Post to Pancake.io with Drafts for iPhone Using Dropbox Actions

Pancake.io is a service that lets you quickly create a web page by saving a text file (formatted in Markdown) in a Dropbox folder. Unlike other “Dropbox blog” services like Calepin and Scriptogr.am, you don’t need to go to a web page to hit a “publish” button after you’ve created your post. (That always seemed to negate the point — after all, if your blog posts are just text files sitting in a Dropbox folder on your computer, going on the web to hit a button seems like an annoyance.) With Pancake.io, literally the moment you save your file and it syncs with Dropbox, your post is live on the web.

Here is an example page that’s installed in the Dropbox/Apps/Pancake.io/ folder. The filename is example.txt and the entire post is written in Markdown. To create the title and the header of the post, you just need to include the following meta info at the very beginning of the text file:

---
title: Example
header: My First Page
---

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