Blogging has become a huge rage not just with the gadget crazy whiz kids or the technical freaks, but with the regular folks out there with bare minimum technical expertise. WordPress and Blogspot have been there for a long time and have for long been the best avenues for posting content online. However, people are often on a constant look for out for something which further simplifies the process so that they can completely focus on the content.
Calepin is one such cakewalk option up for grabs for everyone who finds maintenance of dashboard a huge overhead. This blogging tool takes simplicity to an absolutely new level which will be relished by a lot of technically challenged writers. The tool lets you completely enjoy the writing process while promising to take care of making it presentable for sharing it with the larger audience.
As a first time user, sign up on the website and you are good to go. A dropbox will be made available to you with a folder where you just have to upload basic blog post in plain-text. Anytime you want your post to be made public, just hit the ‘Publish’ button and you task is over. Calepin will immediately publish your entries under the URL as per the convention: <username>.calepin.co. No formatting and minimal intervention is needed from the user.
Calepin has two innovative features which are unique and make this website original in concept. Markdown and Dropbox are extensively used as helpers by the website. The underlying concept of dropbox is to facilitate easy conversion of plain text document into a blog post. It looks like a simple folder on the web which provides you 2GB space completely free for uploading your works. It also syncs up all your writing on different devices like laptop, iPhone or desktop.
Markdown as per the website “allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, and then convert it to structurally valid HTML”. It saves you from the learning heavy dose HTML and has very easy syntax to follow. You can read more about Markdown in the FAQ section for details around compatible editors.
This self publish tool also generates Atom Feed for people to subscribe to your blog. It is indeed a tool which allows you to have your cake and eat it too!