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Is there a document hosting service, allowing editing the documents using only Markdown or just raw text?

Requirements:

  • "web 2.0" interface (quick saving with a shortcut, probably Ctrl-S; also auto-saving would be great), but lightweight (Google Docs is too slow and clunky for me here),
  • permanent storage (not cookie-based or lost-on-leave),
  • for free,
  • multiple files per user, password protected (https would be a plus),
  • optional: ability to view older revisions/versions of the text would be a plus.

I've found two sites that looked very promising (for the rawtext option):

but both of them can't handle entering the "ś" character of my native language (Polish), because they intercept "AltGr+s" keyboard shortcut as a shortcut to "[S]ave file" command. So that disqualifies them as for now.

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Since this question was posted, some high-quality online Markdown editors have become available. They have side-by-side Markdown preview, auto-saving, and automatic sync with Google Drive, Dropbox and other cloud services.

See more at this other question: Side-by-side online markdown editor with autoscroll supporting images correctly.

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Why the downvote, if you can spare a second to comment? –  Dan Dascalescu Apr 15 at 8:54

http://hashify.me
Lightweight free markdown editor but no password protection. Doesn't seem to intercept AltGr+S.

http://wrttn.in/
Still no password, no interception ... and provides a button to save.

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Wow, very interesting and likable markdown editor! +1! And true, it doesn't intercept "AlgGr+s" - but unfortunately, that's due to no easy save functionality: you have to remember a bit.ly address somehow each time you want to save. Plus no password, as you mentioned. So two requirements missed, pity :( although still thanks for a very worthy link :) –  akavel Jul 21 '11 at 6:13
    
@akavel I added wrttn.in in my answer, so it's down to 1 requirement missed i think ;) –  kraymer Jul 21 '11 at 8:46
    
Neither Hashify nor Wrttn auto-scroll the preview as you type. I've posted some editors that do in Side-by-side online markdown editor with autoscroll supporting images correctly. –  Dan Dascalescu Apr 9 at 21:37

Try notepad.cc. Raw text only and you get a unique URL per file/document. You can add a password to your file too and change your URL. There is no concept of a user though. It's file-centric so you'd need to keep track of the documents on your own.

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boo, also does intercept Alt+S on Windows :( if ((e.ctrlKey || e.metaKey) && e.keyCode == 83) { // Save –  akavel Jun 20 '11 at 18:33
    
I don't see any Markdown preview here? In the meantime, much better options have emerged - see Side-by-side online markdown editor with autoscroll supporting images correctly. –  Dan Dascalescu Apr 9 at 21:37
    
@DanDascalescu >Is there a document hosting service, allowing editing the documents using only Markdown or just raw text? He said MarkDown or just raw text. –  R.K. Apr 15 at 8:24

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