Access the LaTeX source code of arXiv papers on Overleaf

What is open-in-overleaf?
'Open-in-Overleaf' is a unique Chrome extension changing the way you interact with research papers on With the addition of an 'Open in Overleaf' button to the paper's page, this extension enables the user to access and amend the LaTeX source code directly in Overleaf. The latex tar file from arXiv is sent to an API, transforming it into a zip file that is then dispatched to Overleaf, following which the user will be redirected to Overleaf's editing interface.
By: amitness
Users: 1,000+
Rating: 5.00 (1)
Version: 0.1.2 (Last updated: 2024-06-04)
Creation date: 2023-04-12
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
Size: 232.45K
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Our browser extension adds a "Open in Overleaf" button to the research papers on

This allows you to access the LaTex source code of the research paper and edit them directly on Overleaf.

How it works:

  • You click the "Open in Overleaf" button on the page
  • The latex tar file from is sent to an API to convert it into a zip file
  • The zip file is sent to overleaf and we redirect the user to the overleaf edit page
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open-in-overleaf is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

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