Why I didn’t update Dropbox sooner.
I don’t know since when it started that it is possible to create a text file on Dropbox.
I was ecstatic that finally Dropbox made such change. User can also create Microsoft files (Words, Excel) and Paper, which I haven’t heard of and now I’m curious.
Blogging on Mobile Devices
Most of the time, I write my draft on iPhone’s native app: Note.
Then paste it on WordPress app and do the editing (adding photos and proofreading) on a laptop or desktop.
Tip: I use Adobe Photoshop (old version, not in the cloud) to optimize photos before uploading on the blog. That’s one less plugin for optimizing images.
My process seems cumbersome.
Well not really, considering I write with on my phone. Anywhere. In my bedroom, library, park, washroom, whenever an idea sparks out of nowhere. Eureka!
The Note app seems perfect except that I have to edit all the apostrophes (‘) on the blog. Why?
Because it looks different in the Code Editor.
All I want is for the text to have no formatting at all. And I can’t find an app that can make my dream come true.
Till I discovered this new feature of Dropbox. It’s right under my nose. I don’t have to install another app (yay to minimalism). Best of all Dropbox (basic) is free (2 GB cloud storage).
Did It Work
This post is written on Dropbox in my bedroom. I haven’t eaten anything but already said a lot of things.
I checked the Code Editor and the apostrophe appeared the same way as it was in the Note app. So nothing has changed.
Except that I can now create a text file and save offline or move to another cloud like iCloud.
OK. So there’s not much going on here. Moving on to the next blog post.
What app do you use to create a text file with no formatting?