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View org-mode / Orgzly files as text

New member | Level 2
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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).

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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. 

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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.

Dropboxer
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! 

Dropboxer
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!

Explorer | Level 4

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

Dropboxer
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
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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.

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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. 

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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).

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*.

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