extension ExtPose

Overleaf textarea

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Description from extension meta

This plugin displays your text in a textarea so you can use spellcheck plugins like Grammarly.

Image from store Overleaf textarea
Description from store Spellcheck in Overleaf is very basic. It is nothing compared to dedicated tools such as Grammarly. I used to copy and paste into Docs back and forward until recently. I created this chrome extension that copies the content of the file visible in the editor; filters the commands/keywords and pastes the plain text in a textarea (Right area). This textarea is displayed over the pdf preview. Extensions such as Grammarly can't check complex editors such as Overleaf, but only work in textareas. Changes made to the textarea, either by extensions such as Grammarly or yourself, are evaluated and changes are merged back to the editor.

Latest reviews

  • (2021-05-22) Carl Terve: It is perfect, saved me many hours of work!
  • (2021-05-12) Daniel Dolejška: Hacky, yet amazing extension — just what I needed! Thank you <3
  • (2021-05-12) Egemen Ertuğrul: Great plugin, just what I needed!
  • (2021-04-19) Eric Wiener: This is super helpful! Thank you! Also a heads up - you may need to refresh Overleaf when you first install this extension and go back to an existing Overleaf tab.
  • (2021-04-14) Andree Hultgren: Works great! The custom filters are pure genius!
  • (2021-04-06) Tim Pote: Wow, just awesome. For the longest time I've just been grumbling about how bad the Overleaf spell check is and that I can't use Grammarly...how wrong I was. This is great, does what is intended!
  • (2021-04-01) Léolo Gonay: Amazing ! Does the job, and I cant tell you I needed someone to do the job after nights and nights working on my thesis... Thanks !!
  • (2021-03-22) Chris Teo: Overall, a fantastic extension. However, it is a little buggy around citations and scientific notations where certain words/sentences go missing.
  • (2021-03-20) R Chang: This is so awesome! it works smoothly
  • (2021-03-18) Joakim Skarding: Great plugin, does what it says. It's a bit rough around the edges. Some latex commands are not removed and other times the plugin removes too much. But that doesn't affect the original latex text itself so the impact is only positive. I do wish that when accepting a change just the word is updated rather than the whole line. If track changes is on, then a whole paragraph will be shown as edited when just one word was changed.
  • (2021-03-18) Diego Muñoz: I had been looking for something like this for a long time. Thank you!
  • (2021-03-17) Shirley Xue: It saved my life, thank you so much!
  • (2021-03-09) Con Ahumada: It works perfectly :D
  • (2021-03-04) Giovanni Pamparana: Please continue developing this plugin! It is just what wen need!!!!! I love it!
  • (2021-02-26) jonathan hanley: From a man with dyslexia trying to write an academic paper, I thank you!
  • (2021-02-26) Maolin Wang: Amazing!
  • (2021-02-25) Petter: Perfect.
  • (2021-02-16) Jan Kalbantner: Top :)
  • (2021-02-08) Gabriele Russo: it is fantastic!!! However, now, it is not working properly. Someone can give a feedback?
  • (2021-02-02) Federico Tartarini: Fantastic tool, it integrates perfectly with Overleaf.
  • (2021-02-01) Andreas Prein: This is amazing!
  • (2021-02-01) ChongChong He: Works perfectly so far. I did a version comparison right after my first use of this extension. Works perfectly. Changes are synced back. No worry of destructing the Latex syntax.
  • (2021-01-29) Amy qb: Just started to use it and it does take a while to get a hang of (maybe because of my adblocker) but it even integrates with my grammarly and I can configure settings right from overleaf! Thank you!
  • (2021-01-28) Xiaojun Li: it works ok. but recently, it can not be turned off by uncheck "Active". updated review on 01-27-2021: issue fixed
  • (2021-01-27) Isaac Gresham: A tad hacky but does the trick. Saved me heaps of time. Love it!
  • (2021-01-13) Thomas Booij: Beautiful stuff.
  • (2021-01-01) Nandan Roy: No words to thank you. Overleaf should integrate it, Best Wishes.
  • (2020-12-23) Chu-Yao Chou: Loved it!
  • (2020-12-17) JJ Zhu: Life saver! This seems the only way to use Grammarly with latex right now.
  • (2020-12-16) simon larsen: Very nice
  • (2020-12-10) Trinh Man Hoang: Simple and work perfectly.
  • (2020-12-05) Simeon Hanks: This is fantastic! Thank you for doing what neither Grammarly nor Overleaf were capable of. A simple and elegant solution. NOTE: If you install the extension with Overleaf already open, you will have to refresh the Overleaf page to get this extension working. Not the developers fault and takes 3s to do.
  • (2020-12-01) mitch knoop: Works perfectly
  • (2020-11-24) Tai DOAN: It works perfectly man. Thanks a lot!
  • (2020-11-19) Hao: It's a great tool. A small bug for scientific writing. It does not detect citations and would mistakenly raise errors. Hope the author could fix this later.
  • (2020-11-13) Ben: A bit visually janky, but works like a dream. Perfect for overleaf and grammarly. Cheers Robin
  • (2020-11-02) Marco Rossazza: It's not working for me except for definitions when I double click a word on the PDF. Could you help?
  • (2020-10-30) Kaustubh Shivdikar: Amazing! Works like a charm! Please inform overleaf and grammarly to integrate this!
  • (2020-10-29) Otto Laitinen: Is it a bit haxy? Yes! Does it work? Hell yeah! Did I need exactly this? Of course! This is amazing!
  • (2020-10-28) Emilio Coutinho: This tool is amazing. Really helps me improving my papers.
  • (2020-10-24) Michael Diamond: Amazing work! So glad I found this
  • (2020-10-23) Mario Scrocca: Amazing tool! I used to copy and paste text from Overleaf to Grammarly, this extension is the perfect solution integrating them
  • (2020-10-20) Julien Mariethoz: Amazing tool that replace what grammarly should be doing and is actually not. THX!!
  • (2020-10-20) Basil van Wijk: Absolutely amazing
  • (2020-10-15) Aritra Das: Thanks for this amazing tool; it integrates two of the most useful resources for academic writing very nicely.
  • (2020-10-13) Niko Milanov: Great extension. Tried it out today and works just as expected. Thank you for helping me to save a lot of time.


11,852 history
5.0 (65 votes)
Last update / version
2021-03-31 / 1.4.0
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