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Self-Hosted Overleaf Alternatives

There are many alternatives to Overleaf as a self-hosted solution if you are looking for a replacement. The best Self-Hosted alternative is ShareLaTeX, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Overleaf and seven of them are available as a self-hosted solution so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Self-Hosted alternatives to Overleaf are Fidus Writer, vTeX, \Bluelatex and MathEditor.

Overleaf alternatives are mainly LaTeX Editors but may also be Word Processors or Note-taking Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Overleaf.
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  • FreemiumOpen Source
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  • Self-Hosted

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    ShareLaTeX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    A web-based collaborative LaTeX editor.

    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeXShareLaTeX supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in ShareLaTeX simultaneously.
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    ShareLaTex is now part of Overleaf icon Overleaf

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    Most users think ShareLaTeX is a great alternative to Overleaf.
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    Fidus Writer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    Fidus Writer is an online collaborative LaTeX editor especially made for academics who need to use citations and/or formulas.

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Fidus Writer simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeXFidus Writer supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
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    vTeX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Vercel
    • GitHub Actions
    • Travis CI

    vTeX is a Pandoc and LaTeX payload for continuous integration. It is customizable. So, it only contains the exact TeX packages that you need. It is intended for use in web development environments.

    ⚫︎ LightweightvTeX consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeXvTeX supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
    ⚫︎ CustomizablevTeX is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    Using vTeX in vercel is insanely fast!
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    \Bluelatex

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    \BlueLaTeX provides a full-featured server that allows you to create, manage and collaboratively edit documents written in \LaTeX. A web client is also provided to use the features served by the server directly in your browser.

    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeX\Bluelatex supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
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    The project hasn't been updated for two years.

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    MathEditor

    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    MathEditor edits math formula from mobile or PC browser, understands the semantic of the formula and generate syntax and semantic trees. Has new level of a11y.

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    SwiftLaTeX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    SwiftLaTeX is a Web-browser based editor to create PDF documents such as reports, term projects, slide decks, in the typesetting system LaTeX.

    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeXSwiftLaTeX supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
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    Visual Math Editor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    VisualMathEditor is a LaTeX, AsciiMath and MathML editor developed in Javascript and HTML. It operates independently on the web or locally. It has many features and menus that help the equation-entry and allow their posting and backup.

    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeXVisual Math Editor supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
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