If you have lots of collaborators, or some who you collaborate with regularly, we’ve just made it a lot quicker and easier to add them to your projects. Existing collaborators will now show up as autocomplete options when adding new members to a project so that you can quickly find their emails and save on typing.
This is the first step of some other features we’ll be introducing to help make it easier to manage your collaborations. We’d love to know what you think!
We have just released a long time requested feature, word count. You can now find out how many more words you are over for your next assignment. This feature is built on top of the great work of Einar Andreas Rødland and his TeXcount project.
To perform a word count on your LaTeX project you first need to compile. You will then be able to perform the word count which is in the left hand menu.
Earlier this summer we hit the great milestone of 500,000 users with most of those users having come in the past 12 months alone. We want to say thank you to everyone for your support during the first few years.
When we started ShareLaTeX many people raised an eyebrow about us making such an old bit of technology core to our company. However we were quietly confident that LaTeX was still a fantastic tool which is core to thousands of peoples work. Many have tried and failed to replace TeX based systems, eventually someone will come up with something better but over 30 years later it is still the best system available for many scientist and academics. By open sourcing ShareLaTeX I hope it means we can be around as long as LaTeX.
Enabling collaboration between scientist has always been a core goal of ours. Using anonymised data we have done some very limited analysis of ShareLaTeX’s user graph using our sister site DataJoy. These graphs are just pieces of interest, not something to draw conclusions from. I’ve selected a few small corners of the network that interesting and worth a share.
ShareLaTeX is an online LaTeX editor that allows real-time collaboration in your browser