Welcome to markbox, a lightweight Markdown-on-Dropbox blog publishing platform.
We're in Beta, signup if you'd like to try it out!
You store your files on those gigabytes of space on Dropbox, because you can access it easily from your home computer, laptop, or phone, and changes are synced between your many devices.
Now you can blog with Dropbox, using any editor you like, because your blog posts are all written in Markdown.
Ah, Markdown - the plain-text email-like way of expressing ourselves that we love to... well, love. Simple and unobstructed, we can focus on the word, the phrase, getting to the point.
Thankfully, Markdown publishes to clean, attractive HTML, with all the links, images, fonts and folderol the modern web reader expects.
Markbox brings two great enabling technologies together into a lightweight blogging platform. You save a new post to Dropbox (like you do). A few minutes later we scan your markbox folder and sync any new files.
There's no step 2! Your post is now live.
If you're impatient, you can hit the Update button on your Posts page and we'll pull in your new stuff RIGHT NOW.
You can use many different editors to write for your markbox blog. Here are some we like:
Nocs isn't the most attractive Dropbox-capable editor on iOS, but it has handled anything we've thrown at it, including browsing and editing in our 2600+ files strong posts folder. Nocs works when prettier editors break down crying or hide in their sandboxed App folders.
On OS X, our heart belongs to Mou, a simply wonderful little side-by-side Markdown editor. Use it, love it.
Since we're Mac/Apple snobs around here, we're looking for recommendations for Dropbox/Markdown editors for other desktop and mobile platforms.