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Add a “Textmate Style” Lightweight Text Editor with Dropbox Syncing to Chrome and Iron

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Are you looking for a good text editing environment with Dropbox syncing built in for your browser? If the answer is yes, then you should definitely give the SourceKit – Text Editor Inside Chrome web app a try.

Once SourceKit has finished installing you will need to log into your Dropbox account if you have not already done so.

Note: Dropbox login tab will automatically open for your convenience.

When the login process is complete you will need to authorize access for SourceKit to sync up with your account.

After you authorize access you can switch back to the SourceKit tab and see a complete listing of your Dropbox files available on the left side.

Note: Sidebar width is adjustable.

Just choose a file to start editing it as desired. You can modify how the interface looks and acts using the controls at the top of the editing window. The tab bar UI also lets you work on multiple documents at the same time.

Note: The .crx install file is 5.2 MB in size and SourceKit will take a few moments to get settled in once the file is downloaded.

SourceKit – Text Editor Inside Chrome [Chrome Web Store]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 03/2/11

Comments (2)

  1. Zack

    Only part about using the ChromeBook that I didn’t like. No text editor to code with. Now I’m complete. I can use my ChromeBook almost full time now.

  2. Duckbrain

    I know. I had looked for something exactly like this, then I decided to make my own. While doing research, someone had mentioned this in a Dropbox developer form. I think the developer needs to do a better job making sure the app is discoverable by search.

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