Category: Writing tools

Overleaf – Free Pro account


The Overleaf pro account trial is coming to an end on Monday 26 March 2018.

All associated Pro+ accounts will default to free accounts.  All projects will remain in the accounts and Overleaf will work with those users that have exceeded storage space associated with default free accounts. Everything remains the same; any data or papers saved in Overleaf will continue to be accessible. Users that have exceeded the limits of the free account will need to archive old content before they will be able to add more content, unless they subscribe to a Pro account.

Library Services has arranged a one year free trial of Overleaf available to all Imperial College London staff and students.

As a College member you will be able to upgrade to an Overleaf pro account free. If you already have an Overleaf account it is easy to upgrade, see How do I get a Free Pro account. If you aren’t sure what Overleaf is, please read on.

What is Overleaf?

Overleaf is an online writing and publishing tool specifically for scientific writing. It is great for writing Rich text or LaTeX papers.

The Key features of Overleaf:

  • Overleaf helps to facilitate your workflows f
  • or publishing articles and papers with templates from some of the top scientific publishers
  • Online collaborative scientific writing tool which makes it easy to manage working with collaborators
  • You can collaborate in real time, you can leave notes, make comments and track changes easily
  • Live preview makes it easy to use and helps you to spot errors early

How do I use Overleaf?

Overleaf has the benefit of being easy to get started with. The Overleaf tutorial will get you started.

Overleaf has a useful 3 part course introduction to LaTeX.

How do I get a Free Pro account?

It is easy to take advantage of the free trial, just sign up for a FREE Overleaf pro account.

Use your Imperial College London email address and you will be able to upgrade to a free pro account with either an existing account or a new account (expires on Saturday 30 September 2017).