600,000 users on Overleaf make over 2 billion edits!

By John Hammersley

We’re excited to announce that Overleaf now has over 600,000 registered users! And not only that… together you've made over two billion edits across all the projects you've worked on over the past four years. That's simply amazing!

For those of you wondering what 2 billion edits looks like, it's equivalent to around 11.5 billion pages compiled – so over the past four years we've compiled (on average) 100 pages each second! Or, to put it another way, if you printed off all of those pages and stacked them up, you'd have a pile 9,000km high – 1000 times the height of Mount Everest!

We've come a long way since it was just John Lees-Miller and I at the start of it all back in 2013... cue artistic shot of two explorers looking upwards on Mt. Everest – alas no, this isn't John and I :)

Mount Everest by Lloyd Smith

Photo by Lloyd Smith, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link to original.

We also want to say a huge thank you for supporting Overleaf – we appreciate your enthusiasm for the platform and for telling your friends and colleagues about us. So many of our users find us through referrals from you – and we thank you for that.

We have lots of exciting new features and partnerships coming soon – so make sure to read our monthly blog update email or check the blog directly through our website. If you're not currently receiving it, you can sign up for the blog email here (use the subscribe box on the right), or simply head into your user settings and check your Notification preferences.

Thanks again everyone, and here's to a great 2017!

John Hammersley

Co-founder, CEO

Mathematician; physicist; dancer. Entrepreneur; founder; CEO. Co-founder of Overleaf. Did driverless taxis at Ultra PRT. Forever learning :)