not Just for Academia, Part 1
Subject:   text editors and word processors
Date:   2004-02-06 09:37:11
From:   xeroply
I've never used LaTeX but the article definitely got me interested. The bibliography extensions look especially attractive, as it seems like formatting "works cited" pages is the worst part of any research paper.

As for text editors, I highly recommend SubEthaEdit. Even though its main purpose is collaborative editing over a network, it's an excellent single-user editor too. I use it a lot for writing precisely for the reason you cited -- I can just get thoughts down without fussing with formatting and spelling (though you can turn on the Apple spell checker if you want). Combined with the free WordService, which adds neat text processing features to all Cocoa application via Services, I can do pretty much everything I need (including word counts) until it's time to format .

When it's time to write code instead, it's got pretty good syntax coloring support, including for LaTeX.