Before I sign up to one of on-line LaTeX editors (writeLaTeX, ShareLaTeX, LaTeXLab) I was wondering if any of those support a real version control (CVS, SVN, Git, Mercurial etc). I saw that ShareLaTeX supports DropBox which can work with Git but that adds just another layer of complexity.

P.S. writeLaTeX looks really good. I wonder if they have packages like REVTeX (they should as it is now the part of TeXLive).

Edit: I just signed up for writeLaTeX. I melted when I saw vi editing mode and ability to upload my own style files.

The latest update: I quickly ditched writeLaTeX. I encountered several serious issues with writeLaTeX.

  1. I could not upload an existing document. Yes there was a work around using \input command but the document could not been edited.
  2. All documents are public by default. One needs to get paid account to get some privacy.
  3. vim mode actually was not working very well.

I just switched to ShareLaTeX and so far I see no trivial issues. Yes I am using vim mode on ShareLaTeX too.


Why dont you consider Authorea? They implemented version control through git.


Reviving this old post for anyone still looking:

Overleaf offers git support anymore. You get a git-compatible link and you can pull the project on your computer, work offline, and then push to the online editor and continue from there.


The sage math cloud (cloud.sagemath.com) lets you use the terminal, and it has git installed. You still should use another host like github or bitbucket as the origin repository.


I just discovered https://latexonline.cc/ which is an online compiler for github hosted TeX projects. You can also download and install it as a docker application. I haven't tried it yet and I'm unsure whether you can port it to support GitLab as well, but it sure looks interesting.


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