Dropbox is an amazing cloud based service and not only does it helps in downloading and uploading files, but there are many useful applications that integrate with Dropbox.

A less known trick of Dropbox is that you can use it for hosting website. If you are using Dropbox, then you don’t need the help of any application and you can directly place a HTML file in your public folder and then get its public link which you can share with your friends.

Pancake.io allows users to create and maintain simple web pages. This web app integrates with Dropbox accounts and then you can use it to create simple web pages.


To get started, create an account and you will see that it creates a new folder named “Apps > Pancake.io”. In this folder, there’s an example webpage ready for you so that you can start editing that example file, or you can create your own HTML and CSS. If you are not proficient in HTML, then you can also upload simple text file and save it into the special Pancake folder in your Dropbox account.

To share the web page with others, simply click on the “share” button and then you will get a link that you can share with others.


Pancake also supports images, PDFs, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and many more files. You can also link one file to another, using hypertext.

Your Dropbox data remains safe always and personal data is not visible on the website. This app creates only one new folder and cannot access anything outside that folder. Make sure that you place files in this folder only which you want others to view.

Here’s a screenshot of my webpage on Pancake.io.
pancake website

Do try out Pancake.io and let us know what you think about it.