Part 1: Collaborative writing and the origins of Overleaf
Part 2: Redefining scientific collaboration with a multilingual writing and publishing platform
Both interviews were originally published on Editage Insights.
Overleaf is a new collaborative science publication system developed by the team behind the hugely popular writeLaTeX service. Overleaf makes the whole process of writing and editing scientific papers much quicker for both authors and publishers. Try Overleaf for free today.
The past two years have seen over 150,000 authors create over two million projects using writeLaTeX and Overleaf, from over 2,000 universities and institutions across 180 countries worldwide.
In 2015, Overleaf aims to continue making science and R&D faster, more open and more transparent by bringing the whole scientific process into the cloud, from idea to writing to review to publication.
Overleaf is designed to make the power of LaTeX accessible to all scientists & technical writers:
- Effortless Sharing – Every document you create has a secret link. Just send it to your co-authors, and they can review, comment and edit.
- Create Beautiful Documents Together – Overleaf synchronizes changes from all authors transparently, so everyone always has the latest version.
- Not Just Papers – Make amazing presentations with the beamer package! The preview helps with complicated tables, figures and graphs.
- Real-time Preview – Overleaf compiles your document in the background, so you can see the results right away – great for learning quickly!
- Find Errors Fast – Overleaf shows you errors & warnings as you go, so you can catch them early, and you don't have to find them in the LaTeX log.
- LaTeX in the Cloud – Edit online from anywhere and on any device - works great on your iPad! There's no software to install, and no sign-up required.
We're mathematicians, and we created Overleaf to address problems that we experienced when writing papers collaboratively (with co-authors based across the globe), and when teaching new users how to write effectively using LaTeX.