- Use colour/highlighting to distinguish your text from formatting tags.
- Be prompted for tags while typing (autocomplete) and have a list of common tags to get you going.
- Compile to many formats using shortcut keys rather than having to drop to a terminal, while maintaining support for image formats such as eps.
- Highlighting of lines with errors on them in case something goes wrong, much faster than line counting.
On the School's Linux systems, Kile is already installed. It is not the latest version, but is perfectly usable. Most Linux distributions have a package available through your standard package manager.
On Windows you should use Lyx or Notepad, good luck with that!