iffTeX Grammar Checker

The new version of iffTeX now features a grammar and language checker that can help finding errors that simple spell checkers cannot detect.

Opening of the PGI/JCNS services for the FZJ

Due to growing demand, the PGI/JCNS collaborative services are now available to all research center staff without explicit activation:

  • iffTeX is a collaborative, cloud-based LaTeX editor for writing, editing, and publishing scientific documents.
  • iffMD is a service for collaboratively creating and editing text documents in Markdown format.
  • iffProject is …

iffTeX - Update

Our iffTeX server has been updated.

The new version now supports BibTeX and BibLaTeX imports into your ifftex project directly from your Mendeley or Zotero library.

Mendeley import dialog BibTeX file linked to Mendeley

iffTeX GitLab Integration

The new version of iffTeX now has a GitLab Integration allowing users to synchronize their projects with iffGit and juGit.

iffTeX - Update

Our iffTeX server has been updated. This new version enables the --shell-escape option. This allows the usage of LaTeX packages such as gnuplottex, svg and minted.

New iffTeX features

iffTeX - Update

Our LaTeX server has been updated. The new version comes with new features.

We added Review (track changes) and enabled public sharing!

One small change is that we have switched the authentication provider to our Single Sign-On Server.

Review Public sharing Login

iffCloud Update

On Wednesday, September 26th 2018, our cloud server ( has been updated (14.0.1).

Nextcloud 14 comes with many improvements you will feel in your day to day workflow! That includes security improvements as well as collaboration features like adding a note to a share. Of course …


On Thursday, March 15th 2018, our cloud server ( has been updated (13.0.1).

  • Collaboration features
    • Collabora Online (The powerful LibreOffice-based online office suite, that enables you to access documents online, author new content and work collaboratively.)
    • Nextcloud Talk, a private videoconference software integrated with Nextcloud
    • real-time …


Our iffWiki got an upgrade (1.30.0). The new version comes with new features. One of the best changes is the new VisualEditor.

Example iffwiki


Our new chat service opened it ports! The system is a worthy successor of the iffim.

Mattermost is an open source, private cloud Slack-alternative. It provides a workplace messaging platform for web, PCs and phones, including group chats, file transfers and video chats.

GitLab CI and GitLab Pages

From now on every user of our GitLab server can utilize GitLab CI and GitLab Pages services.

  • What are GitLab CI and GitLab Pages?

    GitLab CI is a Continuous Integration (CI) service within GitLab. CI itself is the process of continuously integrating all components of a software project to a …


We are proud to announce our latest service iffMD for collaborative markdown notes!

This nice service allows you to create markdown notes with your collegues in realtime. Markdown is a lightweight markup language with plain text formatting syntax. It is designed so that it can be converted to PDF and …

Cloud-Server Maintenance

On Monday, April 24th 2017, our cloud server ( will be under maintenance from 07:00 AM until 08:00 AM. The system will not be available during this period. The cloud service will be migrated to a new platform providing more disk space and enhanced features (calendar …

pyMolDyn release 0.5.3

pyMolDyn v0.5.3 is now released. Compared to our initial version 0.1.0 it contains many improvements of the graphical user interface and some new features like cavity filtering. Furthermore, we now offer binary packages for linux via a self-hosted rpm and deb repository, as well as a …

pyMolDyn release 0.1.0

Today the first release of the new pyMolDyn version was published. This application can calculate and visualize molecular cavities in all 14 Bravais lattice cells.

High resolution screenshot of cavities in a GeTe structure

Outstanding Results

Two newly-qualified mathematical-technical software developers from PGI/JCNS-TA both share the title of "best student in their field in Germany" ...