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Online LyX Alternatives

LyX is not available as a web app but there are some alternatives that runs in the browser with similar functionality. The best Online alternative is Overleaf, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to LyX and nine of them are available as a web app so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Online alternatives to LyX are Word Online, OmniaWrite, Authorea and Table Generator.

LyX alternatives are mainly LaTeX Editors but may also be Word Processors or Novel Authoring Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of LyX.
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  1. Overleaf icon

    Overleaf

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    • Self-Hosted
    51 alternatives to Overleaf 

    Overleaf, formerly WriteLaTeX, is a collaborative writing and publishing system that makes the whole process of producing academic papers much quicker for both authors and publishers.

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    1.  Support for LaTeXOverleaf supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
    2.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Overleaf simultaneously.
    3.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    Most users think Overleaf is a great alternative to LyX.
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    Specially useful if you need to produce academic and or technical documents in multiple platforms. Overleaf also has good collaboration tools and supports GitHub.

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    Word Online

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    • Chrome OS
    93 alternatives to Word Online 

    Word Online, part of Office Online, is the online version of Microsoft Word.

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    It has no equation editing capabilities.

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    OmniaWrite

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    OmniaWrite is a next-generation cross-platform plain text editor engineered for creative writing. It is perfect for writing novels, lyrics, poems, essays, drafts and screenplays.

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    Appears to be discontinued. Main repository is set to Read-Only and last update was in March of 2021.

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    Authorea

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    40 alternatives to Authorea 

    Authorea is the online document editor for researchers that allows researchers to write, cite, host data, and publish research documents. Authorea is trusted worldwide by leading researchers writing and publishing content in every discipline, from astrophysics to zoology.

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    1.  Support for LaTeXAuthorea supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
    2.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Authorea simultaneously.
    3.  WYSIWYG SupportAuthorea integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
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    Table Generator

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    5 alternatives to Table Generator 

    Entering tables in LaTeX documents can be burdensome because of the necessary formatting directives. For this purpose we created this online generator which (hopefully) will allow you to generate LaTeX code you can just copy & paste into your document's source.

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    1.  Support for LaTeXTable Generator supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
    2.  Support for MarkDownTable Generator supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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    Typeset

    42 alternatives to Typeset 

    Getting your research published is tough. You face complex author guidelines, painful citation formatting, messy email collaboration, frustrating word templates, and long drawn submission processes. The good news? Typeset makes it easy.

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    VerbTeX LaTeX Editor

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    36 alternatives to VerbTeX LaTeX Editor 

    VerbTeX is a free, collaborative LaTeX Editor. It allows you to create and manage LaTeX projects directly on your Android device and generate a PDF by using Verbosus (Online LaTeX and Octave Editor)

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    1.  Syntax HighlightingVerbTeX LaTeX Editor supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    2.  Support for LaTeXVerbTeX LaTeX Editor supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
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      Verbosus: Online LaTeX Editor

      20 alternatives to Verbosus: Online LaTeX Editor 

      Write and publish scientific documents in LaTeX directly in your browser or by using the mobile app VerbTeX available on Android, iOS and Windows. Manage your projects, upload existing or create new documents, images and styling files.

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      1.  Support for LaTeXVerbosus: Online LaTeX Editor supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
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        SwiftLaTeX

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        36 alternatives to SwiftLaTeX 

        SwiftLaTeX is a Web-browser based editor to create PDF documents such as reports, term projects, slide decks, in the typesetting system LaTeX. In contrast to other web-based editors SwiftLaTeX is true WYSIWYG, What-you-see-is-what-you-get: You edit directly in a representation...

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        1.  Support for LaTeXSwiftLaTeX supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
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