When installing LaTex, two following options are given to users.
Since MaxTex installs an LaTex editor (TexMaker) already, installing another LaTeX editor is unnecessary.
Pick one of the following LaTeX editors: LaTex Editor's:
MacTeX includes additional programs such as an editor and a BibTeX reference manager that help users to work with TeX outside of the command line. BasicTeX does not include these GUI programs. The trade-off that comes with using BasicTeX is that you will have to download and install additional packages and programs as the need arises- and BasicTeX is so basic that the need will arise. So, after installing BasicTeX you will be faced with the tasks of installing additional programs and installing missing packages.