- Posted by John on December 21, 2021
In just 10 days time Overleaf will be nine years old! Nine! It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost a decade since John and I had our first conversations about WriteLaTeX that set us on the path that has led us to this point.
And in the run up to that particular milestone, another one has crept up on us…
- Posted by Ryan on September 3, 2021
As I write this in Charlottesville, Virginia, temperatures are still above 90F/32C, but believe it or not, the fall term is upon us here in the US. The Overleaf Support team has put together some Back to School suggestions to help your school year get off on the right foot.
- Posted by John on July 1, 2021
One year ago, we reached the milestone of having six million total registered users worldwide. 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉
One year on, and two million more of you have started using Overleaf! 🎉🎉
Just a few weeks ago in June, the eight millionth user registered for an account on Overleaf, as the LaTeX community continues to grow and expand. We’ve also seen peaks of over 400k daily active users in 2021, which is another record!
This is amazing, and we’d like to send a message of thanks to everyone who uses, shares, collaborates upon, and champions Overleaf! You’re all fantastic!
- Posted by Sven on May 31, 2021
We are extremely proud to share the exciting news that Paulo Reis (Overleaf), John Lees-Miller (Overleaf), and Sven Laqua (Digital Science) have been awarded the SIGCHI Best Case Study Award at the ACM CHI2021 Conference for their case study on “Merging SaaS Products In A User-Centered Way - A Case Study of Overleaf and ShareLaTeX”.
- Posted by Joseph on March 15, 2021
This is a guest blog post by Joseph Wright, creator of the learnlatex.org site. Joseph is also author of the Some TeX Developments blog, member of the LaTeX Project and active contributor on TeX StackExchange.
LaTeX is a great system for producing technical documents, but as it is not a word processor, there is an entry barrier. In many ways, learning LaTeX is like learning a 'real' programming language: we have input ('code') and run ('compile') to get output. It's not surprising, therefore, that we might look at how people learn those 'real' programming languages and want to provide similar tools. A quick search will show that while books remain important resources, interactive web-based training is the first contact many users have with a whole range of programming tools. The learnlatex.org project was born out of the desire to provide the same easy-to-access approach for LaTeX beginners.