I need to start drafting my first academic paper which means that after years of putting it off and resorting to Pages I have to finally start using LaTex. I used a distribution a couple of years ago for my Master's project report but I copy and pasted a fair bit of it from Pages and I think I did my references manually. So what's the most user friendly LaTeX application? I'll need to add a lot of references easily and as automatically as possible and I'll need to put plenty of equations in there. Is the only one MacTex? I'd really appreciate some suggestions from people who have experience with these things! I would ask my supervisor but judging by the fact that he only started using a GUI based email client about two months ago, he may not be the best person to ask.