cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Announcements
Want to know all about tools for creatives that work seamlessly with Dropbox, like Adobe? Well, check it out right here!

Dropbox ideas

Got an idea for Dropbox? We want to hear it. Our team will review the top voted ideas, so share them here!

cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

View org-mode / Orgzly files as text

View org-mode / Orgzly files as text

mfurmanek
New member | Level 2

Requesting a feature update that would allow org-mode /Orgzly files with the extension ".org" to be viewed as text files in Dropbox.

Orgzly for Android allows for creation and editing of org-mode files in Android, and syncing with Dropbox. Being able to view the files would useful, without having to open them in a text editor (e.g. Emacs).

33 Comments
vivekSF
New member | Level 2

Emacs .org files are not previewed as text. 

This means I cannot edit them on the web. It would be great if you could preview these as text. 

cormacc
New member | Level 2

This is an excellent suggestion. Even better would be to incorporate org-mode rendering in dropbox preview (may even already be supported by whatever rendering backend it uses?). I currently export my notes to html just to allow my colleagues to read them, but this introduces a disconnect with feedback / updates.

Walter
Dropboxer

Hey there @mfurmanek & @cormacc - thanks for your suggestions!

I am actively collecting all feedback in regards to previewing new file types and supporting even more file extensions, I will be happy to pass your feature requests to our team for review. 

Should there be anything else I can do from my end to help, just let me know. Thank you for your invaluable feedback again and have a wonderful day ahead! 

Cheers! 

Walter
Dropboxer

Hey there @vivekSF - thank you for your input on this!

As mentioned in this thread, I have already passed this suggestion to our development team as a feature request. Thank you for your feedback!

If there's anything else I can do, please let me know and have a great day!

ghaetinger
Explorer | Level 4

What's the status on this? It would be so good to have .org compatibility with Dropbox Paper.

Jay
Dropboxer

This idea is going to need a bit more support.

We've updated the status to encourage more users to back you up!

Status changed to: Needs more votes
robohyun66
Explorer | Level 4

I actually have another suggestion. Github now displays (renders) org files like they do with markdown files. See 

https://github.com/thagomizer/examples/blob/master/blog/example.org

Seeing that a lot of my work I don't do version control for but insted simply save in dropbox and share (via a web link) with collaborators. It would be awesome if dropbox would do this type of automatic rendering as well.

Yeet1
New member | Level 2

I'd also like this feature, i think it would make sharing these files a lot easier as well, or viewing them when I'm on the go. Currently org mode lacks a great solution for viewing and editing on the go, this would be a killer feature for me. 

armkeh
New member | Level 2

Simply having the ability to view them as plaintext, especially in the Dropbox Android app, would be much appreciated. Even if it didn't support editing.

 

Currently it wants to open them with random applications (in particular, it seems to suggest the Plague Inc. game).

zbodtorf
Explorer | Level 4

#+TITLE: Dropbox.org
*** TODO [A+] Support for .org markup

DEADLINE: <2020-09-01 Tue>

This would be so cool, especially with *code blocks*.

Vote for this idea

Like this idea? Vote for it and we will give it the attention it deserves!

129 votes received Status: In review