I was wondering if an online LyX editor like Google Docs exists or whether there is a project of online editor under development, either within the LyX community or as an independent project?

  • Not exactly the same but there exist certain editors like overleaf which compile frequently and update the compiled view. – riddleculous Sep 23 '16 at 8:36
  • If you're specifically asking about LyX, then I would post a question at a LyX specific forum/mailing list, greater chance of developers seeing it: lyx.org/MailingLists Other than that, Authorea might be of interest. – Torbjørn T. Sep 23 '16 at 8:57
  • The official ways to collaborate in LyX: wiki.lyx.org/Devel/Collaboration – Anton Tarasenko Dec 28 '17 at 12:54

You can use LyX online at rollaps. There have been efforts made in the past to allow collaborative (e.g. simultaneous) editing in LyX, but these have not made it far. See e.g. this Google summer of code project.

  • that solution uses VNC (or similar lossy image compressions based technique), I thought it's worth mentioning... – Bjoern Dahlgren Mar 24 '19 at 11:32

There's a fully working LyX chat extension, allowing you to LyX-chat with (XMPP) friends: http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/LyXChat#sDevel.LyXChat_8

There's also a proof-of-concept, badly crashing, extension demonstrating multiple LyX users interactively editing the same document: http://www.lyx.org/trac/ticket/7964


Maybe you will like Authorea - a collaborative platform to read, write, discuss, and publish research. Write in Markdown, LaTeX, HTML, or plain text. Git-like changes management.

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