Compiling documents online
I want to be able to share, process, and preview latex files over computers that won't have TeX installed. How would you compare browser-based programs that perform such a task?
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Here are some things to consider and/or questions to ask:
Security / Privacy
If you're working on a project that you want to share with only specific people, does the online service provide this means? Or does your online "property" become visible to everyone else, immediately? If sharing content, can multiple people collaborating manage their access and usage without interfering with other collaborators?
Scope / Transferability
Does the service accommodate your needs? This includes being able to upload images for inclusion in your project(s); perhaps working on multiple files if you enjoy a compartmentalized breakdown; upload/download large project structures at once.
Stability / Consistency
How long has the service been in place? Is under heavy development, or stable? Heavy development is good, but if a service is not available when you need it (even for regular maintenance), it could be annoying.
I would suggest the following: