ShareLaTeX Alternatives

    ShareLaTeX is described as 'Real Time LaTeX Collaboration The version you are looking at is always the most up to date. Watch other users update the same document you are working on in real time. 100% Online LaTeX Enviroment' and is an app in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 10 alternatives to ShareLaTeX for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Mac, Linux, Windows and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Overleaf, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like ShareLaTeX are Texmaker (Free, Open Source), Fidus Writer (Free, Open Source), Authorea (Freemium) and Booktype (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 18, 2021

    1. 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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      Overleaf vs ShareLaTeX opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Overleaf is a great alternative to ShareLaTeX.
      More and better features than ShareLatex for free! E.g. git support, version history...
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

    2. Texmaker is a free LaTeX editor, that integrates many tools needed to develop documents with LaTeX, in just one application.
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      Texmaker vs ShareLaTeX opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Texmaker is still a legitimate alternative to ShareLaTeX, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Texmaker is not an online tool enabling collaboration.
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago


    3. Fidus Writer is an online collaborative LaTeX editor especially made for academics who need to use citations and/or formulas.
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    4. 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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    5. Booktype helps you turn intellectual property into beautiful, professional books.


      The developers are no longer developing Booktype. However, it is still free and open source.

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    6. TexitEasy is a free, cross-platform and open-source latex editor. TexitEasy has all the features a modern editor can have.
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    7. 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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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      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) "The Best Way to Type LaTeX on the Go" - androidappsreview.
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    8. The Collaborative Computational Notebook Built for Modern Engineering. Enter math as it appears on paper, get instantaneous results, and share your calculations with colleagues and clients. No special syntax, no software, no headaches, no kidding.
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    9. 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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