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Calepin.coBlogging platforms like WordPress, Blogger and Joomla have turned posting your own content online for all to read into the easiest thing in the world. Or have they? At a time in which most of us would think that the online posting of content couldn’t get any simpler, along comes a platform like Calepin. This new (and free) service lets you write a blog without even having to use a dashboard. How’s that for simplicity? works by importing texts you have on Dropbox, and turning them into posts that it publishes for you on a URL of its very own. The Calepin website comes with a button that when pushed will have any new text you have uploaded to Dropbox turned into a post. You won’t even have to format the text. In addition to working with Dropbox, Calepin works with Markdown. I’m sure not all of you have heard that name before, so a little explanation is in order. Markdown is a markup language that can turn plain text into valid HTML in just one click. And that’s exactly what Markdown does to your Dropbox texts when you use Calepin. It lets you have them turned into fully-perfect HTML (and also XHTML) code.

In the end, Calepin is an original idea which has been very well executed. If you find yourself storing more and more of your own creative work on Dropbox each day, then it’s worth a definitive look. In Their Own Words

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Author : Roger Hollings

Born and bred in Maine, Roger is one of the longest-standing writers for A translator by trade, he is passionate about art in all its forms. He enjoys both classic and contemporary literature, nature photography and music from both sides of the Atlantic. Fascinated by technology from an early age, he has always explored the ways in which computers let people articulate their thoughts and communicate better with the world at large.

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