Overleaf, a tool to write academic papers in LaTeX

Logo d'Overleaf Created by two mathematicians, Overleaf (previously writeLaTeX) is a collaborative platform for writing, editing, sharing and publishing academic papers using the LaTeX language.

An integrated LaTeX compiler creates automatically a preview.

Présentation de Overleaf

And, a rich text mode directly converts LaTeX commands in the editor.


Many features are free:

  • up to 1GB storage space,
  • 60 files per project,
  • files versionning,
  • words and items counting,

Compteurs de mots

  • real-time collaborative writing,
  • LaTeX auto-complete,
  • a click on a paragraph of the preview document allows to find the corresponding position in the LaTeX file,
  • project cloning with Git (a distributed version control system) to write off-line (beta),
  • unlimited projects and collaborators,
  • a Publish button to submit to diverse platforms including arXiV,
  • templates for academic journal (Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ACM, Geometriae Dedicata Springer LaTeX template, …), thesis, books, poster, resume, …
Template d'un article pour Overleaf

Template LaTeX pour les revues OSA

  • add BibTeX bibliography,
  • import Zotero or Mendeley bibliographies,
  • add charts and dashboards with Plot.ly (beta),

Website https://www.overleaf.com/

Edited by: Writelatex Limited

Pricing: https://www.overleaf.com/plans

Blog: https://www.overleaf.com/blog

LaTeX Tutorials: https://www.overleaf.com/help/category/video_tutorials

If you have used this tool, feel free to share your experience in the comments below.

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